Guide To Piero della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross Fresco Cycle In Arezzo Italy

Here’s my guide to seeing Piero della Francesca’s magnificent fresco cycle, The Legend of the True Cross. The fresco cycle is located in the lovely little Tuscan town of Arezzo, in the three story main chapel of the Basilica of San Francesco. Arezzo is only 30 miles south of Florence, so the town is one … Read more

Definitive Guide To All of Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings + Where To Find Them

Obsessed with the sublime Leonardo da Vinci? Welcome to the club. So is much of society, judging from the lines to view the tourist-industry-gold Mona Lisa at the Louvre. In this Leonardo guide, I give you an overview of Leonardo’s life. And I take you on a tour of his entire body of paintings — … Read more

The Leaning Tower of Pisa: Why Does it Lean?

Considering a trek to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa? And wondering why the Leaning Tower leans? This monument is one of Italy’s most photographed landmarks due to its perilous slant. It’s almost akin to visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The off kilter Leaning Tower became popular purely because of bumbling mistakes. The … Read more

20 Key Tips & Things To Know For Visiting Pisa

Planning a trip to the charming Tuscan town of Pisa? Many travelers make a day trip from Florence to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, but there’s more to this town than its iconic tower. Pisa offers a wealth of cultural attractions for art and history enthusiasts. Beyond the Leaning Tower, you’ll find the … Read more

Florence For Free: 20+ Best Free Things To Do In Florence

Are you looking for an affordable vacation in the amazingly beautiful city of Florence Italy? Look no further! Here’s my guide to the best free things to do in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence is my favorite art cities in Europe. It’s an amazing place to wile away a long weekend taking in … Read more

The Complete Art Lover’s Guide to Tuscany

Here’s my guide to the must see art works and masterpieces in Tuscany, for art lovers and history buffs. This region of Italy has some of the world’s best cathedrals, art galleries, museums. Tuscany is celebrated for its Medieval (Gothic) and Renaissance art. Tuscany is even regarded as the birthplace of one of mankind’s greatest … Read more

Tips For Visiting Florence’s Amazing Uffizi Gallery

Planning on visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy? You’ll need some tips for visiting! Here’s my guide to everything you can do to prepare for a visit to the Uffizi including tips for how to get advance tickets to the uber popular museum. The art-rich Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums … Read more

Guide To The Must See Masterpieces of Florence’s Bargello Museum

Here’s my guide to visiting the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence. The august museum houses a world class collection of Renaissance sculptures. Despite that, and because Florence is so packed with treasures, the Bargello is a hidden gem in Florence. In this guide, I identify and describe the masterpieces of the Bargello and … Read more