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

No better way to kick off a month than when it falls on a public holiday, albeit one that is dedicated to such a noble cause — commemorating the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886 and the legal establishment of the 8-hour day (more info here). As you would expect, May 1st always feels quite festive as Italians are treated to two holidays in the span of a week and warm weather prevails bringing people out and about for…

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July events in Florence, Italy

Considering it’s July, you would imagine that the city would be winding down for the summer right? Well you would be very very wrong as I was even shocked while writing this list of all the really cool events around town this month. I nearly got carpal-tunnel from writing this, it was so long! How awesome is Florence? I say it again and again, for a city as small as this, we sure do have so many cool things to…

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Why you should visit Villach, Austria

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If you happen to be friends with me on Facebook than you probably already know that me and t-man decided to escape January boredom and visit a picturesque town near the Italian border in Austria – Villach.  T-man has been talking about this town for some time so I finally took him up on this offer even if I wanted to be on a beach in Thailand {one day}. Wanting to make a road trip out of our four-day weekend, we…

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December events in Florence

While we are so lucky to not have extremely cold weather yet { however the mosquitos are still alive and well at my house}, the holiday season is around the corner. If you had enough fun watching Americans trample all over themselves on black Friday via youtube then I have some events for you. One of my favorite things to do during this season is bundle myself up like a Michelin man and walk through the center looking at the…

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The Future of Culture Heritage and Tourism in Florence

This weekend I had the chance to check out some really interesting conferences and discussions regarding cultural heritage & cooperative tourism in Florence and Tuscany. Living in a city as historical as Florence, you can’t help but be touched by the effect that our cities history, culture and art has on tourists and there is never a day that I walk in front of the Duomo without spotting someone staring in amazement at such an incredible focul point in our…

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Halloween 2012 in Florence, what to do and where to go

Love it or hate it, Halloween is just around the corner and the way I can tell is by looking in the display window at any one euro shop. The holiday is of course yet another American invention but one that Italians usually enjoy, especially my boyfriend. He is sucker for any sort of haunted house. Living in a Florentine bubble can have it’s advantages in that there is a fair amount of activities going on during the 31st –…

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