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Presenter : Kate Comer

Florence

image: KT Comer, pretty in pink

KT Comer, pretty in pink

Sophisticated and chic, Florence has been a centre of style and status for 500 years. KT Comer finds that the spirit of the Renaissance is still alive as she travels the streets, shops, markets, museums, hotels and hostelries of Tuscany’s greatest city. In this episode, she learns of the link between the money of the Medicis and the masterpieces of Michelangelo. She discovers the connection between the ancient artisanship of Florence, that gives us our finest shoes, and the wealth which gives Florence its finest buildings, including the modern and extravagant Hotel Continentale. She tackles the excessive feast that is a Florentine lunch at the Grotta Guelfa and samples the finest Chianti wines. She takes lessons on fashion design from Ermano Scervino and on Florentine etiquette from a local socialite. She lusts over the gold of the Ponte Vecchio and tries to find a sculpture small enough to fit in her hand luggage.

Read our Florence shopping guide here

Credits

Presenter

KT COMER

With thanks to

ANTONELLA M LAURENCA

IL LATINI RESTAURANT

CAFÉ PERSEO

TERME DI MONTECATINI SPA

ERMANNO SCERVINO

LA GROTTA GUELFA RESTAURANT

LEATHER SCHOOL OF SANTA GROCE

OLD BRIDGE GALLERY JEWELERY SHOP

CIRCO-LO TEATRO DEL SALE

ROMANELLI GALLERY

FERRAGAMO MUSEUM

HOTEL CONTINENTALE

HOTEL ATLANTIC PALACE

LETIZIA CHIARI

Titles and Graphics

COMPONENT

TIM KNIGHT

Title Music

JON WYGENS

Additional Music

MICHAEL CONN

JON WYGENS

JAMES CLARKE

Musical Director

NEVILLE FARMER

Facilities

SUITE

THE VOICE & MUSIC COMPANY

On Line Editor

MATT ROBERTS

Dubbing Mixer

JOEL BALDWIN

Editor

NICK ROBBINS

Production Accountants

RICHARD MILLER

HENRY BAUMER

Production Secretary

ROBERT TAYLOR

Production Assistants

ALEX MARSHALL-THOMSON

JULIAN MARSHALL

Location Fixer

DENNIS USHER

Production Co-ordinator

POLLY JONES

Location Manager

MARIAROSY CALLERI

Post Production Manager

LIZ RICHARDS

Production Manager

SONIA BORGES

Sound

ROGER WHITBY

Camera

SCOTT WELSH

Producer

SILVIA SANTAMARIA

Director

NAVIN THAPAR

Series Producer

NEVILLE FARMER

Executive Producer

IAN CROSS

Produced by

Pilot Film & Television Productions

for

Discovery International

The Travel Channel

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