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You can Bring Money for Your Next Rental in Florence

You Can Pay Cash for Rentals in Florence Again

Be or not to Be, take or not to take cash… Italy is once again proved a realm of chaos in terms of rules and laws that conflict and bang one with the other.  A little over a…

Do not bring cash for your rental in Florence

Do Not Bring Cash in Italy to Pay for Your Next Holiday Rental

Starting January 2014 in Italy you’ll no longer be able to pay rental fees in cash, says the law! Does not matter if you are coming for a few days or staying for a long term, the rule…

A student Guide for Renting Apartments

A Student’s Guide to Renting Apartments

Many of our Clients are Students looking for lodging in Florence from few weeks up to several months or more, we are here to help you with your search! !!! We love to work with Students as long…

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Scams with Rentals in Florence

Often Students and General Traveler looking for the best bargain end up with very nasty scams with loss of money, not a place to stay upon arrival and no one to complain to. Watch out and read on…

Narrow Street in Florence

Driving and Parking in Florence 2013

Just as Florence slowly and rarely do change also do tips for parking and driving in our City; has not become any easier.  Following up and refreshing a bit our older article about why you should not attempt…

Italian Gestures

Tourist apartments in Florence – Where to start?

How to choose a tourist apartment in Florence and don’t get burned! The years 2011 – 2013 have seen a real boom of web sites dedicated to apartments and rooms to let to tourists as alternatives to Hotels…

Studying in Italy

Studying in Italy in a Public University

Studying abroad and in an Italian Public University may bring to arise many questions. Being a very special experience might bring you to look up a number of doubts running through your mind. Well to be as brief and clear…

Befana in Italy

Who’s seen the Befana?

Befana is an old woman who goes around giving gifts to children all over Italy on the eve of the Epiphany. She is known to be the candy lady. The tradition is to leave an empty sock hanging near…

Festa del Lavoro Italia

National public holidays

National public holidays vary from country to country so I am going to pinpoint the days almost all activities will be closed. There are exceptions of course especially for shops and restaurants in the city centre. So do…

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Museo Bus

As the name might suggest it has something to do with a bus and something with the musums! Let me explain you briefly. The Museobus project will begin from 8th December until the 8th of January 2012 and is supported by the Region…

Florence Discount Card

Get your Florence card!

Good news for the future visitors in Florence! The Florence Card has been introduced for simplifying your visit in our city. It is pretty convenient for those who are planning to visit all the different museums and monuments around. The…

its not the tv broken you need a decoder

Decoder needed for TV

Just arrived in Florence and your TV is not working?…Don’t panic. It most probably is because you have not purchased the decoder as yet. From the 23rd of November 2011 Tuscany has passed under cable connection. This means…