Europe, Florence, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places

Places to See in Florence (Firenze): Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

The train pulled into Florence's Santa Maria Novella station and I prepared myself for heart palpitations, fainting, dizziness, or to spontaneously burst into tears. Why, you may ask? These are some of the psychosomatic responses that a "victim" may have when they are exposed to great amounts of art in a single place. With artistic… Continue reading Places to See in Florence (Firenze): Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Europe, Italy, Places to Visit in Italy, Read About Can't Miss Places, Rome

Art Treasures of Rome—Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael, Oh My!

Love art? For hundreds of years, the Catholic church has been commissioning and collecting the world’s greatest works of art. A wealthy nation-state, Vatican City has untold riches within its walls—quite a bit of it that can be visited. Outside the papal state, visitors can enjoy the luxurious, fashion-forward area that runs from Piazza del… Continue reading Art Treasures of Rome—Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael, Oh My!