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Visiting Florence this February? Here’s What to Do, Events and My Personal Suggestions

Brrr.. that’s exactly how I would describe the day before February begins. I’m currently huddled at home with Ginger, the snoring beagle, as temperatures dropped this week but it’s obviously nowhere near the “polar vortex” I’ve been reading about around the midwest in the USA or well, Siberia, every year. We had snow flurries this morning that naturally ended as soon as I stepped one booted foot outside our apartment building and I was instead splashed by a speeding car.…

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June Events in Florence, Personal Suggestions For a Great Month

I admit my tardiness in getting this personal list of interesting June events around Florence, but I have a good excuse. One of my friends celebrated her bachelorette party this past weekend and my priority was on her happiness and work a close second which results naturally, in the blog getting a bit less love. However despite the fact that June has bull-dozed its way into existence, I am cool with that. The weather is almost uncomfortably warm, to the…

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Friends Of Florence: Meet The Foundation Working To Save Florentine Art

There is a great risk to the world of art as we know it. In Italy, funding for cultural preservation has always been a little murky. Just last year the EU pulled over 57 million euros for historical preservation funding form Italy over local mismanagement in Sicily, Calabria and Campania. It’s not just Italy though, the USA seems apt to join the path of undermining the arts which leads to a very uncertain future, though I dearly hope that I am…

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Make Your Last Supper in Florence An Al Fresco Affair

If Leonardo da Vinci was alive today, I have no doubt that he would have been more than keen to attend one of the coolest dinner ideas in Florentine history. A series of exclusive, ‘al fresco’ dinners taking place in refectories in Florence where ‘last supper’ frescoes have been painted. These fun events are organized in conjunction with the ‘feeding the planet’ food theme by the EXPO in Milan, which is currently on until late October. And no, I haven’t…

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A Guide To Street Artists in Florence

Lately it has felt like the streets of Florence have become more than just a Renaissance background, street art has been popping up more than ever, and everywhere I go I see something new. Something odd, something interesting, and I love it all – and it keeps my eyes open to spotting this as I walk around the city. My friends have been getting into it and even the people I work for. I realize that the actual city administration…

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