Temple St. Clair
Native Virginian Temple St. Clair crafted her first-ever piece of jewelry in Florence; when summering in the city, she came upon a goldsmith at work and never looked back. Nowadays the fine-jewelry designer’s antiquarian pieces are still made utilizing the skill of Florence’s artisans and goldsmiths and can be seen at her first brick-and-mortar store among the Italian jewelers on the Ponte Vecchio.
La Terrazza at Hotel Continentale
Vicolo dell'Oro, 6, Ponte Vecchio
Florence at dusk is pure magic. And there’s no better observation point (other than perhaps Piazzale Michelangelo) to soak up the changing colors of the evening sky than at La Terrazza. The bar is (as the name suggests) a small terrace hovering over the Arno, buffered from the winter wind and summer scorch by stone walls on three sides. It’s small, chic, and cozy. Book a seat for sunset and prepare for the best view in town with a buzzy atmosphere to match.