Orsanmichele – A Chapel for Florence’s Powerful Guilds


Orsanmichele – A Chapel for Florence’s Powerful Craft and Trade Guilds: In its former life, Orsanmichele was a grain market (Loggia de Mercato del Grano) on the main road that linked Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Commissioned by the Signoria, the building was converted into a church and used as the chapel for […]

10 Top Things to See and Do in Florence – Italy

Bridge over the River Arno

THERE IS PLENTY TO SEE IN FLORENCE AND THE CITY IS BEST EXPLORED ON FOOT: Florence’s centro historico or historical center is packed to the brim with museums, art galleries, cathedrals, elegant buildings and beautiful squares that it’s possible to see and do a lot here even if you’ve only got a couple of days. […]