Uncovering Italy’s Superlatives in people, places and things

La Mia Firenze by Carolina Bucci

Carolina Bucci is a true gem.  The first woman to oversee her family’s century-old jewellery atelier, Bucci brings playfulness and style to the next generation with her eponymous brand Carolina Bucci.

What makes Florence unique to you?

Florence has a world’s worth of culture in one small jewel of a city 

What do you always suggest to do when visiting? 

To walk the city at night when the day trippers have left – it is really atmospheric

What do you miss when you are away? 

The bright blue Tuscan sky

What’s your morning bar order?

I don’t drink coffee! I order Spremuta di Melograno at Cantinetta dei Verrazzano

What are your 5 favourite bars from coffee to aperitivo time? 

Rivoire, Procacci, Harry’s Bar, La Terrazza at Continentale, JK Place

What’s is your family signature dish or meal? 

Pasta al Limone

What is your favourite merenda / street food? 

Schiacciata (or better still schiacciatine in Forte dei Marmi)

What are you 5 favourite cultural sites? 

Palazzo Strozzi, Uffizi, Bargello, Museo dell’opera del Duomo, Opificio delle Pietre Dure

What are your 5 favourite shops? 

Loretta Caponi, Pineider, Luisa Via Roma, Richard Ginori, Flair

Where to go for day trip?


Where to go for a weekend?

Il Pellicano

Where would you travel for a meal in Italy? 

Almost anywhere

Whats your favourite saying?

Quando Monte Morello c’ha il cappello, fiorentino piglia l’ombrello (a clever rain prediction)

Your top 3 Italian songs?

Il Cielo in Una Stanza, Sapore di Sale, Volare

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