My favourite time of day - the city still sleeps and medieval cobbled streets are wonderfully empty, but ancient walls, corridors and piazzas whisper secrets of those who went before, normal lives lived in the rich, creative, cultural melting pot of the Renaissance. Ponte Vecchio's historical shopfronts are closed but for the quiet stirrings of a cafe preparing for the rush and bustle of tourists hungry for a cool gelato to counter the heat of summer. In the early morning lig
Some magic dusted Florence this Saturday afternoon. Adults of all ages were transported back to childhood as street artists reminded us of what is possible when one sees through the eyes of a child. What we love about language and story-telling, about costume and entertainment, of what it means to live in the moment - how the weight of time, responsibilities, knowledge and experience are made light and full of possibilities - suspended in a moment by the simple act of blowin
Quick trot ahead of the storm clouds, but loving that Firenze is still so lush and green. Not long to final critique so any lucky moments spent outside of the studio taking deep gulps of fresh air are seized upon and relished.
Tooting happily through the streets of Florence, candy bright and proudly polished, drawing crowds and big smiles on their route, beloved by Italians - a recognisable part of their cultural heritage and identity. Both cute and practical - Fiat were always onto a winner with this combo. Adorable and affordable, and most importantly, easy to park in a city living cheek by jowl.