The Pitti Uomo Fair is always a great moment for the people working in the fashion industry.
It's one of the first fair of the season and we can feel the trends that will come in the near future.
It's a also a great fair because of it's location, Firenze, one of the nicest city in Italy with beautiful people, great food and a cool atmosphere.
We stayed at the "Home Hotel".
I realy don't like this hotel.
On the website it's look ok but when you are there.....
It's located 15 minutes walk from city center and the location is horrible !
The hotel is one a square surrended by the road getting to and out of Firenze.
As the soundproofing is very bad you will imagine the rest.....
The rooms are small and the bathroom are even smaller than a toilette in a regular hotel....
There's a wi-fi in the hotel but works an hour or two per day.....
They have 4 stars and it's quite expensive.
Just forget about it.....
In terms of restaurants, there's some very good places in Firenze.
Starting with Gastone, a modern restaurant using toscans ingredients but in a "nouvelle cuisine"; good food and great service, to recommend !
If you are more for a typical kind of restaurant, try Sostanza Troia.
This is an old butchery converted in a restaurant by the butchery owners.
Small, but very typical and very good food.
Much a kind of "cantine" than a restaurant but great.
For the ones who want to have good fish dishes, try the Fuor d'acqua, it's located on the other side of the Arno (much more quite) and they have the best fish in town.
Don't forget to reserve.
The shopping in Firenze is also a magic moment (not for your credit card....).
If I have to give you a few names, go for :
Gerard Loft : always a nice selection for men and women.
Flow : the brother of the owner of "Gerard Loft" have open his own shop; not to be missed !
Milord : a very classic selection but with an italian twist. A nice selection of Tricker's, Santoni and Boglioli.
WP Store : the new store of the WP Group with all the brands they have (Save the Khaki, Barbour, Woolrich, Blunstone) and a selection of other brands like Engineered Garments, Mark McNairy and others.
Santa Maria Novella : the great perfums of SM.