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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Exploring Dali’s Universe at Palazzo Medici Riccardi


dali exhibit florence italy

Writing a blog based in Florence means that there is no way that you can possibly avoid writing about art. This is a city famed for artists, family rivalries, bustling creativity, ruthless bankers and though I personally did not study art in Florence – I certainly appreciate it. February has been a great month for local exhibits and I happened to visit The Dali Universe on the first day of opening at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. 

dali universeWith over a 100 artworks in this exhibit, the focus is on Dali’s underrated sculptures, furniture, glass objects, illustrations and more. His creativity knows no bounds.  He also was a man of quotes including this one I personally adore

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

Growing up I really enjoyed painting and drawing and Dali was an artist that always intrigued me with his dream-like paintings. I didn’t flinch at the 10 euro ticket price to enter Palazzo Medici Riccardi or “house of the Medici” and lose myself once again in the art of Dali in my beloved city of Florence. I really liked the sculptures in the beautiful lemon garden, one of which was an angel on a snail which he created after meeting the famous psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud. I say come and get lost in the wonderful magical world of Dali, this was an exhibit I really enjoyed.

“The Dali Universe”

running from February 1st – May 25th
Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Via Cavour 1, Florence
Opening times: 9 am – 7 pm.
Tickets: 10 €, reduced 5-9 €, free under 6 years old


Georgette Jupe is a 'Tuscan Texan' digital social media marketing maven based in Florence, Italy. When she's not at her day job as social media manager and content 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' Moscow mule and laughs with the girls.

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Hi There!

Ciao, I'm a curious American "Tuscan Texan" who calls Florence, Italy home for the past 11 years. 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. My bylines have appeared in Lonely Planet, Luxos Magazine, and International Living. This blog is my way to share what life is like living and working abroad, as well as provide up-to-date true advice on traveling and living in Italy, weekend trips around Europe, and a monthly roundup of interesting events. 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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