Just as head chef Luca Ciaffarafà's menu skips beautifully between pure Tuscan classics and modern Italian dishes, diners can choose between two quite different experiences.
The beauty of Florentine art and culture travels from the streets to the rooms of the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol - our Royal Junior Suites exude luxury, elegance and comfort for the perfect Italian stay.
Located near to Piazzale Michelangelo, Il Giardino delle Rose is one of the most beautiful gardens in Florence. Situated on a hill, the garden is a perfect place to relax, admire nature as well as the magnificent views of the city and the old city walls.
Giardino dell’Orticoltura (Horticulture Garden) located between Via Vittorio Emanuele II and Via Bolognese is a perfect escape from the bustling streets of Florence. the garden is notable for its large collection of plants and trees, 19th c greenhouse, as well as exhibitions, conferences and public events including the annual flower show (end of April/ beginning of May).
Scuola del Cuoio (School of Leather), a shop and a workshop behind Santa Croce offers exceptionally crafted, high quality leather goods. The biggest artisan workshop in Florence, allows visitors to admire masters at work as well as purchase handmade accessories in different leathers including: calfskin, deer, ostrich, alligator and python.
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