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Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence Tuscany

The Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, or Academy of Beautiful Art of Florence, as it’s more formally known, is just what the name states: a school of art. And it’s true that students do study art here. They have since the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Pietro Leopold, gathered several schools under one roof in 1784. […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Medieval Torture Museum of San Gimignano

Tuscany is filled with both man-made and natural beauty from the Middle Ages. That makes it hard to conceive of some of the more grisly things that were common during the period. The Museo Della Tortura in San Gimignano will provide visitors with a look into just what some of those were. Ironically, housed inside […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

After over a decade of being strapped in steel cables and inaccessible to tourists, La Torre di Pisa is open once again. Nearly $30 million was spent to prevent the tower from leaning any further to avoid total collapse. Now it is good for another 300 years. Begun in 1173 AD, the tower has been […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Fiesole Hill, Ancient and Modern Tuscany

It will come as no surprise that much of the Roman character of Tuscany has been preserved. One special example of that fact is to be found in Fiesole. A superb respite from busy Florence below, Fiesole offers views of the city, the Arno and much more from atop its peak. The town itself far […]

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Uffizi Gallery, Florence Tuscany

It’s rare for an art museum to have too many masterpieces to display. That happy fate befell the Uffizi Gallery in Florence when the last of the Medici, Electress Anna Maria, willed the entire family collection to the gallery in 1743. The results, collected over several centuries, provide a view of one of the finest […]

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