INFERNO: from Dante to Dan Brown

Dante’s Inferno has become the basis for the latest Dan Brown novel of the same name. Dan Brown’s Inferno takes its name from the first of the three canticas that make up Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the poem, Dante recounts in first person his experiences of travelling through hell (Inferno), purgatory (Purgatorio) and heaven (Paradiso). […]

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Romance Made to Measure – Valentine’s Day in Italy

Everyone has their own idea of what is romantic. For some, it’s red roses and chocolates. And if you like red, roses and chocolates, that’s great. However, if you’re looking for some out-of-the-chocolate-box ideas for the most romantic day of the year, here are some unique and romantic things to do for Valentine’s day: 1. […]

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Florence by Night – beautiful in any light

Reason we love Florence #4837 is the way her beauty and charm changes, not only with the seasons, the months of the year and with each day of the week, but also with the time of day. Pre-bustle, the only people on the street just at sunrise in Florence are the street cleaners who make […]

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Putting his foot in it: Bronzino in Florence&Bronzino in Monte Python

Agnolo Bronzino, the artist whose real name was Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano, is about to have his works exhibited at Palazzo Strozzi. Bronzino’s claim to pop-culture fame is the use of a foot from his ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time’ artwork which can be seen stomping down the title of the ‘Monte Python’s Flying […]

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Q: What do Audrey Hepburn and Australian writer Tim Winton have to do with Florence and Artviva?

A: Lisa Clifford, Artviva Festival presenter and Australian-turned-Tuscan-local author. Lisa recently interviewed Audrey Hepburn’s son in relation to his current work with Australian author Tim Winton. Below we have enclosed a copy of the article. Special thanks must be given to both Lisa Clifford and to Perth’s Sunday Times newspaper for this article:

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