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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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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 – Perseus with the Head of Medusa

Located in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria is the statue Head of Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini, and is one of my favourite sculptures in the Piazza. Commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de' Medici in 1545, with an intention to relate to the other works already in the piazza, including Michelangelo's David, Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus… Continue reading Art – Perseus with the Head of Medusa