Tag Archives: Francesco de’ Medici

Dante and Beatrice by Henry Holiday, 1883

walking tour: famous florence lovers

Short, sweet, and to the point – the recipe for the perfect Valentine and, it turns out, for a Valentine’s Day walk!  It’s no secret that Florence is famous for attracting lovers, so we decided to follow in the footsteps of some of the city’s most renowned couples. Worried that it might be too saccharine? […]

the medici walk: part 2

This walk was originally featured on Tuscany Arts! Looking for part 1? It’s right here. With a caffeine buzz and time to take in the first half of our Medici saga, let’s get back on our track with your Medici warm-up walk of Florence in Piazza della Signoria. Distance: 800 m Time: 45 minutes Cost: […]

palazzo vecchio courtyard

Some of my most perfect days in Florence involved nothing but hours of combing through Zara sale racks, 4 popsicles from La Bottega, and a chick flick at the Odeon.  I have Catholic guilt though. And what did Catholic guilt mean for an Art History student in Florence, constantly aware of the reality which would […]

piazza santissima annunziata

When my mind wanders it always ends up in the same place – Florence. In fact, I might consider myself a master Florentine fantasizer. In some daydreams I’m flashing my black card all over Via Tornabuoni. Others involve a declaration of love on the Ponte Vecchio at sunset. Of course my favorite is Meg and […]