Tag Archives: Florence

5 Tips for Tourists Staying in Rental Apartments in Florence

The recent month had been busy for me, because, first I re-started taking Italian classes three times a week, and second the main reason was that I had been working on the renovation of my little apartment in Borgo San Frediano, and now it is finally ready! I’ve been wanting to renovate the apartment since […]
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A Day In Florence: Accademia Gallery Visit + City Walk

Last week marked the beginning of the nice weather of 2017! It was sunny and warm; the tourists started to come up, which brought the dormant city back to live. Everyday I spent some time outdoor to make sure I was enjoying the most of this golden week, and one of the best time I had was […]
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Florence vs. Hong Kong | Comparison by An Asian Expat in Italy

  Finally after one year, this article comes out. During my first year in Florence, I’ve kept receiving questions from friends, sometimes my readers, asking: How is life in Italy? Do you like it here? Do you miss Hong Kong…… Origin from China, I do miss my cultures, my family and friends a lot. But […]
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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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Best of the Year: To My First Year in Italy (May 2015 – April 2016)

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 Tips on How to Distinguish Good/Bad Gelato

Anybody who comes to visit Italy must also come with the money and appetite for the Italian food. No matter if it is a simple plate of pasta with tomato sauce, pizza margherita, or steak Fiorentina over a glass of wine, etc. we kinda expect Italian does it better! And when it comes to Gelato […]
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Photo Sharing: Pitti Uomo 89 Street Shots

If you see those run-way dressed men walking on the streets around Florence, you know that the Pitti Uomo is in town! View this post on Instagram "Are you going to PITTI?" "Why you ask?!" #pittiuomo A post shared by Sasha Wang (@staialborgo) on Jan 12, 2016 at 3:45am PST For those who are into […]
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Three Favorites from Supermarkets: To A Good Start of 2016!

3 favorite items for home-cooking from the supermarkets. Eating at home is getting more interesting in 2016!

5-Minute Recipe: Tomato Sauce for Pasta

My tips of how to prepare tomato sauce in a super quick and easy way. It takes only five minutes (or even less), and it is a perfect dish for family meal.

Il Mercato Centrale: Cozy Street Food for Everyone

When a friend proposed to go for lunch in the fresh market Il Mercato Centrale the first time, I wasn’t quite convinced. I’ve seen similar things in Hong Kong: restaurants in the local fresh market, where people eat fast food sharing tables in the chaos environment. It is nice for experiment, but not for enjoyable […]
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