The heart of great art beats on in Italy

Italy has inspired some of the world’s greatest artists to create some of the best artworks ever created by man. The concept of Italian art invites thoughts of Michelangelo slaving away at the Sistine Chapel within the Vatican, of Botticelli working on the painstaking detail of his Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery, and […]

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Italian Summer – heading for the hills of Tuscany!

As we treaded the Tuscan walking path, around half a dozen white butterflies flutter around us, as if curious to see just where we were headed. First it is past the charming Tuscan farmhouses, some with fruit and vegetable gardens surrounding the cobbled cottages, others with olive chestnut tree groves. One farmyard has several goats, […]

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Tuscan Sunsets – Best Views in Tuscany

One benefit of the rolling Tuscan hillside is the spectacular views afforded from atop. And there is not better time to enjoy the sight of the most beautiful wine country sprawled out before you than at sunset*. From Florence, the best views are from Piazzale Michelangelo. This great Piazza overlooks Florence, and the surrounding Tuscan […]

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VISITING THE PYRAMIDS… OF ROME?

Let’s play a game of word association. We say ‘Gondola’, you would likely say ‘Venice’. We say ‘Michelangelo’, you may come up with ‘Florence’, ‘ David’ or perhaps ‘Sistine Chapel’. But how about ‘Pyramids’? Not many of us would call out ‘Rome’. And yet, Rome was actually the site of two pyramids built as tombs […]

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