Spoiler alert! Expectations exceeded! Now you can relax and read on. Marta, our guide, spoke English with a slight Texan accent. She explained: “I meet so many Americans, I’ve picked up their accents. I’m like a chameleon with languages.” Marta first showed us the courtyard of the castle and explained the castle’s […]
Here is a slideshow of some photos I have taken of Florence. Hope this helps build the excitement! We are almost there!
Today I had a private tour of the Palantine Gallery at the Palazzo Pitti, courtesy of Anna. The rooms are chock full of art, with frescoed and sculptured ceilings. I could have stayed in one room for hours! Anna was able to show me the most important , as well as her favorite pieces, […]
Because I am staying with Anna, who is an official Italian tourist guide, I am able to see some wonderful places that are off the beaten path and tourists rarely get to appreciate. This morning she took me to the first Medici Villa near Prato, named Poggio a Caiano. We were the only people there. […]