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

Today started off with a jolt of adrenalin as I woke up only 35 minutes before I needed to be across the city for our second art history lecture!  Upon arriving at the Santa Croce Cathedral I was greeted by an amazing sculpture of Dante towering over me.  We entered into the church to find more exquisite stained glass, grave markers of the rich and influential beneath our feet and shrines carefully plotted around...

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