Why I love the ‘other side of the river’ in Florence
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Why I love the ‘other side of the river’ in Florence

When I was a student in 2005, the ‘other side of the river’  or ‘oltrarno’ to the locals was considered a scary place for us young Americani. All I knew about Piazza Santo Spirito was that drug addicts liked to hang out on the steps and that beyond the Ponte Vecchio bridge lay a very … Continue reading

5 tips to cure seasonal depression in Florence
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5 tips to cure seasonal depression in Florence

Lets be honest for a moment here, no matter what anyone says, to put it quite simply January can kinda suck. I say that with the nicest of intentions but really after the initial “The new year just started! how awesome!” not much time passes until you hit mid-month and reality sets in, normally at the same … Continue reading

Events this October in Florence & Tuscany
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Events this October in Florence & Tuscany

October has snuck up on us yet again and it’s shaping up to be another fun-filled month of events that I am very much looking forward to. I complain sometimes about how fast time seems to be flying – but let’s get real for a moment. It’s flying by because there are so much to … Continue reading