Andrea

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Date registered: July 21, 2014

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  1. An Igers’ photography contest on our new terrace — September 30, 2014
  2. Mid-August festivities in Florence — August 15, 2014
  3. Ferragosto a Firenze — August 14, 2014
  4. Bottega Di Corte: a special Florentine shop — July 24, 2014
  5. Bottega di corte — July 21, 2014

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An Igers’ photography contest on our new terrace

We got an unusual request in mid-September….a group of Igers— as Instagram‘s most active users are dubbed — asked if they could organize a training session for the followers of their community at our hotel. They were mainly members of the Igers Florence group. We have to admit we knew nothing about it all until …

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Mid-August festivities in Florence

“Ferragosto” is the August 15th holiday for the Assumption of Mary. For Italians this day is the epitome of summer, when everything comes to a halt and everyone goes on vacation. In years gone by you couldn’t find anything open on Ferragosto. Italian cities seemed paralyzed. Happily, things have changed and now many places plan …

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Ferragosto a Firenze

Ferragosto per gli italiani è il simbolo dell’estate, quando tutto si ferma e le persone vanno in vacanza. Negli anni passati era impossibile trovare qualcosa di aperto il giorno di Ferragosto, ma ultimamente le cose sono cambiate e sono diverse le città dove vengono organizzate attività proprio il 15 Agosto, sia per i turisti che …

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Bottega Di Corte: a special Florentine shop

For this post I thought it’d be nice to find a special Florentine shop, one that was modern but old at heart, a fun place to stop in that could represent something of present-day Florence too. I wanted an example of local passion vs. standardized globalization. I was ready to go on an all-out hunt …

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Bottega di corte

L’idea per questo post era quella di parlare di un negozio fiorentino, particolare, moderno ma al tempo stesso con un’anima antica, bello da visitare e che potesse in qualche modo essere rappresentativo della Firenze di oggi. Cercavo passione locale vs. globalizzazione standardizzata. Ero già pronto ad una estenuante ricerca per le strade ed i vicoli …

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