A Room with a View Lucy Honeychurch’s Florence

This December marks 30 years since the release of the Merchant-Ivory film A Room with a View. Marking a pinnacle of achievement for Merchant-Ivory, the film has been beloved by audiences ever since, particularly for its evocative and beautiful scenes set in Florence. It is seen by some as a near-perfect exemplar of adapting a novel for the screen, a tricky and controversial area of film criticism. A timeless classic, A Room with a View will continue to entrance audiences and inspire in them a love for Florence. Visit the following locations to follow in Lucy Honeychurch’s footsteps around the city. Piazza SS Annunziata In the film, Miss Lavish (Judi Dench) and Miss Bartlett (Maggie Smith) walk through this beautiful square, saluting the statue of Ferdinand de’ Medici. In the book, however, it is Lucy who goes to the piazza, where she is deeply moved by Andrea della Robbia’s ceramic representations of babies on the Ospedale degli Innocenti.

The voice of Mina ... in Piazza Santo Spirito

It must have been around seven in the morning of a Saturday, the first day of August, and Piazza Santo Spirito could not have been more peaceful. There were no plastic cups or beer bottles from the night before and only one coffee shop was open. The square was quiet and the sun shined softly. I had just exited the building with three of the four-legged customers of the pet sitting business I work for, and even them, three terriers, were calm and relaxed, matching the mood of the day.

Hello Students! Welcome in Florence with... a soundtrack

September is coming around and Florence is getting ready to receive students from all over the world. Whether you are new here or are coming back for another year do not miss all the amazing events around town that are featured in this edition of Florence is You. I will start university in September as well but because I have been here since last January, I can share with you a few of the things that I love about Florence.Florence hosts a few marathons throughout the year and if you want help getting in shape for them, all you have to do is join the Firenze Corre team.

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