Ciao. I’m Georgette, your “Girl in Florence".

Florence, Italy has been my home for 10 years. By day, I am a freelance social media consultant and the content editor over at Italy Magazine. This blog has been my passion project since 2012 and one that I consider my lifelong project. It is a place to share personal finds around Florence and Italy, and offer advice on planning travel around the world, interviews with locals,  interesting happenings around town, highlighting artisans and bespoke boutiques in our community and yes pages on where to shop, stay and what to do. You will also find a vast list of restaurant suggestions because around these parts, food is as integral as air. Together with my husband Nico and beagle Ginger, our primary goal is to enjoy life through a gluttonous mission to eat, drink and experience as much as possible. Thank YOU for coming along on the ride.

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What to Do in March 2018 in Florence: Personal Suggestions For a Great Month

March has started with a bang, or rather more accurately, a brief and beautiful snowfall. Of course, that quickly turned to rain but I am still swooning in the memory of walking under snowflakes in Piazza di Santo Spirito. No matter what the weather in March in Florence, Italy, you can be assured that there will be many reasons to leave the house with a jam-packed array of exciting events around the city. I am most excited for this edition…

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A Rare Snowfall Blankets the City of Florence and Here Are Some Photos

I’ve been here for 11 years and I’ve never really seen it snow in Florence. However this morning (March 1st by the way) everything changed with one light, beautiful snowfall and I couldn’t help rushing to write this post to share this rare treat with you guys. Naturally by the time you read this, the snow will have turned into rain and the city will be one slushy, slippery hot mess. Be careful with your shoe choices guys.. As soon…

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A Walk Through Florence’s Outdoor Sculpture Gallery: Loggia dei Lanzi

Main cover photo sourced from Wikimedia Commons When I first came (back) to Florence in 2007 I was in love with the city but had one serious problem, I didn’t have any money. At the time, I was doing three to four odd jobs, mostly teaching English, and constantly running around the city getting a PhD  in Italy’s ATAF bus service. Meals were strictly reduced to eating at home, crappy aperitivo buffets and the occasional lunch with one, max two…

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Locals I Love: Meet Paola Monticelli

I am really excited about today’s interview because it is the first locals I love interview of 2018. I have been doing these interviews for a number of years now, always with the aim to share those stories from the people I meet in Italy to give you guys a more personal perspective from those actually living, working and calling Florence home. Another reason to be excited is that I am publishing today’s questions a day after Paola’s actual birthday…

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48 Hours In Riva del Garda, Trentino’s Delicious Paradise

One of our favorite weekend destinations of 2017 also happened to be one that most people I know hadn’t even heard of. Lake Garda of course is very well-known, its existence on this planet first took place 1.5 million years ago formed as a glacier off the side of a mountain, later a former stronghold of the Roman empire, followed by to its villages battled by the passionate Lombard people, Franks, Spaniards and Austrians.  Riva del Garda is in the very northernness part…

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What to Do in February 2018 in Florence: Personal Suggestions For a Great Month

This month has predictably started in a less than pleasant way. Here I was thrilled to have passed a winter without getting sick, ready to ride out the good fortune until Spring and yes, that’s where it went all downhill. Note to self, never think you are invincible or gloat in the fact that the influenza, in all of its nasty, evil forms, hasn’t hit you yet. Because you aren’t. My tragic version was the all-dreaded stomach flu turned regular…

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