A Florentine Photoshoot

As the weeks in my beloved city were dwindling down, one of the ways I wanted to memorialize my time was with professional photos. As I’m sure you saw, last summer I was posting to my Instagram constantly with photos of my adventures that my friends would take of me, almost always taken on my […]

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A Very Special Florentine Souvenir

Want to know a secret? I was actually thinking to write this article in the fall, and started writing one but scrapped it because I thought the time frame had passed. The past few days of writing, I obviously said “to heck with that”, and now here we are. This post is all about my […]

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Visiting 100 Museums

I cannot believe I’ve visited 100 museums!!! I started making this list during the year I spent in London in grad school, where museum visits were an integral part of our course curriculum. At least once a week, we would visit museums around London for lectures. From big to small, repeated or only a one-time […]

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A Curated Guide to Florence, Italy

I am so so SO excited to finally publish this article that I have put so much of my time, passion, and experience into. Before I even went to Florence, I knew this was the #1 article I wanted to create to share what I think is the “best of” this magnificent city, and the […]

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My Favorite Museums in Florence

Coming off my article of favorite churches, I thought it would be fun to condense my favorite museums in Florence into one article! There are a countless number of musei in Florence, which is only fitting considering it is the home to one of the most important and famous artistic movements in history! I have a huge […]

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My Favorite Churches in Florence

During my Italian summer, I found that one of the most important aspects of the culture is their strong connection, history, and reverence to their religion. Roman Catholicism has been the national religion of Italy for centuries, and throughout history Italian life centered around their faith. When the world didn’t have scientific explanations for natural […]

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il Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

“And when I thought of Florence, it was like a miracle city embalmed and like a corolla, because it was called the city of lilies and its cathedral, Saint Mary of the Flowers” – Marcel Proust For my all-time favorite building the world, I felt it necessary to dedicate a whole post to il Cattedrale di […]

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La Cappella degli Scrovegni

I have to start by saying that, wanting to see The Scrovegni Chapel was a dream of mine since I learned about it in my first college art history class so many years ago. As time and more classes had gone by, I have learned more about the artist, the project, and the chapel, and […]

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Visiting the Museo Palazzo Vecchio

I have to start out by saying that I have now been to Florence three times, and I have walked passed the Palazzo Vecchio a countless amount of times in the regular comings and goings of my Florentine life, but this was the FIRST time I had ever gone into see the Museo Palazzo Vecchio! […]

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Le Porte del Paradiso

Have you ever seen a work of art that just left you a bit speechless?! I have a few times, and one of those times was when I saw Le Porte del Paradiso for the first time (in English they are referred to as The Gates of Paradise). In an overview, they are a set of […]

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