Tag Archives: baptistery

city search: the man, the myth, the baptist.

St. John the Baptist is a big deal in Florence. If the fireworks and parades didn’t tip you off, he’s an even bigger deal this week. What’s all the hype about this hipster mountain man, on the ultimate paleo diet of bugs and bushes? For starters, St. John the Baptist had some pretty famous family (like Jesus). […]

Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo by VT_Professor

walking tour: florence in a day

Hi, we’re Hannah and Meg, and we’re obsessed with Florence.  Recently, we took a step back and wondered, “Hey H&M, do you really think everyone wants to pack up their lives and move to Florence?” While we’re shocked the answer isn’t a unanimous YES!, we’re coming to terms with a new reality. Say you’d rather […]

walking tour: dan brown’s inferno

This walk might raise some eyebrows, but we figured if you’re still with us after last week’s post, then you must love us for who we really are. Yet we understand the obvious question: don’t art historians intrinsically loathe Dan Brown’s books? We’d be lying if we said we hadn’t heard a few professors moan […]

easter with a bang: the scoppio del carro

This Sunday is Easter. And if you are in, around, or even a train ride away from Florence, you will be in Piazza del Duomo come 11 AM Sunday morning. Oh, I’m sorry, you had brunch plans with the Pope? You’ll have to reschedule. The historic Scoppio del Carro (explosion of the cart) is a […]

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 […]