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 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...

June 3, 2016

So my first night in Florence turned out to be quite informative.  One, although convenient, the market square may not be the place to stay if you need peace and quiet to sleep.  It seemed like the room was going to blow off this city on a Wednesday night until about 2:30 in the morning.  I am worried what the weekends will be like.  It does turn out that today was a holiday and so people may have went out to take...

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