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August 22, 2010

Travel destinations: Rome, Italy

… for my destination, Milan. My brother’s destination was Zurich, and then to Prague, after which if it worked out, we would meet in Florence on the Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge) at a specific time on a specific day.

After driving to where I …

July 31, 2010

Leonardo Da Vinci: Leonardo’s Animals Part 2 (of 2)

… from his deep love and respect for the animals he sketched and painted.

In the mid 1480s, Leonardo moved from Florence to Milan. At that time, Milan was one of the most powerful city-states in Northern Italy. And, it’s Duke, Ludovico Sforza …

July 26, 2010

Important artists in European history

… the father to let Giotto become his pupil. Another story tells that Giotto, while apprenticed to a wool merchant in Florence, frequented Cimabue’s studio so much that he was finally allowed to study painting. The stories concerning Giotto as a …

July 18, 2010

Tuscany; A Destination With Art, Spas And Fine Wine

… day is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate yourself for the next day’s sightseeing.

Of the cities there is obviously Florence but of equal worth is Pisa. More than just the location of the famous leaning tower, it has wondrous …

July 13, 2010

Plan a Roman holiday with Italy tours!

… on Italy tours can find it in this reliable World Travel Guide. This site provides updated information on flights to Italy, Cheap vacation packages, and hotels in Italy.

Italy is a beautiful country bordering France, Switzerland, Austria …

Humor: Delivery stories

… me of when my first child, Ethan, was born.

The time was February of 2004 and we were living in Florence, Kentucky where I was a First Officer with Atlantic Coast Airlines/ Delta Connection flying from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky …

July 8, 2010

Donatello’s Fountain

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, universally known as “Donatello”, was born in Florence around 1385 and was laid to rest there in 1465. The powerful nature of his art made him the greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance

A …

July 5, 2010

Vacation to Italy and Get a Major Dose of History

… they are still very particular about their culture and traditions – and of course soccer.

Whether your vacationing to Florence, Rome, Naples, Milan, or Venice your stay will be well worth the flight. Italy boasts several 5 star …

July 4, 2010

The Real Da Vinci Code: Leonardo Da Vinci is the Vitruvian Man

… period to Da Vinci’s highly emotional rendition of the Battle of Alighieri in the hall where the council of Florence met.

Leonardo is considered to be among the first epidemiologists. He realized that poor people died of the plaque because of …

The Wonders Of Italian Architecture

… that create seem-less bonds between the banks of rivers such as the Rialto in Venice or Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

Walls originally designed to defend a city have later been turned into wonderfully imposing rings that have been giving …

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