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Daytrip to Pisa – more than just a tower

[A high Arno river in Pisa – Photo credit: Svebor Karaman] Pisa, oh Pisa why do I not give you enough attention? This city on the sea seems to be most famous to many Florentines as the place where you get your ryanair flights and of course the famous leaning tower of Pisa. That being said, there is really much more to the city by the sea and I have a special soft spot in my heart for bella Pisa…

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October events in Florence, Italy

Somehow the time-witches as I like to call them, have taken the rug out from under me and made it become October already. September went by in a flash in my world and besides moving to a new apartment in the Oltrarno, I have also embarked on a number of very cool activities. This month will certainly prove to be no exception, and this weekend I am off to discover the La Marche region with #sibillinisegreti. In Florence, this month…

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September events in Florence, Italy

I absolutely love September in Florence. The weather gets a little cooler, the Florentines have returned to town and to work and there is a lively buzz around town. There are lots of events around town, cool art, Vogue’s Fashion night out, truffle sagra, harvest festivals and this girl wishes she could clone herself to take advantage of all the fun things there are to do. This is a fabulous month to be in Tuscany and consider yourself lucky! I…

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Villa Las Tronas in Alghero, Sardinia – luxury on the waterfront

Alghero sweet Alghero – jewel of a town on the gorgeous, mysterious and truthfully bewitching island of Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian). Me and Frenchy made this town our ferragosto (famous holiday in August) escape for a long weekend and stayed at Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa on our first night in Alghero. Very centrally located and first constructed in the late 1800’s (with many add-ons over the years) – this was a place for Italian and Hollywood royalty to schmooze,…

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A day at the San Rossore racetrack, Pisa

A day at the races, sounds like something one says who is from the south. American south, I mean (and yes I can say that because I am a southern native myself). I have never been to the Kentucky derby nor many horse races in Texas (unless you count the rodeo – which is much much different). Of course this doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to. What girl doesn’t want to put on a pretty dress, a huge ridiculous hat…

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Blog tour day 3 – ‘Mad in Italy’ & discovering Kandinsky

Day three of my blog tour adventure started off with this very nerdy (and awesome) cappuccino with yes, that is my twitter name emblazoned on top with chocolate script. I almost didn’t want to drink it.. Luckily for us the hotel owner Andrea – a hilarious wise-cracking Pisan kept us constantly cracking up throughout the 4 days (and makes a damn good spritz) even we were running on zero energy. One afternoon while I was waiting in the lobby I…

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