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In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

Italy has produced a wide range of great artistic talents over the years, with the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo all hailing from this great country. But one of the most beloved and interesting painters Italy has produced has to be the one and only Caravaggio. Famed for his realistic yet dark, horrific and often gory depictions of biblical/mythical scenes, this Old Master travelled extensively across Italy, often not by choice, but due to being exiled from Rome, and seeking refuge in alternative locations.

As a result his masterpieces can be found in cities all over the country and catching a glimpse of one is a must-do for any art lover during their holiday in bella Italia. For this reason, we’ve put together a comprehensive (but by no means definitive) guide to where you can see some of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings in Italy.

Vintage shopping in Florence

Vintage shopping in Florence

From the museums of the historic fashion houses of Gucci and Ferragamo to toys, ceramics, and chandeliers from the past, Florence is a treasure chest of shops and ateliers dedicated to yesterday's and day-before-yesterday's antiquities.

Italian Gardens that you can visit by train

Italian Gardens that you can visit by train

From Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore to the Botanical Garden of Palermo, here are some of Italy's most beautiful gardens that you'll be able find no more than 2 kilometers from the station. A way to discover the Italian botanical and naturalistic heritage without having to use a car.

Here's what to discover this spring. Plus, tips on where to sleep and the events not to be missed.

How to feast like a Florentine

How to feast like a Florentine

When you think of Florence, you mind might immediately jump to its reputation as a glorious art city, with masterpieces by Michelangelo, stunning museums and iconic architecture. But, the Tuscan city is also a perfect location for a food lover to feast on local delicacies in unique venues.

We’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit and Tuscan treats to get your chops around so you can really feast like a Florentine.