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Project Pyramid: the rolling (& pointy) hills of Tuscany

It seems those rolling Tuscan hills aren’t always as undulating as once thought. In the small town of Rosano Fiorentino near Pontassieve, an archaeological project is underway in Tuscany after the discovery of three rather pointy hilltops. It is believed these may be three pyramids, built some 14 kilometres east of Florence. Visible up to one …

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All hands up for Arnulf Rainer – great art(ist) in Venice

Austrian abstract artist Arnulf Rainer is emblazoning the Venice Biennale 2011 with his art, continuing his 33-year association with the famed Venice art event. Born in 1929 in Baden, Austria, Rainer has received international acclaim for his works that have evolved, and continue to evolve, throughout his prolific career. Rainer’s work is often categorized as …

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Cerca trova Dan Brown inferno

Cerca Trova: Palazzo Vecchio, Battle of Marciano & Vasari’s hidden message

A close-up of one of the Vasari’s masterpieces mentioned in Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ If you’re a fan of Dan Brown, then one must-visit location to visit in Florence is the Palazzo Vecchio situated in Piazza della Signoria. The simple structure of the exterior defies the amazing interior. Stepping into the internal courtyard you are amazed by …

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