The Arno River cuts through Florence, dividing the historic center of the Italian city from the less-touristy Oltrarno side. For centuries, trade along the river fueled Florence’s commerce and, thus, its prosperity. Beautiful bridges, including one designed by Ammannati (with Michelangelo’s help perhaps), crossing the river were designed in a manner fitting the waterway's importance.… Continue reading Florence Must-See…Ponte Vecchio Bridge
A historical blog about the Last Supper painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio in Ognissanti Church in Florence, Italy.
Our friends at the Tour Guy sent us an email with the headline “Social Distance Doesn’t Mean Cultural Distance.” That slogan resonated with me. Jon and I have been feeling pretty sad after having to cancel or postpone some of our travel plans for this year. I’ve been feeling like Europe and all the lovely… Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of Europe!
A blog about Torre di Largo Argentina, a square with cool archeological remains, in Rome, Italy.
Roaming Historian loves to uncover the hidden histories in a city, see the sites that aren't as frequently visited, experience new cultures and cuisines, and visit the big attractions a place is known for. Understanding the past makes for a more enriching trip. And we think the best vacations include history, food, and fun. With… Continue reading Come Roam With Us!