A unique collection of local treats gathered at Palazzo San Niccolò Apartments in Florence for the immersive two day event, “Real Taste of Tuscany.” Family and friends gathered together the 25th and 26th of February, to sample some of the best regional foods and wines, and marvel at the work of local artisans. Shelves of vibrantly hand painted ceramics, the soft smell of freshly baked bread, and the gentle red beams from the iconic Palazzo San Niccolò holidays apartments in florence city centre curtains, illuminated the lobby all weekend. Real Taste of Tuscany offered the community and guests the opportunity to indulge in the high quality products Tuscany is famous for. The weekend did not disappoint as an event for the senses. Local producers of olive oil, wine, bread, and truffle spreads were in attendance, offering samples to those floating through the lobby. In addition to the delicious foods, artisanal products and crafts were showcased. Including handmade and painted ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and other one-of-a-kind home and travel goods. All weekend, guests came by to taste the delicious food and wine and to enjoy the atmosphere of this central community event.
Palazzo San Niccolò Firenze – Suite Apartments in Florence – Easter in Florence
After its recent success during the Rome Film Festival, the “Scatti di Cinema & Moda” (“Shots of Cinema & Fashion”) exhibition curated by Luxury Files magazine arrived in Florence just in time for Pitti Uomo 93, whose theme was based on cinema. The photographic exhibition, shot by Fulvio Maiani, was held in the lounge of our very own Palazzo San Niccolò.
The exhibition showcased the special relationship between film and fashion, two of Italy’s finest features. Maiani used various famous Italian actors, such as Carolina Crescentini and Giorgio Pasotti, as the subjects of his photographs. Each photograph expressed a particular theme within film and fashion conveying strong emotions. The sophisticated images sat perfectly in the vintage glamour of Palazzo San Niccolò’s lounge.
Hamilton watches also were on display during the vernissage revealing its own relationship with cinema. Most may not know, but Hamilton watches have appeared in nearly 400 films over the past 60 years. Films ranging from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to Die Hard.
The guests enjoyed many Tuscan specialties including Savini truffles, chocolate treats by the award-winning Andrea Slitti and an exclusive selection of wines by La Tognazza. The vernissage was an overall success attended by many people within the fashion and film industry.
Video courtesy of Luxury Files magazine.
Article by Allegra de Leon Delli
Photos by Lorenzo Fanti.
If you are staying at Palazzo San Niccolo and are interested in staying fit and active during your stay in Florence, ask one of our staff members about Tacfit sessions that take place outside in our garden with a certified Tracfit coach. Palazzo San Niccolo hosted their first Tacfit session of the summer with Coach Anya. Tacfit took place in our lovely garden area where both guests and staff participated. This was the first of many Tacfit events to be held here at Palazzo San Niccolo. Follow us on social media to join our next session here with Coach Anya.
This month Palazzo San Niccolo hosted a fashion week event for LL Bean Company. Many shoe designers came together at this unique event to network, mingle, and share upcoming opportunities. This was also an amazing opportunity to share the opening of our new location here at Palazzo San Niccolo.