One of Botticelli’s most famous paintings is the Primavera (Spring), also know as L’allegoria della primavera (The Allegory of Spring), displayed in the Uffizi Museum in Florence.
The Florentine is the best-known English-language news magazine in Florence. Also known as TF, it is so famous that Dan Brown mentioned it in his novel Inferno. It is published every other Thursday, is free, and is also provided in a rich and accurate online version.
The Art Institute of Florence opened in 1869 as a school of carving, was converted in 1880 to a trade school for the decorative arts, and finally became an industrial and artistic institute in 1919.
Have you ever stood in the Hall of the Five Hundred and looked up? If this is the case, you would have witnessed the room’s magnificent ceiling. However, you might not have been aware that what is above the ceiling is even more fascinating.
Minos is a character partly mythological and partly historical. Can these two things work together? He has been handed down by historians as a just and wise king of Crete. For this reason, after his death, he became one of the judges of the underworld.
We have discussed many topics related to the novel Inferno by Dan Brown without ever mentioning its many different covers. We can try to talk about it now. Could you provide us with a backstory in case we neglect something?
How much do you know about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November and in Canada on the second Monday of October.
The dome that covers the Duomo of Florence is known as Brunelleschi’s dome. When it was designed, it was the largest dome in the world. This immediately created problems as its size prevented the traditional method of construction. Its structure is a double shell supported by sturdy pillars.
Have you ever heard of the Diladdarno? This is the name given by the Florentines to the Oltrarno district, the area of Florence situated on the left bank of the Arno river.
Our friend Lisa took the tour of Halloween and wrote for us this nice post. Thank you Lisa! And thank you Nathan for these gorgeous pictures!
Have you ever worn the mask? Read and then respond.
Canto 34 is divided into two equal parts. The first part contains the description of the part of Hell called Judecca and the sight of Lucifer. The second part is comprised of a description of Dante’s departure from Hell and the story of the angel Lucifer, his rebellion and defeat.
Would you like to take the train from Florence to, say, Venice, as our Robert and Sienna did in Inferno? Well, you are about to learn about an architectural gem that is often overlooked.
Viale dei Cipressi (Cypress Avenue), also known as the Viottolone, is a wide boulevard that marks the secondary axis of the Boboli Gardens.
The consulate knows what’s going on, and soon I’ll have answers. Do you recall this sentence? It is from the novel Inferno, when Robert and Sienna are seeking help from the American Consulate in Florence, albeit with poor results …
What comes to mind when you see the Biohazard symbol? You have certainly seen it many times and now cannot remember where, but you would do well to keep it in mind.
Lorenzo de’ Medici (January 1, 1449 – April 9, 1492) – called the Magnificent – was the son of Piero de’ Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the grandson of Cosimo the Elder.