Tag Archives: Ancient Rome

Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

Italy is famous for its art, whether it’s Michelangelo’s Davide in Florence, Tiziano’s Assumption in Venice or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris. Some works, particularly statues and architecture, have survived for centuries, or even millennia, bringing pleasure to modern … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March!

Caesar : Who is it in the press (crowd) that calls on me? I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music, Cry ‘Caesar!’ – Speak! Caesar is turn’d to hear. Soothsayer : Beware the Ides of March. Caesar : … Continue reading

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Guest Best Bits of DreamDiscoverItalia

I recently had the pleasure of a guest spot on Best Bits Worldwide, a travel blog run by a lovely friend of mine. Susan is an American living in London and travels widely, blogging about the best bits of her … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalism

Every week WordPress run a photo challenge based around a one-word theme. This week’s topic is “minimalism.” Minimalism means clean lines and a functional rather than decorative design. And although minimalism is a modern artistic phenomenon, the one thing that always … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna

Carved from a single block of imperfect marble, the torturously twisting Rape of the Sabine Women in Florence’s Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza della Signoria, is one of the finest and most technically difficult sculptures in the world. Three intertwined bodies, … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – Lacoon and His Sons, Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museum is one of the must-see spots in Rome and one of the most popular museums in the world. And rightly so. Over 70,000 priceless works of art are on display and countless more are tucked away in … Continue reading

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