Guide To Florence’s Brancacci Chapel, a Revolutionary Masterpiece of the Early Renaissance

Here’s my guide to visiting the magnificent Brancacci Chapel in Florence Italy. If you’re an art lover, the Brancacci Chapel is must visit attraction in Florence. Inside, you’ll find a stunning fresco cycle by the artist Masaccio. His frescos are a paramount work in art history. They are the supreme example of early Renaissance painting. … Read more

Guide To the Masterpieces of Donatello: 20 Most Famous Art Works

Here’s my guide to the most famous masterpieces of Donatello, one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. I also tell you where to find these art works, which are mainly located in Florence Italy. Donatello, officially born Donato di Nicolo di Betto Bardi, was the most influential and innovative sculptor of the 15th century. … Read more

Guide To Casa Buonarroti in Florence Italy, an Homage To Michelangelo

Planning a visit to Florence Italy? If so, you’ll know there are so many amazing things to do and see in Florence. So many in fact that you may be wondering whether Casa Buonarroti is worth putting on your Florence itinerary. The answer is decidedly yes! Casa Buonarroti is one of the most underrated and … Read more

10 Day Itinerary for Italy’s Classic Cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice (+ Day Trip Options!)

If you are searching for the perfect 10 days in Italy itinerary, you have come to the right place! This guide takes you to Italy’s classic cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. In ten days, you’ll also have time for some charming side trips to Italy’s most beautiful towns. And, if you want to stay even longer … Read more

Where To Find the Best Views in Florence Italy

Do you love a beautiful vista? If so, here’s my guide to the best viewpoints in Florence Italy. It’s always exciting to discover a city from above. With a distinctive cityscape and gorgeous architecture, Florence is an incredibly beautiful city. Happily, there are many iconic viewpoints in Florence where you can enjoy magical views over … Read more

Ultimate Guide To the Best and Most Beautiful Churches in Florence Italy

Here’s my guide to the 16 most beautiful churches in Florence Italy. These are some of the most stunning must visit attractions in Florence, perfect for culture vultures. When it comes to art and architecture, Florence is a powerhouse. Florence is home to some of the world’s most beautiful churches from the Romanesque, Gothic, and … Read more

Guide To the Works of Giorgio Vasari, the Man Who Invented Art History

Here’s my guide to the life and art works of Giorgio Vasari. The famed Vasari was an important Florentine architect, artist, and art historian. Vasari was the man who captured an epoch. He was a painter, architect, connoisseur, and author during the High Renaissance. Vasari is best known as the world’s first modern art historian, … Read more

Guide To the Baptistery of St. John, Florence’s Oldest Monument

Here’s my guide to visiting the remarkable Baptistery of St. John in Florence Italy. The Baptistery sits in front of the main facade of Florence Cathedral. Dating from 1059, the Baptistery is over a thousand years old. Incredibly ancient, especially compared to American standards. The only other structure this old in Florence is the Church … Read more

Guide To Pienza Italy, the Perfect Renaissance Town in Tuscany

Here’s my guide to visiting Pienza Italy, a stunning UNESCO-listed town. Pienza is located in the gorgeous Val d’Orcia region of central Tuscany, where cypress trees line winding roads and sun-bleached valleys. This guide covers all the best things to see and do in Pienza. Pienza is known as the first “ideal Renaissance town.” It … Read more

Top 15 Cities in Europe for Art Lovers, For a Cultural City Break

Are you an art lover looking for the perfect cultural European city break or weekend getaway? If so, here’s my guide to the 15 best cities in Europe for art lovers. These artsy cities are home to Europe’s best museums and art collections. For each of these European cities, I tell you where to find … Read more