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Latest Blog Posts for Florence from the Heart

  • Moments in Piazza Santo Spirito
    on Feb 21, 2009
    by Lisa McGarry published on February 20, 2009I look back on my earlier visits to Piazza Santo Spirito with a mixture of affection and nostalgia. The first time I found myself here, tracking down an archive of drawings from a community project I had...
  • Piazza di Santa Croce
    on Feb 21, 2009
    by Melinda Gallo published on December 23, 2008Piazza di Santa Croce is undoubtedly the most visited and photographed in Florence. On any given day, hundreds of tourists pass through the austere where Dante stands guard. Visitors stop to tour the i...
  • Corri la Vita
    on Feb 21, 2009
    by Melinda Gallo published on October 14, 2008 is an annual (race) that takes runners and walkers through some of the most scenic parts of Florence. For the last six years, the organizers of this have been raising funds for cancer research. I decid...
  • Participating in Corri la Vita
    on Jan 1, 2009
    by Melinda Gallo published on October 14, 2008Corri la Vita is an annual (race) that takes runners and walkers through some of the most scenic parts of Florence. For the last six years, the organizers of this have been raising funds for cancer rese...
  • Shopping at Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
    on Jan 1, 2009
    by Melinda Gallo published on August 26, 2008The Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio is an outdoor food market in a residential area of Florence near the Santa Croce church. Almost every morning of the week locals browse the (stands) to see what produce is i...
  • In the Seat of Abundance: Piazza della Repubblica
    on Jan 1, 1970
    by Cheryl Tucker published on July 28, 2009If you stay in Florence long enough, you'll find a piazza--one where you feel at home, one that you'll seek out after being away. On my first stay in Florence a few years ago, passing through the centrally l...
  • I didn’t bring my watercolours with me
    on Jan 1, 1970
    by Andrea Ponsi published on September 22, 2009 I didn’t bring my watercolors with me. If I had, now, leaning against this railing at Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking the fields towards the Forte di Belvedere, I would take out a sheet of paper, di...
  • Sitting in Piazza della Signoria
    on Jan 1, 1970
    by Lisa McGarry published on May 20, 2009My natural inclination when I go to Piazza della Signoria is to find a spot somewhere around the edge and look into the middle of the piazza, which is like a big container for people and energy. Whether from u...
  • Via della Ninna
    on Jan 1, 1970
    by Andrea Ponsi published on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 One of the characteristics of Florence's urban pattern is the recurring presence of an accidental geometry based on acute angles, deriving from the irregular street network. This singularity become...
  • Appreciating Florence over Time
    on Jan 1, 1970
    by Sophia Khan published on Thursday, September 29, 2011 A tall, rusticated stone arch embedded in a palace's wall basks in the sunlight emitting a sense of antiquity. These were my first impressions of the backside of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in...
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