Osteria Rifrullo

The OSTERIA RIFRULLO was opened in 1990 by Eugenio and Manuela and the whole family pitched in to help, starting from grandpa who renovated the premises and grandma cooking in the kitchen. Even the copper sign outside the restaurant was handmade by Eugenio and his sister! As time passed they became renowned not only locally but also …

Scansano

Our walk starts from the sixteenth-century door that overlooks Piazza Garibaldi. Walking along the main street, via Vittorio Emanuele II, you will reach the church of San Giovanni Battista, the main church in town. After the church as you keep walking you will find the the Palazzo Pretorio. The old palace is now the seat of the archaeological museum and …

BOOKS June 2022

Suspense must be present in thriller novels, without it the reader would not feel tension and excitement created by unpredictable and mysterious events while reading. Suspense builds up in a novel, keeping us hooked, until the final ending. After having been captured for the whole book, the final event or conclusion remains in my mind for …

MUSIC June 2022

From my bedroom window you I can see the sea.
The view inspired this new playlist: the sea. Many musicians, composers and authors have talked about it, but it is not easy to talk about the sea or even describe it. I am amazed to read so many beautiful lyrics where the sea simply remains in the background: a metaphor or a place where …

BOOKS December 2021

If you are in a reading mood this season… Here are some loved ones! A fun and interesting book to read if you love Florence! Ilaria Buccioni not only is managing Trattoria Sabatino with her Family, but is also keeping track of memories and happenings since her Grandfather opened the trattoria in the middle of the fifties. This book is a true life …

MUSIC December 2021

When winter approaches, I feel calm inside. My main thought is that the holiday season is approaching! So, I start my usual search for the most beautiful Holiday-themed songs to listen, to be taught to my students and that I may also sing in concerts. Whenever my research begins, I am always surprised by how many beautiful songs there …

Romanelli Atelier

The first time I looked inside the Gallery, I couldn’t believe my eyes; words could not express my excitement. Although I often passed by that front door, I would have never imagined that there would be such an ancient, stunning place with a grand history inside. Five generations of ROMANELLI sculptors have walked through that same …

San Frediano

SAN FREDIANO is a neighborhood located in the Oltrarno, on the left bank of the Arno river, in Florence’s historical city center. Less sumptuous and luxurious than other districts well known to tourists arriving in the city, it is characterized by an authentic and folk atmosphere full of history, not only art-wise, but of everyday life too. A neighbourhood of …

Sabatino Trattoria

There is a special place in Florence where you can eat well and feel like you are home. Since 1956, the Buccioni family has been offering genuine dishes from the Florentine and Tuscan culinary tradition, with a passion and simplicity now rare to find. In 1956 Valerio Buccioni, along with his father Sabatino and his mother Fidalma, took over the trattoria …