Where to shop in Florence? Via Tornabuoni of course! This street, recently turned pedestrian, going from Piazza Trinita by the Arno River to Piazza Antinori by the Antinori Palace is bordered on both sides by magnificent Renaissance palaces built by the greatest architects, like Vasari or Dosio and by the most famous luxury brands stores. “Palazzo Larderel” (Larderel Palace) in which you can rent a superb luxury apartment through Villa le Barone, is also located on Via Tornabuoni.
There is plenty to do in Florence: go to museums, visit the Duomo and other marvelous churches, listening to concerts, enjoying Tuscan delicacies and wines … without forgetting shopping and, for this, Via Tornabuoni is the street where the best brands of Italian and international fashion are concentrated. Beautiful shop windows on the ground floor of magnificent Renaissance Palaces showcase highly selected products: close to the Arno River stands Ferragamo, a little bit further Emilio Pucci and Celine while Gucci, Prada, Hermes and Max Mara are located on the second half of the street and Vittorio di Giacomo’s shop is within the Larderel Palace itself on 19 Via Tornabuoni, in front of the beautiful San Gaetano baroque church. The major jewelers are also present: Bulgari, Pomellato, Rolex … Tod’s, a reference in the world of footwear and leather goods is not far. All the shop windows are made up as works of art! Stop in front of the store “Parenti” next to the Larderel Palace which presents itself as a “Luxury Bazaar”: their shop window is always superb!
If you want to restore yourself, you will go to the “Cantinetta Antinori” in the top of Via Tornabuoni, or treat yourself with a truffle sandwich at “Procacci”.
On 19 Via Tornabuoni, in the Larderel Palace, you will find Vittorio di Giacomo (V-design) offering beautiful clothing for men, as well as the “Officina de’ Tornabuoni” and its organic beauty products, with natural and fine fragrances. It is also on the first floor of the Larderel Palace, designed by Giovanni Dosio one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance, that the famous antique dealer “Il Quadrifoglio”, also based in Milan and London, recently moved (visit by appointment only).
On the second floor of the Palace, a beautiful luxury apartment that can host five persons is up for weekly rent (130 square meters, 3 bedrooms, large lounge, dining room, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and above all a large terrace of 65m2). It is ideal to rest and relax after a day of shopping and visiting of monuments and museum! To know more about this possibility,link to www.palazzolarderel.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org, an occasion to treat yourself to one week (or more) of beautiful sightseeing and shopping in Florence!