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Art Lesson in Florence: Learn to Sculpt or Paint

Florence is synonymous with its artists and architects that forever changed the world landscape in their artistic fields. Considered the forefathers of painting are Cimabue and Giotto, together with art ‘uncles’ Andrea Pisano and Arnolfo. Then came Donatello, Masaccio, Bronzino, … Continue reading

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Friends in Florence

According to UNESCO, Italy is home to more than half of the world’s most important artworks, and around half of those are in Florence alone. Some of them, being centuries old, are in desperate need of restoration. For the past … Continue reading

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From Italy with love: naked males in classic art

A list of the top 10 male nudes in art  was recently compiled by The Guardian. And with Italians being well-known for being great artists with an eye for beauty (and oft-times being not too hard on the eye themselves), … Continue reading

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Best places to see art in Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy is home to a lot of the world’s greatest artworks. Much of that is due to Florence being the birthplace of the Renaissance, which brought to life an artistic culture that has never died. The best places to … Continue reading

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Inspired by…Michelangelo’s David

American gun maker ArmaLite has received a lot of unexpected publicity in reaction to their ad featuring Florence’s beloved Michelanglo’s David holding a rifle. The ad has caused a great stir, and not just concerning infringements on copyright protecting the … Continue reading

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What remains – dark discoveries in Florence, Italy

Many may have skeletons in the closet, but it has recently been discovered that one of Florence’s must-see museums has been hiding much more than a metaphorical dark secret. An ancient mass grave holding around 60 skeletons has been found … Continue reading

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It’s a sign – what to do in Italy

The best way to experience Italy is with the locals. And to do so, there is no better way than to follow the signs. Around cities and small towns, Italians place posters advertising events, markets, concerts, festivals, Renaissance fairs, parades … Continue reading

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Canti Di Maggio – Mayday Traditional Festivities Tuscany, Italy

May Day is a tradition still alive today in Tuscany, Italy as an allegory of the return to life and rebirth. The magic-propitiatory rite is often done during a questing where, in exchange for gifts (traditionally eggs, wine, food or … Continue reading

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Putting the Mo’ on the Mona Lisa….

Mo’ debate has raged about the true identity of Mona Lisa and the meaning behind the painting. (S)he has also inspired a great stache of songs  (lots & lots  of songs!) and several films. But what would Leonardo da Vinci think about seeing his portrait depicted … Continue reading

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DOs, DON’Ts & OH NO, YOU DIDN’T?!s: Etiquette in Italy

Part of the joys of travel to a foreign land is about immersing yourself in a new culture, embracing alternative ways of living and experiencing differences. As such, part of any preparations for a trip to another land should involve … Continue reading

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