Florence – The Birthplace of the Renaissance – Day 2 – Part 1

To me, the city of Florence is like a ornately set piece of jewelry: It is beautiful, delicate, and perfect in its arrangement.  Walking the streets of this city can be a transporting experience, sending one back to the times of the Renaissance, for this is the city that gave birth to that most glorious…

Advertisements

Florence – The Birthplace of the Renaissance – Day 1 – Part 2

Window shopping in Florence can be an artistically educating experience, particularly in the Oltrarno neighborhood. A plaque on a wall pays tribute to the birthplace of famous Italian lawyer and politician, Giuseppe Mantellini. In Piazza San Felice, a small triangular space just past the Palazzo Pitti, you will find La Colonna di Cosimo I, or…

A Quick Stop in Rome!

We were planning on spending time in Rome at the end of our trip, as usual, but since we needed to catch the train for our next destination at Rome’s Termini Station, we decided to spend one night there in the middle of the trip, and while we were there, catch the last performance of…