Rocking the Cradle of the Renaissance

Music, especially live music, is a big passion of mine, so when June comes around and I smell summer in the air, all I can think about are concerts and festivals. Italy is synonymous with music and the country hosts some of the best music festivals, artists, and concerts in

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Remember to look up!

I recently read a great article in *The Times about a Pier Paolo Pasolini and Pasolini-film-inspired journey through Italy and I fell in love with the idea because it is exactly the kind of bespoke cultural experience, tailored around one’s passions and loves, that I encourage my clients to embrace.

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This strikingly beautiful city, the cradle of the Renaissance, might very well be experiencing a second Renaissance or, at the very least, it’s making mighty efforts to rebrand itself - Fosca D'Aceirno

Sustainable and Sustaining Florence

Earth Month Special Feature 🌳 This strikingly beautiful city, the cradle of the Renaissance, might very well be experiencing a second Renaissance or, at the very least, it’s making mighty efforts to rebrand itself. Always an exceedingly popular tourist destination, Florence has never had problems drawing visitors from the world

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Filing taxes as an American in Italy :: Fosca D'Aceirno

Taxing Italy

Demystifying the process of filing tax returns in two countries 🥸 As a US expat parent living in Italy with minor dependents am I eligible for the US child tax benefit? It’s April and that means one thing for those of us from the United States, it’s time to file

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Giornata internazionale della Donna: International Women's day in Italy

Mimosa: the flower, not the cocktail

Why was it that I hadn’t heard of International Women’s Day until I was living in Italy as a young adult? Most Italians I knew were quite familiar with the origin story, which had played out in the U.S., and were quick to share it with me. They also were

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Confetti and Stars

Filastrocca Italiana, Italian Nursery Rhyme (translation mine)  Buon giorno, Febbraio,Dear February, hello, che mangi frittelleyou, that eat fritters che butti nell’ariaand up to the sky coriandoli e stelle!confetti and stars you throw! In my house, Carnevale is serious business. For many years, however, I routinely forgot about it. As a

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Ask Flosca Blog Post: il Corbezzolo

Il Corbezzolo: Eternal Symbol of Italy

Let’s talk about the strawberry tree, or arbutus unedo, in Italian il corbezzolo, and its importance in Italian culture. This photo was taken during a walk with Frankie, our Sicilian rescue pup, in the woods just outside of Florence.

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