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The Charioteer of Mozia: meeting the Greek Youth in Siciliy

There are many Greek treasures in Sicily and one of these is on a little island off the coast of Marsala, Mozia. Here, in a small museum that you...

BURRI Prometheia - 40th Anniversary of the Grande Nero Cretto

SYMPOSIUM, PERFORMANCE, FILM SCREENINGS, MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION January 9th and 10th, 2017 In 2016, concluding its most extensive retrospective ever...

Florence's Uffizi Will Offer Personalised Tours to Visitors

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is planning more personalised museum routes for visitors, similar to services offered by the Louvre in Paris. The...
Accademia in Florence

Inside the Accademia Gallery in Florence

On my first visit to Florence a few years ago, I rushed into the Accademia Gallery with one purpose in mind, to see the original marble sculpture of...
Il Complesso di San Lorenzo

Il Complesso di San Lorenzo

That the Medici family acquired enormous power and wealth as bankers and financiers and influenced the legacy of Florence and Tuscany is undeniable…...
Orsanmichele a trip into the past

Orsanmichele, a trip into the past

One of my favorite places in Florence is Orsanmichele. During a recent trip to Florence, as I was walking down Via Calzaiuoli, I was delighted to...
How Much Do You Know About the 5 Triumphal Arches of the Roman Forum?

How Much Do You Know About the 5 Triumphal Arches of the Roman Forum?

When I had my first visit to Rome, I bought a little book from a vendor called “Rome Past & Present.” It has photos of each ruin in the Roman...
50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Four)

50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Four)

The Tuscan Muse walks us through the last part with the most interesting facts about Italy. Here what makes Italy popular and unique! The longest...
Mantua: the Ducal Palace and Isabella d'Este

Mantua: the Ducal Palace and Isabella d'Este

It is one the most important historical characters of the Gonzaga Family and she was a woman: Isabella d'Este. Known as the first woman of the...
50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Three)

50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Three)

Third part of the series introduced by Tuscan Muse with the most interesting things about Italy. Here we go! The national bird of Italy is Bluebird...

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