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Florence: the city of the heart

Florence is undoubtedly one of the most evocative Italian cities rich in history, art, culture and social life.

It is recommended for those who appreciate nature and love spending time in green spaces, and then make a healthy walk among the monumental works, museums, monuments and, finally, devote themselves to artistic and social events.

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All the secrets to learn Italian in Florence

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The city of Florence which is the capital city of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful cities all over the world.

Tuscany is itself a magnificent city which houses one of the seven wonders of the world, " The Leaning Tower of Pisa " and Florence, the capital city, is even more beautiful compared to Tuscany. The city is surely known for its architectural structures which are of the Italian Renaissance style.


Apart from architectural structures of the city, there are much more like Art Galleries, the famous Uffizi Art Gallery, for instance, Libraries which act as a center of acquiring knowledge, The Acton Library and The British Institute for example.

More than the architecture and culture of the city of Florence, what is more, beautiful is that, the people of Florence.

The people of the capital city are so sweet and nice to their tourists and visitors that you feel like you are at home.
They won't make you feel even an inch out of place.

The only barrier you might have to face if you are not an Italian is the language problem. But this is actually a petty issue and not of such a pain if you can manage to pull off and learn the Italian language.

The Italian language is not a very tough language to learn if you have the interest and if you put your heart to learn.

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Here are some secrets to how you can learn Italian in Florence:

•             First and foremost thing to do is indulge yourself with the people of Florence and let the language sync into your head.
There is no better way to learn Italian rather than putting yourself among the Italian speaking people. And doing this is not of much pain because the people of Florence are so nice that they will even help you with understanding if you are facing any difficulty.

•             The next thing is that you will have to go and watch Italian movies. The dialogues in the movies are so intense that it will help you learn the difficult part of the language.
In case, you are not able to make it to the movies, at least some good television shows will do. Italian oriented plays, concerts, and lectures help a lot in improving your language as well. It is important that you try to decode the language in your convenient language and understand it rather than leaving a dumb ear to it.

•             If understanding the language is one part, being able to read the script written in that particular language is another.
To improve yourself in this are, you must try to read the Italian newspaper, magazines, and books written in Italian. Reading novels and small articles written in Italian will help a lot too.

•             Since understanding and reading part is done. the last part is being able to speak that language.
All you have to do is not feel insecure about it and start speaking and opening up slowly.


Florence, the capital city of Tuscany, is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The city is popularly known worldwide for its culture. The city of Florence has many historic monuments, art galleries, museums and libraries which depict the rich culture of the city. Politically, economically and culturally, the city of Florence is considered as the most important city, not only in Italy but also in the whole of Europe.
Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, one of the most famous literary legends pioneered the use of the vernacular, the use of a language other than Latin.

In their case, Tuscan became Italian because of their efforts and hard work. The Florentines, perhaps most notably Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1466) and Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) invented both Renaissance and neoclassical architecture. This architecture became famous all around the world.


This building and the Italian Renaissance style of architecture influenced many other culturists and many structures in Rome, London, Paris and every other major city in Europe from Barcelona to St. Petersburg was built following the same style of construction. The artists of Italy have put in much thought and built few places which served as the meeting place for students and young people. Given below are few famous places in Florence where young people and students would want to meet and exchange knowledge.

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Harold Acton Library- The British Institute

The British Institute and the Harold Acton Library have been greatly serving Florence since its erection, that is 1917, as a center for acquiring knowledge and center for communication.

Generally, the potential young people and students would want to meet up and research on many things together or they would want to meet and exchange the knowledge they know with each other.

The Harold Acton Library serves this very purpose. It houses a unique collection of books (including rare copies), very peculiar histories of art lectures open to the public, and language and cultural matters around the world.
The students can find books of all genres and books of their choice. Lectures or concerts are organized on a regular weekly basis at the Sala Ferragamo, Palazzo Lanfredini and start from 7 pm onwards.

