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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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Michelozzo Library: Exploring the San Marco Museum

san marco museum | girl in florence

It’s Friday, I’m ready for the weekend but I couldn’t let a week go by without adding a new ‘library’ to my series focusing on places for book-lovers. This has been a lot of fun for me since it means I get to discover, or rediscover places in town that I had no idea had such a rich history, such as the Michelozzo Library in the San Marco Museum. San Marco Museum doesn’t always get the love it deserves. Many…

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Florence and The Flood

Santa Croce | Girl in Florence Blog

If you share a love affair for Florence like so many of us, you probably have heard of the devastating flood in 1966 in Florence, Italy. After 18 hours of steady rain, the arno river burst its bank at 5am in the morning on November 4th. While this wasn’t the first time the Renaissance city flooded it’s banks, this was the worst one in the last century, with countless works of art, books and livelihoods of people washed away in…

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