Friday, January 27, 2017

Museo di Leonardo da Vinci: Halls and Secrets

He was an architect, engineer, inventor, painter and sculptor. His scientific inventions and artistic contributions have had significant impact on the way the world functions and the way its inhabitants think, even centuries after his birth. Florence is thus the logical home to a museum dedicated to the genius and mystery of Leonardo da Vinci. Comprised of several halls each dedicated to his areas of expertise, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum achieves something that would make the master proud: you learn a little, and you want to explore a lot.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The UNESCO Center in Florence

UNESCO is a familiar acronym to most travelers, since its touristic heritage sites are visited by people all over the globe. As a specialized branch of the United Nations, its Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has existed since 1945, charged with the mission to promote access to and appreciation of the world’s important places of interest. Its headquarters are in Paris, but it has offices in many of the world’s major cities, including Florence.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sala Michelangelo: Uffizi Museum’s “Michelangelo Room”

The Uffizi Gallery Museum is one of the biggest attractions in Florence. A former palace with dozens of offices (“uffizi"), the museum is made up of two floors of 45 halls that are now filled with beautiful and important works of art.