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Funghi Porcini

Porcini Mushrooms: How Italians Ease Into Autumn

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Some time between beach season and boot season, porcini mushrooms begin to arrive in the market, at road stands, and on menus. Though they are available almost year round, porcini are one of the true harbingers of autumn in Italy, their nutty flavor and mossy smell pulling diners away from the beach and into the cozy embrace of the woods.
Florence Paperback Exchange

Become a Bookseller in Florence

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via Florence’s leading English language bookstore for sale | The Florentine

Here’s a business opportunity for book lovers with an itch to live and work in one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.

The Paperback Exchange, Florence’s oldest English language bookstore, is looking for a new owner. According to The Florentine, owners Emily Rosner and Maurizio Panichi wish to retire after 39 years of selling English language books to visitors and Florence’s English speaking expat community.

Become a Bookseller in Florence

Via della Conciliazione at night

Video: Living in Rome

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People often ask me what it’s like living in Rome. And it’s hard to give an answer that pleases everyone. There is the breathtaking beauty (the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s, a narrow alley in Centro, the fashionable people), as well as… Video: Living in Rome