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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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The Florentine Alchemist

Florence is famous for a lot of things. Michelangelo’s Davide. The Uffizi Museum. The Ponte Vecchio. But one of my favourite spots is tucked away down a little back street near Piazza Della Signoria. The place in question is a stationers, … Continue reading

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