A blog about the history of the Porcellino statue in Florence, Italy--the famed bronze boar fountain.
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
Born in 1265, Italian poet Dante Alighieri's most famous opus, The Divine Comedy, is central to Dan Brown's historical thriller, Inferno. Starring recurring hero Professor Robert Langdon, Brown's story starts fittingly in Florence—the city of Dante's birth. Inferno's dramatic version will be hitting the big screen soon causing me to reflect on how the book… Continue reading Dan Brown’s Inferno–Guide to Florence Attractions