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Florence Day 1 – Santa Croce & Palazzo Vecchio

We flew out to Pisa on Monday 8 May but after nearly 12 hours travelling, once we reached the apartment that we were staying in for the week, we weren’t really up for going anywhere too much. So a quick … Continue reading

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The Trial And Execution of Girolamo Savonarola

The Execution of Savonarola by Anonymous I’ve been spending a lot of time recently researching Girolamo Savonarola recently, for particular reasons that will hopefully be announced soon as well as the fact that the man fascinates me. I don’t really … Continue reading

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The Expulsion of the Medici

Lorenzo the Magnificent by Agnolo Bronzino On 21st March 1492, Lorenzo “Il Magnifico” de Medici was carried from his palace in Florence to his countryside villa at Careggi, not far from the city. The reason? His health was failing fast … Continue reading

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