Mapping Florence with Kids

Mapping Florence with Kids

It might be a fairly obvious thing that someone working in the travel industry would be interested in maps of all kinds, especially city maps. In the PBS article from the quote above there are some very useful links to books for kids on the subject. After reading this it had me thinking even more about maps of Italian cities.

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Calligraphy in Florence for Families with Betty Soldi

Calligraphy in Florence for Families with Betty Soldi

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS and a few glimpses of a calligraphy workshop we held last winter that focused on Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry where kids, parents and grandparents wrote, drew fragments of poems from a hat and dreamed at Sopr'Arno Suites B&B with its...

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Venice’s January Light

Venice’s January Light

"...the Venetian lagoon -- that terraqueous dimension dominated by a nature that is indolent and voracious." (Alberto Toso Fei, Veneziaenigma) There is nothing that compares to Venice the first days of January after the New Year's crowds leave, while the university...

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Pistoia chosen as Italy’s culture capital for 2017

Pistoia chosen as Italy’s culture capital for 2017

It comes as no surprise that Pistoia was chosen out of nine finalists by Italian Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini as Italy’s culture capital for the year 2017.   "Pistoia invests in culture more than double the national average." (Samuele Bertinelli,...

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Molly McIlwrath

Welcome to LetterArteMente’s blog. I lead art historical tours in and around Florence for individuals, small groups and create unique educational tours and workshops for kids and families.

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The name Vicolo dei Fuggiti is inspired by one of the medieval alleys (“vicoli”) in Pistoia behind the central Piazza del Duomo and was the road where prisoners (the “fuggiti”) would flee.
For me, however, the name holds many meanings for travel, movement and the pursuit of our own path in this day and age.

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