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Your Travel Stories

Hello friends all over the world,

Have you just come back from an interesting travel? Have you got the recipe of a local dish from India? You have been on holiday but you are disappointed with the experience done? You work in the tourist industry and you want to tell us something about this world?

These is just an introduction to a category where you can be ‘AUTHOR FOR ONE DAY’!!! You are the protagonist of your travel experiences and in this category you can share your comments, suggestions, pictures, sensations with other people! 

Have you already start writing? Well done! We are looking forward to reading your stories!!!

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  1. At the beginning of April I together with a group of students from my University participated in a students workshop held in Florence with another group of students from my own country. That was a pity, but economical crisis, they say, makes its own corrections in the course of our life. That was a WONDERFUL experience! My first experience of such kind. Very many things I came across during that week can be characterized as wonderful and unique, starting with a flight over the Alps. That was my first visit to Italy, my first acquaintance with Florence I read about but never dreamed of seeing it with my own eyes, my first participation in integration students’ seminar, first “field” research, first… I cannot stop using the word “first”. My first impression of Florence is about people: they are relaxed, easy-going, cheerful and emotional. Flow of tourists is not less intensive than the flow of Arno. Arno! In my humble opinion of an unsophisticated traveler, a person who knew very little about Italy in general and Florence in particular (apart from the immeasurable role of its cultural heritage in the development of the European civilization) Arno is the main artery of Florence. The embankment and Ponte Vecchio seem to be the only place that a tourist never excludes from his route of exploring Florence. Arno in the morning, Arno during the daytime, Arno at a sunshine, Arno with dark clouds in its waters, Arno by dawn. Weary faces of tourists, oily but satisfied with what they’ve seen and experienced; cheeky pigeons and sparrows impudently begging for crumbs of waffles bought a few meters away; children and grown-ups with ice-cream (gelato! – yam-yam!); frescos and statues of Virgin with a Child, darkened with centuries. Back streets are amazing: a few steps away from tourists’ route and you are in another world! Is it real Florence? Is it Firenze? I don’t know yet, but this is how I saw it!

    Comment by Nadezhda — April 18, 2009 @ 8:40 am | Reply

    • Dear Nadezhda,
      Thank you for sharing your experience with us!! Touristic Florence is certainly an important part of the city, and an aspect that have characterized its history and development through centuries…but, as you did, we certainly love to experience and observe its traditional character and hidden aspects that goes beyond mass tourists’routes!!

      Moreover, thank you for observing local peoples, local food, the morphology of local landscape…. isn’t it amazing how all of these elements contribute to both physically and culturally define a place?
      It would be wonderful to also hear your students’ impressions!! Please, encourage them to share their experiences with us …
      Hoping that this will be be the ‘first of many’ visits in Florence, I would like to send you my greetings.. Ciao!

      Comment by bloglbt — April 29, 2009 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  2. I really liked your blog!

    Comment by Florence Italy — May 15, 2009 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  3. Look forward to reading more from you in the future,keep up the good work.

    Comment by Florence Italy — May 30, 2009 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

  4. It’s my first visit to Florence.I like this city very well.I stay here for 1 month.And 2 august I’ll come back to home.
    I collaborated with the Foundation promoting the Intercultural dialogue by promoting Degree & Profession, which wants to create a dialogue between the graduates, the young professionals and the professionals.
    I wish to thank foundation for hospitality and to wish successes for them!!!!

    Comment by Leyla — July 31, 2009 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  5. I just came back from Slovenia and Croatia! It has been a wonderful trip by boat…we have mainly visited the upper coast of it, and it has been amazing to notice how the culture of that parts are so close to Italian culture! … if you go there don’t forget to try a little shot of Maraschino.. a local traditional liquor!

    Comment by ale — August 24, 2009 @ 7:36 am | Reply

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