Florence, Italy
Alessandra, 35
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I do what I do cause I'm very curious.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

"Follow you down" by Twilight Singers - "True Love Waits" by Radiohead

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Breaking Bad

Name some spots in Florence that are good for a Tinder date.

Rollerblading in Cascine Park, dinner &theatre show at "Teatro del Sale" or drink in Borgo San Frediano.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

"Giulia Materia" in Sdrucciolo de' Pitti ~ "Ottod'Ame" in Via della Spada ~ "Bojola" in Via dei Rondinelli ~ "Hidden Forest Market" in Piazza di S. Pancrazio ~ "Pesci che volano" in Borgo Pinti.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?


What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

A special tour inside Giardino Torrigiani or Villa Bardini, Trekking on Florence's hill (like San Miniato), meet the urban artist Clet Abraham in his Studio in Via dell'Olmo.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Florence and where did you get it?

A dish called "Sushi del Trippaio" at Ristorante Il Magazzino in Piazza della Passera.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Florence that you particularly like?

Piazza della Passera in Santo Spirito

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Florence? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

"Locale Firenze" in Via delle Seggiole. A restaurant and cocktail bar inside the ancient Concini Palace. All the rooms are an historical treasure : The ground floor exhibits life of the palace during the 1500s, in the last room of the ground floor, there is an invaluable polychrome terracotta stove that was made by Francesco Giuseppe de’ Medici, owner of the palace in 1732 and the basement is the preexisting 1200s dwelling on which the 1500s structure was built. For a unique experience I recommend to try one the cocktails even if it costs 25€.

What restaurant in Florence looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Walking down via dei Neri don't miss "La Prosciutteria" . They serve the best Tuscan-panini and wine, locally sourced and prepared in the traditional regional style.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Florence? Which one do you like?

"Mayday Club" - "Rex Caffè"

Where would you take your partner in Florence if you wanted to really pamper them?

In Fiesole, a pretty town in the scenic hills of Tuscany above Florence. The view from the top is breathtaking and relaxing, far from the caos of turism.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Schiacciata con L'uva (only in september) e "alla fiorentina" (only for Carnival period) della Pasticceria "Giorgio" in Via Duccio da Boninsegna- Gelateria "La Sorbetteria" in Piazza Tasso

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Florence?

It's not a place, it's a way of visit the town with Horse-drawn carriages .

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Florence?

A civic museum: Museo Stefano Bardini in Via dei Renai.

What are the Florence spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Duomo for the Brunelleschi's Genius, a walk from Ponte Vecchio to Piazzale Michelangelo and taste Florentine cousine.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Florence. How do you spend it?

With my close friends, my dog and Lover in "Bellosguardo Hill" with a bottles of wine

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Really hard question!!! Paris and Washington for sweet memories.

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