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New Year in Florence… in March?

A great travel tip for Italy is to check if any unique festivals and events are being held during the time of your visit. For example, March 25 is the day of the Annunciation. It is also the Florence New Year’s … Continue reading

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Parades in Florence – history, tradition and fashion (of a sorts)

Certainly a unique thing to see in Florence is a historical parade. For those of you that missed the spectacular event on 6th January in Italy, here are some photos of the re-enactment of the “Cavalcata dei Magi” – procession of … Continue reading

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Florence’s Seedy Underbelly: Sex, Drugs & Renaissance

You may be surprised to know that the Renaissance had more than its fair share of debauchery! In Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, some of the most rich and famous led shocking lifestyles that line the seedy underbelly of Florence’s … Continue reading

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The fine art of coffee

As any Italian will tell you, there is certainly a fine art to making good coffee. And now, there is also good coffee making fine art! Artist Karen Eland re-creates classic artworks using coffee. Not only are figures from famous … Continue reading

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WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

7th November, 2012 is WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, a global initiative being celebrated with special events, communications and consumer promotions, demonstrating the tourism industry’s determination to make a real difference. Since its introduction five years ago, WTM World Responsible … Continue reading

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Good Morning in Florence

The morning sun glows off the façades of the Florentine buildings, rendering brilliant the typical pale citrus tones of their façades. The street sweepers have just passed by on their morning trail, leaving an almost after-the-rain freshness about the air. … Continue reading

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Grateful for Thanksgiving – in Florence, Italy

Italy is one of the best places to visit to experience age-old traditions that have continued through to this day. But one tradition you’d probably not expect to experience is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Florence. But if do happen … Continue reading

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The Tough Task of Training Truffle-hunting Dogs in Tuscany

  Being a truffle hunter more than a hobby, it is a lifestyle, a religion. It takes patience, and practice, dedication and determination. One of our great friends is the wife of one such a truffle hunter, and she often … Continue reading

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Inspired by Florence: English poetry about’Firenze’

Nowadays, we visit Florence and perhaps send a brief postcard to family and friends back home, perhaps even write a blog or twitter post about our experience. We may tag ourselves in photos posted on Facebook of our trip to … Continue reading

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Food worth holding onto – Tuscan sandwich secrets

One day stepping out of our office for a quick bite to eat, we came across one of our favourite people in Florence* rushing past. ‘We were just coming to visit you!’, we say. Then, trying not to panic at … Continue reading

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