I would like someone to explain simply the difference between using 'a' or 'in' when talking about a place. An example of what I mean is a page title 'Walking in Florence'. Should it be

camminare a Firenze


camminare in Firenze

I am finding it hard to shake the English language idea that you do something 'inside' a place rather than 'at' a place.

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    Please try to have a look at this and this.
    – user193
    Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 5:41
  • Also note that in your case it might be "camminare per Firenze" rather than "camminare a Firenze" (certainly not "camminare in Firenze").
    – user193
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 1:43
  • What I actually want to Use as a Subject line is 'Geocaching in Florence', written in Italian, but I didn't think anyone would know what Geocaching is.
    – Jim's Mum
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 5:46
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    "Geocaching a Firenze" is OK - if you are concerned that the readers might have never heard of "geocaching" add a short detail, for example "Geocaching a Firenze (caccia al tesoro!)".
    – user193
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 6:29
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    Thank you for the suggestion. It is clever and obvious at the same time. I am gratifies that you actually know what I am talking about No I have to write the body of the blog entry VERY VERY SLOWLY :)
    – Jim's Mum
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 23:51


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