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The Art of Tuscany

The Art of Tuscany

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on April 3 2016

Appreciating the universal language of art makes us fully human. Some of the most timeless art in the world can be found in Italy’s Tuscany region.

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is where the birth and maturation of the Renaissance from the 14 th to the 16 th century occurred. It was here that the mighty Medici family nurtured young artists who are now considered old masters.
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Topics: David, Florence, art, Tuscany

Venice's Caffè Florian: Almost 300 and Still Up Late

Venice's Caffè Florian: Almost 300 and Still Up Late

Posted by Darya Camacci on March 27 2016

 On St. Mark’s Square in Venice stands a cultural landmark, Caffè Florian.

 Established in 1720, it is the oldest coffeehouse in Venice, and possibly in Europe. It was originally named “Triumphant Venice (Alla Venezia Trionfante)” but ultimately became known as Florian’s, after its owner, Floriano Francesconi.

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Topics: Italian Wine, italian culture, italian food, art, history, coffee, Venice