Tag Archives: san giovanni

city search: the man, the myth, the baptist.

St. John the Baptist is a big deal in Florence. If the fireworks and parades didn’t tip you off, he’s an even bigger deal this week. What’s all the hype about this hipster mountain man, on the ultimate paleo diet of bugs and bushes? For starters, St. John the Baptist had some pretty famous family (like Jesus). […]

Giambologna’s Appennino by Gianluca Savi on Flickr

upcoming events: october 2013

This is a long one, so we’ll cut right to the chase: October is our favorite month, here are our top-five free events, check out the calendar page for more awesome things to do! Astronomic Observations at Villa Demidoff (Pratolino) | Thursdays in October Everyone talks about the Tuscan sun, but few take the time to […]

florence for free 2012 year in review

In case you haven’t been following  florence for free since day one (aka everyone other than our parents) then we would like to provide you with a recap of the exciting free adventures that we have taken you on over the past six months of blogging and give you a sneak peek of where we’re […]

feast day of san giovanni

After being an ex-pat for the past year and a half, I felt that I had some making up to do to my country when the 4th of July showed up yesterday. So, like a true patriot, I suited up in my American flag bikini, found my best pair of cut off jean shorts, and slipped […]