Workshops for children: 4 children-friendly museums in Italy.

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WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN: 4 CHILDREN-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS IN ITALY

When I travel together with my family I always search for museums which organize workshops for children which can transform a visit into an interesting experience able to satisfy both adults and children.
Here the 4 children-friendly museums in Italy.

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Theatres around the world: 5 theatres to see

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THEATRES AROUND THE WORLD: 5 THEATRES TO SEE AT LEAT ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME

Theatres are the perfect place to discover a territory, because they make you discover the history of a place and do things the locals usually do.
In my opinion, there are some theatres you must see, no matter which show they hold, simply because they’re beautiful.
For your next journey you could choose to admire the world’s most beautiful theatres!

Here is my list of 5 theatres you must see at least once in your lifetime.
And you? Which theatres have you seen yet?

READ ALSO: Colosseum, tickets and opening times.

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7 wonders of the world: what they are and where they are

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THE 7 WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY ARE

How many times have you heard somebody talk about the 7 wonders of the world? Probably many times, and every time I try to list them I always forget one wonder.
And every time I turn to the Web for help, I always find lists that confuse me, because they are always different from one another.

Thus, I’ve decided to shed some light on this matter, and I wrote this post to tell you what the 7 wonders of the ancient world are and especially where they are, because you can still admire some of them 🙂

 

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Richard Ginori: the manufacture of beauty

RICHARD GINORI: THE MANUFACTURE OF BEAUTY

Founded in 1737 by the Marquis Carlo Ginori in Doccia, near Florence, the porcelain manufacture of Sesto Fiorentino, become in 1896 the Richard Ginori Manufacture, is the most ancient in Italy and is still working.

The Marquis Ginori built a collection of models coming from the workshops of the sculptors of the late-Renaissance and early-Baroque periods; but at the same time he collected models from the workshops of Florentine sculptors of that time, or he commissioned reduced scale copies of the most well-known ancient sculptures.

READ ALSO: Renaissance artist’s workshop.

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The Arco lamp

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THE ARCO LAMP

It was 1962 and light fell on tables, desks and magazines directly from the ceiling.
There were also floor lamps, but they were unwieldy and didn’t light exactly the point you needed.
An idea came to the Castiglioni brothers, Pier Giacomo and Anchille: to make a marble base and a steel arc-shaped structure which allowed the light to shine exactly on the point you needed. Brilliant!

READ ALSO: Office chest of drawers. Story of an icon.

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