Girl in Florence
Georgette Jupe, an American in Florence, reveals the secrets of her personal Florence
What did you imagine your life would be like when you were growing up?
The only thing I knew for sure was that I didn’t want to stay in Texas forever. But I never dreamed that I’d live abroad, and in a place like Florence.
What does living in Florence mean to you?
I feel at home, surrounded by history and beauty.
The last thing you were moved by something.
When I leave my apartment, preferably first thing in the morning, and the city is about to wake up. That’s when I feel truly lucky. Just me and my dog.
Your suggestions to visit contemporary Florence.
Check out places like Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Numeroventi and the new Manifattura Tabacchi. For food, try Melaleuca, near Ponte alle Grazie, for coffee and a top breakfast. Lunch at Il Guscio and dinner at a new restaurant that’s just opened called Nugolo in via della Mattonaia.
3 places to photograph Florence for girlinflorence Instagram-style.
City markets like Sant’ Ambrogio and San Lorenzo, the view from the terrace cafè at Museo degli Innocenti and the walk from Porta Romana to the church of San Miniato al Monte.
Social aside, what are your hobbies?
Books are my great love.
More sustainable tourism in Florence.
The last book you read.
Uneducated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.