Bringing Photography to the Blind – Alinari Photography Museum of Florence

Think of art in Florence and one automatically thinks of Botticelli, Michelangelo and other great Renaissance artists on display in the must-see Florence museums of the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum. But one little-known museum in Florence, the Alinari photography museum, is dedicated to the preservation and display of another art form, photography.   With […]

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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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NASA, Galileo Galilei…and Artviva

It is well-known that Italy is breathtakingly stunning.  From the wine region in Tuscany, the fabulous Florence finesse, the enchanting canals of Venice, the romantic Roman ruins, the cluster of the stunning villages comprising the Cinque Terre and beyond, Italy is gorgeous.   But there is yet another angle to Italy’s beauty.   Colin Maybury, […]

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