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Friendly guards Florence. (Check out the shoes!!!)

Friendly guards Florence. (Check out the shoes!!!)

Florence’s patron saint is no less than St John the Baptist – San Giovanni Battista – and with June 24 being the feast day of St John the Baptist, Florence is set to go all out with celebrations. This year marks  Continue reading

Florence’s patron saint is no less than St John the Baptist – San Giovanni Battista – and with June 24 being the feast day of St John the Baptist, Florence is set to go all out with celebrations. This year marks Continue reading

Florence Italy Renaissance | florence italy

Florence Italy Renaissance | florence italy

The search for the 'real' Mona Lisa... Who was the 'real' Mona Lisa? http://blog.artviva.com/2012/10/05/mona-lisas-bones-the-search-continues/

The search for the 'real' Mona Lisa... Who was the 'real' Mona Lisa? http://blog.artviva.com/2012/10/05/mona-lisas-bones-the-search-continues/

Florence musicians on the city streets

Florence musicians on the city streets

Parading in front of Florence’s Il Duomo

Parading in front of Florence’s Il Duomo

Now for supper.  I've chosen Trattoria la Casalinga in Piazza Santa Spirito, near the language school I went to as a teenager.

Now for supper. I've chosen Trattoria la Casalinga in Piazza Santa Spirito, near the language school I went to as a teenager.

Italians love a good market. From fresh food to artwork and even fashion items, markets offer a great way to truly shop like a local. And hey, if you have to buy a few Florentine leather handbags along the way, … Continue reading →

Italians love a good market. From fresh food to artwork and even fashion items, markets offer a great way to truly shop like a local. And hey, if you have to buy a few Florentine leather handbags along the way, … Continue reading →

Il Duomo of Florence, The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. The cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Photo by Cosimo Malesci

Il Duomo of Florence, The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. The cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Photo by Cosimo Malesci

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