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Oldest Known ‘Last Supper’ Painted By A Woman On Public View After 450 Years

Plautilla Nelli’s 23-by-6½-foot depiction of Jesus and his disciples was painted for her sisters at a convent in Florence in 1568. When that convent was shuttered by Napoleon’s forces in 1808, the canvas was moved to a nearby monastery, where it was hanging in a (very) humble refectory when it was discovered by an art historian in the early 1990s. And it’s actually thanks to Napoleon that the painting is now on view in a museum. – Atlas Obscura
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Another Look: Chasing Francis

Assisi, with a view of the Basilica of St. Francis Another Look: Chasing Francis Francis was a Catholic, an evangelical street preacher, a radical social activist, a contemplative who devoted hours to prayer, a mystic who had direct encounters with God, and someone who worshiped with all the enthusiasm and spontaneity of a Pentecostal. He was a wonderful integration of all the theological streams we have today. • from Chasing Francis • One of the places I most wanted to visit in Italy was Assis...
Tags: Religion, Italy, Jesus, Francis, Florence, Michael Spencer, Christ, Michael, Trinity Church, Roman Catholicism, St Francis, Thomas Merton, Giotto, Cron, Assisi, Greenwich Connecticut Manassas Symphony in Florence Price's Symphony No. 1

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) Prince William Living Dale, Virginia October 10, 2019 Provided by Manassas Symphony Orchestra The Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will open its 2019-2020 season on Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Under the baton of Music Director James Villani, the concert will feature a performance of the marvelous Symphony No. 1 in E minor by American composer Florence Price. Price is noted as the first Afri...
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Fall food and festivals in Italy

In Italy, autumn builds up slowly. The blazing sun still calls a few diehard sunbathers to the beach on some early October days while storms roll in on other days, leaving plummeting temperatures in their wake. These turbulent days are the backdrop for a season of grape harvesting, olive pressing, food festivals, and celebrations of agriculture. Visitors to Italy in the fall can expect earthy vegetables like pumpkin and mushrooms, gamey meats, and the most prestigious of autumn foods, truffle...
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LA Opera goes Broadway musical with ‘Light in the Piazza’

The banners on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion say Los Angeles Opera. But the company’s current production of Adam Guettel’s “The Light in the Piazza” is a Broadway musical through and through. Based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the show (direct from its London engagement at the Royal Festival Hall) is as light and airy as a spring day in Florence with a few dark family secrets held in reserve for suspense and conflict. It may not be an opera, but the cast does feature a genuine operatic s...
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Why Should We Read Dante’s Divine Comedy? An Animated Video Makes the Case

Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century Divine Comedy is revered for the force of its imagery, its innovative terza rima and bold use of the vernacular, its creative interpretation of medieval Catholic doctrine, its ferocious political satire... And the poignant autobiography the poet weaves throughout the story. The epic is animated by Dante's own romantic longing and his bitter disillusionment with life. He paints himself in the first stanza as overcome by middle-aged bewilderment. Robert Durli...
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Clinical trials software firm Florence inks $7.1 mln Series B

Atlanta-based Florence, a clinical trials software company, has raised $7.1 million in Series B financing. Fulcrum Equity Partners led the round with participation from Atrium Health and Bee Partners. Source: Press Release
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Under the Tuscan fork: Florence for foodies

Experiencing Italy’s cafes, cuisine, and wines is a joy, and in the heart of Tuscany, Florence offers a particularly satisfying spread.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Italy, Florence, Tuscany Florence

Florence by Mills Review

Brand background Florence by Mills was created by ‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown (a.k.a. Mills). The collection launched exclusively at Ulta in September of 2019. She named Florence after her great-grandma, and wanted to create a brand with clean formulations that are easy and fun to...
Tags: Uncategorized, Beauty, Florence, Mills, Ulta, Millie Bobby Brown, Mills Review

Haus Laboratories Le Riot Lipgloss Review & Swatches

Haus Laboratories Le Riot Lipgloss is a new lipgloss formula created by Lady Gaga that’s available in six shades for $18 each. As you may or may not know Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga was teased late this Summer and became available for pre-order on the brand’s website and I think I placed an order on in August but my pre-order was shipped around September 20th or so. It was a long wait for something I wanted to try out immediately. This isn’t Gaga’s first foray into bea...
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Florence by Mills Glow Yeah Lip Oil Review & Swatches

Florence by Mills Glow Yeah Lip Oil ($14) is a new hydrating lip treatment that contains African Mango Butter. As you already know, Florence by Mills is a new line of makeup and skincare created by Millie Bobby Brown for Gen Zers. The line is vegan, cruelty-free, and created with “clean” ingredients. Much like Tarte’s recent Sugar Rush Collection the line is targeted at girls and boys in their early to late teens. I might not be their key demographic but it didn’t stop me from picking up a few ...
Tags: Beauty, Florence, Swatches, Mills, Millie, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Lipgloss, Lip Treatments, Millie Bobby Brown, Tarte Sugar Rush Lip Sip Vegan Lip Oil, Mills Glow Yeah Lip Oil, Mills Glow Yeah Lip Oil Review, Mills Collection, Mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush, Lio Oil

