• 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
  • France
  • Strasbourg – the must-visit museums (Palais Rohan, Alsatian Museum & L’Aubette 1928)

    In this post, I’ll talk about some of the most important museums in Strasbourg, for example, Palais Rohan, former residence of the prince-bishops and cardinals of the House of Rohan and now home to the city’s Archaeological Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts and Museum of Fine Arts. This palace has also hosted a number of French monarchs such as Louis […]

    Strasbourg – the must-visit museums (Palais Rohan, Alsatian Museum & L’Aubette 1928) was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Dong
  • France
  • Strasbourg – boat cruise and audio-guided tour of the historic center

    In this post, I’ll focus on the audio-guided tour of the historic center of Strasbourg and the boat cruise around the Grande-Île. In my opinion, a combination of these two tours provides the best opportunity to learn about the city’s history, and in particular, its cultural heritage. If you have read my previous posts about Strasbourg, please click here […]

    Strasbourg – boat cruise and audio-guided tour of the historic center was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – the civic museums (Ca’ Rezzonico & Ca’ Pesaro)

    Following the previous posts about the Doge’s Palace and Museo Correr, this post will be about another two museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE), that is to say, Ca’ Rezzonico and Ca’ Pesaro. If you have read my previous posts about Venice, please click here to jump directly to the main content of […]

    Venice – the civic museums (Ca’ Rezzonico & Ca’ Pesaro) was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (1/3)

    As the UNESCO comments: Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’s greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and […]

    Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (1/3) was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century

    As the UNESCO comments: The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of […]

    Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century was last modified: January 12th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Mainau – a flowering island in Lake Constance

    Since last autumn I’ve been thinking about going to the Mainau Island, but because of the season and my allergy of pollen, I postponed the trip again and again. This year, my friend visited the island in May and sent me some pictures of the Butterfly House and I couldn’t wait anymore. In fact, it […]

    Mainau – a flowering island in Lake Constance was last modified: July 10th, 2018 by Dong
  • Austria
  • Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Fortress & DomQuartier (including St. Peter’s Abbey)

    As the UNESCO comments: Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century when it was a city-state ruled by a prince-archbishop. Its Flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artists before the city became even better known through the work of […]

    Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Fortress & DomQuartier (including St. Peter’s Abbey) was last modified: April 17th, 2018 by Dong
  • Croatia
  • St. James Cathedral in Šibenik – Witness to the exchanges in monumental arts

    As the UNESCO comments: The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (1431-1535), on the Dalmatian coast, bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The three architects who succeeded one another in the construction of the Cathedral – Francesco […]

    St. James Cathedral in Šibenik – Witness to the exchanges in monumental arts was last modified: September 1st, 2017 by Dong