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Celebrating the American Fourth in Florence

“So do they celebrate the Fourth of July in Italy?” Yes, this was real question asked by one of my American friends the last time we skyped. I nicely explained what the Fourth of July was celebrating. (For those of you who aren’t sure it is day our forefathers told Britain to back off because America was now an independent country.) I After the short history lesson, I told her,
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Italy at Night: Clubs for the Student Abroad

By: Alyssa Gregory While Paris is known as the city of light, Florence lights up when the sun goes down. With the large amount of students studying abroad, it’s not surprising that the bar scene selections is overflowing. There’s a bartender and a bar counter to match your spirit. [caption id="attachment_224" align="alignnone" width="660"] Florence nightlife is alight every night and most clubs don't shut down until 4 am. (Photo by Laura Parsons.)[/caption]
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Party with John the Baptist: The Festival of San Giovanni celebrations

St. John the Baptist is the patron saint of Florence and the life of the San Giovanni party on June 24. [caption id="attachment_495" align="aligncenter" width="500"] St. John the Baptist invites you to the party in Florence celebrating him.[/caption] Known as San Giovanni in Italian, St. John has been the patron saint of Florence since the Middle Ages. And once a year, on June 24, Florence holds a festival in his