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Leonardo Da Vinci

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A Day Trip to Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthplace

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vincior simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance that you most certainly have heard of, and mostly likely also admired. His most famous works speak for themselves, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, and his drawing of Vitruvian Man is the classic representation of the true Renaissance spirit. But what about the man beyond the mystery? After all this…

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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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Angles of Anghiari

I’m slightly ticked at myself for taking so long to write about my adventures in beautiful Anghiari, in the province of Arezzo. I was there during my whirlwind in Sansepolcro for the Palio della Balestra earlier this month. This small town is best known for the date of June 29, 1440 when Filippo Maria Visconti {Duke of Milan}, gave up all of his expansionist claims to the Italian Peninsula when he was defeated in a bloody battle by Florentine, Venetian and Papal…

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