Tag: florence

5 Historic Sights I Walk by Every Day

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, and home of one the most powerful and wealthy families of Europe, the House of Medici. As such, it holds a plethora of historical and iconic buildings, thanks to the funding of the Medici, that are renowned around the world. As a huge fan of art history, I ...

A Daytrip to Ancient Fiesole

In Florence, you are constantly surrounded by beautiful Renaissance buildings, narrow streets, and busy shops. However, for those wanting a change of pace from the bustle of the touristic city, or those interested in another aspect of history, Fiesole is the perfect little village to take a day trip to. I recently visited this ancient ...

7 Essential Stores in Florence

With so many coffee shops and local marts everywhere you look in Florence, its difficult sometimes to weed out the good from the great. Either because of the quality of the goods, the ambience, or just the comfort of knowing they’ll always be there for me, some stores stand out to me for being an ...

10 Things Every Traveler Should Know About Florence

Florence is an amazing city, with history everywhere you go, important sites for Western art and culture, and beautiful that rivals any city in Italy. However, there are a lot of things in the daily life in Florence that a foreigner wouldn’t necessarily think about. Here are ten facts you should know before you travel ...

Florence on my Own

One of the biggest pieces of advice I was given before going abroad was to take a weekend to myself to explore my city and get to know my surroundings. Boy, was that the best advice I’d had. I have always been the type of person who loves to do things with other people. I ...

Andiamo a Italia

I have been looking forward to posting this most because of the incredible adventures and memories that each city brought to me. Italy is probably one of the most diverse countries I’ve ever been in. We learned in our Italian Style class that each city has different types of people, different cultures, foods, and historic ...

Wanderl(o)st

Even though we’ve been in Florence for a couple of months, we have never been to Piazza Pitti. Piazza Pitti is a huge palace that used to be the summer home of the Medici family, and just so happens to be across the street from our school. It is also home to many famous scenes, ...