Day 2 in Florence began early. And when I say early I mean we were up and out of the door by 6.15am so we could take advantage of there being no crowds in the Piazza della Signoria. The previous evening we had decided that we would head back to the Piazza so we could... Continue Reading →
We flew out to Pisa on Monday 8 May but after nearly 12 hours travelling, once we reached the apartment that we were staying in for the week, we weren't really up for going anywhere too much. So a quick trip to the local supermarket was had, followed by a nice meal out in a... Continue Reading →
I am VERY pleased to announce that my second book, about the fanatical Girolamo Savonarola, will be coming SOON! Watch this space for more details on the upcoming release from MadeGlobal publishing.
The Burning of the Vanities is an event in Renaissance history that often has historians cringing - so many beautiful pieces of art and precious books were lost on a giant pyre that was constructed within the Piazza della Signoria and set alight on 7th February 1497, Shrove Tuesday. Following on from the expulsion of... Continue Reading →