Author: Anna McGee

Florence is the ideal location for Anna McGee, who studies History of Art at university and enjoys learning European languages. A lover of the written word, Anna relishes the opportunity of interning at The Florentine, where she also picks up lots of tips for exploring this beautiful city.
July 12, 2016

New life for the Neptune Fountain

A huge white marble statue of Neptune, surrounded by rearing seahorses and frolicking bronze satyrs, towers over visitors to piazza della Signoria. Despite its imposing character and lavish design, Bartolomeo Ammannati’s Fountain of Neptune has not always been well received. Almost as soon as it was unveiled on December 10, 1574, it was criticised by Florentines […]
July 8, 2016

Santa Croce and the Statue of Liberty to become partners

A partnership is being planned to celebrate the sculptural and symbolic connections between Manhattan’s Statue of Liberty and Santa Croce’s The Liberty of Poetry funerary monument.         What do the two statues have in common?   The striking similarity has long been noted between New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty and Pio […]
July 6, 2016

8 reasons you should get married in Tuscany

In Tuscany, love is always in the air. With its picturesque landscapes and cities, moreish food and beautiful artisanal products, the region is the dream wedding destination of many of us.   Thanks to the new wedding-planning service of local girls Claudia and Giulia, C&G Wedding and Event Designer, that dream can now easily become […]