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) 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 major hub for Italian nightlife.  In part … 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.