The Arno - Florence, Italy
July 25, 2014

Ponte Vecchio - Florence, Italy
July 25, 2014

San Lorenzo - Florence, Italy
July 25, 2014

Piazza Michelangelo - Florence, Italy
July 25, 2014
The pre-dawn sky above Florence is a deep, pastel purple, and then as the sun rises, it burns into a faded cobalt blue and then finally into an auburn haze that can be found lurking in the backgrounds of most Leonardo Da Vinci paintings.

Piazza della Repubblica - Florence, Italy
July 24, 2014

On The Street - Florence, Italy
July 24, 2014

Da Vinattieri - Florence, Italy
July 24, 2014
This place isn’t just off the beaten track. In order to find it you must go off the beaten track, and then off of that unbeaten track. But the panini are wonderful (that’s correct grammar, “panini” is plural) and no longer is this place off of your beaten track.

Gelateria Santa Trinita - Florence, Italy
July 23, 2014
Every gelateria in Florence is linked to a location from which to enjoy it and here, with gelato from Santa Trinita, I go to Ponte Santa Trinita and look west down the Arno, or east up the Arno and toward Ponte Vecchio.

St. Mark’s English Church - Florence, Italy
July 22, 2014
In the 19th century church, I joined not even 50 other people to view a minimalistic performance of Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera, La Bohème. There were four talented actors, a brilliant pianist, and an intimate setting that put you in the room with the characters.

Mercato Centrale - Florence, Italy
July 22, 2014

Leather Market - Florence, Italy
July 22, 2014

Il Pizzaiuolo - Florence, Italy
July 22, 2014
The burrata here is an event of a meal. Between four people it’s an appetizer. Between two - as my mother and I did two years ago (I’ve been ordered to mention my mother) - between two, it ruins your next course. And between one, you contemplate the meaning of food. Do you leave even the smallest bite of this wonderful meal on your plate? Or do you go to an 11 on a 1-10 scale of full?