Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 27
Gucci Garden's Nature Room
nods to the house's penchant for
flora- and fauna-inspired works.
Florence just got a bit more fabulous with the opening of the three-story Gucci Garden museum in the fourteenth-century Palazzo della Mercanzia.
Two floors of galleries display a mix of archival clothing and accessories, artifacts, and video installations against backdrops of Gucci-fabric-patterned
wallpaper and the street-inspired designs of Trevor Andrew, aka GucciGhost. On the ground floor: Gucci Osteria. Chef Massimo Bottura of Modena's
three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana draws on his globe-trotting adventures to create the menu, which means that along with Italian classics,
such as Parmigiano-Reggiano tortellini and mushroom risotto, you'll find steamed pork belly buns, Peruvian tostadas, and even a playful take on hot
dogs. And since it wouldn't be Gucci without a bit of flash, the boutique sells exclusive-to-Gucci Garden accessories and ready-to-wear pieces, as well
stationery, matchbooks, and decor. Piazza della Signoria, 10.
PASSPORT IS REPORTED BY: Kate Donnelly, Michael Frank, Elaine Glusac, and Sarah Khan
MARCH | APRIL 2018