Maggie Ryan is a San Diego native who misses the Pacific Ocean but thinks the Arno is pretty nice too. She is a junior at Stanford University majoring in English and studying in Florence for an all-too-brief 3 months, during which time she hopes to improve her Italian, get lost as little as possible and run in the Fiesole hills to burn off all the pecorino she plans to consume.
In 1600, three million pilgrims descended on Rome for the Jubilee proclaimed by Pope Clement VIII. Among them were the members of the Compagnia di Santa Caterina in Fontebranda (Society of Saint Catherine in Fontebranda), who had set off for the holy city on the famous Via Francigena. This December
The Cortile Maggiore dei Fiorentini (Great Courtyard of the Florentines), at Florence's Archaeological Museum, is reopening after 50 years of closure to the public. Designed near the end of the 19th century by archaeologist Luigi Adriano Milano, the Cortile houses the remains of monuments from Florence’s days
Born just outside of New York City, handbag designer Jen Mascali has fashion in her blood—her mother and grandfather are both artists and her great-grandfather was a shoemaker for stars ...