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In the heart of Florence there is a truly special place where time stopped four centuries ago when, in 1221, the convent complex of the Dominican friars was founded, a masterpiece of the Renaissance, which still today preserves a unique apothecary tradition in the world.
Born from the restoration of the mid-20th century industrial buildings of La Marzocco, the Accademia del Caffè Espresso of Pian di San Bartolo in Fiesole, with its museum, bar restaurant and laboratories, is a magical experiential journey into the extraordinary universe of coffee, from bean to cup.
In the center of Florence, the historic and beloved Odeon cinema and theater comes back to life with a double name that reveals its new and multifaceted soul, devoted to culture and beauty in all its forms.
In Cerreto Guidi, nestled in the gentle landscapes dear to Leonardo Da Vinci, Villa Petriolo is an authentic Renaissance farm with two restaurants, swimming pool, botanical bar and the fabulous MATER holistic spa. A unique organic estate, a stone's throw from Florence, to savor the luxury of a chic and sustainable retreat all year round.
In an ancient sixteenth-century village overlooking Siena, already set of the romantic film "Letters to Juliet", Borgo Scopeto embodies the refined magic of bucolic Tuscany among expanses of helichrysum, lavender fields and extraordinary wines.
In Fiesole, just above Florence, an organic farm built around a thousand-year-old rural village houses a former monastery with a panoramic suite and swimming pool, an award-winning oil mill and the largest botanical garden in Europe.
In Fiesole, you can go on a truly unique safari in the world aboard a Land Rover Defender where the ferocious animals are replaced by those of the farm, the savannah by the wild flora of Monte Ceceri and the equatorial sunset by a sky of a thousand shades above a fairytale Florence.
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