With millions of tourists each year, it’s hard to not bump into a couple here and there in old Firenze. 

I’ve visited the city about half a dozen times over the past 15 years but recently, I experienced a very different Florence from the one that sits under the watchful eye of the Statue of David replica in Piazza della Signoria, the grand Duomo and Uffizzi Gallery. 

Actually, getting to uncover the real Florence started long before this recent visit. It was when I met the gorgeous Elena Farinelli, a native Florentine and blogger at Io Amo Firenze (I Love Firenze!) and adopted Florentines: Georgette Jupe of a Girl in Florence and my fellow Aussie compatriot Nardia Plumridge, of the website, Lost in Florence. Read the full article here...