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Hiking in Tuscany

Florencetown has just announced the addition of a brand new tour, which has to be one of the most breathtaking tours on the list, and my personal favorite: the Tuscany Hiking Tour. The beauty of Florence is that it seems to hold everything in the palm of its tiny hand:…

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Private Tours and the “Palio di Siena” with Elena

Elena Fiaschi began her tenure at Florencetown with an internship in May of 2009, in the beginning handling brochure distribution and office work, as well as working with small group tours.Since 2010, she has been in charge of taking care of private tours, organizing tailor-made itineraries and  handling any other…

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Student Life in..Siena and San Gimignano by NIGHT!

I arrived at the Florencetown meeting point where I was greeted by Eliseo, on of the Florencetown driver (see our video “Staff Photo Shoot – Backstage”), and three lovely women from the United States, a mother and her two daughters. Together we departed for the Siena and San Gimignano by…

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Chianti Tour: 80% Sangiovese, 100% Authentic

The Tuscan region of Italy garners its fame for a number of different reasons, not the least of which is the world renowned Chianti wine, the namesake of the area in which it’s produced. The word “Chianti” is actually an Italian translation of an ancient Etruscan word meaning “fertile,” used…

Valentines Florencetown
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Saint Valentines Day – That’s Amore!

Saint Valentine’s Day, better known simply as, Valentine’s Day – is the Feast of Saint Valentinus, a third-century Roman saint associated with the High Middle Ages who died on the 14th of February in North Rome. Expectedly then, this is also why this celebration commemorates each year on this day.…

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Fashion in Florence: Pitti Immagine

Pitti Immagine is a fashion event that occurs twice a year in Florence, Italy at the Fortezza de Basso. This January, this event will be the 85th Pitti Immagine and will be held over the course of four days between January 7-10, 2014. There are several categories to Pitti Immagine,…

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Pitti Immagine – Fashion in Florence

Pitti Immagine is a fashion event that occurs twice a year in Florence, Italy at the Fortezza de Basso. This January, this event will be the 86th Pitti Immagine and will be held over the course of four days between January 13-16, 2015. There are several categories to Pitti Immagine,…

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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 folklore story of Befana has spread worldwide over the years. Similar to that of the…

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New Year’s Eve: Ringing in 2014 with Florentine Charm

 New Year’s Eve or ‘Capodanno’ in Italian, is always a fun event that is celebrated worldwide. It’s an opportunity to make resolutions, start fresh, all while marking the end of a year and all that’s been accomplished. It’s a time to surround yourself with friends and family – those whom…

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Outdoor markets with a Christmas twist!

It’s less than a month until Christmas and Florence wastes no time prepping for the annual, festive holiday. One of the most well known ways in which Florence commences this holiday season is by bringing the famous German Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt better known in Italy as I Mercati Natale or finally,…