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by Silvia Donati | Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:16
If today you are still able to admire the original colors that Michelangelo painted for his absolute masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel’s vaulted ceiling and The…
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by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/17/2021 - 01:26
Italy’s most famous museum, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, is planning on launching a new program, called ‘Uffizi Diffusi’ (or ‘scattered’ Uffizi), in which…
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by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/10/2021 - 03:24
The burial place of Emperor Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor whose mausoleum is a symbol of the architectural magnificence of ancient Rome, has…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/21/2021 - 05:19
Italy’s museums are starting to reopen in ‘yellow zone’ regions, those considered to be at lower contagion risk. At the time of writing, these are Tuscany,…
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by AlexandraLawrence | Mon, 12/21/2020 - 09:21
Language lovers rejoice! Florence, already home to some of the most famous art collections in the world, will soon host the Museo della lingua italiana—a…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 11/06/2020 - 00:00
As regular travel to Italy is not expected to resume any time soon, and as museums remain closed following the latest emergency decree by the country’s prime…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/11/2020 - 00:00
Sometimes, the most rewarding surprises are found in a city’s ‘minor’ sights. Florence has plenty of world-famous sights everybody flocks to, and we understand…
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by Myra Robinson | Thu, 07/16/2020 - 02:52
When you’re next in Venice, remember to look down and consider the non-slip stones beneath your feet. They have a story to tell. In the sleepy faded spa town…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:00
What has reopened in Venice in terms of museums and monuments? The situation is so confusing that when I asked a local tour guide, even she wasn’t sure. …
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 06/05/2020 - 00:00
On Italy’s Republic Day, June 2, some of Florence’s most important museums and cultural sites reopened to the public, following the reopening a week or two…