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.
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
Just thinking about eating the Tuscan food found in Florence, Italy gets my mouth watering. The regional dishes served there are worth replacing my fitted wardrobe with sweatpants and oversized shirts. Florence is—without a doubt—my favorite food city in the world! Since I was a child, Italian cuisine has been my favorite and no matter… Continue reading Best Restaurants in Florence, Italy 2019
Travel reminds us how small the world really is. We’ve had numerous encounters where we met people from our home state or local area. I once even ran into my college’s Vice-President of Finance in a bathroom at the vast complex that is the Vatican Museums! But the best of these happenstances occurred when a… Continue reading Things to Do in Florence: Museo San Marco
I dined at a new “Italian” restaurant in my hometown. Supporters of it touted its “authenticity” on Facebook. I’m always skeptical when people claim that something is “authentic” Italian. Have they been to Italy? If so, have they immersed themselves enough in the culture to ascertain legitimacy? Do they mean it’s authentic Italian or Italian-American?… Continue reading Best Restaurants in Florence, Italy 2018