Tag Archives: Loggia dei Lanzi

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 […]

Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo by VT_Professor

walking tour: florence in a day

Hi, we’re Hannah and Meg, and we’re obsessed with Florence.  Recently, we took a step back and wondered, “Hey H&M, do you really think everyone wants to pack up their lives and move to Florence?” While we’re shocked the answer isn’t a unanimous YES!, we’re coming to terms with a new reality. Say you’d rather […]

free valentine’s day adventures

L’amore! It’s no secret that Italy oozes all things love – it’s the home of the romance languages, and San Valentino was a Roman martyr. Clear from the amount of people who chose to honeymoon here each year, Italians don’t reserve their displays of affection for one day in February. So how to celebrate our […]

rainy day escapades

Rainy season is here. It’s a fact. Our knee-jerk reaction to such a dismal forecast is to surrender to the couch with a can of Paprika Pringles (seriously why haven’t those reached America yet?!) and let ourselves go brain-dead to endless hours of MTV Italia. While I’m not denying the occasional necessity of vegging out while in Italy […]

every road leads to rome: an ancient roman walk through florence

Veni, Vidi, Vici Firenze! Although Meg and my hearts beat for the Renaissance, they race for those Romans! I mean what’s not to love about gladiator fights, vomitoriums, and togas? Although today tourists flock to Florence to see where the Renaissance kicked off, the true foundation of the city is entirely Roman. Unlike Rome’s majestic […]

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 […]

photo by Hannah

piazza della signoria part 1

Piazza della Signoria – duh. If you left your Florence trip planning in the hands of a kindergartner he or she would make this piazza the first stop on your itinerary. So why are Meg and I, two seasoned Florentine explorers, telling you about something your 5-year-old nephew could? Because let’s be honest, if you’re the […]