Three Reasons I Loved My Summer Trip in Riccione

When the August passed, it feels the whole year is gone. When entering the month of August, the city was suddenly empty. Everybody was out for vacation, and it made you feel strange not to do it. And when I am back from my two-week escape to the seaside, I found it crowded again. Streets […]
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Road Trip in Casentino | Exploring The Less Touched Tuscan Valley

If I am asked to choose one expression to describe August in Florence, it would be โ€œChiudo Per Ferieโ€ (Closed for Holidays). Once August arrives, I immediately found Florence more spacious. Most of the Florentines are off, leaving the city to the tourists. Don’t be surprised to find a closing door to your favorite shops […]
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2Day Road Trip in Provence (w/ routes suggested)

June is a month when in the past many events happened in our family: me and my husband started dating in June, we got married in June, our son was born in June…… June is a month worth celebrating! So we did! Rather than a fancy candle dinner, we decided to drive all the way […]
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Villa Medicea di Lilliano | A Fancy Escape To The Florentine Countryside

It is flowery here, it is sunny here, it is best time to embrace everything Tuscany here! I was lucky to find two sunny days and spend them in one of the most beautiful Florentine countryside lodge: Villa Medicea di Lilliano. It is a perfect venue for wedding receptions. Visiting as a guest, even in […]
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3 Foodie Takes and Special Offer from Urban Adventures Florence

I adore this period of the year! It is the best time to enjoy times outdoor: weather starts to get warm, sometimes it can get a little bit hot, but still sweet. The days are longer and longer, so an post-dinner slow walk is back onto the daily schedule again! And what makes a casual […]
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Best of the Year: To My First Year in Italy

Time flies faster than we realize. In a few weeks, I will officially be one-year resident in Florence. Looking back to the past year, I feel so blessed: I managed to settle here, made quite a number of local friends, traveled around Tuscany, armed myself with knowledge of Italian cultures. In the meanwhile of looking […]
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4 Unique Baby Shops in Florence

It is again that period of the year when parents start to shop for kids: spring/ summer outfits, swim suits, hats, shoes, party supplies…… In my case, I need to prepare: clothes for my little one, who is turning 2 soon (that basically will be a revolution of the closet), beach stuff (sunblocks, swim suits, […]
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