5 Questions To: Valentina Veneziano

โ€œValentinaโ€ is one of the most popular Italian names. After only two years living in Florence, I’ve known multiple โ€œValentinaโ€s among my group of friends. The first episode of #5QuestionsTo is dedicated to the first Valentina I met in Florence: Valentina Veneziano. After bumping into each other a few times in different events, we started […]
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A Q&A Series: 5 Questions To… (#5QuestionsTo)

New year, a new series! After living in Florence for almost 2 years, I start to feel like a local. That’s because I’ve got familiar with the city, adapted to the life pace, and more importantly made some local friends. Thanks to these friends, I had opportunities to know Italy better and deeper, visit different […]
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Taking My Parents Out of Town: A Weekend in Barcelona (feat. GoEuro)

After one and half year having me moved to Florence, at the end of October 2016 finally my parents came to Italy, for the 3rd time in their life, to visit. Staying in a Florentine apartment in cozy Borgo San Frediano, playing with their grandson in the morning, shuffling in the city like a local, […]
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Three Things Asian Tourists Do That Europeans May Not Understand

Walking on the streets of Florence, or other cities in Italy, or other countries in Europe, do you find certain Asian tourist behavior “mystifies” you. We know that theyย love shopping, they sometimes use umbrella in the sunny days, and they drink pure hot water right off boiling (Yeah baby, that’s me!)… Any other Asian tourists […]
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Keep Calm & Celebrate The Little Things In Life

Take it slow, and enjoy the little things in life.   It is an attitude I am learning and appreciating more and more daily since living in Florence.   After adopting to the new life in Italy for one year and half, I realize that doing fewer things that make me happy matters much more […]
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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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