Not an Art Historian? A Beginner’s Guide to the Uffizi Gallery

When I took my first art history class, I didn't really know what art history was but I was pretty sure that I wouldn't like it.  Five courses later, hours memorizing titles, artists, years and mediums, and countless visits to museums all over the glob in search of seeing the works I learned about in … Continue reading Not an Art Historian? A Beginner’s Guide to the Uffizi Gallery

Un Bar Per Tutti Quanti

(A Bar for Everyone)   (I hope that's what I said....) So you're in Florence, you've seen all the museums and gawked at the Duomo and ate as much pasta as your stomach can handle.  So now, let's get down the the real important stuff:  drinking.  Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is also a … Continue reading Un Bar Per Tutti Quanti

Firenze, da Solo

The first time I went to Italy, something clicked.  I had to go back (check out that first picture from our boat ride on the Amalfi Coast...how could you not fall in love!?).  I applied to study abroad in Florence for the following spring and two years later, I'm heading back again.