Tag Archives: Leo X

fresh air on the arno trail

A few Mays ago my friend and fellow expat, Emily and I struck up a flirty conversation with two handsome Italians at a party. Flirting with foreigners is actually quite easy as endless quirky cultural differences are sure to keep the witty banter alive (if you haven’t tried it, do). Our cultural difference that evening happened to be the concept of exercise for […]

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 […]