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Perseus with the Head of Medusa

A stunning bronze sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini located in the Loggia dei Lanzi. Tune in to listen to Andrew Graham-Dixon’s story about Medusa. Who was she? How did she become...

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David by Michelangelo

Dive into the saga of Michelangelo's 'David,' the epitome of Renaissance sculpture, carved from a once-unwanted block of marble. Learn about Michelangelo's unique process, likened to pulling a drowning man...

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Uffizi: Birth of Venus

Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is inarguably one of the most beautiful and sensuous paintings in the world. Inspired by the classical myth of Venus, this painting will transport you to...

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Uffizi: Venus of Urbino

This work by Titian is certainly one of the most powerful and erotic paintings in the Uffizi Galleries. Who is this beautiful woman staring us directly in the eye? What...

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Leonardo da Vinci vs. Michelangelo

The two greatest artists of their time faced off in the Salone di Cinquecento, the Room of the Five Hundred, in the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence’s Town Hall). The contest took...

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The rape of the Sabine women

This extraordinary marble group by Giambologna, a Flemish master born Jean de Boulogne, depicts a legend from the early days of Rome, when its men committed a mass abduction of...

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Ponte Vecchio

Step onto the historic Ponte Vecchio, a bridge that's a testament to time, triumph, and the transformative power of the Medici family. From Roman roots to medieval makeovers, walk the...

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Boboli Gardens

These gardens, one of the best examples of the Italian style, are situated behind the Palazzo Pitti and were made for just one family, the all-powerful Medicis. They used the...

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The death of St. Francis

Painted by Giotto, this fresco at the Bardi Chapel in the church of Santa Croce, is a deeply moving image showing St. Francis laying on his death bed surrounded by...

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