Alexandra Korey is a staff writer at The Florentine and social media project manager for TF's sister company, Flod, where she specializes in social media for museums and institutions. In her past life, she got a PhD in Renaissance art history from the University of Chicago and a Masters from Syracuse University in Florence - the latter is what convinced her to move to Florence.
When she is not writing for someone else, you can find her at her blog www.arttrav.com, where she's been reporting on art, culture and life in Italy since 2004.
This week, Florence celebrates one of the most beloved artists of all time, Michelangelo Buonarroti, with the first-ever Michelangiolesca festival, a series of free events and concerts from July 14–19, around the city but concentrated on piazza San Lorenzo. The events are curated by art historian Sergio
If you own a smartphone or tablet, chances are you travel with it and like using apps with city guides, maps, museum information and more. So, for the digital-savvy visitor or resident, here's our list of essential apps. Although the Android-using authors of this article are