Florence And Vicinity
Bottiglieria Vignoli This well-stocked wine shop always has the latest sensations--like Sorripa, the first Tuscan red from winemaker Marco Felluga's new estate in Chianti (9r Via Cimabue, Florence; 011-39-055-234-32-20).
Hemingway A tearoom specializing in chocolate, from the richest hot chocolate ever to hand-dipped candies made by Tuscany's greatest chocolatiers, including Paul de Bondt from Pisa and Luca Mannori from Prato. It's open late and serves light meals, too (9r Piazza Piattellina, Florence; 011-39-055-28-47-81).
Museo della Vite e del Vino Chianti Rufina just opened this wine museum in the hills east of Florence. The site, a villa designed by a contemporary of Michelangelo's, has been outfitted with viniculture exhibits and a bar serving the estate's up-and-coming wines (Villa Poggio Reale, Rufina; 011-39-055-839-79-32; open weekend afternoons).