Where To Find Bernini’s Art In Rome, The Complete Bernini Bucket List

Here’s my guide to the Bernini Trail in Rome. No artist defined 17th century Rome more than Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He worked under nine popes and left an indelible mark on the city. In this guide, I give you an overview of Bernini’s fascinating life and tell you where to find his magnificent art works … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery: History, Masterpieces & Essential Tips

Here’s my complete guide to visiting Florence’s beloved Uffizi Gallery.  The Uffizi is one of the world’s best classical museums. People come in droves to the Uffizi to see history’s greatest hits, from when Florence was the cultural and artistic center of the world. The Uffizi is the third most visited attraction in Italy. And … Read more

Visitor’s Guide to Florence’s Stunning Opera del Duomo Museum

Here’s my guide to an absolute must visit museum in Florence, the Duomo Museum. It’s officially called the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo or “OPA.” This translates to the museum of the cathedral’s building or works committee. The Duomo Museum is a fabulous treasure box of sculpture. It boasts an unparalleled collection of Medieval and early … Read more

How To See Michelangelo’s David (And Other Masterpieces!) In Florence’s Accademia Gallery

“No other artwork is equal to David in any respect.” — Giorgio Vasari Here’s my guide to seeing Michelangelo’s David at Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia. David is one of Florence’s top attractions. The Accademia is one of the world’s most famous museums. David is arguably the world’s most famous sculpture. It’s a beautiful piece of art displayed in a beautiful … Read more

Visiting The Historic Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, The Complete Guide

Here’s my guide to visiting the Palazzo Vecchio. The palace is the civic heart of Florence and one of its most hallowed historic sites. The Palazzo Vecchio is a doughty medieval fortress on the outside. In contrast, on the inside, it’s a resplendent Renaissance palace filled with artistic treasures. It’s one of Florence’s most important … Read more

Ultimate Guide To The Basilica of San Lorenzo In Florence

Here’s my complete guide to the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence Italy. I tell you everything to see inside and give you must know tips for visiting and getting tickets. The San Lorenzo complex is vast. It includes the basilica itself, Brunelleschi’s Old Sacristy, the Medici Chapels, the Medici Crypt, and the Laurentian Library. … Read more

Guide To The Accademia Gallery In Venice Italy

Here’s my guide to the Accademia Gallery in Venice Italy. The Galleria dell’Academia is Venice’s most important museum. In this guide, I give you an overview of the museum and identify 15 masterpieces you can’t miss. The Accademia houses the world’s best collection of pre-19th century Venetian painting. The museum traces the evolution of Venetian … Read more

Leonardo da Vinci’s Sala delle Asse in Milan Italy

Here’s my guide to Leonardo da Vinci’s Sala delle Asse fresco. It’s housed in the magnificent Castello Sforzesco in Milan Italy. The fresco is one of Leonardo’s lesser know works. But it’s his largest painting. The fresco is just as magnificent as Leonardo’s other masterpieces. And even more unique in its decorative program. Sforza Castle … Read more

Guide To the Vatican Pinacoteca: the Hidden Treasures of the Vatican Museums

Here’s my guide to visiting the Vatican Pinacoteca, which is the Vatican’s picture gallery. It’s one of the world’s best small museums. I identify 18 must see masterpieces in the Vatican Pinacoteca and give you tips for visiting the renowned, but largely secret, art gallery. More than 7 million people visit the Vatican Museums each … Read more