Locals I Love – Diana Simon
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Locals I Love – Diana Simon

Back again with another fun edition of ‘locals I love’ this time speaking to someone I really love to read on the blog-o-sphere (and twitter) who is on top of her game when it comes to sharing tips and news all about Italy (and especially Rome). Diana manages the social media for an Italian tour … Continue reading

April events in Florence, Italy
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April events in Florence, Italy

While I may at this exact moment be sitting on my mom’s plush beige couch in San Antonio,Texas, Florence is never far from my mind. Especially this month of April which surely will be an exciting month for us all with Easter and more vacation coming up {because we can never have enough, right?}. The … Continue reading

Why you should visit the Gulf of Baratti, Tuscany
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Why you should visit the Gulf of Baratti, Tuscany

Ah, the art of the ponte – or ‘bridge’ which in Italian refers to taking an extra day off to make a long weekend, a not-so-uncommon occurence in the world of work in Italy. This past June, I had just the opportunity to partake in this most wonderous of Italian traditions during the Festa di … Continue reading

Brunch delivered to you in Florence, Italy
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Brunch delivered to you in Florence, Italy

Who doesn’t love brunch? The musing of both breakfast and lunch is a beautiful concept born in the US of A  and I enjoyed many throughout the years even if the word itself kind of annoys me. It can be found in Florence though normally is very overpriced or too crowded to actually go on … Continue reading

April events in Florence, Italy
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April events in Florence, Italy

April showers bring May’s Flowers – I have always hated that phrase and this year it might as well be four months of rain with no end in sight. Yes, we in Florence are ready for a little bit of sole (sun) and so far this week has been promising. YES! thank you mother nature. On … Continue reading

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

Happy Easter from Girl in Florence!
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Happy Easter from Girl in Florence!

You know that rare time in real life when you see food turn out better than a repin on Pinterest? Well this was most definitely one of those moments. Thanks to Lavitaebellablog, we dined on scrumptious snacks this past Saturday night and I am still dreaming of that Pear and wine chutney! I want to … Continue reading