Inspired by Florence

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How to find the “real Italy” in Florence

When my wife and I recently took our ninth trip to Florence, a good friend asked, “Why go to Florence again when there is so much ‘real Italy’ to see?” ...

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Life drawing in Florence

Florence's life drawing community is an easy one to be welcomed into, with short or long form sessions available.

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A whimsical evening in Florence

Hearty Tuscan food at Casa Toscana and sacred music at the Duomo

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Learning to self-heal in Florence

How the adventure of opening a wellness space in Florence brought serenity to one expat.

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Moving to Italy: my visual diary

Lisa Yakobi's painting series began with her first taste in Italy in 1983.

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Summer visions: a visual summary

Summer loving, ping pong and fritto misto: what's not to love about the long Italian summer.

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Love and courage in piazza Pitti: Anna Maria Ichino’s boarding house

Our conversations with Anna Maria, who used to share meals with us, often continued until late in the evening.

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Studying abroad in Florence was the best decision of my life

If you want to learn about yourself and ways to shape your life, do it.

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The good, the bad, and forget the ugly: changes in Florence at the turn of the millennium

At a certain point, Florence becomes part of our own life history.

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Destination Poppiano: a new start

An unexpected move to the Tuscan countryside finds a plethora of treasures inside a rundown-turned-beautiful Poppiano apartment.

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Ode to a chosen home

A love letter to the Renaissance city.

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The momentary migrant

The firsthand experience of a Jewish Australian living in Prato, Italy and her experience with identity.

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Florence through my father’s eyes

I had just made Florence my permanent home. Here was an opportunity to fulfil one of my father’s dreams.

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The scent of beauty

It was a cold morning in February, and he had walked all the way to Florence from the woods of the Mugello. Jimmy, a young wild boar with two good ...

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Good intentions

If it’s in print, it has to happen. That’s our goal as TF’s staff reveal their plans and aspirations for 2020.           My aim for 2020 ...

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The benches of piazza Santa Maria Novella

Halina finished her shift at Signora Ludovisi’s at 5pm. In ten minutes she had combed her long curly red hair and put it up into a ponytail, brushed her teeth ...

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Another Florence

This essay, L’altra Firenze by Vanni Santoni, was originally published in The Towner. Translation into English by Helen Farrell. Florence, Florence. “Do you still live in Florence?” was the word on the ...

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Floren-Tinder

When most people meet a young, unmarried foreign woman working in Florence—one who hasn’t set an egg timer on the experience—a default, often correct assumption is that she originally came ...

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5 ways to keep your bicycle safe in Florence

Get a super cool illustrated poster with these 5 ways to avoid getting your bike stolen just by sharing this article - click this button and it's all yours!     Leave your car or scooter at home: one of the best ways to get around Florence is by bike,

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