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September Events in Florence, Italy: Personal Suggestions For a Great Month

I absolutely love September.  The humidity of August has a tendency to linger, sure. But what lies in waiting is the promise of cooler evenings and an abundance of everything, events, food festivals, wine, work. Traditionally in Italy, September marks the start of wine harvest season when farmers start collecting grapes from their vineyards. Truth be told, this summer has been a hard one for farmers. Friends who live and work in the countryside have told me that many people…

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September 2016 Events in Florence, Italy

September always remains one of my truly favorite months. It represents Italy’s rich harvest period, a time of abundance or the hope of one during a country’s rich agricultural past. The cities swell with returning Italians, bronzed and relaxed after a week or three on the seaside. Kids ready for school, the buses filling up again. There’s a poignant energy that comes with the arrival of this month and to complete the pretty picture, you can bet your bottom dollar…

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September Events in Florence, Italy

The sunset slowly starts to come earlier, first it was nearly 8:30pm then it becomes more like 7:45. The ‘chiuso per ferie’ signs disappear and business owners open up shop after a month’s break (at least in the oltrarno). The streets begin to fill with people in the mornings and early evening before dinner, and dogs — so many dogs. Students can be seen everywhere, starting their study abroad experience, waiting for gelato, in line for groceries at Conad, I…

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