Peter Kilby

Peter Kilby

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A genius created the architectural masterpiece we know as the Laurentian Library in Florence. His name is Michelangelo

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

There is no greater personality in history than Augustus.

Rome was meticulous in archiving much of its history and there have been recorded more than a dozen executions of a Vestal Virgin who had broken the vow of Virginity.

Rome was meticulous in archiving much of its history and there have been recorded more than a dozen executions of a Vestal Virgin who had broken the vow of Virginity.

The "hot" wife of Emperor Claudius might make you blush?

Empress Messalina Prostitutes Herself, Perfect Traveller Audio Tours and App, Walking Tours in Italy, Audio Tours of Rome

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.

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.

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We don’t, of course, have balls in the Middle Ages, but we love to dance quite as much as our Regency descendants will.

The Truth about Sex in Medieval Europe

The Truth about Sex in Medieval Europe, Audio Tours of Florence, Audio Tours of Rome, Travel App of Venice, Perfect Traveller Travel App

In any other city this museum would take pride of place but here in Florence it waits quietly, to be discovered by you.

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.

The grande Lucio - this is one of my favourite songs. Enjoy

Music video by Lucio Dalla performing Caruso. (C) 2003 BMG Ricordi Spa