Episode 85: A Tourist Tax in Florence?

What a summer in Florence! Ungodly heat, a government in shambles, and the tourists have returned in the full flock!

The streets of Florence are jammed packed, and business seems to be booming again for those who suffered so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While flipping through Instagram a couple of weeks ago, we came upon a post from the Florentine that floated the idea of a tourist tax in Florence based on a similar concept in Florence. Of course, the first thought out of our mouths was, what! You must be kidding. 

Our second thought was to reach out to our friend Helen Farrell, Editor-in-Chief of the Florentine. After all, it was the Florentine that floated the idea.

Helen graciously agreed to join us for this episode, and we are so glad she did! We catch on to everything that is going on in Tuscany and look ahead to what is coming up in the coming months! 

About the Florentine:

The Florentine is published 11 times a year. There are over a thousand subscribers worldwide and a circulation of 10 thousand copies per month. You can find the magazine for free at over 150 locations in Florence. 


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