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Dreaming of Florence

For centuries the world has been coming to Florence to see the world, the art and architecture of that grandiose age the Renaissance, for that is human greatness. From Mark Twain to me and the millions of modern tourists, Florence is a dream location, a representative of the magnificence of Europe. Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, … Continue reading

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Old City

I can hardly believe that I’m in Italy. Florence still seems a mystic place even though I’m here. The town is drab, wet, and tired. Luxury brands are juxtaposed with ornate Renaissance churches and statutes. The place is caughtup in itself; too long looking back at former glories. Designer brands may help, but they prove … Continue reading