Harold Acton Library - The British Institute

They generally last one hour and are followed by a reception with drinks. This acts as a source of refreshment and peace of mind for the students who have been working all day. Guest lectures are also included on the agendas and the lectures cover all kinds of subjects like art history, politics, literature, music and opera, astronomy and philosophy. These lectures are very useful for the young people and students as they are the ones craving for knowledge.

The prominent researchers and scholars who come to give demonstrations and lectures share their knowledge and their experiences during the process of acquiring knowledge and this serves as a great purpose for the students and young people being there.

Apart from this student who is interested in art and innovations behind it can go to the Uffizi art gallery as it one of the largest ones in the world.

Everyone knows that Florence is the city of the past.

The historical metropolis is located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Every building and street in the city has its own story to tell. Many people come to Florence to study, travel, or live. Living in Florence could be a fruitful idea because you would be enthralled by the beauty of the landscapes and architecture.

If you are new to the city, you may not know about the most striking buildings. Here is a post for you which will help you to create an itinerary. We have listed the most stunning buildings/museums in the city. Take a look!

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Florence and the birth of the Italian language

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Everyone knows that Italian is a romantic language. There is an interesting history behind the birth of the language. Florence is a stunning city to for travelling, living, and studying. There are multiple reasons to travel to Florence. However, travellers and aspiring students view it as a charming city but they do not look at the most important aspect. Florence is the birthplace of Italian language. This is the place where the romantic language was invented!

This post will help you to understand the history of Italian language. Most of you would want to know whether Florence is the birthplace of the language. Read on to find out more about the history.

Florence is often known as the heart of the Tuscany region. However, this city has always been one of the major learning centres in Italy as well as in the world since the age of Renaissance. The city is not only rich in history and finest Tuscany wine; it also offers a lot to all the students who want to study in Florence.

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Events and Exhibits in Florence in December

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December is the month of events and exhibits in Florence. If strolling around the beautiful streets of Florence under the Christmas lights is not enough; then these events and exhibits in Florence will surely interest you to visit the city in the month of December. The month of December is very special for the Florentines. It is not just the month of Christmas but it is also the month of festivities for the people of Florence. And they celebrate the colours of life.

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Top 5 Secrets and Legends of Florence

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Top 5 Secrets and Legends of Florence

The city of Florence in Italy has always been a hidden gem. Be it the fantastic Florentine cuisine or its undisputed charm, the memory of this city will forever be etched on your mind. And the secrets of Florence make the city an interesting place to explore. Perhaps, the fact that this city has the highest concentration of artistic masterpieces per square kilometre adds up to its charm. However, what most people do not know is that the city hides several secrets in its trunks. Legends and mysteries lurk around the dark corners of this city. Yes, it is a city where history and folklores are intertwined which have given rise to popular legends as well as mysteries.

Interested in knowing what they are? Have a look at five greatest secrets of Florence:

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Best foods to find in Florence

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The best way to reach a person's heart is through culinary delicacies. This is a truth that is applicable to everyone. And Italy is one place which is considered to be a heaven for food lovers. However, the culinary trail in Italy varies from one region to another.
Florence is a place in Italy which not only boasts rich culture but also serves some of the best delicacies in the world. The fine blend of olive oil, cherry tomatoes, rosemary, cheese, varieties of meat, herbs and other ingredients add a special taste in the foods of this region.
You just cannot stop drooling over those tantalizing foods. So, if you are thinking about starting your food trail in Italy, then Florence is the recommended place to start from.
Planning on what foods to try in Florence? Let's have a look:

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3 days in Florence: what should i visit?

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Experience the best of Florence in just three days

Florence has so much to see that it is nearly impossible to visit all the places in 72 hours. But if that is the only time you have, then do not worry, because Florence still has a lot to offer and you can be assured that you will have an incredible 72 hours, where you will only be seeing new and fascinating things.

This itinerary of the things you can see in 3 days in Florence includes more of outdoor spaces, like museums and churches.

It is arranged in a day-wise fashion, but feel free to go in whatever order you like.

Purchasing a Firenze card is also very helpful and can be used in most of the museums throughout Florence.

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