Another Story

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...


"The home should be the treasure chest of living." [Le Corbusier, 1887-1965]   MAISON. CASA. HOME. This is a nighttime...

Under the Trees

“Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?” [Walt Whitman] High above...

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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