On the Fringe of Florence: The Stibbert Museum

About seven kilometers from the Piazza del Duomo but still in Florence proper is the Stibbert Museum, the stately home of Frederick Stibbert (1838-1906), a man born into wealth to an English father and Italian mother. Stibbert inherited the considerable family wealth at age 21 and began a lifelong passion of collecting military armory and costumes….

Snapshots from Florence: Palazzo Davanzati

Just down the street from my favorite street market in Florence (Mercato Nuovo) is a lovely, although unassuming, building which I was trying to locate. It seemed to be hiding in plain sight, and I walked past it several times. I suppose after a few luxurious days in Florence, I had grown accustomed to buildings adorned…