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Dealing With Emergencies in Florence

Dealing With Emergencies in Florence July 12, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Florence is a safe city to walk around in but there are always dangers people should be aware of. Pickpocketing is one of the biggest crimes you must look out for in Florence. While walking around the busy streets where there are many tourist shops be aware of the people around you. The places to keep...

Summer is slowly arriving in Florence

Summer is slowly arriving in Florence May 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Florence has starting blooming again. This is my favorite time of year in Florence. Gives you an excuse to enjoy the sunshine during the day by frequenting a park or garden. The sun doesn’t full set until after 9pm. Oh the bliss! Swimming pools will start to open in June where all the people who...

Tuscany Walking Festival-April 16th

Tuscany Walking Festival-April 16th April 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A festival for people who love a nice walk and to be one with nature. And also those who enjoy an excursion through the gorgeous landscapes of Tuscany. This year the festival will be held on the island of Capraia. There are two rounds of excursions one from April 16th to May 8th and the other from September...

A week of Free Entrances

A week of Free Entrances April 12, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you are going to be in Florence this week, you are in luck. This week will give a reason to drink more vine and eat out more because you won’t be spending money on museum tickets.  This event started on Saturday the 9th of April, where all the national museums of Italy will be open to the public...

Florence is waking up for Summer

Florence is waking up for Summer April 4, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
I had some old pictures on my camera from a few weeks ago. The 150th anniversary of Italy was on March 17th (the day before my birthday), so a group of friends and I went to the city center the night before and watched the fireworks be shot off the top of the Palazzo Vecchio. Loggio dei Lanzi, Piazza...

*Essential* Italian Travel Words

*Essential* Italian Travel Words December 2, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Traveling in any foreign country can be a challenge if you are unfamiliar with the lingo of the land. Here are some phrases and words that are key to know when traveling in Italy. Latrine(bathroom) Photo courtesy of Flickr Bagno- Dove` il bagno?  A very popular and useful word in Italy.  If you don’t...

Stuck in Florence’s Peretola Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy It!

Stuck in Florence’s Peretola Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy It! November 4, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Florence’s airport is not likely going to be the place you hang out for 6 hours while you wait for you flight. Here is what I suggest you do… In the airport: There is a handful of duty-free shops in the airport if you really wanted to spend an arm and leg for a bottle of perfume, go for it....

How to find a Bathroom in Florence

How to find a Bathroom in Florence November 2, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
1. Florence has public restrooms but they are tricky to find. Recently bars and restaurants in the city were told to allow tourists to use their restrooms as a public service. The public restrooms or WC (water closets) located on the streets in Florence, more like hidden, will charge you .60 cents....

$5 Best Cultural Thing to Do in Florence

$5 Best Cultural Thing to Do in Florence October 4, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? Florence is not a cheap city by any measure. When visiting Florence, be aware you will be spending a lot of money. It is one of the most expensive cities in Italy, close to the likes of Rome and Milan. Since the Euro arrived in Italy in 2002, the prices of attractions keep on...

Courtesy tips, Safety tips, Language tips for Students in Florence

Courtesy tips, Safety tips, Language tips for Students in Florence September 29, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
This article is geared towards students with the sole purpose of bringing their attention to respect the beauty of Florence.  I want each student to learn from their time spent here.  Most importantly, enjoy Florence safely.  I want to educate even the students planning on making Florence a study...