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Freetime in Florence: Fish Kisses

What is it? After a month of walking around on the cobblestone streets of Florence, my feet were in need of some tender, love and care. While a traditional pedicure sounded tempting, I decided to try out a fish pedicure after a friend suggested it. She was too ticklish to go through it again but I was curious how I would react to a school of fish exfoliating my feet.
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5 Stages of Going on a Run in Florence

Four months in a new country can surely take a toll on your body, especially in Italy, the land of carbs! A great way to stay toned and in shape is by exercising and what better way to do so than running through the beautiful city of Florence!  At home, you already know your favorite running routes and how far you can go without passing out in the middle of
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Scenic Views: The Arno

Walking along the Arno and exploring the water front is a great pastime in Florence. The presence of paddlers gliding across the Arno has become a tradition of Florence.For those who love being on the water the Canottieri Firenze is a rowing club that offers water sporting activities and an exclusive view of the Arno. What is it? From amateurs to competitors the club has over 700 members participating in various
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Freetime in Florence: Aromas of an Ancient Pharmacy

Celebrating over 400 years in business and over 600 years in existence, the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is a hidden gem of Florence. What is it? As one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica offers customers modern day products created using ancient recipes. From perfume to skin care, the pharmacy's creations are unique and unlike anything else. The pharmacy allows visitors to take a break from the crowds of
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Throwback Thursday: The Boboli Gardens

What is it? The Boboli gardens are considered one of the greatest open air museums in Florence. They offer a calm escape from the busy city center. Wandering through the gardens there is a mix of art and greenery that took four centuries to create.  Filled with sculptures, fountains and centuries old trees, the “green architecture” was a prototype for other famous European gardens, such as, Versailles. History: The creation
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Find Your Inner Yogi

[caption id="attachment_83" align="alignnone" width="238"] 19r Yoga & Pilates Studio[/caption] Invigorating, relaxing, refreshing, challenging, inspiring, zen.... I could think of about twenty other words to describe my yoga experience at 19r, but you get the point. Located just across the river at, Via dei Bardi, 19r Yoga & Pilates succeeds at creating a peaceful environment to discover your inner yogi. If you're looking for a way to burn off all those
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5 Ways to Stay Fit in Florence

[caption id="attachment_93" align="alignnone" width="323"] Swan Gym[/caption] 1. Get a Gym Membership The gyms here are nothing like the standard of the gyms back home and they are EXPENSIVE as well. Basically you need to be content with a few cardio machines and some weights, or you can pay the big bucks and go to the Klab gym which has Turkish Baths and endless extras. At FlorenceForFun we are satisfied with