• Croatia
  • Historic City of Trogir (2) – the Kamerlengo Fortress & Benedictine Monastery of St. Nikolas

    As the UNESCO comments: Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings […]

    Historic City of Trogir (2) – the Kamerlengo Fortress & Benedictine Monastery of St. Nikolas was last modified: May 4th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia (2)

    On 3rd December 2017, I visited the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice for the first time, during which unfortunately an extensive restoration was being carried out. The project, which aims at reinforcing, renovating and refurbishing the first floor of the museum, started on 7th June 2017 and will last for 960 days. It will be divided into […]

    Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia (2) was last modified: April 23rd, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Modena Cathedral Complex (2/3) – Torre Civica & Palazzo Comunale

    In my previous post about Modena Cathedral Complex, I focused on the cathedral itself including its history and decorations both outside and inside. Besides, I mentioned some of the most precious items among the Cathedral Museums‘ collections. For example, the eight metopes, which were originally located on the buttresses of the cathedral’s roof depicting fantastic creatures, […]

    Modena Cathedral Complex (2/3) – Torre Civica & Palazzo Comunale was last modified: April 12th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (1/3)

    In total, I visited the Pinacoteca and Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Art Gallery and Library) twice in two years and during my first visit, I only focused on the absolutely highlights such as the original “Preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens” by Raphael, “The Portrait of a Musician” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Portrait of a Woman” […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (1/3) was last modified: March 17th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (2/2)

    In my previous post about the National Gallery of Parma, I provided some practical information about the opening hours as well as the admission fees of the gallery and introduced to you in detail Leonardo da Vinci’s “La Scapigliata”. Additionally, I showed you through the “special rooms” which are temporarily closed and will be open on weekdays at 10:30, […]

    Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (2/2) was last modified: February 25th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (1/2)

    Parma is a city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, famous for Parmesan cheese and Parma ham. Besides its gastronomy, the Romanesque buildings, including the frescoed Parma Cathedral and the Baptistery, dominate the city center. What’s the attraction that eventually persuaded me to pay a visit to the city? It’s the Galleria Nazionale, inside the imposing Palazzo […]

    Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (1/2) was last modified: February 19th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Modena – Gallery Estense (2/2)

    Following my previous post about the Galleria Estense, this post is gonna be about some masterpieces of El Greco, Tintoretto, Veronese and Guercino, as well as some Roman antiquities. Now, let’s get started with the Portable Altarpiece by El Greco (Domenico Theotokopulos). Portable Altarpiece by El Greco Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 1614), most widely known as El Greco (“The Greek”), was […]

    Modena – Gallery Estense (2/2) was last modified: February 14th, 2020 by Dong
  • 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
  • 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
  • Italy
  • 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