Florence, Italy
Isabella, 30
Start-ups, Content and Operations
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I work in Operations and Content for start-ups. I do it because I love to be involved with something new and share my ideas with others.

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

Bright Eyes, Lucero, The Cure , Deer Tick and The Smiths.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Arrested Development, Twin Peaks, True Detective

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

Il Santo Bevitore, Il Locale, Amble

Who’s your hero and where in Florence would you take them out for a serious hang?

Steve McQueen, Santo Spirito Piazza to have a drink and people watch

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

Lay in one of the many parks

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

Bistecca Fiorentina at Quattro Leoni

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

Monkey Bar in Sant'Ambrogio and Enoteca alle Sosta dei Pepi

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?

La Giostra, I don't want to remember how much it cost, everything from appetizers, one of their seasonal pasta dishes, a meat dish, dessert and bottles of Barolo wine.

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

I Due Fratellini, Cafe Paradiso and most lampredotto trucks.

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

Il Locale, just tell the bartender what you like and they'll whip something out of this world for you.

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

Gurdulu

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

All' Antico Vinaio

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

I Due Fratellini for panini

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

Bargello Musuem

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

Lisbon, the architecture, food, people and energy is amazing.

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