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Best Wine Bars

Best Wine Bars December 12, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Wine flows all through this city. As it should so close to Chianti, Montalcino and the hills of Tuscany that produce such delicious wine. In Florence there are many relaxing wine bars to frequent and spend your evening sipping great wine and eating great food. Enoteca Coquinarius Enoteca Coquinarius...

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner October 25, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
When you are visiting Florence for the 4th or 5th time, perhaps you have a list of restaurants you would like to share with friends and family. Taking out of town guests to special dinners can always be a highlight of ones trip. I have made a list myself of places I would take my out of town guests when...

Helpful Italian Phrases while in Florence

Helpful Italian Phrases while in Florence September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence being an international city and almost everyone is able to speak a bit of English. It is always good to keep some phrases in your back pocket to try to use the language. Italians are always happy to hear a foreigner speaking their language. As I tell my students, if you are able to communicate...

Florence Wine Event-Piazza Pitti

Florence Wine Event-Piazza Pitti June 3, 2011 | Events | Read More
Are you craving some wine? Are you a wine lover? Then you have arrived in Florence just in time for the Florence Wine Event being held in the Oltrarno. Tomorrow starts this exciting wine-tasting event! From the 3rd of June to 5th, all the vineyards, Tenutas, Villas will be showcasing their collection...

Florentine Vocabulary online

Florentine Vocabulary online February 1, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The Accademia della Crusca has added over 1,000 expressions but this year they plan on printing  a dictionary in 2011. It will contain over 7,000 expressions in the Florentine language. The publication will be part of the local and national celebration  of 150 years of Italian unity. The Crusca started...

You MUST learn (some) Italian

You MUST learn (some) Italian December 16, 2010 | What's New | Read More
A new law went into effect on December 9th, 2010. Which makes it mandatory for non-European Union citizens who want to live in Italy to take a language test before beginning the residency permit process. This new law requires want-to-be residents of Italy to take the test within 60 days of applying for...

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 3

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 3 August 27, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
You have crossed the big blue ocean to entice your taste buds of the Tuscan cuisine.  You are walking along the cobblestones in Florence and decide to stop in a Trattoria, Osteria or Ristorante.  What is the difference between the 3 types of eating establishments? A Trattoria is considered less formal...

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 2

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 2 August 20, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Lesson 2 of my Italian Language Tips! :) You will use these phrases when introducing yourself or others.  There are some phrases I really don’t ever use when I speak.  I will make a note of them but understand that I am not saying they are wrong to say, it is just how I speak.  When learning...

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 1

Italian Language Tips: Lesson 1 August 13, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
As people start flocking to Florence again this September, I would like to remind you that even though there are many people that speak English here, why not try to pick a language phrasebook before you leave.  Traveling to Italy, you must attempt to speak the language.  The locals are happy to hear...
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