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When in Florence, Take Your Kids to the Galileo Museum

When in Florence, Take Your Kids to the Galileo Museum

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on June 26 2016

A small museum in Florence that is wonderful for children is the Galileo Museum (Museo Galileo) on Piazza dei Giudici.

Your kids will enjoy learning about scientific concepts in an interactive, hands-on way. Many workshops and tours are offered in English and all the displays are translated. 

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Florence, history

Summer 2016 Art Exhibitions in Italy

Summer 2016 Art Exhibitions in Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 29 2016

Italy's cities are singular monuments to the canons of Western art and architecture.

Rome, Florence, Assisi, Venice, Siena, Pisa and Naples are all world renowned, but with 20,000 historical cities and towns, there is plenty for art lovers to enjoy.

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Topics: italian culture, Florence, art, history

World War II Heroes Who Gave their Lives on Italian Battlefields

World War II Heroes Who Gave their Lives on Italian Battlefields

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 22 2016

Italy has several cemeteries, memorials and monuments that honor American servicemen who contributed to liberating the country from the Nazi grip during World War II.

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Topics: sicily, Florence, history

5 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo’s David

5 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo’s David

Posted by Mira Todorova on May 6 2016

Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze is probably the world's most well-known sculpture. Michelangelo sculpted his masterpiece, based on the biblical story of David and Goliath, in 1501, at the age of 25.

However, there are a few things about the famous statue that you may not know.

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Topics: David, Florence, art, history, Tuscany

For Renaissance Art, Catch 3D Movie Set in Florence

For Renaissance Art, Catch 3D Movie Set in Florence

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on April 17 2016

A documentary that brings Florence's art and architecture to life is being shown in small arthouse theaters across the country.

"Florence and the Uffizi Gallery: A journey into the heart of the Renaissance" has a new twist on the documentary form: It's in 3D and ultra-high resolution 4K.  

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Topics: architecture, Florence, art, history, Tuscany

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