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5 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

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


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


Fictional Footsteps

Through the pages of Tuscany

Rediscover some of the world’s greatest writers, like Boccaccio, Petrarch and Dante, by visiting the places that inspired them and walking in the footsteps of their characters.
Read more… 16 September 2011


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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