Horror Between Florence’s Bloody Walls

  By Ivana Scatola   With Halloween creeping (quite literally) upon us, you can’t help but wonder about Florence’s eclectic history and the sights it must have witnessed in the past. Behind the extraordinary monuments and breathtaking architecture that comprise this city, it is inevitable that a few sinister and gory sights took place.   …

DIRTY DEEDS AND DIRE DEATHS

A look at two of the most famous deaths in Florence By Ivana Scatola   The feast of Halloween is said to have originated from a merging of harvest festivals, pagan celebrations of the dead and most importantly, as the eve before the two day Christian feast days All Hallows’ or All Saints’ Day (November …

HALLOWEEN IN FLORENCE: WHAT TO SEE, EAT, AND DO.

Founded by the Romans in 59 BCE, it is no surprise that witches and ghosts have made their mark during Florence’s long history. Several years ago, Halloween was virtually unheard of- much less celebrated- in Italy. Fortunately, this is no longer the case.    WHAT TO SEE:  Hotel / Pensione Burchianti: This 17th century building contains beautiful frescoes …