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Splendor of Florence in Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany!

Splendor of Florence in Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany!

The Italian seaside resort town of Forte dei Marmi is THE PLACE to be (and be seen!)  in Tuscany in the summer.  It is the traditional summer retre...

Introducing SOF Products in Florence!!

Introducing SOF Products in Florence!!

Very excited to be in our first retail store in Florence.   RAPISARDI is located on via dei Tosinghi  -- just off the Piazza della Repubblica. 

Recent comments posted on EM-I-LIS Blog

Recent comments posted on EM-I-LIS Blog

Ellen A month ago · 1 like    What a wonderful review of the lovely Splendor of Florence product line! I, too, am a huge fan of this heavenly s...

EM-I-LIS blog

EM-I-LIS blog

Splendor of Florence July 05, 2017 During Christmas last year, as my sister, brother-in-law, and I were catching up, they t...

Eating on the Amalfi Coast... and other travel tips

Eating on the Amalfi Coast... and other travel tips

I have somehow become the unofficial travel agent for my family, friends (and friends of friends).  Especially when it comes to Italy, where I spen...

Baptistry in Florence

Baptistry in Florence

Early morning walk past the amazing Baptistry #splendidflorence

Matera.....a medieval city

Matera.....a medieval city

Splendid Matera.....there is no place like it on earth.  Ancient cave dwellings from the Paleolithic era and "more modern" cave dwellings that were...

Now this is the kind of "heavy metal" I appreciate!!

Now this is the kind of "heavy metal" I appreciate!!

I come to Florence every year in search of magic. There is so much of it in every direction I look— the centuries of art, the creations of the ...

Dinosaurs are alive and well...and living in Florence.

Dinosaurs are alive and well...and living in Florence.

People come from all over Europe to buy carved trees from this garden center just outside Florence, the Renaissance city!

Mayor says no to McDonalds in piazza Duomo

Mayor says no to McDonalds in piazza Duomo

News recently broke about the potential opening of a McDonald’s in piazza del Duomo, in the building currently occupied by Universo Sport. McD...

Top Five Street Foods of Florence, Italy.

Top Five Street Foods of Florence, Italy.

Florence is world renowned for having the finest restaurants offering a delectable Italian cuisines prepared according to recipes perfected over th...