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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June Events in Florence, Italy


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This girl is finally back in Florence after a whirlwind trip back to the states to visit family, friends and generally create mayhem {kidding}. I returned not only to some nice fun jetlag {anyone else sleep 12 hours?} and cool weather that is so very much not normal this time of year. Global warming is ensuring that you never know what to expect from weather in Italy so I plan to enjoy this before the humidity and mosquitoes strike. Let’s see whats hot in June this year!

  • PUBLIC HOLIDAY: Festa della Repubblica – Fest of the Republic. June 2nd (Sunday). An important public holiday which unfortunately falls on a Sunday this year.  The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.

  • CONCERTS: Opera in historical churches all over Florence. If you love Italian opera and beautiful settings, then this might just be the perfect night out for you. This June, many operas will be held in local churches, mainly St. Marks. Check out the program of events and more here.

  • MOVIES: Summer at the movies! June English original program at the Odeon cinehall in the historical center of Florence. Are you as excited to see The Great Gatsby as I am? Check out which showing works best for you from June 5-8th. Oher great movies playing this month include French favorite playing June 9-11th (which I loved and saw on the plane) Populaire set in the  1950’s  and featuring stars Romain Duris, Deborah Francois and Berenice Bejo. Also hot is Will Smith’s latest ‘After Earth’ playing June 18-20th – a sci-fi thriller. 

  • MUSIC: MTV Awards extravaganze – June 15th, Piazzale Michelangelo at 9pm. The TRL Italia awards are back and bigger than ever so take advantage of this free concert on to of the city and see which artists win awards! A little too crazy for me, I might spy on the activities from my favorite spot above the piazza.

  • SPORTS: Calcio Storico/Historical Football and Fireworks! June 24th, Florence, Italy’s most famous sport happens to be quite dangerous and a little crazy but everyone loves it anyway! See the different districts in town compete in a transformed Piazza Santa Croce square with a grand ending including impressive fireworks to celebrate the cities patron Saint Giovanni! Check out ticket prices and times here at their official (impressive website) site.

  • DOCUMENTARY Premiere: Invisible Women at the Odeon Cinehall, June 25th. The PBS documentary Invisible Women, based on the book by Jane Fortune published by The Florentine Press has won an Emmy for best documentary. How cool is that! The documentary is about a group of modern day ‘art detectives’ who explore the lives of female painters through the archives and storage areas of Florentine museums.The premiere of this documentary, which lasts half an hour, will be held on Tuesday June 25 at 7pm at the Odeon Theatre in Florence. Proceeds from the 6 euro ticket go to the Advancing Women Arts Foundation. There is an optional toast with bubbly afterwards (4 euro) with an opportunity to catch up with members of The Florentine’s community.

  • Taste Fair with Yelp Firenze! June 25th. Limonaia di Villa Strozzi, Via Pisana 77.  7:30-9:30pm. Really cool event organized by Yelp Firenze: two hours of food tastings, DJ set, and even a special fun photo event. The event is free, you just need to send an email to [email protected] with your first name, last name, and a link to your YELP profile (complete with photo & real name). Don’t worry if you are new to Yelp, just make an account. I personally have been involved in the community quite a bit and I find all of the Florence yelpers a really cool fun, international group!

More events will be added throughout the month so check back regularly to see what might be going on any given day in this fantastic city. At the very least we hope that summer {minus the blood-sucking mosquitoes} actually arrives so we can escape time to time to the seaside or local lakes!


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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