Tag Archives: Italy

Ancient Rome

It is impossible to to take a single step anywhere in the city of Rome without encountering visible remnants of the old empire. You are literally standing on layer upon layer of history. As we walk from Termini, the main … Continue reading

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Renaissance Sketches

In San Lorenzo I came across several Renaissance sketches for unfinished works. They provide a rare glimpse into the working habits of the master artists of the Renaissance.                      

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The Duomo

Our bed and breakfast was situated just off the square near the Duomo allowing us the opportunity to easily tour the church and its famous Baptistery. Unfortunately, we there during the off season and the museum that holds the original Gates … Continue reading

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The Uffizi and Academia

Alas! No pictures from the Uffizi since photography was forbidden. We almost gave up in despair when we noticed the lines to enter the gallery. Having just arrived we had not purchased our Firenze card, a fast pass for all … Continue reading

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An Italian Sojourn

Let me apologize for not posting sooner. I had every intention of posting while in Italy or just after returning, unfortunately, my busy schedule as a teacher/artist prevented this until now. During the week of Carnevale we traveled to Florence … Continue reading

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