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Highlights you can’t just miss The Accademia Gallery The biggest collection of venetian art masterpieces The Gallery, once a church and convent, is home to the most extensive collection of Venetian art in existence. The works in the Accademia provide the rare opportunity to see how Venetian art evolved from the 14th to 18th centuries. Highlights: Paolo Veneziano’s Coronation of Mary Carpaccio’s alterpiece the Crucifixion and Apotheosis of the 10,000 Martyrs of Mt. Ararat Mantegna’s
Cultural
If you’re travelling to Italy, and you want to see more than one city – then travelling by train is your safest bet. Not only are the main cities well-connected between one another, but they’re also connected to smaller, sometimes more authentic towns close-by. Travelling by train in a new country might sound pretty daunting – there are numbers to remember, platforms to find, and suitcases to carry. However, here are a couple of tips
Adventure
There is one thing that is constantly on an Italian’s mind during the month of August – “le ferie”, the holidays. Italians seem to look forward to their period of holiday a little more than the rest of us – especially to the period in August known as “Ferragosto”, which is also the main reason why you walked to your local grocery store only to find a “chiuso per ferie” (closed for holidays) sign proudly
Cultural
The most awaited Calcio Storico Fiorentino is back in town – one of Florence’s most major events, dating back to 16th century Tuscany. Florence’s Santa Croce Square will be hosting, once again, what is thought to be one of the earliest forms of football – providing an exciting event to locals and visitors alike here in Florence. So what is the Calcio Storico exactly? Firstly, it is important to note that the word “calcio” translates
Adventure, Cultural, Italian Lifestyle
When travelling in Italy, a great thing to buy is a nice book. In the day of electronic devices allowing you to read, take photos, check your email and what not, there is still nothing like a good ol’ fashioned page-turner…with actual pages. And you never have to worry about the batteries running out. Reading a book certainly helps pass the time on public transport (the best way to travel around Italy). Seeing what someone
Cultural, Destinations