Georgette Jupe-Pradier is an established digital social media marketing strategist (5+ years), editor of Italy Magazine, a freelance writer and blogger of the popular “Girl in Florence” where she covers her life experiences in Florence, conducts interviews with locals and offers custom travel tips for numerous destinations around the world. Her work has been featured in Lonely Planet, Luxos Magazine, National Geographic and International Living, among others, and she is a passionate (read: obsessed) beagle-mom and Francophile.
Some local bed and breakfasts are finding creative, new ways to attract and serve those who wish to travel without breaking the bank. From November 18 to 24, you can stay in an Italian bed and breakfast in exchange for goods or services during 'Barter Week'.
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Visual artist Jan Fabre imagines men with donkey ears, Japanese Yokoo Tadanori creates ‘funeral’ masks in pop colors emblazoned with the phrase ‘dreaming me, shh,’ while Andy Warhol transforms people into black and white ‘comics’ with spots of purple: these are just a few
If Brunelleschi and Ghiberti were alive today, which Instagram filter do you think they would choose to capture their famous monuments: Lo-Fi, Earlybird or Toaster? Now you get to put your own amateur photography skills to the test and interpret piazza del Duomo 2.0 through the lens of
Florence has long been the muse of many writers
and poets over the centuries, and looking at the city through the eyes of a
writer can help you see things in an entirely different light. Just in time for
the arrival of thousands of study abroad students to Florence for
While the days are long and the nights warm, as work
and studies slow down, it's time to catch up with friends and have a glass of prosecco.
Because it's not (yet) illegal to drink outdoors, on summer nights, patrons at
many local haunts spill out onto the
‘Ordering in’ or ‘getting take-out,’ that very American and British habit (or guilty pleasure), might seem foreign in food-sacred Italy, with its traditionally food-loving culture and hours-long family meals. Increasingly, however, Florence eateries have been offering consegna a domicilio (‘home food delivery’), and surprisingly, the emphasis is on quality. Here are just a few examples. […]
somehow arrived abruptly as 2012 speeds along at a pace rivaling that of Lewis
Hamilton in the Formula One. The onset of the Christian holiday should hardly
be a surprise: since AD 325, when the Nicean Council decided that Easter would
be celebrated on the first Sunday after
your eyes and imagine white truffle cream dusted with a fine caper
powder, fresh cheese-infused with sweet pepper, saffron liquor,
limoncello with chocolate cream. These are just a few of the tasty
tidbits attendees at this edition of Taste will have the pleasure of
trying. Foodies and lovers
stations in Naples and Rome now modernized, the national railway company,
Ferrovie dello Stato, is continuing in its effort to revamp another main
transportation hub in Italy: Florence's Santa Maria Novella (SMN) station.
Although the station, with the status of national landmark, will keep its