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A Fountain of Joy in Siena

If you have been to Siena you couldn’t miss seeing the famous  Fonte Gaia or Fountain of Joy on the high side of Piazza del Campo. This fifteeenth-century white marble sculpted fountain and pool is one of a few medieval … Continue reading

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Life in Italy – Photo of the Day

I always enjoy watching local Italian artisans at work. This Sicilian is hand painting a ceramic plate with precision. I’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave a comment. Grazie Ciao

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Inside the Accademia Gallery in Florence

On my first visit to Florence a few years ago, I rushed into the Accademia Gallery with one purpose in mind, to see the original marble sculpture of David by Michelangelo. I quickly found my way to the hall where … Continue reading

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Italy Travel ~ Images of Florence

Florence is a photographer’s dream. Art, architecture, people, tradition…Around every corner is another photograph. Each one can tell a story. Enjoy. The original sculpture is in the Piazza della Signoria. This sculpture was created from a single block of marble. … Continue reading

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Take a Sculpture Course in Carrara

Carrara in Tuscany is not your typical tourist location, but it is the city known for its immense marble quarries. I loved visiting this city on my own and touring the impressive caves and marble quarries  was an eye-opener to … Continue reading

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Milan Hosts Bob Dylan Art Exhibit

It is a good bet that pretty much everyone has heard of Bob Dylan and is familiar with his unique musical sound as well as his success as a successful American singer-songwriter from the 60’s through today. What surprised me … Continue reading

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Sicily Art Studio in Caltagirone

I had written an article for the Italian-American newspaper, La Gazzetta Italiana on the art in the Sicilian city of Caltagirone, and I was pleasantly surprised a few days ago to see that my article was featured on their online … Continue reading

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Touring the Uffizi Museum in Florence

I have only been to Florence once, and am looking forward to returning, as a day and a half is simply not enough time. However when limited by a travel agenda, such as a cruise schedule, I had to prioritize, … Continue reading

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