Gucci is adding a cocktail bar to its slate of luxury offerings. Dubbed Giardino 25 and located in the brand’s hometown of Florence, the new all-day café and cocktail bar will be the latest addition to Gucci Garden, the multidisciplinary space designed by creative director Alessandro Michele.
“Giardino” means “garden” in Italian, while 25 is a number dear to Michele that is often seen in his designs. The space itself is inspired by the location’s previous tenant — a florist — and emphasizes the codes of Gucci and of Florence, as well as the scents and colors of a flower shop.
Blending the atmosphere of a Tuscan bottega with that of a highend French bistro, visitors will find exposed wooden beams on the ceiling and seats in bespoke boiserie, reminiscent of the late 18th century. Behind the marble bar, columns with carved capitals and mustard yellow panels frame the mirrored tiles. Leather-upholstered turquoise sofas and chairs provide seating for 14 café guests.
Gucci Giardino 25 will be helmed by the Umbria, Italy-born Martina Bonci, whose passion for mixology began in her grandmother’s kitchen, further developing her expertise across the country with creativity and high-quality ingredients. Food will be served throughout the day, beginning with breakfast at 8 am and continuing through dinner with light snacks available until 1 am. The menu features Tuscan specialties prepared by an on-site kitchen. Local pastries and dishes from Japan and Mexico will be available for breakfast, as well as a variety of blended teas and coffees throughout the day.
Gucci Giardino 25 is set to open in a few weeks. For more information, head over to Gucci’s official website.
If you find yourself further south in Rome, grab a drink at Hotel de Russie. Located just steps from Piazza del Popolo, the hotel boasts one of the most cinematic and elegant bar experiences available.