Uffizi Gallery – what it is, what’s in it (and how do you pronounce it)?

The Uffizi Gallery, in the historical centre of Florence, houses what is one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance art. Pronounced something like ‘oo-fit-zee’, the building was originally constructed by Cosimo I dei Medici (1519-1574) who was living in the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza Signoria. He decided to construct the Uffizi Gallery next […]

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Searching for a lost masterpiece: The Da Vinci Code Art Sleuth

Think of Florence and your mind is flooded with thoughts of Renaissance art, delicious gastronomic delicacies, artisan crafts, and spectacular architecture. A neutron beam scanner and a gamma-ray camera will probably not entre into your thoughts of Florence ? or of anything else for most of us! However, for one man, these devices hold the […]

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