The walls around the vestibule of the staircase in Michaelangelo's Medici Library in Florence. "Michaelangelo embraced this claustrophobia and created false doors and windows all the way up the walls .
A divine work telling the story of The Birth of the Virgin by the Master of the Osservanza (1430-1450)
The XI century church of S. Maria Assunta (Assumption) played its role when pilgrims from northern Italy and Europe travelled south to Rome along the famous Via Francigena; stopping along the way in little towns like S. Quirico d’Orcia
Italy has numerous Saints, but none as loved or as admired as St. Francis of Assisi in Umbria.
Marius did more for the survival of Rome than others would ever manage; saving it from certain destruction no less.
There is no greater personality in history than Augustus.
Good dining can be found around the world, while here in Florence when you visit the Taverna del Bronzino you will be assured of excellent food and service and a large serving of history and the artistic legacy of the Florentine Renaissance.
Giovanni Bellini St Jerome Reading in the Countryside - detail, , Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of St Jerome Reading in the Countryside - detail by Giovanni Bellini.