How I almost lost my native language
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How I almost lost my native language

Who needs silly words when you have a plethora of gestures to choose from, Reason #24436726762 to love Italy! He’s just being a ‘rompe palle’ (A pain in the ass). You might wonder why I am essentially calling someone a ‘not to so nice name’ but it’s not aimed at anyone in particular, just an … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Meet Misty from SurvivingInItaly
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Locals I Love – Meet Misty from SurvivingInItaly

This week I get to chat with none other than the mind behind the hilarious blog that is http://survivinginitaly.com/. Misty and I share a lot in common and not just our respective day jobs, she too enjoys a glass or four of prosecco, is obsessed with dogs and has a realistic approach to what life is … Continue reading

Pitigliano covered in Flowers, infiorata & more
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Pitigliano covered in Flowers, infiorata & more

Never would I have imagined a stunning Italian town in Tuscany, perched on top a volcanic cliff of ‘tufa’ covered in beautiful carpets of flowers. My first experience of ‘infiorata’ a famous religious festival that takes place all over Italy was a wonderful one, all based around celebrating Corpus Domini. This is hands down one of the … Continue reading

July events in and around Florence, Italy
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July events in and around Florence, Italy

June has powered by in a storm-filled, strange weather dream (at least that’s how it feels to me) and July looks to be no different. I am looking forward to this month, not just because of my birthday ;-) but also because of the numerous cool events all over Florence and Tuscany this July. Sounds … Continue reading

Locals I Love: Amy Gulick from The Bittersweet Gourmet
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Locals I Love: Amy Gulick from The Bittersweet Gourmet

This week we are chatting with Amy Gulick from http://thebittersweetgourmet.com/. I met Amy on a recent blog tour cooking competition in the lovely city of Terni. We instantly clicked, her warm demeanor and love for all things Italy shines through her positive character. She’s one of those people you wish you would have known since day … Continue reading

Summertime is great: Wine & Classical music
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Summertime is great: Wine & Classical music

The famous Petra winery in Maremma, I originally thought it was a Mayan artifact A few people might be able to guess where I got my ‘Summertime is Great’ inspiration from ;-) but let’s keep it 100% on Girl in Florence here, when it’s not boiling, summertime is indeed pretty awesome in Italy. Slower work … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Chiara Brandi
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Locals I Love – Chiara Brandi

This week we are chatting with a true Fiorentina, Chiara, whose bright smile you can’t ignore. I met her through blogging circles and I welcome any chance to get a little insight into how she manages it all, being a smart and accomplished Marketing manager, mom and blogger while also looking pretty cute at the same time. … Continue reading

A Florentine aquatic show: Ponte Vecchio lights up!
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A Florentine aquatic show: Ponte Vecchio lights up!

Imagine wandering down to the banks of the arno river on a Monday night to find a chaos of people, all clamoring to see one thing – the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge that is one of the most important landmarks in the city. This medieval cobblestones masterpiece once housed butchers, now expensive jewelery for tourists. … Continue reading