Lucca’s Puccini Music Festival

From March 31st – October 31st 2013, the city of Lucca will present nightly concerts (that’s right, seven days a week!) celebrating the music of native son Giacomo Puccini, Italy’s most beloved composer. All performances will be held in the beautiful Church of San Giovanni in the heart of Lucca. […] Read more »

In Florence: The American Military Cemetery

The American Florence Cemetery is located approximately 7.5 miles south of Florence. This past Sunday, after ten years of driving past the cemetery (which is viewable from the superstrada between Florence and Siena) we finally took the exit to pay a long-overdue visit. Read more »

Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists

A delightful exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, now through July 15th! Americans in Florence – Americani a Firenze – features the works of artists who came to Florence in the late 19th through the early 20th century. John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt and Maxfield Parrish are […] Read more »