Tag Archives: art

ognissanti

You’re nostalgically strolling down Via Calzaiuoli on your last night in Florence. The street glistens with sparkly hats stacked atop the heads of salesmen. Light-up toy helicopters swirl to remarkable heights into the night sky above you. A tiny Mini Mouse cutout dances to LMFAO on the street corner (seriously how does that work?!). You’ve […]

castagno-apollonia

cenacolo crawl: florence’s last supper scenes

Thanksgiving! A heartwarming day when a beautiful feast is enjoyed and celebrated with family and friends. The holiday is distinctly American, but the tradition of gathering to share an important meal long outlives our young country. In the Christian tradition, Jesus shared a Passover meal with friends where he gave thanks; unfortunately, it took a […]

Deposition, by Andrea del Castagno, 1443-1445, by Ben Rimmer via Flickr

inside santa maria del fiore

As promised, this week we’re bringing you inside the only structure in Piazza del Duomo that doesn’t charge – the cathedral itself. Don’t be deterred by a long list of fees for supplemental Duomo fun. Yes, you have to pay to climb the inside of the dome (still awesome) or delve deeper into the ancient […]

piazza del duomo

Talk about the elephant in the room! For each of our excursions, we’ve told you that when all else fails, head to the Duomo to start your adventure. What we’ve neglected to mention is that the Piazza del Duomo itself is one of Florence’s top free outings. Maybe we’ve avoided it for so long because […]