Laura Addis, Sardinian by birth and Florentine by action. Founder of the Ottica Sartoriale brand, an optical shop with highly select Brands (Linda Farrow, Monokol, Bottega Antiqua… Just to mention a few) and eye check-up centre in Florence.

What do you like most about Florence?

One really striking thing about Florence is the view of the Ponte Vecchio and Lungarni when you pass beneath them in a row boat. You get the impression of living in another era.

Where do you like to have breakfast and what do you love to eat?

I like to have breakfast at the historic Bar Francesconi, a chocolate ‘fagottino’ pastry and a cappuccino.

What part of your store are you fondest of?

The part of my store I’m fondest of is definitely the marble table where I love to chat and have coffee with customers and friends.

What product would you recommend for an unforgettable gift?

Is it banal to say an unforgettable pair of sunglasses? 😉

Your favourite store in Florence?

Definitely the old pharmacy, the Officina di Santa Maria Novella.

Your favourite Piazza?

Piazza Santa Trinita.

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