Never before have I fallen in love with a pizza crust, but my heart was indeed left at Baldovino in Florence. Thin, chewy, and bursting with lush flavors of rosemary and salt, the pizza crust

Sette Secoli

I came across this place one night with friends while I was living in Florence. Unfortunately, I never found it again until I was leaving the city, several months later. To say the least, it

Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze

Florence is a beautiful city, known for its Renaissance art and graceful architecture. Unfortunately, it seems everyone in the world knows this, and the city is practically swimming with tourists year round. If you’re looking

Gianfranco Mello

The studio of Gianfranco Mello, on Borgo Pinto in Florence, is a soaring space that allows you to get up close and personal with the works of the artist. Landscapes of Florence and Tuscany, portraits,

Pasticceria Ruggeri

I love this place in Florence because it’s removed from the Duomo and filled with locals, has heavily cushioned booths on one side, a marble-topped bar in the center of things, and plenty of window


Gelato and I, well, let’s just say we’re old friends. There’s no better place for gelato than Italy, and I’ve sampled flavors in a variety of gelaterias up and down the country, from Venice to

L’Antico Noè

There’s just something about a panino. Meat, cheese, veggies, maybe a sauce or two — it’s usually everything you could want. If you find yourself in Florence, I would direct you to L’Antico Noè, a