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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Tea time in Florence at the Via del Tè


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Yep, you guessed it – me and my current love for tea and all of its fine flavors has led me to discover yet another hotspot in the center serving a wonderful selection of tea and goodies that I had to share with you all. The place is called ‘Via del Te” and has been open since 1997 in piazza ghiberti square – sant’ambrogio area of Florence. They have a beautiful salon where you can have a full English tea or like me and my friend, some macarons and chai!

One thing I really liked about this place was the vibe. I felt like I could have been in an english town, a cozy escape from the general chaos of the area itself. I don’t know how it is possible that I haven’t been here myself but this is somewhere I would bring people for a chat. Or even a book by myself in front of the window enojoying a late-afternoon snack. The chai they served was good {if a little on the sweet side – don’t add sugar!}. Their selection of teas are vast. Literally page after page of different types, oolongs, earl greys , fruit infusions, tisane. I have really been crazing a certain black tea infused with the aromas of nutmeg, cream, strawberries and even peperoncino called “Fuoco di Ceylon”. That and the red ‘fuoco del camino’ from Teatro del’Ozio are most definitely ones that I keep going back to again and again. This place is a little on the pricier side but still not outrageous. I really want to come back and try the english tea with scones. I don’t know why but I always crave that special treat whenever I am in a tea house.

You better believe we chowed down on some macarons, even I pretended like I wasn’t hungry. Yeah right, nothing could keep away from these yummy treats!

La Via del Te

Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 22-red 50122 Florence, Italy. Tel+39 055/2344967.

Open Monday – 4pm-7:30pm. Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 – 1:30pm, 4pm – 7:30pm. Closed Monday morning and Sunday.                                These are their hours until the beginning of June, check here for their summer hours.

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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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    allafiorentina 02.03.2013 at 13:47

    Love this place! I’ll have to get some Macarons next time, those look amazing. Just another reason to love the Sant Ambrogio neighborhood!

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      ggnitaly84 02.03.2013 at 13:56

      I agree, this is one of the best areas of town, hands down!

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    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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