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The Giro d’Italia…not just another cycling race

Sunday, May 15th the colourful carovana (caravan of Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) made its cheerful entry into Florence, which hosted the arrival of the 9th tappa (stage) of the 88th edition of La Corsa Rosa (The Pink Race), as the Giro is affectionately nicknamed. The Giro d&

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Florence nightlife 101: what to do and where to go

Much of Florence’s nightlife, especially now that Spring has settled, is to be found outdoors, and not just as a result of the anti-smoking laws implemented earlier this year. Indeed, the open areas of Italian piazze are perfect for evening and late-night hanging out, the cobbled

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Four escapes in Florence

The noise, the traffic, the heat, the dust of 600-year-old buildings and the exhaust of motor scooters and Pullman buses; the squadrons of German and Italian tourists dutifully following the high-held umbrella or long stemmed plastic rose; “too much ‘David’,” ditto the Madonnas

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Casa Howard,

If you have had enough of impersonal hotel rooms with indifferent service and  like the idea of a bit of luxury combined with the atmosphere of an elegant  private residence, 12-room Casa Howard could provide the answer.   Occupying a handsome palazzo on Via della Scala (a

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Florence libraries with books in English

Has your sojourn abroad got you missing that favorite local library back home? Whether you’re a student conducting research, a traveler in search of the latest destination guidebooks, or just an old-fashioned bibliophile, you’ll find the city of Florence offers a variety of libraries to

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Are you newsworthy?

Italian journalism is like a secret Club – it’s hard to get into, your initiation period is long and foreigners usually fall at the first hurdle. Once you are in, membership is for life, renewable by a daily subscription to your chosen newspaper. But for the news novice,

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