Press, Portfolio & Stats

Girl In Florence was started in late January 2012, a pet project started by me - Georgette Jupe after being frustrated trying to find updated information that interested me about my own city of Florence, Italy translated from Italian to English. Last year has been a big one for myself, besides getting new career opportunities – it has been really exciting to see this blog grow and continue to be inspiration to write and share my personal life experiences living and working in the beautiful Renaissance city of Firenze.

Blog info and stats {updated Late November 2013}

  • Audience Demographics – my demographics are split between Italy {english speakers living in Italy}, America and England at the top with a pretty fair amount of action in other countries including Canada, France, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Germany followed by everyone else.

Traffic Statistics

  • All time views: 459,921
  • The month of December  2013 views : 32,821
  • Average monthly page views/visits: 30,000 – 40,000 (since March 2013).
  • Average visit duration: 00:03:15

Social Media Statistics


  • Blog Tours

Part of 2013 blog tour organized in Le Marche discovering the area surrounding Mount Sibillini. #sibillinisegreti

Part of 2013 Blog tour discovering the Palio della Balestra in Sansepolcro (and Valtiberina) organized by Advertigo. #texperience #ttpaliobalestra

Part of the 2012 Internet Festival/Blog team for 4 days in Pisa, Italy, blogging about the festival, the city of Pisa and everything in between. {IT} – Ho participato al blog tour a Pisa  - Ottobre 4-7 2012.

Part of the BITAC blog tour – conference & lunch with fellow influential bloggers in Italy. Post here. 

Part of an Olive Oil blog tour organized by Laudemio & Fattoria di Maiano, post here

Took part of #ilupinari blog tour organized by Elena Farinelli at Tenuta Lupinari in Valdambra, post here and here.

Blogger spa day at the Four Seasons Hotel & Spa with Yelp Firenze, Arttrav & Perfect Italy Wedding 2013

Blogger day at the Castelfalfi resort, 2013

  • Articles in the Press: 

Contributor to National Geographic’s latest travel book, Where the Locals Go: More Than 300 Places Around the World to Eat, Play, Shop, Celebrate, and Relax, available on Amazon:

Published short story {In Chinese & English} in Taiwan based magazine {Florence edition} - Cacao Mag - blog post about it here.

Contributions for The Florentine here – author page 

Article in issue 156 of The Florentine, “Renovation of the central train station in Florence, Santa Maria Novella” link here, also in printed newspaper.

Article in issue 156 of The Florentine, “The Beat Revolution”, Dubstep comes to Florence link here , also in printed newspaper.

Article in issue 160 of The Florentine, “Buona Pasqua”, link here, also in printed newspaper. 

Article in issue 161 of The Florentine, “Take out or order-in food in Florence” link here, also in printed newspaper

Article in issue 167 of The Florentine, “Florence by night: Itineraries under the stars” link here, also in printed newspaper

Article in issue 168 of The Florentine “Guide to Good Reads” link here, also in printed newspaper.

Online Article on The Florentine website regarding this years Taste event 2012 link

You can read The Florentine here..its a great resource for Florence and check out Florentinisms ( an insight to the local dialect ) ..

  • Interviews

My interview about life as an expat in Italy, with a website called link here

My interview with, get to know Girl in Florence a little better :)

My interview in Italian for Viaggi Low Cost. February 2013.

  • Mentions

Italian reflections featured bloggers, list here, definitely has some great blogs worth following all with an Italy emphasis. interesting and up-to-date site as well.

  • Guest Posts

Guest post for Budget Traveller – Cheap Eats in Florence, Italy

Guest Post for Curry Strumpet – Brunch in Florence, Italy.

Guest post on the Pierotucci (leather goods ) blog , link here

Contribution in Design Sponge 2013 Florence City guide, link here.

  • Links

If you are looking for some local insight – check out an english-speaking community website with an extensive local business directory in Italy, France & Spain. They have forums/blogs & classifieds.

Also check out this new Italian search engine Attrakt that allows you to create “search boxes” with all of your favorite content Think personalized video playlists using both youtube and vimeo.. awesome!

What am I available for?

  • Freelance projects (I have a partita iva) in the arena of social media management for websites. I have experience handling the social accounts of several websites –  both English and Italian. I am open for social media management work, can help develop a social strategy for your site, copywriting, can handle accounts in both English & Italian. Plus I love to blog!
  • I also do some freelance work helping expats or those coming to Italy wrangle through red-tape such as obtaining dual citizenship – if you are looking for two great fluent go-betweens who understand the system, contact us!
  • Product demo/review – I am willing to try a product as long as it is relevant to my blog. I also do book reviews on occasion. I am 100% honest.

contact me.

My  Linked in profile  , check out my klout score here.

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