1 Children and Civil Defense

Find a few simple necessary civil defense supplies (like potassium iodate)  at the American Civil Defense store here.Read how civil defense still has supporters here.We teach children from when they can begin to understand subjects to help them have a long, healthy, and prosperous life. Yet the subject of civil defense, essential to those goals, is completely neglected by public, private and home schools every day. This article will seek to help fill that gap for parents (and grandparents)...
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Parenting Pointers: A Nanny’s Guide to a Happy Hallowee

Halloween is a chance for kids to play dress-up, be out after dark, and of course indulge in a plethora of candy. For parents however, it might be a bit more hectic than exciting. To keep things as stress-free as possible, Florence Ann Romano , The Windy City Nanny™ shares some great reminders for parents this Halloween.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Florence by Mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Florence by Mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush ($14) is a new creamy blush is part of Millie Bobby Brown’s new vegan makeup collection that launched late this Summer. As you already know every celeb and their mom, sister’s mom, and mom’s mom has a makeup collection. From Lady Gaga to up and coming actresses like Millie Bobby Brown, everyone wants a piece of the beauty industry. I do think that celebrities can literally make or break their own makeup launches. If a celebrity evokes feelings of dis...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Lady Gaga, Florence, Swatches, Blush, Don, Kylie, Mills, Millie, Revlon, Shay Mitchell, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Millie Bobby Brown, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Cheek

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Michelangelo Biopic ‘Il Peccato’ Picked Up By ARRI Media Intl. (EXCLUSIVE)

ARRI Media International has acquired international distribution rights to Andrei Konchalovsky’s Michelangelo biopic “Il Peccato” (“Sin”), which will have its world premiere as a Special Closing Event at the 14th Rome Film Festival (Oct. 17-27). Written by Konchalovsky and Elena Kiseleva, the film is set in Florence in the 16th century and follows Michelangelo through […]
Tags: News, Global, Florence, Rome Film Festival, Michelangelo, Andrei Konchalovsky, ARRI Media International, ARRI Media Intl, ARRI Media, Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva

Chasing ‘The Wicker Man’: ‘Midsommar’ and Five Other 2010s Films About Secret Cults and Human Sacrifice

Since 1973, various horror films have tried to replicate the shock of the prototypical human sacrifice movie, The Wicker Man (not to be confused with its gonzo 2006 remake, starring Nicolas Cage, which is perhaps best remembered for the immortal, memeified line, “Not the bees!”) Even the late Robin Hardy, director of the original Wicker Man, went back to the well in 2011 with The Wicker Tree. Most movies, including that one, have failed to recapture the terror of the iconic moment when the prot...
Tags: Movies, Sweden, Horror, Features, Hereditary, Florence, Nicolas Cage, The Wicker Man, Willow, John Carpenter, Rowan, Annie Ross, Dani, Pelle, Blu Ray, Howie

St Malo to Nice

Thursday 26th September 54 miles Breakfast was upstairs from our bedroom in another lovely room very artistically put together with some very old things. Florence had got me some gluten free bread and there was home made stewed apples yoghurt and
Tags: Travel, Nice, Florence, St Malo

St Malo to Nice

Thursday 26th September 54 milesBreakfast was upstairs from our bedroom in another lovely room very artistically put together with some very old things. Florence had got me some gluten free bread and there was home made stewed apples yoghurt and jams.
Tags: Travel, Nice, Florence, St Malo

New 1907 perfumes: Nom, Bellanelle and Dame d’Or

At the Pitti Fragranze 2019 exhibition, I met Eva Skovranova, who had previously visited Florence as the owner of 1907 perfume boutiques in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. But now, after the release of the first fragrances of the eponymous brand 1907, she thinks not only about the new perfumes of other niche brands, but also about her own novelties. She introduced me to three new fragrances by ... Read full article: New 1907 perfumes: Nom, Bellanelle and Dame d’Or from Fragrantica Perfumes an...
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Bratislava Slovakia, Kosice, Fragrantica Perfumes, Eva Skovranova, Nom Bellanelle

Top 5 Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy

Being one of the most desired destinations of Italy, Tuscany with its charming cities, hill-top towns, and landscapes is a great vacation destination.  Numerous attractions of this stunning region include culturally important cities, world-famous museums and churches, delicious cuisine, romantic beaches, and unique countryside. To discover it one surely needs a vehicle to get to the parts of Tuscany that cannot be easily reached otherwise. An even better option is to use a car with a driver in...
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Uffizi Gallery Director Decides Not to Leave Post for Job in Austria

Eike Schmidt, the director of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, has caused an uproar after ducking out of a new job post at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna just weeks before he was expected to start.  “Florence is too close to my heart,” he said. Read more at NYT  
Tags: Art, News, Austria, Vienna, Florence, Art News, Minipost, Uffizi Gallery, Eike Schmidt, Leave Post, Kunsthistorisches Museum

