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November Events in Florence, Italy: Personal Suggestions For a Great Month

Fear not November’s challenge bold— We’ve books and friends, And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends! ~Alexander L. Fraser (1870–1954), “November,” c.1918 What would a year be without a November? Typically reviled and scorned as a depressing month with short, dark days and plenty of rain, I see it a little different. It’s a month where I typically dive into cooking warm, comforting meals and rearrange my wardrobe (boring but necessary). It’s the month of our wedding…

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5 Reasons Bologna Makes The Perfect Day Trip From Florence

When it comes to “where you can you visit while using Florence as a base” nothing comes more to mind than the city of Bologna, capital of Emilia-Romagna. A quick and pleasant 35 minute journey by fast train from Santa Maria Novella will have you up there quicker than you can say “mortadella” and maybe an hour from that time, you’ll be able to eat some in one of the city’s gastronomic hotspots because this place well known for its…

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Locals I Love: Silvia Donati

It may be a rainy Sunday in Florence, but that hasn’t stopped the coffee flowing and the inspiration from coming. Locals I love is back this week with a really special interview, with my ITALY Magazine colleague, Silvia Donati. She is the expert for anything and everything in her hometown of Bologna. Sweet, witty, smart and generous with help and information, she is such a pleasure to work with and I had to pick her brain for the blog so…

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