An American in Italy

Now on display at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna until March 27, there is an incredible Frida Kahlo exhibit.

Italians love, love, love their dogs! Dogs are everywhere!

IMG_4829 Dustin Hoffman, age 78, is on the set in Florence filming a new television drama series called, The Medici: Masters of Florence.

IMG_4378 Maybe you haven’t noticed the changes at Santa Maria Novella Train Station!

IMG_1757 Prato has an 800 year (beginning of the 12th century) history of producing textiles.

IMG_1120 Borgo Ognissanti, the street where I live, had a street festival! Boy was it fun!

IMG_0862 This year’s Artigianato e Palazzo event was no less spectacular than ever, in fact the gardens were in bloom, making it an even more...

I Gigli, Florence, Italy Shopping in the city center of Florence is heavenly….if you have a lot of money!

IMG_3863 This parade represents the procession of the 3 Kings (Magi) to visit the Christ Child after his birth.

IMG_0553 Autumn in Florence is my favorite time of year!

IMG_1740 This wonderful exhibit of artisans has moved around from piazza to piazza.

I get a lot of mail from folks who are planning a trip to Italy and don’t want to be an “obvious tourist”. I thought I would share some of my...

IMG_0989 I attended this Mostra Internazionale dell’ Artigianato last year and found that I enjoyed it more then than this time.

I have long been an animal print girl myself, but this Fall in every store window in Florence, I see...