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Baptistry in Florence

Baptistry in Florence

Early morning walk past the amazing Baptistry #splendidflorence

Matera.....a medieval city

Matera.....a medieval city

Splendid Matera.....there is no place like it on earth.  Ancient cave dwellings from the Paleolithic era and "more modern" cave dwellings that were...

Now this is the kind of "heavy metal" I appreciate!!

Now this is the kind of "heavy metal" I appreciate!!

I come to Florence every year in search of magic. There is so much of it in every direction I look— the centuries of art, the creations of the ...

Dinosaurs are alive and well...and living in Florence.

Dinosaurs are alive and well...and living in Florence.

People come from all over Europe to buy carved trees from this garden center just outside Florence, the Renaissance city!

Mayor says no to McDonalds in piazza Duomo

Mayor says no to McDonalds in piazza Duomo

News recently broke about the potential opening of a McDonald’s in piazza del Duomo, in the building currently occupied by Universo Sport. McD...

Top Five Street Foods of Florence, Italy.

Top Five Street Foods of Florence, Italy.

Florence is world renowned for having the finest restaurants offering a delectable Italian cuisines prepared according to recipes perfected over th...

Inside the Innocenti Museum

Inside the Innocenti Museum

The new Museo degli Innocenti, or Innocenti Museum, will open to the public on June 24, 2016. We got a sneak preview of the inside before the dis...

Can you guess what these are?

Can you guess what these are?

They were used for securing horses.......note how much higher the street was in Florence in the 15th Century!! White outline has been added to...

Why Hitler refused to bomb this bridge...

Why Hitler refused to bomb this bridge...

During WW2 the City of Florence suffered a lot of damage and all of her historic bridges were destroyed......all except one.  The Ponte Vecchio -...

My Florence: Early Morning Stroll

My Florence: Early Morning Stroll

My Florence by Florentine Ann Antonini… These are two entrances to private gardens in via dei serragli that I pass in the morning. The giardin...

Florence Artisans at Risk

Florence Artisans at Risk

There is an increased demand for hand-crafted products around the world, but at the same time the centuries-old artisan culture is seriously unde...