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Top Choice Beauty in Santa Maria Novella

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

In business since 1612, this exquisite perfumery-pharmacy began life when Santa Maria Novella's Dominican friars began to concoct cures and sweet-smelling unguents using medicinal herbs cultivated in the monastery g…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

The fresh ricotta is a prized possession at this century-old deli, and it's all usually snapped up by lunchtime. If you’re too late, take solace in the to-die-for ricotta infornata (oven-baked ricotta), 35kg wheels …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Duomo & San Babila

Peck

Milan's historic deli is a bastion of the city's culinary heritage with three floors below ground dedicated to turning out the fabulously colourful display of foods that cram every counter. It showcases a mind-boggl…
Top Choice Perfume in Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

Lorenzo Villoresi

Artisan perfumes, bodycare products, scented candles and stones, essential oils and room fragrances crafted by Florentine perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi meld distinctively Tuscan elements such as laurel, olive, cypress …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Benheart

The flagship store of Benheart, this gorgeous shop showcases the handmade leather designs – shoes, jackets, belts and bags for men and women – of local superstar Ben, a young Florentine fashion designer who set up t…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Santa Maria Novella

Benheart

Evocative of an artisan workshop, this tiny boutique showcases the world-class leather craft of local superstar Benheart. The young Florentine fashion designer went into business with Florentine schoolmate Matteo af…
Top Choice Food in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Eataly

A cult destination dedicated to Italian gastronomy, this 5000-square-metre emporium showcases the best, locally sourced products over four huge floors, including small craft beer producers, specialist gelato from Là…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Santa Maria Novella

La Bottega Della Frutta

Follow the trail of knowing Florentines, past the flower-and veg-laden bicycle parked outside, into this enticing food shop bursting with boutique cheeses, organic fruit and veg, biscuits, chocolates, conserved prod…
Top Choice Homewares in Santa Maria Novella

Mio Concept

A fascinating range of design objects for the home – many upcycled – as well as jewellery, T-shirts and street art cram this stylish boutique created by German-born globetrotter Antje. This is also the only shop in …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Benheart

From the colourful resin floor papered with children's drawings to the vintage typewriter, dial-up telephone and old-fashioned tools decorating the interior, everything about this artisanal leather boutique is achin…