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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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Current-ly in Florence: The River Arno

It is afternoon and the remnant light of day is starting to creep up and up further across the stunning marble façades of Florence’s most iconic churches and historic buildings. We have been walking through the cobbled streets of Florence … Continue reading

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Florence: barrels of fun, fashion & fascination

Italians have a saying, ‘nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono’ – in small barrels there is good wine, which is basically the Italian way of saying that good things come in small packages. And nothing demonstrates this more than … Continue reading

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Standing Still and Moving Forward on the Streets of Florence

Florence is so full of wonderful masterpieces by some of the greatest artists in history. The Uffizi Gallery houses what is arguably one of the finest collections of Renaissance art (and the Accademia is home to what many claim is … Continue reading

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Art Rocks Hard in Florence: Michael Jackson, Jim Morrison, Lou Read and more in Florence Art Exhibit

Florence. Renaissance city. Great artistic masterpieces. Hub of unsurpassed genius. And now, Hard Rock? From midday Saturday 6th August, a new art exhibition is opening in Florence. Titled ‘THE ART OF HARD ROCK’, it is an art exhibition showcasing 40 … Continue reading

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Italy DOs and DON’Ts – pushing in is fine, just don’t touch the apples!

The Uffizi Gallery has just issued a list of rules for visitors to the museum. It got us thinking about etiquette generally in Italy. For instance, when you entre a store, you should ask permission to browse. In Italian you … Continue reading

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