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Rome – Day 3

Our final day in Rome and we saved the best until last. Our original plan had been to visit the Vatican museums on the first day however that plan had soon be quashed when we’d seen the length of the … Continue reading

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Simonetta Vespucci – The Florentine Beauty.

Simonetta Vespucci is a name commonly associated with both the Medici family of Florence and the artist Sandro Botticelli. For years, people have believed that Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” is actually a painting of Florence’s most beautiful woman – she … Continue reading

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On This Day In History – Leonardo da Vinci is born.

On 15 April 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born in the little town on Vinci, in Tuscany. He was born to the Florentine Notary Piero¬†Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, and Caterina – a peasant girl. The little bastard boy would … Continue reading

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