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Friends Of Florence: Meet The Foundation Working To Save Florentine Art

There is a great risk to the world of art as we know it. In Italy, funding for cultural preservation has always been a little murky. Just last year the EU pulled over 57 million euros for historical preservation funding form Italy over local mismanagement in Sicily, Calabria and Campania. It’s not just Italy though, the USA seems apt to join the path of undermining the arts which leads to a very uncertain future, though I dearly hope that I am…

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Tuscans That Made it Big

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. —Les Brown. The perfect quote for a blog post about people who took their fears, crushed them under some Florentine dog poop and threw them out of the window. They essentially became famous around the world for standing out, doing what they loved. Something we all sort of aspire to, right? Sure some of them had some very famous friends, but the ‘casting couch’ is hardly…

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