An American in Italy

The aperitivo, Italy’s wonderful happy hour-like, drink with buffet, doesn’t get much better than at Kitsch.

In my exploration of vegetables, I rediscovered Brussel Sprouts. My son had told me last year that he had been...

You might recognize the title from a line in the movie, Young Frankenstein, and it pertains to the same thing here...

Going to Piazzale Michelangelo is always a treat!

This place is one of my favorite for an appertivo. The drinks are priced at 6-7 euro and include a...

The tiny church of Santa Margherita, located on via Santa Margherita just off of Piazza Cimitori is called Dante’s church...

IMG_0099 For my birthday dinner, I wanted seafood.

The Asmana Wellness Center is something that I have never experienced before, and it is incredible.

Of course you know the Clementine orange, that delightful small fruit that is available at Christmas time due to the ripening...

In just a few short weeks, the Art History Course, Masterpieces and Monuments will start up again. It’s one of the things that make the winter months wonderful in Florence. Enjoying...

Cavolo Nero, or Black Cabbage, a vegetable similar to Kale in the USA and is my latest vegetable find and gastronomic...

Coop and Media World are life savers for shopping in Florence.

The Herbal Amaro (recipe located here) is now resting in the second stage.

The Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, located on via della Scala, behind the church cloister, is a piece of heaven on earth.

The Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, like those all over the world is a five star, elegant, and incredibly expensive place to stay located...

Florence at Christmas time is magical.

IMG_3625 For the past few years there has been a light show on the face of the Santo Spirito church.

Every year, the Piazza of Santa Croce hosts a German Christmas Market through the month of December. 

The Museum of San Marco could be called the Museum of Fra Angelico!

IMG_4960 I don’t think there is anything more beautiful, romantic, or that will put you more in the Christmas spirit than Florence in December. ...

img_9860 The subject matter for the Renaissance paintings in Florence is relatively limited. It is of course almost entirely religious, with a few scenes...

img_9592 On October 18th, fifteen months after closing for reconstruction, the new rooms at the Uffizi, which contain the works of Botticelli, opened to the...

img_9636 Ai Weiwei Libero is running at the Palazzo Strozzi until January 22, 2017. I suggest you drop everything you are doing and go...

img_9538 On November 4, 2016, we commemorated the 50th year since the flood in Florence destroyed many precious works of art, devastated this beautiful city...

The Cenacolo di Ognissanti has evaded me all summer because it was closed for some repair work.