Tag Archives: museo dell’opera del duomo

2015 italian bucket list

It’s a blogging tradition around here to post a trip bucket list for every return to Italy. This one is a bit shorter than those of the past (2013, 2014). That’s due in large part to the fact that my other Italo-loving half, Hannah, won’t be along with me (she’ll certainly be there in spirit!). […]

Festa della Rificolona by g_u on Flickr

upcoming events: september 2014

Many use September as the time to mourn summer. I, on the other hand, always anticipate the leather boots, knit sweaters and cooler temperatures eagerly. “But there’s so much more to do during the summer!” people exclaim. Whelp, don’t start crying just yet, summer lovers. In researching our monthly event series, we found that the start […]

Calcio Storico by Stefano Pogliani

upcoming events: june 2014

Sixth month of the year is almost here, you say? It’s only fitting, then, to add a bonus event to this month’s list of top free things to do in the city. Your six events follow! Festa della Repubblica | June 2 Put your Italian pride pants on! Each June 2nd, the country celebrates the founding […]

Deposition, by Andrea del Castagno, 1443-1445, by Ben Rimmer via Flickr

inside santa maria del fiore

As promised, this week we’re bringing you inside the only structure in Piazza del Duomo that doesn’t charge – the cathedral itself. Don’t be deterred by a long list of fees for supplemental Duomo fun. Yes, you have to pay to climb the inside of the dome (still awesome) or delve deeper into the ancient […]