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...

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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