Middle East Now film festival in Florence
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Middle East Now film festival in Florence

One of my favorite film festivals in Florence, Italy is coming up the next week at the Odeon Cinehall and Stensen – Middle East Now. For someone who is self-admittedly a little obsessed with the Middle East – what better way to quench your curiosity than a few days of wonderful movies (with subtitles) and … Continue reading

50 days of International cinema in Florence – 2012 edition
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50 days of International cinema in Florence – 2012 edition

It’s back again – the now annual “50 days of International films” in Florence, Italy. It happens to be one of my favorite events of the year. They always do a really good job with this festival and often the films have both Italian and English subtitles. Plus the idyllic setting of the Odeon cinehall is … Continue reading

Events this October in Florence & Tuscany
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Events this October in Florence & Tuscany

October has snuck up on us yet again and it’s shaping up to be another fun-filled month of events that I am very much looking forward to. I complain sometimes about how fast time seems to be flying – but let’s get real for a moment. It’s flying by because there are so much to … Continue reading

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Florence in April? My picks

Now that we are sliding into spring and masses of tourists have infiltrated our city with floppy hats, umbrellas , cameras and lots and lots of khaki , are they going on a safari? I figure besides people watching, I better provide a ‘get away’ list for those who want a refuge from the crowds. April is … Continue reading

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Film Festival Fever in Florence this spring, yes!

MOVIES! This week me and t-man grabbed a pizza at Gusta in S. Spirito (yum!) and headed to one of our favorite things to do in Florence, which is watching a movie at the Odeon cinehall in the center. An early 20th-century theatre, complete with intact balcony seats and Tiffany-style cupola (amazing!),  and a mainstay … Continue reading