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The 4th Year In Italy: Is It The Deciding Year?

The 4th Year In Italy: Is It The Deciding Year? July 14th began the start of my 4th year living in Florence. In the title, I questioned whether it is the deciding year because a lot of expats I have known have either returned to America or moved on to another city after living in Florence […]

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Italian Phrases Tourists Should Never Use

Italian Phrases Tourists Should Never Use Here are the top 10 Italian phrases that tourists should not use while vacationing in Italy or in fact anywhere.  Some of these statements are just offensive and aren’t even nice for anyone to say even if not a tourist.  Although one’s first reaction might be to use common […]

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Recommended Restaurants —The Real Deal!

Recommended Restaurants —The Real Deal! We all have different tastes and know what we like. Visiting a new country is about stretching your comfort zone and experiencing something new, but how far out do you want to reach? This isn’t a post listing restaurants I recommend in Florence. In fact, it is a post about […]

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Bike Sharing in Florence

Bike Sharing in Florence Thinking of renting a bike in Florence? Florence has 2 bike sharing programs which are Mobike and Gobee. All you need to do is download one of the apps on your phone and add some money to your account. The bikes are located all over the streets of Florence so it […]

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FIUMICINO AIRPORT TO ROME CENTER BY TRAIN

FIUMICINO AIRPORT TO ROME CENTER BY TRAIN Many people choose Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to fly into since it offers direct flights from the United States. Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport FCO in Rome, Italy is the main international airport in Rome.  From FCO, there are trains which will take you to the city centre of Rome.  The […]

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Dreaming of moving to Italy?

Are you dreaming of moving to Italy? Then, do it! Here’s another perspective to consider…..   I have read countless numbers of blogs written by expats advising others NOT to move to Italy. If I had taken their advice before I moved here, I wouldn’t have been living a dream for the last 2 years. […]

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Sales in Italy

Sales in Italy Sales in Italy only occur once in the winter and once in the summer.  Unlike the U.S., wherein stores advertise sales quite often during the year, Italy limits the sales to twice a year.  However, the sales in Italy will last for approximately 2 months!  Yes, 2 months!  This is the time […]

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Tuscany Bliss | Fully Escorted All-Inclusive Tours for Women

Tuscany Bliss | Fully Escorted All-Inclusive Tours for Women Want to experience Tuscany Bliss but don’t want to do it alone?  A small group fully escorted tour is an option. This company custom designs a package with activities that are out of the ordinary excursions and experiences. Immerse yourself in the real culture and traditions […]

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Italian Prices – Euro and Centesimi

Italian Prices – Euro and Centesimi Italian money is referred to as Euro & Centesimi. Whether you are eating at a restaurant or shopping in Italy, it is important to understand Italian prices so you know how to read them and provide payment.  Also,  learn how to correctly pronounce Euro & Centesimi in this video. […]

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Italian Greetings – The ones Italians actually use!

 Italian Greetings – The ones Italians actually use! Ciao and Arrivederci are common Italian greetings that you probably already know but may not know how to use them as well as when it is proper to use them.  This video also covers some greetings that are not commonly known by others but are used often […]

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