Guide To Florence’s San Marco Monastery, a Fra Angelico Dreamland

Her’s my guide to visiting the stunning San Marco Monastery in Florence Italy. San Marco is wallpapered with frescos by the divine Fra Angelico. It’s a serene and irresistible hidden gem in Florence Italy. Even though it’s well known by art aficionados, it doesn’t always get the love it deserves. Tourists tend to leave San … Read more

How To Visit Florence Cathedral and Climb Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Essential Guide

Here’s my guide to Florence Cathedral in Florence Italy, with must know tips for visiting. This guide covers the history of Florence’s Duomo, everything to see at the Duomo, how to get skip the line tickets, and how to climb Brunelleschi’s iconic dome. This guide will help you have an efficient visit to the Duomo, … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Florence’s Best Museums

Here’s my guide to the best museums in Florence Italy. Florence is an overwhelmingly beautiful city, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” With the best Medieval and Renaissance art in Europe, Florence is a veritable art lovers paradise.  Popularized on the 17th century “grand tours,” Florence is now a mandatory, and oh so wonderful, stop on … Read more

Tips For Visiting Florence’s Amazing Uffizi Gallery

Here’s my guide to everything you can do to prepare for a visit to Florence’s truly amazing Uffizi Gallery, including tips for how to get advance tickets to the uber popular museum. The art-rich Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the western world. It may be Florence’s #1 attraction, after the … Read more

Guide to Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico, With One of Italy’s Most Famous Fresco Cycles

Here’s my guide to visiting the Palazzo Pubblico, the political and cultural center of Siena Italy. The magnificent palace sits proudly in one of Europe’s most beautiful medieval squares, the Piazza del Campo. The Palazzo Pubblico was built in 1297-1308 for the Council of Nine, the governing body of Siena. Beside the Gothic palace soars … Read more

Guide To The Siena Cathedral Complex, an Art-Filled Gothic Wonder

Planning a visit to Siena? Here’s my guide to visiting the Siena Cathedral complex. The cathedral is the top attraction in Siena and a true haven for art lovers. Siena Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption and the Duomo. It might as well be nicknamed the Siena Art … Read more

Guide to the Must See Masterpieces of Florence’s Bargello Museum

Here’s my guide to visiting the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence. The august museum houses a world class collection of Renaissance sculptures. Despite that, and because Florence is so packed with treasures, the Bargello is a hidden gem in Florence. In this guide, I identify and describe the masterpieces of the Bargello and … Read more