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Things to Do in Florence—the Museo Horne

If you're looking for a great thing to do in Florence, visit the Museo Horne. With artistic treasures in a stately small palazzo, the museum is truly magnificent.

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Florence Must-See…Ponte Vecchio Bridge

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

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Renaissance Art: Ghirlandaio’s Last Supper in Florence

A historical blog about the Last Supper painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio in Ognissanti Church in Florence, Italy.

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The Best Churches in Florence, Italy

Seeing art where it was first meant to shine—in situ—is a moving experience. In Italy, many of the greatest works of art were designed for churches. Rich patrons, to show off their beneficence…and wealth, funded artists to fresco chapels, design tombs, create altarpieces, and adorn churches in ecclesiastical splendor. One of my favorite things to… Continue reading The Best Churches in Florence, Italy

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Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks

On our most recent trip to Florence, Jon and I had the fun of using an app called Hidden Florence to take guided walks throughout the city. This great technology really heightened our sightseeing! The app takes one on a historical adventure of Florence attractions across the city. The guide, Giovanni, is a 1490s wool… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: ‘Hidden Florence’ Walks