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the capponi chapel

Mannerism: an artistic style of art popular in the mid-16th century that is undeniably weird but also totally awesome Ok, so I didn’t get that definition out of my old Art History textbook, but that’s pretty much it. And if you don’t believe me take a stroll over to the Oltrarno to check out the […]

the ponte vecchio

Arguably, Florence’s most famous free attraction is the Ponte Vecchio. Centuries of writers have waxed poetic about its picturesque shops, and an uncountable number of lovers have dramatically declared their love by securing padlocks to the bridge’s fence and throwing the key into the Arno below. But the bridge is more than beautiful – it’s […]

piazza santo spirito

neighborhood crawl: santo spirito

If you manage to fight through the downtown crowds and slip over a packed Ponte Vecchio, you’ll encounter a much easier, even more delightful Florentine experience. We’ve explored part of the San Niccolo neighborhood on our San Miniato hike, but this crawl is dedicated to my favorite city quartiere  – Santo Spirito. This walk will […]