Another Story

Mapping Florence with Kids

"While many skills have become obsolete in the digital age, map reading remains an important tool for building...

Venice’s January Light

"...the Venetian lagoon -- that terraqueous dimension dominated by a nature that is indolent and voracious." (Alberto...


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

Of Venice and Color

Two stories within the (Instagram) frame thinking back to a recent two day visit to Venice. Here are some unmistakable...

Coffee and Flowers

  IN THE MOOD for coffee and flowers for this late February weekend.   [gallery type="rectangular" size="full"...

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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