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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January events in Florence, Italy



For some reason, January has creeped up on me without any warning. One second we were departing from the Florence Peretola airport headed to France for Christmas and then suddenly, we were in Lisbon, Portugal bringing in the new year with plenty of Rose and now, I’m back in my chilly apartment in Florence. Of course, despite a bit of post-vacation depression, Florence is as beautiful as ever. Chilly sure, but also sunny and full of people taking walks in the center and downing cup after cup of coffee and hot chocolate.

We have the holiday of Befana, today on the 6th of January which means work can be happily postponed until tomorrow. Unless you work online like me ;-). Without further ado – check out my top list of January events around town this month and remember to check back every so often as I add events throughout the month as I find out about them. 2014 is going to be a good year!

Here is the link to the official list of January events by the Comune di Firenze (in Italian), or check out this link from The Florentine english newspaper, where you can see whats on at the cinema, exhibits, events for Children and much more.

  • Fashion: Pitti Uomo. January 7-10. Are you a man who loves fashion and love the latest trends in male fashion trends? Look no further than the famous annual fashion fair that is Pitti Uomo this year dedicated to Rock Me Pitti. While events and parties are quite exclusive and are strictly invitation only, you can expect a whole lot of attractive men in all sorts of getups walking around Florence so sneak a few shots on your camera phones, you know I will! Here is a full list of events. You won’t want to miss this special party featuring famous musical artists at the Hotel Il Salviatino, For info and reservations, email : [email protected]

  • Fashion Kids: Pitti Bimbo. January 16-18 (Fortezza di Basso & around Florence). After Pitti Uomo, there is the subsequent ‘pitti bimbo’ celebrating kids fashion and probably a much more relaxed atmosphere. Full list of events is here.

  • Fun: Firenze Winter park, until March (along the arno river, lungarno also moro- obihall). I mentioned this in my December list of events but I also think this is an awesome option for lazy days in january as well. You can snow tube and ice skate, plus its reachable by an ATAF public local bus. Rent ice-skates for 2 euros and the entrance fee is 6 euros just for ice-skating. One trip on the snow tube cost 1 euro, they do have special packages for families, so you can browse the prices here.

  • Fresco workshop + Brancacci Chapel – Saturday, January 25 at 10am. The Florentine has teamed up with Accademia d’Arte San Giovanni Firenze to offer their readers an incredibly unique experience via a two-hour fresco workshop (plus you get to take some artwork home!) and lunch at a typical Tuscan trattoria for 40 euros total! Honestly I am super excited to attend this and since only 15 people can attend, if you also want to go – Reserve now by emailing Alexandra Lawrence at [email protected] See you there!

  • Fashion: Vintage Selection. January 22-26th – Stazione Leopolda. Our favorite vintage fair is back with this year’s theme being retrogaming so trendy gamers – stay tuned for this year’s event! Along with a unique vintage tour, look out for the exhibition “THE GARBAGE REVOLUTION” featuring artwork using trash and saved objects. For he first time, there is a ‘Vintage food & beverage’ section examining products that have lasted the test of time.

  • Party! Ceres 3D tour. Ceres beer company is hosting a FREE and fun party at Saschall Obihall on Saturday, January 25th. It’s free to go and all you have to do is ‘like’ their Facebook page. Dj’s RESET! e Frank Sent Us will be mixing tunes and they even have a free shuttle bus to the station. How cool is that?Times.
    Bus from the Piazza Della Stazione direct to the all’ OBI Hall
    Departing at:
    22.30 / 22.45/ 23.00 / 23.15 / 23.30 / 23.45Returning
    Bus from the Obi Hall to the Stazione
    Departing at:
    2:30am – 6am, one ever 15 minutes


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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