Girl in Florence aka Georgette Jupe

I started this blog as a writing outlet for me to share what it is I adore about the beautiful city of Florence and Italy also sharing travel tips and stories along the way. Now 'Girl in Florence' includes advice for Florence, artisan features, interviews with locals, tips for life in Italy and travel posts from all over Europe. I'd love to think of myself as a fearless badass but If I am keeping it 100% real on this blog a quote that I sort of live by is"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." I hope you enjoy this journey with me.

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Villa Favard park on a Sunday

01.04.2012 No Comments

Nothing makes me happier than hanging out with t-man in a park on a Sunday afternoon while he plays the guitar and me reading one of a million books (currently devouring The Flat Earth News by Nick Davies. Right now he is a studying a piece by Beethoven, the Moonlight Sonata.



The villa itself is impressive, one of the last villas constructed in the city of Florence in the 1880’s for Baroness Fiorella Favard of Langlade, a mecca for intellectuals, artists, and musician;  it’s style is described as Italian neoclassical and the facade was renovated not that long ago keeping in tune with 19th century Poggi. During World War II the Villa was occupied by German soldiers.

Now it belongs to Polimoda fashion house and will be the center of cultural gatherings and events. Take the 14 bus in the direction of Girone and get off at ‘favard’ and make sure to bring a picnic lunch or like t-man a guitar. They have picnic tables and a playground for children and the park is open every day until 8pm.

Anyway, I better get back to my book about the ‘falsehoods, distortion, and propaganda’ in the global media world accompanied with my own personal classical music guitarist. Have a great sunday everyone!

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Georgette Jupe is a 'Tuscan Texan' digital social media marketing maven based in Zug, Switzerland and Florence, Italy. When she's not at her day job as editor at ITALY Magazine, she's creating social strategies for international clients and providing travel, foodie & life tips via her blog 'Girl in Florence'. Hobbies include plenty of reading, hiking, beagle cuddles, the hunt for the 'perfect' flat white and laughs with the girls.

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Hi There!

Ciao, I'm a curious American "Tuscan Texan" who has called Florence, Italy home for the past 13 years and now you'll find me between Firenze and Zug, Switzerland. Besides the blog, I am the editor at Italy Magazine and I also work as an established digital social media marketing strategist (5+ years) as well as a freelance writer. You might have seen my articles in Lonely Planet and a feature on my blog in Forbes. This space is my way to share what life is like living and working abroad, as well as provide up-to-date true advice on traveling, eating and living in Europe with tips for weekend trips. I'm married to a wonderful Frenchman and we have a Florentine beagle who rules the household. Keep in touch with our adventures with your favorite glass of franciacorta or espresso!


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