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Our history

Since 1960 ...
Piero Serni, in 1960, was the first owner of the Bussola: it is possible to admire him in the many original black and white photos of the Archivio Foto Locchi hanging today on the walls of the restaurant. At the end of the 1950s, Piero Serni was already a famous entrepreneur, a friend of the equally famous entrepreneurs of the time including Sergio Bernardini, the "inventor" of the very famous "Bussola di Viareggio" club where, in the 1950s and 1960s '70, the most famous Italian and international artists performed live. From the friendship of the two entrepreneurs and Bussola di Viareggio, to opening La Bussola di Firenze in January 1960, the step was short: thus the story of our restaurant-pizzeria was born.


A family passion

At the time it hosted for dinner, until late at night, all the most famous Italian and international artists who, after having performed at the Bussola in Viareggio, after the shows moved to the Bussola in Florence where the kitchen, at the time, was open until at 4 in the morning. Those were the times of the famous Italian “Dolce Vita”. From the early 80s the restaurant became the property of Anna and Libero Cresci, a well-known chef in Florence who rode the very famous 80s and then 90s with a cuisine faithful to traditional Tuscan cuisine but bringing many dishes of classic international and French cuisine I learned in the prestigious kitchen brigades of the best Swiss hotels in Saint Moritz or the Lido of Venice where Anna and Libero met. Since the early 2000s, the reins of the Bussola have been firmly in the hands of the sons Michele and Stefano Cresci who, for over 20 years, have dedicated themselves to the restaurant and its loyal customers with unchanged passion and competence.

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