Walking around the historical city of Florence at various times of the day, we are gifted with the most spectacular sights of marble-façade churches asterisked by the brilliant morning sun behind, statues perfectly chiaroscuroed, historical palaces back-dropped by a perfect blue midday sky, the setting sun behind the Tuscan hills in the distance along a […]
It may come as no surprise that life is not too bad* when you live it in Florence, Italy. And one of the 4879** things we absolutely adore about this wonderful Renaissance city is that there are always so many great things to do in Florence. This Sunday afternoon, we decided to do as many […]
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’!