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22 Terms To Better Appreciate Italian Art and Architecture
Art, History & Culture

22 Terms To Better Appreciate Italian Art and Architecture

Terms curated and defined by Alexandra Kiely, A Scholarly Skater My love for Italian art and architecture is undeniable, but also, untrained. Often I have felt guilty at the blessings of being exposed to the beauty of Italian museums and buildings without the knowledge to better appreciate it all. Thus, I decided to “home school” myself … Continue reading

A Home for the Italian Language
A Snapshot From / Art, History & Culture

A Home for the Italian Language

On the outskirts of Florence sits Villa di Castello, country home of Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574), Grand Duke of Tuscany.  Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and Primavera once adorned the walls of the villa, and Castello’s elaborate garden — renowned throughout Europe — influenced other famous gardens including Florence’s Boboli Gardens. Villa di Castello has seen … Continue reading

LinkLove: interesting reads from the www this week #2
Books / Happiness & Joy

LinkLove: interesting reads from the www this week #2

January 28, 2018 Here’s what has caught my attention recently… Italy/Travel Gorgeous Florence summed up in one simple photo at Timeless Italy High on my Italy wish list is the Basilicata region, featured at Calabria: The Other Italy Books/History/Art So many heavy-hitters of positive psychology on one list? Yes please, to all of them: The Top 10 … Continue reading