• Italy
  • Modena – Galleria Estense (1/2)

    Besides the Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, which are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Galleria Estense is another major attraction in Modena that you should not miss if you are interested in culture and art. It was opened to the public in 1854 and since 1894 it has been located on the fourth floor […]

    Modena – Galleria Estense (1/2) was last modified: January 3rd, 2020 by Dong
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  • Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus

    1. Why these exhibitions? 2. Practical information 2.1 Palazzo Vecchio 2.2 The itinerary of “Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari” 2.3 Opening hours 2.4 Admission fees 2.5 Other important information and tips 3. Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari 3.1 Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) Franco Zeffirelli’s funerary ceremony 3.2 Copy of the Battle […]

    Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

    1. Outstanding Universal Value (What does the UNESCO say about the property? Why is it worth your visit?) 2. Practical information For visiting the basilica and cloister For visiting The Last Supper 5x Leonardo ticket 3. The Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie 3.1 Bramante’s tribune 3.2 The choir 3.3 The Chapel of St. Peter […]

    Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: November 30th, 2019 by Dong
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  • Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before

    1. Why visit the exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 5x Leonardo ticket 2.4 Other important information and tips 3. Sala della Asse 4. Leonardo between Nature, Art and Science 4.1 Anemone nemorosa (Francesco Melzi) 4.2 Allegory with solar mirror 4.3 Study of an ox’s heart and pulmonary artery & […]

    Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) (3/3)

    As I mentioned at the end of my previous post, in this post, which is also the last post about Brera, I’ll show you masterpieces by Caravaggio, who had a formative influence on Baroque painting, Peter Paul Rubens, the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition, Giambattista Tiepolo, Giambattista Pittoni, Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, Pietro Longhi and so on. What’s […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) (3/3) was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by Dong
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  • Milan – Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) (2/3)

    As I mentioned at the end of my previous post, in this post, I’ll focus on works by the leading painters of the Venetian School including Gentile Bellini, Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and so on. If you are interested in Leonardo da Vinci, although there are no works by him here, I’ll give you a […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) (2/3) was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) (1/3)

    After visiting the Brera Art Gallery three times, I’ve finally decided to write a series of posts dedicated to its collections. Why three times? Well, the first time was about 2 years ago and I didn’t pay much attention to the artworks but the big names. What’s more, the famous “The Kiss” by Francesco Hayez was […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) (1/3) was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – St. Mark’s Basilica & Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

    If you are wondering why in my first three posts about Venice I introduced 16 churches but not the famous St. Marks’s Basilica, it’s because it doesn’t belong to the Chorus Association. In fact, another church that doesn’t belong to this association but I strongly recommend is the church of San Giorgio Maggiore, designed by […]

    Venice – St. Mark’s Basilica & Church of San Giorgio Maggiore was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Bridges”, “City of Canals”…

    This is my last post about Venice and in the main chapter (chapter 4), I won’t talk about churches, I won’t talk about museums, I won’t talk about history or culture. What will I talk about? Well, I’ll only talk about beauty. After introducing to you the churches, museums, art galleries, palaces, etc. I realized […]

    Venice – “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Bridges”, “City of Canals”… was last modified: August 24th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – the civic museums (Burano Lace Museum & Murano Glass Museum)

    Following the previous posts about the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Ca’ Rezzonico, Ca’ Pesaro, Mocenigo Palace and Carlo Goldoni’s house, this post will be about the last two museums that I visited of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE), that is to say, the Lace museum on the island of Burano and the Glass Museum […]

    Venice – the civic museums (Burano Lace Museum & Murano Glass Museum) was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Dong