Santa Croce Church in Florence

Art, history and Franciscan spirituality     Florence is so much more than the Uffizi Gallery! Almost at every corner the city surprises you with yet another little treasure: a statue, a tabernacle or some beautiful frescoes. And then, there are the Florentine churches which preserve countless masterpieces, traces of long and prosperous history of […]

The Gardens of Florence

a walk through the Oltrarno   It’s springtime! Finally! We’ve been waiting for so long! This winter seemed endless, it was cold and even snowy, and we were waiting for the spring more than ever. Finally, here it is, with its colours and scents! Spring is the best time for walks and hikes and with […]

Textiles and wealth in fourteenth-century Florence at the Accademia Gallery

exhibition review Florence is undoubtedly the city of fashion. It’s a hometown to Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo and every year it hosts the famous fashion show “Pitti”. Many students from all over the world come to Florence to study fashion at one of the prestigious schools located in the city, such as the famous Polimoda. […]

The dreadful November

the flood of Florence, 4. 11. 1966     Autumn in Tuscany is one of my favourite seasons. It’s still warm outside so one can enjoy walks and hikes in the countryside and admire colourful landscapes with yellow, red and orange trees, bushes and vineyards. At the same time, November tends to be particularly rainy. […]