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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, born in VINCI, Province of Florence, on April 15th 1452, has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, the Humanist. His untiring curiosity, inventive imagination and geniality has been always well-known. In fact, Leonardo had many scopes in his long life: ....

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Giotto

Giotto

Ambrogio Bondone, welll known as Giotto.

The probable date of birth of Giotto is the year 1267, born at Colle di Vespignano, in Mugello. This idea is derived from a report of the Florentine chronicler Antonio Pucci (aprox. 1348-1388), which places his death in 1337, at the age of seventy. Giotto ....

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Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca

The touching image of the Madonna del Parto was painted in just seven "working days" (presumably before 1465) by Piero della Francesca. She is distant as a heavenly vision and yet alive and real in her post-adolescent freshness. The fresco was planned to complete the back wall of the main altar in ....

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Galleria degli Uffizi

Galleria degli Uffizi

Work signed by Giorgio Vasari, by commission of Cosimo I from the Medici, the Gallery of Uffizi is a masterpiece itself. A project from the 1560 was to build a new seat of the Tuscan Grand Duchy administrative and judiciary offices ("uffizi") that connected the Ponte Vecchio to the new ....

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Montescudaio

Montescudaio

This charming medieval town located uphill in the area known as Val di Cecina, in the province of Pisa, dates back from the 11th century. The name has its origins in Latin, from the word “Scutarius” which means “shield maker” and used to be a family name either in the ....

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