Tag Archives: Le Murate

upcoming events: november 2015

November, November. You can be cruel, with heavy rains and crazy fluctuating temperatures. But I’ve been not-so-patiently awaiting your arrival, as during your days I will be reunited with the city we all adore, Firenze. So until my trip, I’ll be crossing days off my calendar and stalking you via this webcam of Piazza Signoria. […]

upcoming events: july 2015

I have to admit, I was apprehensive about writing this column this month. July in Florence is hot and crowded, and there’s not really any excuse for people to host events for free. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by a whole host of happenings that would make me gladly brave the high temperatures and throngs of […]

upcoming events: may 2015

Hannah and I are having trouble liking May, but not for the reasons you might think. The month is overflowing with free festivals, celebrations, tours, outings, and every other synonym in the thesaurus under “events.” Some are featured here, and even more are featured on our calendar. So mostly we dislike it because we’re sitting stateside while […]

florence for free 2014 year in review

The year 2014 convinced hundreds of thousands of people to dump buckets of ice water on their heads. It broke the internet with a photo of Kim Kardashian’s behind, that we simply cannot unsee. Most importantly, it captured a cryptic elevator attack by Solange on Jay Z – the mysterious circumstances of which will haunt us well into […]

kimye’s wedding: finding history and culture in the hot mess

“Kim is even more beautiful than I am talented,” gushed the always humble Kanye West in one of his three, 20-minute speeches throughout the course of the Kimye wedding weekend. With five first dances, a massive gold box housing the bathrooms, one Jayden Smith running around in a white batman costume, and Kanye’s wedding present to […]

Movement at Le Murate

beyond the walls of le murate

Le Murate – the former convent, turned prison, turned hipster hub – is one of the most culturally rich (and confusing) sites in Florence. It is also the easiest to miss. I, for one, nonchalantly strolled by Le Murate for close to a year before I was enlightened to its rich history and cultural events. With the […]

Bandierai degli Uffizi by nikoskier

upcoming events: may 2014

May is a goldmine for free things to do in Florence. It starts right away with the Notte Bianca events in the early hours of the 1st and continues throughout the month with days and nights of free museums, gardens, movies, and more. So let’s consider May the pot of gold at the end of the […]

how to be a hipster in florence

I am not a hipster. I’m a former sorority girl from the Midwest. That, however, doesn’t mean I don’t admire the hipster lifestyle. Small venue live music, quirky vintage clothing, witty sarcasm always on the tip of the tongue, the BEST Instagrams. What I wouldn’t give! So occasionally, when the mood strikes, I break out my faux […]