It is afternoon and the remnant light of day is starting to creep up and up further across the stunning marble façades of Florence’s most iconic churches and historic buildings. We have been walking through the cobbled streets of Florence for a couple of hours now. With no destination or purpose in mind aside from […]
Italians have a saying, ‘nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono’ – in small barrels there is good wine, which is basically the Italian way of saying that good things come in small packages. And nothing demonstrates this more than Florence herself. For all her historical importance, her mainstay as a global hub for arts, […]
Think of Florence and you’re not likely to think of Americans. You might, strangely enough, be more inclined to think of, say, Italians. But being a centre of art and culture (and shopping!), Florence is actually home to quite a large number of foreigners.
The Little Princes – children in the Renaissance. Cross-dressing toddlers, baby cages, superstitious baby toys, pet monkeys, baby binding, pint-sized cardinals and a range of toddler weaponry that gives a whole new definition to the term ‘infantry’!
With all the amazing fresh produce available in the local produce markets in Florence and Tuscany in general, organising a dinner for friends is a fun thing to do in Italy. In fact, our social calendar revolves around extending and accepting dinner invitations. In our house, cooking in Tuscany for our friends begins with sitting […]
When was the last time you had real fun? You know, actual giddy, giggling fun – like you had playing red rover-red rover in the school yard or skating in the park as a child, or spinning in circles until you fell laughing to the ground? Whilst we at Artviva enjoy showing lucky visitors to […]