Shopping

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 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 & 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 Arts & Crafts in Oltrarno

&Co

Souvenir shopping at its best! This Pandora's box of beautiful objects is the love child of Florence-born, British-raised callligrapher and graphic designer Betty Soldi and her vintage-loving husband, Matteo Perduca…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Parco Regionale della Maremma

Bottega Terre Regionali Toscani

Showcasing produce from the local farm of the same name, this shop is manna from heaven for self-caterers – look out for top-quality Maremmana beef, honey, dried pasta made with wheat grown on the farm, olive oils, …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Cortona

Falegnaneria Rossi

An exquisitely carved shop sign depicting a horse hangs above the entrance to the workshop of Giancarlo Rossi, a third-generation carpenter and cabinetmaker who crafts beautiful objects for the home – both functiona…
Top Choice Fashion in San Lorenzo & San Marco

Street Doing

Vintage couture for men and women is what this extraordinary rabbit warren of a boutique – surely the city's largest collection of vintage – is about. Carefully curated garments and acessories are in excellent condi…