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Rome Exhibit: Machiavelli’s “The Prince” Turns 500
Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The most translated book from the Italian language, The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli celebrates its 500th birthday this year with a special exhibit in Rome. The exhibition “Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince and His Times 1513-2013" runs through June 16th at Rome's Vittoriano Museum Complex. Its six parts trace Machiavelli and his times, the impact of The Prince throu...
Attend “Night of the Museums” in Italy May 18th
Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by If you're in Italy on May 18th, you might want to plan to stay up until the wee hours of the morning - not drinking or dancing, but taking in culture at a museum. It is all part of the Night of the Museums or La Notte Dei Musei - an event throughout Europe, including Italy, with free admission to museums as well as very extended hours. The Night of the Museums starts ...
Enjoy Slow Art Day at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi
Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by An event taking place in over 100 locations throughout the world, Slow Art Day is a chance for art fans to take in beautiful works s-l-o-w-l-y. This year Slow Art Day is April 27.  If you're in Florence, a great place to experience the day is at Palazzo Strozzi. The Florentine reports visitors will have ample time to appreciate works from the current exhibition  ...
Seeing Too Much Art In Italy Can Give You Stendhal Syndrome
Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by Sixty percent of the world's art treasures can be found in Italy. That's a staggering amount of painting, frescoes, sculptures and artifacts. Its no wonder that when visiting Italy, travelers want to try to see it all, even though that is impossible.  Plus there's the risk of Stendhal syndrome. What is that you ask? According to Wikipedia, "Stendhal syndrome, Sten...
Marilyn Monroe Exhibit at The Ferragamo Museum in Florence
Published on Friday, August 31, 2012 by For anyone who loves Italian fashion or Italian shoes, the Ferragamo Museum in Florence is already a must-visit. Yet there's even more reason to visit this fall and winter - a chance to celebrate the life and fashion of  Marilyn Monroe on the 50th anniversary of her death  The exhibit, which runs through January 28, 2013, pays special attention to Monroe's de...
Ghiberti Door to Go On Display in Florence Museum
Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Referred to by Michelangelo as “The Door of Paradise,” this 15-th century gilded bronze door will soon be unveiled to the public after nearly three decades of restoration.  Crafted by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the medieval masterpiece weighs eight tons and had been part of the baptistery of Florence’s Duomo for more than 500 years until it was removed for restoration. ...
Italy in summer – a Closer Look
Published on Friday, June 8, 2012 by If you are looking for a perfect place to spend your vacation during your summer break, then Italy is a good choice. This amazing country offers many exciting places to visit and explore. From hanging out at the beach to attending artistic or historical exhibitions, you can take your pick. The festivals, beaches, shopping, outdoor concerts and plays are all part of su...
New Exhibit in Florence: Galileo and the Measurement of Time
Published on Saturday, March 31, 2012 by Traveling to Florence Italy soon? Don't miss the new interactive section of Florence's Galileo Museum which was just completed. The permanent exhibition, entitled Galileo and the Measurement of Time is spread out over three rooms and is dedicated to Galileo’s fundamental discoveries with regards to the passage of time and how it is measured. The rooms explore ever...
Happy Birthday, Rome!
Published on Friday, March 30, 2012 by Celebrations in Italy are not a rarity, and if you are in Rome on April 21st, then you can very well be a part of some exciting celebrations. Yes, the Eternal City, Rome is turning 2765 years old city on the 21st of April. Romans commemorate this day as the birthday of Rome, which was founded by Romulus in 753 B.C. Romans have a very interesting story behind the fo...
5 Things to Do in Pisa Besides Climbing the Leaning Tower
Published on Saturday, March 10, 2012 by The city of Pisa Italy is famous the world over for its Leaning Tower but there's much more to the city. Here are some other things to do in Pisa: 1. Be sure to visit the Duomo and Baptistery next to the tower. Leave extra time (a few hours) to visit Pisa's stunning cathedral as well as the largest baptistery in Italy. 2. Also leave time to go into Museo dell...