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 …

Pico della Mirandola

Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola lent his name to a Florentine saying: “You have the mind of Pico della Mirandola”. This means “you are very bright”. We would probably say someone was as clever as Einstein. Pico was born, in body, on the February 24, 1463 in Mirandola, Province of Modena, the youngest of the …