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Art – The Magi Chapel in Palazzo Medici Riccardi

  This unique room inside the giant structure of Michelozzo’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi was built for Cosimo de’Medici (later to become known as “the Elder”) in 1445, as a private chapel in his new palazzo, but in fact he never saw it finished. The walls of the Chapel were decorated by Benozzo Gozzoli, depicting the… Continue reading Art – The Magi Chapel in Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Discover – The Vibrant City of Palermo, Sicily

It's taken me a while to get round to writing this, mainly because I knew it would be a long one, but since I visited such a long time ago...this post will be short and sweet. I've been urging everyone to go and visit Palermo...this was my first time on the island of Sicily and… Continue reading Discover – The Vibrant City of Palermo, Sicily

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Discover – Prato

The countless times I've heard locals and tour guides say not too bother visiting Prato is beyond me... I've visited a number of times, and each time I've mentioned it, people seem baffled as "nothing's there". Well I disagree, and with it being a short train ride from Florence, for me it's the perfect way… Continue reading Discover – Prato

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History – The Church of Orsanmichele 

The Church of Orsanmichele is one of my go to places in Florence...it's great for when I'm struggling with the heat, or sheltering from the rain. But it's also home to some of the greatest sculptures found in Florence, but that means taking a step outside to appreciate the beautiful sculpted tabernacles which adorn the outside… Continue reading History – The Church of Orsanmichele 

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Art – Masaccio’s Holy Trinity

Probably my favourite church; Santa Maria Novella (detailed post here) is home to one of the best examples of the early Renaissance art, showing a scientific approach of creating the illusion of space in a painting. The Holy Trinity, painted by Masaccio sometime between 1425 - 1427 depicts the three key figures of Christ, God… Continue reading Art – Masaccio’s Holy Trinity