Tag Archives: Giambologna

Sunsets and River Rats: An Ode to the Arno

Before I left Florence after grad school (sniffle sniffle), I wrote up my laundry list of lasts. My friends found item #3 a bit off-putting–touch the Arno. A lovely shade of brownish green and home to growing families of river rats, they weren’t exactly drawn to its shores with the same enthusiasm. The thing was, I felt rude. I felt […]

our 2014 italian bucket list

Today Hannah & I are headed back to Florence! With just a few days in the city, we have a packed schedule that leaves little wiggle room for what might typically be considered la dolce vita. For just that reason, we’ve got to be strategic about what we see and do to ensure we’ll have time […]

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: […]

the villa crawl

One toasty, Tuscan, summer day a few years back, I accompanied Meg on a trek out to the Medici Villa at Castello for some thesis research. Wellllllllllllllll you know how these things go. One villa led to another, and another, and another, and before we knew it we were riding a full-fledged Tuscany high. While […]

piazza della signoria part 2: the loggia dei lanzi

Piazza della Signoria – a place so packed with culture, history, secrets, and just general wow-worthy moments that we had to break it into two separate posts. Last week, in piazza della signoria part 1, after a dizzying history lesson and some serious art contemplating, you were left high and dry at your cafe of choice to […]