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Inside St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican (Rome, Italy).

What You See Inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican

What you see inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican will be with you in a long time, if not, forever. As someone who grew up Catholic, it’s kinda big deal for me being inside a colossal place of worship. No, I didn’t meet the living Pope but I saw the tombs of the dead […]

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Gipsoteca Bartolini Hall at Accademia Gallery in Florence (Italy).

Unfinished Statues of Michelangelo and Other Masterpieces at the Academia in Florence

At the Accademia in Florence, visitors will see the unfinished statues of Michelangelo at the Hall of Prisoners. You don’t even have to go around and find it. Just as soon as you pay the entrance fee and go past security, you’ll see those four unfinished statues by the master sculptor. Don’t focus on going […]

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Ponte Vecchio - Hitler Liked the View of Florence From Here (Italy).

Ponte Vecchio – Hitler Liked the View of Florence From Here

When Hitler visited Florence in 1938, Mussolini planned to bring the Fuhrer at Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). And guess what, he liked the view of Florence from here. During World War II, Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge in Florence that the Germans didn’t destroy. Instead of demolishing it, they destroyed the medieval buildings on […]

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Italy The Amazing Statues Outside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence (The Rape of Polyxena by Pio Fedi).

The Amazing Statues Outside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

There is art everywhere you go in Florence. Even their bridges have tiny statues you might not notice from the Middle Ages. Their narrow, cobble-stoned streets will never fail to surprise you. There’s always something interesting, ancient and historical in the city’s nooks and corners. The amazing statues outside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence are no […]

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Verona Skyline - A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers

You have to see Verona skyline to understand why Shakespeare chose Verona as the setting of his world-renowned tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” The city’s panoramic view will give you an idea why this medieval city took the literary world by storm. Its high walls and fences, moats, bridges, rivers, churches and campaniles make it a perfect […]

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Basilica de San Vitale / A Day Trip to the City of Ravenna Where Dante is Laid to Rest (Italy).

From Bologna – A Day Trip to the City of Ravenna Where Dante is Laid to Rest

Tired of exploring the big Italian cities including Rome, Bologna, Florence, and Venice? Take a day tour of Ravenna and enjoy magnificence at its best. Located on the eastern coast of Italy, the city once served as the seat of King Theodoric the Great during the 6th century and the seat of a Byzantine Governor. […]

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5 Facts About Michelangelo's Pieta (St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy).

5 Facts About Michelangelo’s Pieta

Michelangelo’s Pieta is one of the statues etched in my memory while leafing through art books in our high school library. Never have I ever thought that I’d see it one day – in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. In fact, I almost missed seeing it! I was already done circling the interior of the Basilica […]

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Michelangelo's Gorgeous Statue of David (at Accademia Gallery Museum in Florence, Italy).

Piece by Piece – Michelangelo’s Gorgeous Statue of David

Before you scroll down, let me warn you – this is a piece by piece shots of Michelangelo’s gorgeous statue of David. At Accademia Gallery in Florence, you’ll find the bare statue that no human can resist to admire. From his curly hair to his muscular abs and down to his big feet, David is […]

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Door Florence Cathedral Italy

Inside Florence Duomo Isn’t as Grand as Its Facade

Inside Florence Duomo isn’t as grand as its facade. I was a bit disappointed. The cathedral is almost bare inside. Unlike other cathedrals, this one doesn’t allow visitors to sit on one of the few pews inside. Its Gothic design inside gives a vast impression of the cathedral that also gives birth to the Renaissance […]

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The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry (Italy).

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry are closed to the public, but, perhaps, open to the men of God. Sadly I’m not one of the righteous ones. 😀 The baptistry is an octagonal monument with three doors lavishly ornamented with religious themes. These doors are perfect examples of Florentine Renaissance. The East Door. This […]

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