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Sep10
A Short History of Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian playwright, poet, humanist, philosopher, historian,…

Sep03
A Short History of Lorenzo Ghiberti

Lorenzo Ghiberti was an early renaissance sculptor known for his creation of the…

Aug30
A Short History of Luca and Andrea della Robbia

The della Robbia Family Business The della Robbia family is most famous for its…

Aug27
Boccaccio and his ‘Decamerone’

Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian poet, writer, important Renaissance humanist and a…

Aug09
A short history of Antonio del Pollaiolo

Antonio del Pollaiolo was an Italian Sculptor, goldsmith, and painter born in…

Aug08
Leon Battista Alberti, the quintessential ‘Renaissance men’.

Born in Genoa, Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian writer, architect, and humanist…

Aug03
A Short History of Raffaello

His full name is Raffaello Sanzio. He was also known as Raffaello Santi, however, many…

Jul29
A Short History of Pontormo

Pontormo, also known as Jacopo Pontormo or Jacopo da Pontormo, was born on 24 May in…

Jul16
A short history of Paolo Uccello

Paolo Uccello was an Italian mathematician and Florentine painter. His work strived…

Jul09
A Short History of Filippo Lippi

The Italian painter Fra’ Filippo Lippi was born in 1406 in Florence. His father…

Jul04
A short history of Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli was born in Florence, Italy in the mid-1440s, with most experts…

Jun29
Short History of Beato Angelico

Beato Angelico is a famous Florentine Renaissance painter who was born around 1400.…

Jun16
A Short History of the Life of Giotto

Giotto was an architect and painter from Florence, Italy during the Late Medieval…

Jun08
Giorgio Vasari, his corridor and his life

Read about Giorgio Vasari's contribution to Florence's artistic heritage.

May31
Donatello, his David and his early years

The Davide sculpture counts as just one of Donatello's lasting contributions to Florence.

May28
Dante, the poet of Firenze

Florence's moral philosopher and author of the Divine Comedy.

Apr21
The renaissance genius of Michelangelo

The creation of Adam is just one of Michelangelo's famous works.

Apr15
Reasons to visit Florence

Firenze: cradle of the Renaissance! The place to immerse yourself in world-famous art,…

Apr12
Masaccio’s gift for movement and nature

Considered by Vasari as one of the best painters in the Renaissance period.

Apr04
A short history of the life of Brunelleschi

Florence in Italy is home to some of Brunelleschi’s most famed works, making use of…

Mar29
Leonardo of Vinci.

The Mona Lisa was just one of many creations by the polymath from Vinci.

Apr09
Show me what I’m missing!

Florence, Tuscany According to UNESCO nearly one-third of the world’s treasures can be…

Apr06
11 of the best things to see

A photographic tour of some of the highlights of Florence

Feb06
Street Knowledge

Our resident editor shared some tips for surviving not just the Florentine heat but…

Jul06
Bistecca Fiorentina 101

In Florence there is only one type of Florentine steak or flank steak to eat and it’s…

Apr14
When to come?

If you’re about to relax and take a holiday in Tuscany this year, then here are a few…