Animal Portraits: An art installation by Simone D’Auria

Florence is full of surprises and this past week I stumbled upon one as I was running along the Arno.  The first thing that caught my eye was a white figure floating in the air, strung up on a cable connected by the two buildings. Upon further examination I realized that each of these white … More Animal Portraits: An art installation by Simone D’Auria

Florence (Part 1)- Medici Chapel and Church of San Lorenzo

The more time I spend in Florence, the more I realize how much power the Medici Family enjoyed over not just Florence, but Europe and within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.  The power of the Medici Family originates with Giovanni de’ Medici, who was the banker for the Papal Court.  Forgive me for sounding … More Florence (Part 1)- Medici Chapel and Church of San Lorenzo