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6 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

Florence’s best-kept secret

Known by few and accessed by even fewer, the Vasari Corridor echoes with the footsteps of dukes and tyrants, and lays claim to one of Europe’s most exclusive art collections.
Read more… 13 August 2013


Florence’s Medici Chapel, a triumph of art over politics

Despite creating the Renaissance masterpiece during a time of upheaval and uprising, Michelangelo managed to complete the sombre mausoleum, unharmed by Medici vengeance.
24 May 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to art in Florence

This glorious city is the very cradle of Renaissance Italy. Art lovers flock to its medieval centre for a close-up of famous paintings by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo.
Read more… 12 November 2012


Florence’s fading artisan culture

The working-class Oltrarno district is home to artisans who have been crafting elaborate leather, silver, gold and paper products for nobles and other elites for more than 500 years.
Read more… 11 October 2012


The Oltrarno artisans

Peek inside the studios and shop windows that line Florence’s Via de Michelozzi to discover one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
11 October 2012


The Passport blog

Florence’s art for free

The museums in the birthplace of Renaissance art can get expensive. Luckily there are a few artistic treasures that cost nothing to enjoy.
Read more… 15 September 2011


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