Florence wouldn’t really be FlRENZE the way we know it without BETTY SOLDI. She showed us the way to all the hidden delights and also why the obvious attractions have become ‘oh so attracted’. She comes from a Florentine family who have made fireworks for generations- she creates her own sparkling firework through her calligraphy. Our collaborations with her have led to so many wonderfully creative moments. Her shop & COMPANY is a great place to catch some of what goes on around her – or get to own an item of her pure poetry.
Calligraphy & Design Studio Objects & Furniture
BETTY SOLDI & MATTEO PERDUCA
Via Maggio 60r Firenze 50125 Italy +39055219973
Via Porta Rossa
Phone: 055 289094
Pampaloni makes you flutter with silver poetic delight.
A place to shop DELICATELY
10, V Burchiello
50124 Firenze ( FI)
Where you can buy beautiful handmade glass (remember that you can almost get everything engraved with Betty Soldis’ calligraphy !
Being it a mirror, glasses, or paperweights etc. Our favorite vase of the moment is a GLO GLO- as this is the sound it makes when you empty the water out of it ….
A place to LUNCH and DINE Healthy and light
5 e Cinque
Piazza della Passera, 1, 50125 Firenze.
Purely good vegetarian, organic and our favorite “everyday/evening” spot to dine. You can get delicious ice cream opposite at Gelateria Della Passera also on Piazza Passera.
A place to go all SWEET
RIVOIRE dates back to 1872 and has quite naturally become an ‘institution’ in Florence, it’s a great place to get delicious chocolates as presents or have your coffee and sweets before or after visiting the Ufizzi & with a great view of DAVID.
Piazza della Signoria, 5, 50122 Firenze, Italy
Florence lights up in the evening, in broad daylight with tourists everywhere it can even look a bit shabby, but late afternoon and evening it becomes absolutely magical . So weather permitting walk along the ARNO either after dinner or before, when all is lit up…. perhaps wander off to get an ice cream at La strega Nocciola ,http://Via de’ Bardi, 51/red, 50125 Firenze, Italy if you need to have a purpose for the walk.
We were asked by Betty Soldi and her husband Matteo Peducca,
who are also in charge of Adastra Hotel particulier, to help out with a room at the’ SOPRARNO’ – all of the 10 rooms ( expanding with another 2 rooms) are completely different and ‘ours’ was a smaller one with no view- so we created the view of Florence on the Mezzanine all cut out in PAPER. When you are lying in bed you look up at a skylight of Florence and with folded books above your head to give you sweet and clever dreams.