Top choice homewares in Oltrarno

Modern craftsmanship shines out of this loveable boutique, the pride and joy of the Marconi family, whose washable paper bags – tanned just like leather and, indeed, looking like leather too – are all the rage in contemporary Florence. Handbags, backpacks, sleek clutch bags and purses tempt fashionistas alongside a sleek array of paper tableware, cushions and lampshades.

The small but impeccably chosen range of handcrafted jewellery, organic olive-oil beauty products and table linens – all made in Tuscany – are equally attractive.