My Recent Instagram PicsFun window at an antique store in ArezzoJust a few days ago yet a world apartLooking upriver and down from #pontevecchioIt's been 9 years since we've been to #florenceitaly They have cleaned most of the #florenceduomo and the transformation is stunning. As are the crowds. More pleasant was a revisit to #santacroce where Donatello, Michelangelo and other notable Renaissance figures are buried. We ran into our Arezzo friend #giorgiovasari who oversaw the Santa Croce Michelangelo memorial which has 3 female figures representing 3 of the arts - painting, sculpture and architecture. And Visario painted the fresco that you see them restoring. The yellow stuff on the picture of the woman cleaning is varnish that she is removing to bring back the beauty of the painting. Fun to see. Santa Croce is big, with cloisters, chapels, yards. Hard to believe that in 1966 a flood of the Arno river rose 30 feet into this building ruining much art.
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One of the reasons I love travel is because you see things you don’t with places that are familiar. All the senses are engaged bringing you alive. You are fully present, in the moment, totally here. It’s wonderful. We’ve been … Continue reading
The last few days have been exceptionally clear and bright with the bluest of blue skies. Magnificent. So lucky to have been here the past few days.
This is such a beautiful building. Every trip I take pictures because it so inspires. There are endless angles from the outside that are interesting because of the detail and stripes. The organ is a restored Baroque era wonder. When … Continue reading
I am such a fan of old cars and the Fiat 500 is just so cute. Talked to the owner of this one which was built in 1967! It’s always fun to see an older couple piled into one of … Continue reading
Our friend Simona Fabrizio has a country home where she does her incredible cooking classes. It sits just below the old town of Allerona from which you hear the church bells all day. We went out to give her a hand planting … Continue reading