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Michelangelo’s Other David Vacations in the U.S.A.

by: Silvia Ponticelli for In the wake of Europe’s financial crisis, Italy is still going strong. That is the message that Italy would like to promulgate through “The Year of Italian Culture 2013,” a program of events around the United States. [caption id="attachment_6869" align="alignleft" width="206"] David-Apollo on loan at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. | Photo Credit: Italian ...

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Florence Crafts and Florence Art

Florence is renown for its top quality craftrnanship, handed down through centuries of tradition, and for its elegance and good taste in creation. Typical are Florentine straw products, original articles of clothing and furnishings as well as the finest leather, known for its exquisitely refined workmanship; ceramics and glassware; wood and metal crafts, furniture and bric-a brae, in other words, a host of ...

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Archaeological Museum

The 20-year-old Oscar Wilde enthuses over the Etruscans in the old Archaeological Museum when it was in the Via Faenza; from The Letters of Oscar Wilde, edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. Then to the Etruscan Museum, which is in the suppressed monastery of San(t') J Onofrio and most interesting. You come first to a big tomb, transplanted from Arezzo; cyclopean stonework, Museo Archeologicodoorway with sloping jam ...

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