• Italian Pumkin Festival

    The World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival

    As a child I’d wait all year for Furhman’s Cider Mill to open up for the fall in my hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. Not only could you bring your milk jugs and have them filled with the world’s best fresh apple cider, they had a …

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  • Italin Halloween

    Celebrate Halloween in Italy

    Halloween, or All Saints’ Eve, has recently become a popular day for costume parties and events in Italy.  Read More

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  • Halls Of Uffizi

    The Halls of the Uffizi Gallery

    The Uffizi Gallery’s collection of artworks is displayed in over 45 halls spread out between the first and second floors of the historical palace that houses the museum. Read More

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  • Boboli Garden

    Boboli Garden

    The Garden that extends from the hill behind the Pitti Palace as far as Porta Romana, reached its current extension and appearance, becoming one of the largest and most elegant Italian style gardens, through several stages of enlargement and restructuring work carried out at different …

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  • Vasari Cooridor

    The Vasari Corridor & its Self-Portrait Collection

    The Vasari Corridor is a long, raised passageway that connects Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria to Palazzo Pitti on the other side of the river Arno. Read More

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  • Bacchus

    Bacchus by Caravaggio

    Bacchus by Caravaggio is an oil on canvas painting painted by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Completed in about 1595 A.D., it is an example of the Renaissance era’s interest in Classical revival. Read More

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  • Flippi Madonna Child Angels

    Madonna with Child and two Angels by Filippo Lippi

    This work by Filippo Lippi, painted around 1465, is one of  his best known and most admired paintings of the Renaissance. Read More

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  • Baptism

    The Baptism of Christ

    The Baptism of Christ is a famous painting made by da Vinci’s master, Andrea del Verrochio at circa 1472 in his studio in Italy. The painting was completed by Verrochio in collaboration with his apprentice, da Vinci who painted and finished the details of some parts …

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    The Annunciation: Leonardo’s first major work

    Leonardo’s early painting of the Annunciation owes much to the influence of his master, Andrea del Verrocchio. However it is considered to be da Vinci’s first major work, a large painting executed by his own hand with, perhaps, the help of Verrocchio’s workshop. Read More

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  • Doni Tondo

    Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo

    The Doni Tondo is a circular panel painting of The Holy Family painted by the great renaissance polymath Michelangelo Buonarroti. The picture is surrounded by a wood-gilt frame designed, but not carved, by the artist. Read More  

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