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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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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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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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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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Duomo di Milano is the Most Elaborate Gothic Cathedral I've Seen (Milan Italy).

Duomo di Milano is the Most Elaborate Gothic Cathedral I’ve Seen

Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano is the most elaborate Gothic Cathedral I’ve seen in my life. It is not your usual cathedral you’d see in Europe. It’s unique on its own. The moment I saw it, my jaw dropped. Despite the heavy crowd that afternoon, its shiny white marble facade commands attention. And, oh […]

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The Stunning Facade of Florence Duomo

The stunning facade of Florence Duomo is one of its kind. It’s a great example of the Renaissance style which was born in Florence, Italy. Duomo, as the locals call it, has a longer name: Catedral Santa Maria del Fiore. In English, it is translated as, “Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flowers.” For lazy […]

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View from the top of San Pietro Tower in Bologna (Italy).

View from the Top: Bologna is a City That Still Looks Medieval

Bologna is a city that still looks medieval from the streets to the rooftops. And thank goodness, it’s one of the off-beaten paths that tourists skip when visiting Italy. I’m glad I did stop here for two nights without expecting much on what to do and see. After two weeks of backpacking in Italy, I […]

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Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All (France).

Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All

Out of the 700 rooms inside the Palace of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors is the grandest of them all! If you don’t find it stunning or be blown away by its frescoes and craftsmanship of every thing inside, I’m not sure if you’re still human. LOL… 😀 It is here where I spent a […]

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The Golden Gate of the Palace of Versailles Displays Excess Opulence of French Royalty

There’s no doubt that the golden gate of the Palace of Versailles displays excess opulence of French royalty. Boy, I was blown away the moment I got a closer look of the iron-wrought gate swathed in gold. Ok, it might not be real gold but it should be something close to that. 😀 The palace […]

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