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A JOURNEY TO THE IDEA OF ART

The exhibition celebrates the 197th anniversary of the Museum’s founding as a temple of the arts. The Museo del Prado, https://www.museodelprado.es/en/museum is offering a new approach to its collection, in the latest in a series of exhibitions. This series, has aimed to offer visitors the chance to its works in a new context. Meta-painting, proposes a journey that begins with …

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FLYING UP, NEXT TO THE FRESCO

If during this period you plan to take a trip to Siena, http://www.visitacity.com/en/siena?gclid=Cj0KEQiAk5zEBRD9lfno2dek0tsBEiQAWVKyuC716_CNcb2gopiAds2sphlDfSnYEzT5OApNqYHxsOMaAswB8P8HAQ not forget this art opportunities: 10-12 and 24 to 26 February, It will take place “Inside the restoration”, with guided visits to the construction sites of St. Francis Basilica. Do you suffer from vertigo? Do not forget, if you want to give you this gorgeous Siena occasion, …

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WE WAIT FOR YOU IN THE ROOM 61 – Florence, Uffizi Gallery: Supper at Emmaus, by Jacopo Carrucci, aka Pontormo

Its large collection, has works from all centuries. In the heart of Florence, it hosts works of art by great Italian artists (such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello and Botticelli). The main part of its collections, were left by the Medici to the state of Tuscany, to attract the curiosity foreigners. The Uffizi Gallery, is one of the most famous …

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THE FLORENTINE BEEFSTEAK – The rules to treat it well

A cut of beef meat, with specific preparation offers you one of the most famous dishes of Tuscan cuisine. A Florentine steak should be treated with respect, that is, without excessive fluctuations in temperature, because it is the most valuable cut of meat you can eat. http://www.osteriadalloste.it/eng/menu.php You will not find a Florentine steak, when you’re invited to a barbecue …

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TO THE ANTICO VINAIO OF FLORENCE – A tasty aperitif or a memorable dinner, a few steps from the Uffizi Gallery

The reservation at this restaurant is a must, especially during weekends. Not a fancy place, but it is extremely distinctive and always crowded with tourists and Florentines. All of them, with just a few Euros can taste a good wine and they are filled with the products prepared in front of gastronomy (run by the same family). This vintner https://www.facebook.com/AllAnticoVinaio …

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FLORENCE’S IMAGES

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ROMANTIC GETAWAYS AROUND THE WORLD

  You can spend the day sightseeing Portofino, a lush seaside village famous for its picturesque harbour  and many artistic visitors. The “Piazzetta,” meeting-up point for the international jet-set, is the symbol of town, while the port, with its characteristic, brightly-colored houses, is the icon of this borgo’s maritime traditions, whose inhabitants were called delfini (“dolphins”).  Don’t miss to climb the …

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FIVE MAGNIFICENT EUROPEAN MUSEUMS

Architect Philip Johnson, described it as the greatest building of our time. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (designed by architect Frank Gehry), is one of the most world-renowned contemporary museum buildings. The 256,000 square foot museum is still pretty new, it opened in 1997, but it’s already well-respected thanks to its impressive permanent collection (featuring works by Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, …

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WHERE THE MILKY WAY GALAXY EXPANDS FOREVER

The first non-native American seeing the lake was John Wesley Hillman. After the lake was called Blue Lake and Lake Majesty, before being known as Crater Lake. https://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm Bring a pair of binoculars, find a spot where car lights won’t flash at you, and sit back for one of the best night sky viewing locations in America. The closest big …

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ADVANCED RESERVATIONS FOR YOUR ROMANTIC OUTING

Advanced reservations for the Dolly Steamboat https://dollysteamboat.com/ are recommended during holiday weekends. East of Phoenix, less than an hour’s drive, an refreshing lake is a favorite with locals. An oasis in the desert, it’s a great place to cruise, ski, sail, swim or picnic. An restaurant serves up food when you’re hungry (camping areas and fishing sites allow you to …

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