The Arno River, Florence

The Arno River

The Arno is a river that flows in the Italian region of Tuscany. It is the most important river in central Italy after the Tevere (the Tiber).

It is 241 kilometres long and covers ​​8228 square kilometres.

It crosses and neatly divides Florence into two parts, the city in which Dan Brown’s novel Inferno is set.

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Allegory of Patience by Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari and the Allegory of Patience

The painter, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511 – Florence 1574), whom Dan Brown frequently refers to in his Inferno through his protagonist Robert Langdon as “the first art historian in the world”, is celebrated at Palatine Gallery in Florence by the exhibition Giorgio Vasari e l’Allegoria della Pazienza (Giorgio Vasari and the Allegory of Patience), which runs from November 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

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