Sophie Kruijsdijk

Sophie Kruijsdijk is a life and business coach and specializes in cross-cultural coaching. She is a foreigner in Florence and understands how challenging life abroad can sometimes get. She provides coaching in English, Dutch and Italian in Florence and beyond, and on Skype. See or email her at

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What on earth am I doing in Florence?

Whether just arrived or a veteran foreigner in Florence, life in our beloved city can get pretty challenging sometimes. We’ve all surely asked ourselves at some point, ‘What on earth am I doing here?’ The culture we live in is different from the one that we


Hidden from view

Within its walls, Palazzo Corsini in via il Prato holds a garden of unmatched loveliness and tranquility. Breathtaking beauty leads you through lush green citrus trees, past imposing statues to finally lose yourself in a heavily shaded labyrinth. And the best thing: no one is there. Florence can be somewhat