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Giorgione's Painting "La Vecchia" Gets a Facelift Before Traveling from Venice to the USA

Before & After restoration: Giorgione, La Vecchia (particular) © Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venezia (Venice, Italy) The portrait that the mysterious Venetian artist Giorgione painted of his mother, La Vecchia (The Old Woman), around 1508-1510 is heading to the States after a fresh nip and tuck.On Thursday evening, February 7, we had the opportunity to see La Vecchia in her new splendor before she takes center stage at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio from February 15 to May 5. After ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York City, US, United States, Ohio, Venice, States, Republic, Genoa, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, Hartford, Hartford Connecticut, La Vecchia, Leonardo da Vinci


Giorgione's "La Vecchia" Gets a Facelift Before Traveling from Venice to the USA

Before & After restoration: Giorgione, La Vecchia (particular) © Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venezia (Venice, Italy) The portrait that the mysterious Giorgione painted of his mother, La Vecchia (The Old Woman), around 1508-1510 is heading to the States after a fresh nip and tuck. On Thursday evening, February 7, we had the opportunity to see her in her new splendor before she takes center stage at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio from February 15 to May 5. After that she is going on t...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York City, US, United States, Ohio, Venice, States, Republic, Genoa, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, Hartford, Hartford Connecticut, La Vecchia, Gabriele


Best "second cities" in Europe

All the attention in Europe is often concentrated on Paris, Rome, and the other great capitals. While these destinations are plenty exciting, many of the continent’s second cities have just as much going for them — if not more — than their famous counterparts. Not only that, but they’re usually less crowded and cheaper to visit, and they’ll give you a more authentic sense of the country. Here are seven second cities that may inspire you to visit and give the heavyweights a miss. 1. Floren...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Berlin, Rome, David, Munich, Paris, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Michelin, Dublin, St George, Florence, Lyon, Notre Dame


Florence: 10 Tips for visiting the Uffizi Gallery

The most-visited art museum in Italy, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is home to some of the most famous masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, among them, Botticelli’s iconic Birth of Venus painting. Formerly the private collection of Francesco de’Medici, it deserves a sliver of your Italy budget and a spot on your Florence itinerary. That said, the line can be long, the temperatures inside less than appealing, and the entry fee isn’t exactly cheap. More Florence travel tips: • Best budget hotels...
Tags: Travel, Art, Advice, Time, David, Museum, Italy, Tips, Tickets, Florence, Galleries, Andy, Dailycheapo, Practical Advice, Larry, Michelangelo


Extended! Canova, Hayez, Cicognara - The Last Glory of Venice Exhibition at Accademia Galley with Two New Works

Stellar curators together at Gallerie dell'Accademia Canova, Hayez, Cicognara. The last glory of Venice Philip Rylands, Roberto De Feo & Paola Marini Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) The Accademia Gallery in Venice has scored two new paintings by Fernando Hayez and Lattanzio Querena to add to the excellent Canova, Hayez, Cicognara - The Last Glory of Venice exhibition, which has been extended until July 8, 2018.This morning, Paola Marini, the Director of the Gallerie ...
Tags: Travel, France, Israel, Jerusalem, Vienna, Italy, Venice, Bavaria, Moses, Waterloo, Napoleon, Trump, Venice Italy, Veneto, Franz, Hezekiah


8 Hours in Florence Italy on a Mediterranean Cruise

Four not-to-miss places to see with only one day in Florence. Every moment on a Mediterranean cruise is incredibly special.  The west coast of Italy is resplendent with steep overlooks, precariously perched cliffside apartments and white-knuckle hairpin turns as your motor coach… The post 8 Hours in Florence Italy on a Mediterranean Cruise appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Italy, Places, Florence, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Cruises, Florence Italy, Mediterranean Cruise, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia Gallery, Cruises To Italy, Basilica of Santa Croce, statue of David


5 Cheap hotels in Venice with great locations

When planning a budget trip to Venice, you might dread booking a hotel far flung from the best sights the city has to offer. Finding an affordable hotel where you can walk to everything you want to see can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of our favorite cheap hotels near Venice’s top sights, so you can enjoy a top-notch location (and quality hotel!) without a big hit to your wallet. Related: • All recommended cheap hotels in Venice • 5 Cheap and charming hotels in Venice • 5 Budget ...
Tags: Travel, Budget, Venice, Grand Canal, Saint Mark 's Square, Accademia Gallery, Hotel Advice in Venice, Pensione Guerrato, Rialto Bridge Free Wi Fi, Saint Mark 's Square Hotel Ai, Hotel Al Gazzettino, Grand Canal Hotel Al Gazzetino San Marco, Albergo San Samuel, Santa Lucia Station, Calle della Misericordia, Hotel Santa Lucia


28 Authentic Venice Artisans

If Italy is famous for its handcrafted quality, it’s thanks to a long tradition of making things. In the early modern period, each important city was known for certain high quality goods as well as decorative arts for the home. Just within Tuscany, Florence made cloth along the Arno (though later turned banking), Prato was famous for its wool, Montelupo did ceramics and Volterra produced fine alabaster objects. In the Renaissance, Venice was a center of trade where you could get literally anythi...
Tags: Travel, Abc, Rome, Italy, Franco, Venice, Headline, Venice Biennale, San Marco, Miriam, VENEZIA, Vittorio, Cannaregio, Emilia, San Gregorio, Pierre Cardin



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