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Florence City Guide: How to Explore Florence Like a Local…

Florence City Guide

My name is Alex and I lived in Florence, Italy for six months.

Florence can best be described in these five words: enchanting, bright, lively, historic, and unique.

Women should consider visiting Florence because Florence is a magical place that has captured the imaginations of generations of travelers. Between it being the birthplace of true Renaissance art to providing some of the best pasta in the world, Florence has a little something for everyone.


How to Get Off the Tourist Trail in Calabria, Italy

My name is Cherrye Moore and I have lived in Calabria, Italy for almost eight years (since early 2006).

Calabria can best be described in these five words: wild, rugged, authentic, surprising and stunning.

Women should consider visiting Calabria because it is still unknown.

Travelers can experience an authentic Italy before it is overrun by tourism…


Girlfriend’s Guide: Things to do in Florence, Italy

It was the birthplace and home of some of the greatest people on the planet…

  • Donatello, Sculptor
  • Michelangelo, Painter
  • Amerigo Vespucci, Explorer
  • Niccolo Macchiavelli, Philosopher
  • Galileo Galilei, Astronomer

Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and is famed for its artistic and architectural heritage drawing thousands of tourists every year.

But with countless museums, galleries, site and monuments, what’s a girl to do?

Don’t worry…

As a former resident of Florence,  I’ve got you covered with this Girlfriends Guide of things to do in Florence, Italy…


12 Basic Italian Phrases To Charm The Pants Off Any Italian Man…

How can you charm an Italian in their own language?

By using basic Italian phrases, of course!

Here’s the thing about practicing a foreign language…

You have to listen and watch the boca – or mouth to help decipher the words.  Naturally listening intently and watching the mouth of any Italian man will have him eating out of the palm of your hand in no time!

Eat, Pray, Love anyone?

So to help get you started, I’ve compiled an arsenal of 12 basic Italian phrases to bolster your confidence and add some moxie to the conversation, no matter how many mistakes you make.

Let’s get started…


A Mouth-Watering Tour of Viterbo, Italy…

Walking in Viterbo, Italy is like being immersed in a slice of history.

Each crumbling fountain, each narrow alleyway covered in vines, and each conversation gives you a taste of la bella vita, or the beautiful life.

The city is surrounded by the oldest medieval walls in Italy and has countless historical monuments.

But that’s not all…

Viterbo will ignites your taste buds with traditional restaurants, charming cafes, gelaterias and even Turkish Kebab shops!

Here’s a two day mouth-watering guide to soaking up la bella vita in Viterbo, Italy…