June 26, 2016

Well, it is my last night in Florence and I couldn’t help but run around the city one last time before I leave tomorrow morning.  I hadn’t realized it, but it was actually my first time exploring the city at night!  Part of me really regrets not getting out more in the evening, but my days have been so long, I have needed to simply retreat to my quaint, market side apartment to work on sketches or snuggle up with...

June 14, 2016

The last week has been an absolute whirlwind of information and travel.  I will warn you that this blog may be a little longer as I will give a brief review of my trips to Cinque Terre, Rome and Siena while trying to reflect on any observations or realizations that may have come to me along the way.

So Cinque Terre, if you ever have the opportunity to visit this wonderful section of the coastline, pretend you are t...

June 6, 2016

Once again, June 6th in Florence provided us with great food, architecture and plenty of information.  We began our morning by back tracking to the library designed by Michelangelo that is attached to the San Lorenzo Basilica.  Passing by a charming orange tree in the middle of a highly manicured courtyard, one enters into a dark and revered lobby occupied by a three part staircase intended to lift you to enlighte...

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