5 Places to Visit While in Florence for Pitti Uomo

Franco Mazzetti 2019 Pitti Uomo
Franco Mazzetti photographed during Pitti Uomo in Florence | Photo by Delsignore via Deposit Photos

When London Fashion Week Men’s closes, the focus on men’s fashion shifts to Florence. It is hard to withstand the call of fashion, in particular, if it comes from the Italian city. Every six months, Pitti Uomo takes place in the city of Florence, with the Fortezza da Basso as the main venue and a connection point for all events related to the event. This year’s event takes place from June 11 to 14, 2019.

If you intend to visit and admire the fantastic new collections, make sure to book your stay in one of the best hotels in the city, the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence. Its view will leave you as breathless as the inspiring atmosphere of the stylish Pitti shows. While Pitti Uomo is an essential event in men’s fashion, it is also an opportunity to rediscover the great pleasures offered by the city of the Renaissance.

Other than appointments in Fortezza da Basso and fashion events disseminated all over the streets of the historical center, the Tuscan city of art, which is among the most loved by Italians and tourists, is known for its unforgettable moments and exceptional experiences.

Palazzo Pitti
Palazzo Pitti | Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Palazzo Pitti

To begin with, you can visit the site where the Pitti Uomo event once used to take place, Palazzo Pitti indeed. It is the historic residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany and the most significant green monumental area of the city. Inside the building, there are several exhibitions: the Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments; the Modern Art Gallery; the Silver Museum; the Porcelain Museum and the Costume Gallery. Finally, the spectacular Boboli Gardens, which for the number of views and architectural details is considered a real museum, to visit which takes no less than three hours.

Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi Gallery | Photo Credit: Deposit Photos

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery, together with the Vatican Museums in Rome, is the most visited Italian museum in the world. It is here that you will find Botticelli’s Venus, Caravaggio’s Medusa Head Shield and a splendid Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, to mention a few of the thousands of works on display. In short, it is a place not to be missed, which is worth taking the long line to enter.

Hotel Brunelleschi Florence
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Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence

Why not treat yourself to a luxury hotel in the heart of Dante’s hometown? The Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence offers you an exclusive stay with suites overlooking the Duomo di Firenze. Prepare to be amazed by the hotel’s exceptional service and inexhaustible knowledge of the city. The Hotel Brunelleschi presents to its visitors 96 luxury rooms, which are very airy, bright, and extremely refined: Superior, Classic, Deluxe Executive, Deluxe Executive with a breathtaking sight. To have the Firenze best view, book the Deluxe Executive luxury room of Brunelleschi Hotel.

You can admire a 360° panoramic view of San Lorenzo, Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Palazzo Vecchio, Fiesole and Piazzale Michelangelo.

The other rooms offer lovely views of the picturesque Piazzetta del Giglio and the vibrant Via dei Calzolari.

La Ménagère
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La Ménagère

Enjoy a delicious meal in the historic La Ménagère venue, the first Florentine household store founded in 1896. Today, it’s a concept restaurant with a unique atmosphere, an informal environment in which high-level cuisine, flowers, and home accessories meet and coexist. Industrial materials, recycled or design objects, and custom-made elements create an area of 1,500 square meters with a contemporary feel. The menu follows the rhythms of the seasons and is committed to ensuring fresh products, for cuisine in a balance between tradition and innovation, which prefers unusual combinations.

Officina Profumo Farmaceutica
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Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica

And if you are a fragrance lover, the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, in via della Scala 16, is one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and one of the most famous historic shops in Florence. Today it has 75 points of sale in the world, but the mother shop confirms itself as a unique place with its 1,700 square meters enriched by nineteenth-century furniture, frescoes of the 300, ancient machines that tell the story of perfumery, an area used as a library and a herbal tea shop. Cologne waters, soaps, distillates, perfumes, digestive liqueurs, aromatic spices, and much more: the company’s specialties are in high demand.