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Florence & Tuscany

Florence service directory

  • Acupuncturist - Dorota A. Kowal

    Recommended by Alexandra Chatzidaki

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    Qualified Acupuncturist based in Florence specializing in Fertility & pregnancy.
    tel:(+39) 329 00 65 921
    e-mail :

    "I feel calmer and more in control. I can now do things I like and not feel guilty. I feel Ive moved on. I think positive and feel that I have improved a lot in many things that were troubling me before, such as learning how to say no, feeling less guilty, find ways to distress and take care more for myself" (AC; oct 2012)

  • Useful websites in Florence

    Recommended by Kirsten Hills

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    A fantastic network for English speaking mothers. An essential way to get information and meet other mothers.
    Lists all activites in and around the city (in Italian.)
    A forum and information site for mums looking for support and details of what to do in Florence, and the challenges of raising kids here.
    Local council information on services and information for children growing in the city.
    A website to help you find parks closeby in the city.
    Great information about women’s health and giving birth in Italy
    Information about home birthing in Italy
    More information about giving birth
    La Leche League which gives information and support to breastfeeding mothers.

  • Medical services - gnaecologists/obstetricians

    Recommended by Kirsten Hills

    Usually obstetric and gynaecological services are provided via ASL, but many women chose to have a private doctor to monitor pregnancy too. Most of the doctors below speak English and have been recommended.

    Dr. Mariani, viale Matteotti 42, Florence, Tel; 055 574415 or 34833866
    He has a reputation for being a very sensitive and considerate doctor – he also speaks English very well.

    Dr Desii, Cristina, via Lorenzo Il Magnifico, Florence, Tel; 338 3359129
    She is a great doctor, speaks English and is located at the studio in Lorenzo Magnifico, close to Piazza Liberta

    Dr Barbara Brodbeck, via. Statuto 7, Florence, Tel; 055 461465
    A very professional doctor with an excellent reputation in the city.

  • Medical services - complimentary practioners

    Recommended by Kirsten Hills

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    Many Italian pharmacies will have a good range of herbal remedies, and well-informed staff to suggest remedies for a range of ailments. Florence has a good range of doctors and alternative practitioners. Here are services which have been tried.

    Erborista Pegasus, viale Ariosto, Florence, Tel; 055 2298335

    Natural practioner, Monica Arangioli, Tel; 335656522

    Accupunturist, Dorota Anna Kowal, Tel; 329 0065 921,
    Has a studio in Fiesole

  • Firenze 4 Moms

    Recommended by Kimberly Vanzi

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    Founded in 2004, Firenze 4 Moms aims to assist expat English-speaking mothers in Florence & Tuscany. It offers a comprehensive website, blog and discussion forum. Main language is English