Santa Margherita Ligure
Italy 2018 / Liguria / Travel Notes

Santa Margherita Ligure

The not-too-big, not-too-small seaport town of Santa Margherita Ligure, situated on the sparkling Mediterranean, has proven the ideal home base to start our Italian adventure. An easy two-hour drive from Milan and just 30 minutes from Genoa, Santa Margherita  is connected to nearby towns including Camogli and Rapallo by ferries and a train station. The next town … Continue reading

Florence’s Other Dome: The Basilica of San Lorenzo’s Medici Chapels
A Snapshot From / Florence / Travel Notes

Florence’s Other Dome: The Basilica of San Lorenzo’s Medici Chapels

If this shot above were wider, then just a bit to the right you would see Florence’s iconic Duomo, capping the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Pictured here, however, a very similar-in-“miniature” dome graces the Cappella dei Principi (Chapel of the Princes), one of two structures comprising the Medici Chapels in the complex of the … Continue reading

Snapshots from Florence: The Ponte Vecchio
A Snapshot From / Art, History & Culture / Florence / Travel Notes

Snapshots from Florence: The Ponte Vecchio

Il Ponte Vecchio “Water under the bridge” is a common English saying. In Italian one would say acqua passata non macina più, literally translated as water gone no longer roils. Regardless the language, the water under this famous bridge is the river Arno, which it has spanned for centuries. The Ponte Vecchio is one of my … Continue reading