Tag Archives: Santissima Annunziata

Walking Tour: The Living Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is intrinsically tied to France. Paris has claimed her as their own and rightfully so. Leonardo himself brought her to France when he went to work in the court of King Francis I. But Mona Lisa is not French at all. She’s Florentine. And while her portrait will likely never leave the Louvre, the […]

CHERYL will perform and party at Palazzo Strozzi

upcoming events: january 2015

Happy 2015, Florence friends! I’m not big on resolutions, but I will promise to never be this late again on a monthly event listing. Seeing as we’re over a week into the new year, I clearly started it off on a less-than-go-getter note. But! That just means I felt extra guilty and put even more effort into tracking […]

florence for kids

When I was little, I would lie awake at night concocting dream vacations (clearly nothing has changed). Though twenty years ago, those dreams were much simpler. Quality car snacks, a hotel pool, and a bedtime-free week was my idea of the perfect vacay. I can definitively say these childhood fantasies never involved losing track of time at the […]