LETTERS

LETTERS

Plenty of letters to piece together and so many stories to tell. More coming with an update here very...

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Of Venice and Color

Of Venice and Color

Two stories within the (Instagram) frame thinking back to a recent two day visit to Venice. Here are some unmistakable vibrant but muted colors to start the week along with Ruskin's thoughts here: “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the...

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Explorers and Warriors at the Fortezza Santa Barbara

Explorers and Warriors at the Fortezza Santa Barbara

I would probably never have known about Pistoia's renowned public preschools if I didn't have a daughter who attended them. Over these past five years of her education I've been able to meet some of the delegations and educators from schools around the world who come...

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Coffee and Flowers

Coffee and Flowers

  IN THE MOOD for coffee and flowers for this late February weekend.   "Live on coffee and flowers. Try not to worry what the weather will be." -Matt Berninger   The above is a lyric from...

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A Rusty Blue Train

A Rusty Blue Train

This old train in Pistoia is one that I pass by every time I head towards my commuter train to Florence. It sits inside a graveyard of rusty trains that have been laid to rest. On most days I rush past them on my bike in a hurry and don't often stop to contemplate...

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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.

Molly McIlwrath

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Follow me on Instagram @vicolodeifuggiti. 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.