My Favourite Destinations after 10 Years of Travel Blogging

Ten years ago when I started Tales of a Nomad, not in my wildest dreams did I think that my personal travel diary would turn out to be my bread earner one day. I never thought that it would take me to some of the most amazing places and offer surreal experiences. But it did, and thank you a million times for that, Tales of a Nomad. Happy Birthday to you! Whenever, I had written about travel blogging in general, the focus has always been on blogging. Yes, I still reiterate the f...
Tags: Travel, India, Articles, Unesco, Goa, Maldives, Florence, Kerala, Rajasthan, Nomad, Thanjavur, Varkala, Bundi, Buddhist, Central Asia, Hampi

The Geology of Italian Passion

La passione italiana dates back to a time before time when a geologic frenzy carved a boot in the middle of the Mediterranean. Convulsing and colliding, tectonic plates thrust an ancient seabed so high that tiny crustaceans were trapped and fossilized in the Italian Alps. Lava seething within the earth boiled and bubbled to form a chain of volcanic cones stretching from central Italy to what would become the island of Sicily. Even today the Italian earth trembles. The Apennines, running like a ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Florence, Christ, Sicily, Campania, Pina, Chianti, Dianne Hales, La Passione, Luigi Barzini

An Italian Interview about LA PASSIONE

"Strano e difficile a crederci, ma è proprio così! “ Strange and hard to believe, but that's right! This is how Italian journalist and blogger Veronica Triolo begins her post on an American writer who “con sorriso, grinta ed entusiasmo, si è appassionata al nostro paese” (with a smile, determination and enthusiasm, became passionate about our country).  This passion, she notes,“non è superficiale e non è basata sui soliti banali stereotipi” (isn’t superficial nor based on the usual banal stere...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Florence, Veronica, Dianne Hales, Strano, La Passione, British Institute, Veronica Triolo

Uffizi Director Backs Out Of New Job In Vienna, And Austrians Are Furious

Just a couple of months ago, it looked like the foreign administrators brought in to reform Italy’s museums would all be chased out of the country by the populist government. Then that government fell, and the new one reappointed the culture minister who had hired the foreign experts in the first place. So Eike Schmidt decided he wanted to stay in Florence and continue his work at the Uffizi Gallery. But the fact that he’d already accepted an offer to direct Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum ha...
Tags: Art, Vienna, Italy, Florence, Visual, Eike Schmidt, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 10.03.19

We Tried Millie Bobby Brown's Beauty Line, and We Have Thoughts

Millie Bobby Brown's new skin and makeup collection, Florence by Mills, has been all over Instagram, and between its delightful purple packaging and megatalented founder (who starred in one of my favorite sci-fi thrillers), I was excited to see what the line had in store. The Stranger Things actress recently launched the collection in Ulta stores and I decided to test-drive each of its 14 products. I also consulted dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, M.D., as to what makes up each of the line's many...
Tags: Beauty, Florence, Mills, Ulta, Beauty Products, Beauty Review, Millie Bobby Brown, Dhaval Bhanusali, Bhanusali

New Italian Brand Presented at Fragranze 2019: ARAXI

At this year's Fragranze in Florence, we were introduced to the new Italian brand Araxi. Araxi was born in 2016 of an idea of Marco Abis, owner and founder of GA.MA Beauty S.r.l., a leading company in Sardinia in the area of professional phytoceutical cosmetics. Just like many other beautiful places in the world before it, Sardinia and its natural beauty had stirred up the desire to create an olfa... Read full article: New Italian Brand Presented at Fragranze 2019: ARAXI from Fragrantica Perfum...
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Sardinia, Fragranze, Araxi Araxi, Marco Abis, GA MA Beauty S

Quick glance at Pitti Fragranze 2019. What's new?

This year Pitti Fragranze 2019 (the annual niche perfumery exhibition that takes place in Florence) was less crowded and much more relaxed, many visitors mentioned a friendly and even family-like atmosphere. In total, there were 127 exhibiting brands, making approximately two thirds of the participants we are used to seeing at Fragranze.    It seems that the bigger perfume show TFWA, ma... Read full article: Quick glance at Pitti Fragranze 2019. What's new? from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
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Buontalenti Profumo Di Firenze: The Best of Florentine Gelato Ice Cream In One Perfume

The Florentine perfume brand, Profumo di Firenze, is known for embodying in its fragrances all of the best things that the touristy part of Florence is famous for. Lavender and iris growing in the Tuscan hills around Florence (Spigo and Iris), saffron and figs that make up its culinary fame (Zafferano and Fico), leather shoes and accessories workshops (Cuoio), and finally, the smell of the food ... Read full article: Buontalenti Profumo Di Firenze: The Best of Florentine Gelato Ice Cream In On...
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Profumo, Zafferano, Buontalenti Profumo Di Firenze, Florence Spigo, Cuoio

Florence: New additions to our cheap hotels guide

Whether you are scoping out the best meals in the city or making your way to the Duomo, Florence has a little something for everybody. Not to mention a plethora of cheap hotels in the city center and beyond. That being said, those budget hotels can fill up quickly with others looking to enjoy all that Florence has to offer. To keep you in-the-know of some of the hidden gems dotted along these ancient streets, we’ve combed through thousands of hotels and recently added some of our favorite cheap ...
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