Love Stories at the Uffizi

Ever wondered what the stories are behind a famous painting? Well, there are plenty of stories behind the Monna Lisa portrait, but what about others, less famous or less talked about. This beauty for example This painting (The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, probably made in mid 1480), […]

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Firenze is a Flower

FLORENTIA The Latin name of Florence was Florentia (“flowering”), its coat of arms is a flower as well. The symbol is not the French Fleur de Lys—though it looks like it, but the “Giaggiolo” (Sweet Iris), the violet is in fact also the color of the Florentine soccer team. To visit Florence properly it takes a […]

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“Hold the Door” … and Then?

Game of Throne is over but everybody is still talking about it, and not necessarily in a positive way. Many are disappointed at what seemed a quick ending just to get it over with.  And Yes! Me too George R.R. Martin used a lot of his knowledge of British and European history to write ”A […]

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