my name is Caterina, I was born in Florence almost 36 years ago and I still live in the Florentine countryside - not far from Chianti - where I share an old farmhouse with my family, cats and dog. I'm in love with my city and basically have the same feeling for the rest of Tuscany, but... I also like to travel of course and I adore England, Portugal, Greece, Canada and those never ending American skies.
I have been learning English for 25 years and that's why I can work as translator, English teacher, copywriter and web editor... I had also a couple of books published (poetry and short stories) but none of them have been translated in English ;-)
What else could I say? Well... I'm working for CiaoFlorence (a Tours&Travels Company) but I would like to make clear that I am here to read and give (honest) travel advice, not to advertise... however, I am a copywriter and sometimes I simply share links (when they make sense).
Sincerely, Caterina Pomini
Downtown Florence (except for the station) is safe as my room is ;-) Single girls or women can park their cars anywhere before dinner and get back home alone at 4 AM. I have been doing this since I was 18. Have fun! See More
Hi, the last time I went to Berlin (one year ago) my best friend took me to the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse . If you're interested in going back to the time of the Cold War, skip the East... See More
Hi Deborah, if you want beaches and beautiful architectural villages, you should definitely book a property in the Maremma region, between Cala Violina and Capalbio. I don't know any rental agency honestly, but... See More
You said "late May", so I'm still on time :-) Of course it depends on your interests and the number of days you will be staying in Florence; however, I can definitely give you some suggestions. 1) Have a look to this article , which... See More
Dear Suzette, TRAIN IS THE ANSWER! Venice, Florence and Rome are very well connected by high-speed trains (" frecce " in Italian). This means that you can reach Florence (station: Firenze S.... See More
As Gülşah said, you can take the fast ferry from Santorini and reach Heraklion in 2 hours only. You have to go to Crete, it is a spellbinding island, don't miss it! When I visited Crete, I spent 3 days in... See More
Dear Kristine, I was in Sydney last December and January and I spent there let's say 9 days in total. It is a fantastic city to walk around in, full of colours and attractions, the only problem is that it takes a lot (years I'd say!) to cross... See More