Monthly Archives: March 2010

Ceiling of Nero’s Golden House in Rome collapsed

On March 30th part of the ceiling of emperor Nero’s palace collapsed. Completed in AD 68 the palace was called the Domus Aurea (Golden House) because of the large amount of gold leaf it was decorated with. Its walls and … Continue reading

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Fast food Florentine style

As you stroll around Florence you might notice what at first glance appear to be hot dog stands. On closer inspection you’ll see that they are actually selling tripe sandwiches!! Tripe is the inner lining of the first of a … Continue reading

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Discover the real Florence

Every visit to Florence should include a visit to the world famous Uffizi gallery, a glimpse of Michelangel0’s statue of David, a coffee in the Piazza della Signoria and a stroll across the beautiful Ponte Vecchio bridge. However those who … Continue reading

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Easter in Florence

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Possible Museum Strike in Florence?

We have been informed here in the Artviva offices that there may be a museum strike in Florence tomorrow, March 19th! The strike is programmed for both March 19th and March 23rd, and will affect the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery … Continue reading

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We have been informed here in the Artviva offices that there may be a museum strike in Florence tomorrow, March 19th!  The strike is programmed for both March 19th and March 23rd, and will affect the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery … Continue reading

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