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Of music and memory


I am sure I am not the first person on the planet to be transported into a fleeting memory when a certain song comes on. You know what I am talking about, the song that you end up pressing repeat 10 times in a row until you wonder if your neighbor thinks you may have some sort of issue with your computer. Just for fun this Friday — I want to share five songs that transport me into another world & a…

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Why you should visit Cremona, Italy


Cremona, a charming town between Lombardy and Emilia Romagna, encompassed by the rivers Adda, Oglio, part of the Serio and the Po, not far from Parma with a population of roughly 73,000 people. The city itself has a very northern, Austrian feel – the architecture is very pretty and full of small delicate details. Like many Northern Italian cities, the streets are so clean you can eat off them (though I prefer my prosciutto on top of a plate instead).…

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A night of classical music in the Tuscan countryside


After a fun-filled weekend at the seaside with t-mans cousin & his awesome German girlfriend we headed back to Firenze on Sunday morning so that we could attend a classical-guitar concert later that evening. It could have been Christmas as far as my boyfriend was concerned, he is extremely passionate – almost too much so, about playing the classical guitar so this was definitely not something we were going to miss. We brought along his parents and a few of…

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Nightlife in Florence Part one : Clubs/Discos


I’ve been meaning to write this post for sometime since a lot of people ask me where to go for a fun night out, and unfortunately when you look at the top searches on google for ‘Florence nightlife’, TripAdvisor or the like, they often have places listed that are out of business or have changed names, I just looked again today and saw the same places listed over and over with no regard to ‘quality’ but I also think that some…

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