11 Things You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo’s David


Standing at a colossal 17 feet tall, the gleaming white statue of Michelangelo's David, slingshot in hand ready to do battle, dominates Florence’s Piazza della Signoria. It draws millions of tourists every year even though it’s just a copy. The original, expertly chiselled by master Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, nestles safely in a...

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Brera Art Gallery: Discover the treasures of Milan’s Pinacoteca


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Milan is famous the world over for its fashion houses, Gothic Duomo and soccer. But no visit to the city is complete without a trip to the Pinacoteca di Brera, or Brera Art Gallery, one of Italy’s most important and impressive art collections. With over 500 paintings and sculptures by Italian masters spanning 600 years, set in the middle of...

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Map of Milan Museums: 8 Sights You Should Not Miss


As well as being the Italian capital of fashion and economy, Milan owns another record: it is the city that hosts the biggest collection of modern art in Italy. While Rome and Florence museums display unique treasures dating back to the Roman age and the Renaissance,  Milan museums, in line with the modern flair of the city, house some of the...

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