Florence’s Accademia Museum – what is it and who’s in it?

Florence’s famous Accademia delle Arti del Disegno (Academy of Arts and Design), commonly referred to as simply the Accademia, is home to one of Italy’s much loved heroes, David. Carved by Michelangelo after he won a competition for the marble, David stands ponderously just before (or after – depending on who you ask) his battle […]

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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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