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A Forno in Florence


By Giulia Scarpaleggia

S.forno is a cozy bakery with vintage, bohemian vibes that’s located in Oltrarno, one of the most authentic neighborhoods of Firenze (Florence), Italy, not far from the Arno River. It’s been a fornoFor more than 100 Years, a local bakery has served the community. Angelo, the local baker, made bread every morning in the bakery for more than 40 years. In 2014, Angelo sold the bakery to Il Santo Bevitore restaurant, which was only a few minutes from the bakery and for whom he had already been baking bread. It was Angelo who passed down his skills to Rose Hélène Govoni, who’s now the head baker at S.forno.

S.forno looks the same on the outside. It’s a modest bakery whose front door is crowned with the original sign. panificioIt dates from the 1970s. Inside, they kept the original cotto tiles and vaulted ceilings and furnished the bakery with vintage elements: a butcher’s counter, a goldsmith’s octagonal table, bookshelves and stools with a patina of age, and a school blackboard where you can read the daily specials.

Photogrpahy Joann Pai

The bread loaves, neatly displayed in baskets or on shelves behind the counter are a visual delight. Their shades and textures are pleasing to the eye. You can find our flagship product here…

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