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Who Is Dante?

I cannot think of any historical figure more important to read up on if you are preparing for a trip to the Renaissance city. Dante Alighieri, born in Florence in 1265, is rendered as a…

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Using Trains in Italy: Tips 101

One of the best way to get to Florence, if you are staying outside of the city center, is take the Train. Florencetown office is just 10 minutes walking distance from the train station of…

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Epiphany and Befana Parade

The story of Befana is one that you may have heard variations on before. After all, it’s based around the time of the Feast of the Epiphany (in Italian, La Festa dell’Epifania), and the Italian…

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Nativity Scenes turned Art

Whether or not you celebrate the Christmas holidays for religious purposes or simply as an opportunity to gather with friends and family, if you’re in Florence this winter, be sure to check out the beautiful…

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Pandoro History and Recipe

If you’re looking to add a little something special to your holiday feast with friends and family, why not try out the traditional Italian dessert known as Pandoro. Although some may disagree, most of my…

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Winter Season is Here!

The colours of the leaves are changing, weekend visits to the sea have ceased, new study abroad students who arrived in September are now well immersed in their studies and projects; there’s a sort of…

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Become an Angel of Florence

Becoming an ‘angel of Florence’ is something I only recently discovered here in this city and am pleased to have done so. Considering I have always had a penchant for doing what I can to…

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