Italian Selfies

Did you know that the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has one of the largest collections of portraits in the world? Lining the walls of the Vasari Corridor, the hidden elevated  walkway that links Palazzo Vecchio to the Pitti Palace, are paintings by, among others, Tintoretto, Giordano, Rubens, Rembrandt, Corot, Larsson and Chagall. Uffizi curators hope to make the longest single passageway …

The Bridge of Bling

It seems that the beautiful and famous daughter of Rome (Florence) likes bling. Not in the Kardashian style but more like that of a true Renaissance princess with a Medici father who felt that shopkeepers who inhabited the Old Bridge below his secret corridor were a motley crew  with habits not befitting a Grand Duke. …