The new Mercato centrale: Eat your heart out Florence
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The new Mercato centrale: Eat your heart out Florence

If you have visited Florence, likely you have stopped in the mercato centrale, or central market where fresh produce, meats, fish & cheese are in abundance and you can pick up all sorts of seasonal delights you can use to create delicious Italian meals. From farm to kitchen for your pleasure at a place I … Continue reading

April events in Florence, Italy
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April events in Florence, Italy

While I may at this exact moment be sitting on my mom’s plush beige couch in San Antonio,Texas, Florence is never far from my mind. Especially this month of April which surely will be an exciting month for us all with Easter and more vacation coming up {because we can never have enough, right?}. The … Continue reading

Ostriches and Olive-Oil
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Ostriches and Olive-Oil

What you should not do when visiting a farm, try to instagram ostriches If someone would have told me that on a random Wednesday afternoon I would be snacking on delicious extra-virgin olive oil, well that could seem reasonable. On the other hand, if you would have said that I would have been chilling ostriches, baby goats, … Continue reading

A weekend all about TASTE in Florence
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A weekend all about TASTE in Florence

Imagine sipping wine out of a steel cup, watching tempura being made in the back of an old workshop located in the hills above Florence. Or walking up flight and flight of stairs, around corners and hallways until you think someone has played a joke on you and then finally as soon as you almost … Continue reading

March events in Florence, Italy
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March events in Florence, Italy

March is slated to be such a fun, exciting month in Florence. We all hope that the rain will be less, and the sun will come visit us more. Picnics, food fairs, musical concerts and much more. Don’t forget that ‘feste delle donne’ aka. women’s day is on the 8th [not that anyone cares] but … Continue reading

Daytrip to Pisa – more than just a tower
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Daytrip to Pisa – more than just a tower

[A high Arno river in Pisa - Photo credit: Svebor Karaman] Pisa, oh Pisa why do I not give you enough attention? This city on the sea seems to be most famous to many Florentines as the place where you get your ryanair flights and of course the famous leaning tower of Pisa. That being … Continue reading

A thermal spa weekend – Play your Tuscany
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A thermal spa weekend – Play your Tuscany

Photo credit: Saturnia By Roberto Ferrari from Campogalliano (Modena), Italy. Sometimes a girl needs to escape the dog poop on the sidewalks of Florence and head to the countryside for a dip in paradise. In this case, I am referring not to the mediterranean sea or an infinity pool in Chianti, but rather the many … Continue reading

Fresco painting 101 in Florence, Italy
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Fresco painting 101 in Florence, Italy

If there was thing I never thought I would ever get to try in my life, it was probably learning the basics of fresco painting techniques in my city of Florence. When I think of frescoes, all I have to do is look around me. They hold such an important artistic role from the Medieval and … Continue reading

February events in Florence, Italy
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February events in Florence, Italy

I’m taking a break from obsessively gazing at pictures and video of our rising arno river with the rest of Italy to finally get cracking on my February events’ post. This month has surprised me with just how much cool things there are to do including classical music aperitivos, chocolate fair, karaoke night, free film … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Alexandra Lawrence
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Locals I Love – Alexandra Lawrence

While it’s taken me a few weeks to get back into the swing of things regarding my Locals I Love series - interviewing people I know who live and work in Florence and around Italy. I am super happy to finally interview Alexandra Lawrence, a wonderful art guide who I met via The Florentine, and who has shown … Continue reading