Santa Croce, Florence

The facade of Santa Croce in Florence
Santa Croce In Florence On our visit to Florence last week we visited the huge Franciscan church of Santa Croce, a short walk to the east from the centre. Several famous Tuscans are buried here, including Michelangelo, Galileo and Dante. The facade of Santa Croce in FlorenceRead more


The facade of Spoleto Duomo in Umbria. Italy
Spoleto, A Town In Umbria Spoleto is a town in southern Umbria that dates back to Roman times and became the capital of an independent Lombard duchy in the middle ages. Today it is also famous for the Spoleto Festival, an arts festival held every summer withRead more

Chianti Sculpture Park

Sculpture at the Chianti Sculpture Park, Tuscany
The Chianti Sculpture Park I love going to sculpture gardens and the Chianti Sculpture Park near Siena in Tuscany is one of my favourites. Set in 7 hectares of woodland and, positioned along a path through the woods, the sculptures are made by different sculptors who eachRead more

Perugino’s Tomb In Fontignano

Inside the church of the Annunciation in Fontignano, Umbria
The Tomb Of Perugino Last week I was passing through the village of Fontignano, just south east of Lake Trasimeno when I saw signs for the paintings and tomb of Perugino outside a small church in the village. The church of the annunciation in Fontignano, Umbria PietroRead more

Piero della Francesca Trail

The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca
Piero della Francesca's Paintings Piero della Francesca (1416/17-1492) was a Renaissance artist and mathematician. Perhaps because of his interest in mathematics his paintings are noted for their perfect perspective and the solid, almost sculptural, quality of his figures. Art historians often cite the way he painted hisRead more


View down onto the Piazza Grande in Arezzo
A Day Out In Arezzo, Tuscany Today we went on a day trip to the Tuscan city of Arezzo. We had booked ahead to see the frescoes by Piero della Francesco in the church of San Francesco. Do not forget to do this if you want toRead more