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Florence Renaissance: How to Experience the Historic City Now

Florence, Italy is having something of a renaissance right now. With the opening of Gucci Garden, and jewelry designers such as Temple St. Clair opting to set up shop in historic locations like the Ponte Vecchio, there’s never been a better time to visit. Even on a more foundational level, the city …

Italy

50 incredibly beautiful small towns in Italy

Small Italian towns and villages get under your skin.<p>From north to south, bustling market towns and picturesque villages are capable of capturing …

Italy

Italians turn on Michelin-starred chef over sacrilegious pizza recipe

A Michelin-starred chef in Italy has triggered a storm of protest from pizza purists loyal to the original Neopolitan dish for daring to produce a "healthy" version of the humble margherita to which he has audaciously added wholemeal grains and cereals.<p>The bearded Carlo Cracco put his alternative …

Florence & Siena Italy Travel Diary

If you follow GWS on Instagram, you might remember our European travels this past fall. I already shared about our 48 hours in London, the Lake Como …

John Singer Sargent, American Artist

- Advertisement -<p>American Artist John Singer Sargent, considered the leading portrait painter of his generation, was born in Florence, Italy, on …

Art

8 Renaissance Artists Whose Work Transformed the Art World

Viewed as a much-needed revival of art and culture, the Renaissance played a pivotal role in ushering Europe out of its Dark Ages and into a world of enlightenment. Beginning in the 14th century and coming to an end in the 17th, this “golden age” swept the continent, culminating in two distinctive …

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Bernini is guest of honour at patron's villa

The Galleria Borghese, the 17th-century villa in Rome that houses the core of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculptures, is currently celebrating the 20th …

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In Scotland I Met Mystical Highland Ponies Who Seemed Like Ghosts

I went to Scotland to clear my head. During the last year a lot had happened – both good and bad. Feelings demand to be felt, and I didn’t have any …

Scottish Highlands

Top Museums in Florence

All of Florence, including its churches, squares, and public buildings, is a museum. But there are some museums in Florence that you will not want to …

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Guide to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery, or Galleria degli Uffizi, of Florence, is among the most visited museums in Italy, second only to the Vatican Museums of Rome, …

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Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy

The Piazza della Signoria is top among Florence's most important squares. In the heart of the city, dominated by city hall - the Palazzo Vecchio - …

Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Drawings, together with works by Govert Flinck, on show at the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands<p>Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.<p>…

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The Perfect Weekend in Florence

For a very long time, Florence was a city that felt preserved in amber: its significant beauty aside, it was a place for appreciating monuments and saturating oneself in history, and not much else. How things have changed: today young chefs are re-interpreting old classics in buzzing (and, in one …

A Look Inside Cézanne’s Studio, Through the Eyes of Joel Meyerowitz

In 1839, the word “photography” entered the English language, to describe a newfangled invention. Its literal meaning, derived from Greek roots, is “drawing with light.” Five years later, in 1844, William Henry Fox Talbot, the British pioneer of the negative-positive process, published a book of …

Street Photography

From Picasso at his mightiest to gods of American cool: the hottest art shows of 2018

Picasso reveals his most erotic year, Andreas Gursky predicts the post-truth era, O’Keeffe and Hopper hit Oxford – and the only way is Sussex for William Blake in our exhibitions preview<p>Revolt and Revolution<p>Get the new year off to an angry start with this exhibition about art, popular culture and …

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The best museum exhibits in the U.S. this winter

The post-holiday chill can make your get-healthy New Year’s resolution more daunting. If you consider walking through a museum a good form of exercise though, you’ll kill two birds with one stone by visiting these travel-worthy exhibits across the country.<p><b>Degas: A Passion for Perfection at the</b> …

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8 Places to Visit in Europe if You Love Impressionist Art Photos

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Louis C. Jacob<p>Situated just a few miles outside of the Hamburg city center, on the banks of the Elbe River, is the elegant Louis C. Jacob hotel, a five-star property with a storied past dating back more than 225 years. The restaurant-cum-hotel has, over the course of its …

France

The Complete Guide To Seeing All The Sights In Venice, Italy!

Venice is an absolutely amazing place to visit. Even the most skeptical of travellers can’t help but fall prey to it’s charms. It’s a strange one …

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