Firenze 2023, Christmas Lights

My sister (Susan), daughter (Laura), niece (Rachelle) and her friend, Callie, and I arrived in Firenze from Rome early afternoon, December 7, 2023; our goal being to see the lighting of the Christmas tree as well as other holiday lights.  We succeeded at that but for the others, it became pretty much a shopping extravaganza. […]

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Firenze 2023 and Italianme

I visited Firenze twice in November and December 2023.  My first week in Firenze, I was on my own, attending a new (for me) language school, Italianme.  I’ve written a brief section about the school, followed by my activities when not attending classes.  At the end of the post are short sections on restaurants, and […]

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Three Days in Firenze

A Strange and Different Firenze. Early October is typically the height of the tourist season but it was a strange and different Firenze in early October 2021. Much of that was due to the ongoing COVID restrictions.   In Firenze, as in the rest of Italy, masks were required for all indoor activities including restaurants and […]

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