Dedicating a fashion week solely to men is a relatively new concept. A city championing menswear designers and garnering attention of buyers, editors, influencers and stylists worldwide is Florence. A rising destination with a style in abundance, the Firenze Pitti Immagine Uomo has quickly become a necessary stop on the fashion month circuit. Be it in fashion or leisure, the city has much to offer in both.
Once in Florence, book a stay at the city’s only townhouse hotel, JK Place Firenze overlooking the Church of Santa Maria Novella. A home away from home, the hotel is heavily booked so reservations in advance are highly recommended. Once there, marvel at the splendour of the luxurious contemporary rooms and better still, breakfast on the rooftop terrace with great views of Duomo and Campanile.
As the birthplace of gelato in Italy, Florence is where all ice creams should be savoured. For one of the best ice creams in Florence, look no further than Gelateria La Carraia, a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. The chocolate and pistachio flavours have everyone raving about it because they have been made with real nuts to the same centuries-old recipe for creamy, soft & indulgent gelato. Take this as a treat, it’s worth it!
For dinner, Enoteca Pinchiorril is highly recommended for its tasting menus and more so for being the only 3 Michelin stars restaurant in Florence. The staff aim for excellence and better yet, mastery with service that intends to treat each guest like royalty. So whilst your visit this time will be incredible, the next will only get better. Order the tasting menu and see for yourself.
And after dinner, have some drinks beneath a skylight at Atrium Bar in Four Seasons Hotel to the sounds of live piano in a lively atmosphere.
Words: Cleide Cardoso & Mariana Vaz