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Route in Florence: Discovering the Works of Michelangelo

Route in Florence: Discovering the Works of Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, better known as simply Michelangelo, was one of the most influential artists of the Italian Renaissance. Most of his masterpieces as a painter, sculptor and architect are to be found in Italy, and Florence is home to many of them, since this was the hometown of the Medici family, Michelangelo’s patrons. If you are planning to visit the Tuscan capital, make sure you discover as many of his works as possible. Here is one possible route around the city. more ...

Malaga, an Artistic Stroll through the City

Malaga, an Artistic Stroll through the City

Malaga not only boasts a great climate, stunning beaches, a welcoming atmosphere and unbeatable food, but art lovers can visit museums to rival those in major European cities. The Picasso Museum, the Pompidou Museum, the Thyssen Museum and the Russian Museum are the city’s top four museums. more ...

Rome, straight out of a Film!

Rome, straight out of a Film!

Rome, aka the Eternal City, has been the stage for many films. If you’re not familiar with them, here are some of the greatest ones. Look out for the locations on your next trip! more ...

Advice for Visiting the Vatican Museums

Advice for Visiting the Vatican Museums

Are you travelling to Rome soon and want to visit the Vatican Museums? Home to several centuries of art and history, they house some of the leading collections in Europe. However, there are several things to bear in mind before going to the Vatican Museums or Saint Peter’s Basilica. more ...

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

We’ve seen it in art books, in Hollywood films, in photographs… almost everyone knows the highly famous painting of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, but what not everyone knows is that this universal masterpiece of painting can be found in Milan. more ...

A Tour of Baroque Rome

A Tour of Baroque Rome

When you think of Rome you immediately picture the Coliseum, the ruins of the Imperial Forum… But the Italian capital has had many other moments of splendour, including the Baroque period, in the 17th century, when several popes promoted artwork in Rome by funding great architects, such as Bernini and Borromini. more ...

Practical guide to visiting the Louvre in Paris

Practical guide to visiting the Louvre in Paris

The Louvre in Paris is the most visited museum in the world: almost 9.5 million people pass through its doors every year. It is also one of those museums that bowl you over through its sheer size. In case you were wondering: yes, it’s impossible to see it all in one day. more ...

Floralis Genérica, the mechanical flower in Buenos Aires

Floralis Genérica, the mechanical flower in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s national flower might be the cockspur coral tree, but the most famous flower in Buenos Aires is the Floralis Generica: a 20 m high stainless steel flower that towers over the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, also known as Plaza de la Flor. Its geometric shape stands out in the middle of a green area with winding paths, surrounded by woods. more ...

The Picasso Museum in Malaga

The Picasso Museum in Malaga

Pablo Picasso used to say that “everything which can be imagined is real”, something which is definitely in evidence in the Picasso Museum in Malaga. The Malagan artist always wanted his works to be exhibitied in his home city, but despite the fact that procedures began in 1953, the museum didn’t become reality until much after his death. more ...

Il Teatro alla Scala, an Opera Temple

Il Teatro alla Scala, an Opera Temple

One of the sights in Milan you really mustn’t miss is La Scala Opera House, one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, in the heart of the country that was the birthplace of opera. more ...

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