Tag Archives: Florence

Funny things about my blog

I use WordPress for my blog and one of the screens shows stats on what posts have been viewed each day.  It find it fascinating to look at this page to see who searched for what as some of the … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Italian language school

My personal feedback on Italian language schools, after studying in Siena, Firenze (Florence), Lucca and Verona: They are fun! I have been at four schools and they were all fairly similar in terms of having a set amount of time … Continue reading

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Le biciclette

Lucca is very flat; it is also walled, and the center of town (the bit within the walls) is essentially pedestrian only, similar to most Tuscan towns.  This makes for a perfect setting for bicycles (le biciclette).  Everyone rides their … Continue reading

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Love is in the air?

I don’t know what kind of pheromones I was setting off today but it was another one of those “Italian men gone wild” kind of days. It seems as though I was being watched on my way to the Boboli … Continue reading

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The Museum of San Marco – update

I had to go back the museum today and snag some more photos.  Again, no flash!!!  I have appended my earlier post to include the new photos. One other huge plus to this museum is that it has one of … Continue reading

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Dante Alighieri

Has there ever been anyone alive or dead that you just felt you had some strange connection with, or maybe just an unusual curiosity, and needed to get to the bottom of it? There has been something nagging at me … Continue reading

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Chicks rule!

Anna Maria Lodovica was the last of the Medici family.  She died in 1743 and she is now in San Lorenzo. She left her entire estate, in perpetuity, to the people of Firenze.  This included the amassed Medici collections found … Continue reading

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