Tag Archives: gates of paradise

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]