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. Bucci’s bicultural background colours all of her designed. Born and raised in Florence, Bucci studied in New York at Marymount University and FIT, combining powerful personalities, a sense of traditional and an inclination towards fun. In 2001 she launched her eponymous brand Carolina Bucci with the Lucky bracelet, skyrocketing to the stars when Patricia Fields placed it on Carrie Bradshaw’s wrist. Nearly two decades later, Carolina Bucci’s fine jewellery is mix of fun and elegance, meant for any woman, any time.
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?
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?
What are your 5 favourite shops?
Where to go for day trip?
Where to go for a weekend?
Where would you travel for a meal in Italy?
Whats your favourite saying?
Quando Monte Morello c’ha il cappello, fiorentino piglia l’ombrello (a clever rain prediction)
Your top 3 Italian songs?