History

Learn all about the fascinating stories and personalities that have shaped the course of history in the world's greatest cities, from Rome to Barcelona and beyond.

Art Donatello’s Penitent Magdalene: A ‘Hag of Articulate Wood’ in Renaissance Florence

Donatello’s Penitent Magdalene: A ‘Hag of Articulate Wood’ in Renaissance Florence

Get the full story behind Donatello’s magnificent wooden sculpture of Mary Magdalene in Florence, ...

Wed 15 Jul 2020

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Augustus Caesar Octavian: What’s in a Name for Rome’s First Emperor?

Retrace the sensational life of Octavius Augustus in his conquering of the Republican institutions ...

Mon 07 May 2018

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Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Learn about the dramatic Sack of Rome in 1527, in the climax of the Renaissance, when troops of the ...

Thu 29 Mar 2018

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Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Balich's worldwide show promises to reveal the secrets of the Sistine Chapel. But is that comparable ...

Sun 18 Mar 2018

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The Devil is in the Details: Hidden Secrets of the Vatican Museums

Read about some of the hidden secrets of the Vatican Museums, where to find and how to make sense of ...

Tue 06 Mar 2018

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8 Sources of Wonder at the Uffizi Gallery

The Galleria Uffizi is truly one of the world’s great museums and no wonder; it was here under ...

Sat 10 Feb 2018

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Fortress of the Angels: the Mysteries and Histories of Castel Sant’Angelo

The unbelievable Castle Sant'Angelo's fall and rise through the centuries, is one of Rome's best ...

Wed 21 Dec 2016

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Top Things to See In the Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican

The wondrous Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums offers the chance to admire some of the most ...

Tue 11 Apr 2017

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6 recent restorations to better experience the glorious past of the Roman Forum

The archaeological treasures of the Roman Forum are not just jewels to be silently closed in an ...

Sun 19 Mar 2017

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A walk in the heart of Rome

An evocative walk in the heart of Rome, following the path of an ancient Roman road turned into the ...

Mon 13 Mar 2017

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Art Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Visit Florence to step back in time, into the Renaissance city of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo ...

Wed 21 Dec 2016

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