VIRTUAL MUSEUM: THE MUVIG IS THE FIRST VIRTUAL MUSEUM IN ITALY DEDICATED TO PAINTING
Before entering the Muvig I had never visited a virtual museum.
I’ll be frank: the idea of entering a virtual museum had never appealed to me, because I always thought that a museum should house real works and not reproductions.
I changed my mind after visiting the Muvig, the Museo Virtuale del Garofalo (the Virtual Museum of Garofalo) located few kilometers from Rovigo, and which is dedicated to the Renaissance painter Benvenuto Tisi, known as “Garofalo”.
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That’s why I liked this virtual museum and why I recommend it to you.
La Galleria Borghese, Roma.
THE BORGHESE GALLERY: WORKS ON DISPLAY, TICKETS, OPENING TIMES
The Borghese Gallery is the most fascinating museum in Rome.
It was built by Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1579-1633), the nephew of Pope Paul V, who in the early 17th century commissioned the construction of Villa Borghese and surrounded by a huge park, to house his art collection.
The nucleus of the collection on display at the Borghese Gallery consists of a series of sculptures Cardinal Borghese commissioned Gian Lorenzo Bernini, but also paintings and sculptures coming from archaeological excavations carried out in Rome.
In this post you’ll find everything you have to know to organize your visit, buy your tickets and get to the Borghese Gallery.
COLOSSEUM: TICKETS, OPENING TIMES AND HOW TO BOOK YOUR VISIT
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre of the whole Roman Empire built by Vespasian starting from 72 AD and inaugurated in 80 AD.
The Colosseum hosted gladiator fights and hunting scenes with wild animals, coming from every corner of the Roman Empire, to entertain the Romans.
Visiting the Colosseum means understanding how the underground theatre system worked, which consisted of lifts, ramps and traps which permitted animals and gladiators to enter, but it also means finding out about the techniques which allowed the Romans to complete this huge structure, which could hold up to 70,000 spectators.
Here is all the information to book your visit to the Colosseum.
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LOUVRE MUSEUM TICKETS: WHERE AND HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKET TO SKIP THE LINE
Louvre tickets: To visit the Louvre museum organization is what you need, and if you buy in advance the tickets in order to avoid the endless line at the entrance, your visit will start off on the right foot.
I did this way when I visited the museum for the first time, and having a priority access ticket was a big advantage, because it allowed me to have more time to understand how to move inside the rooms and which sections to focus on to avoid losing the most important artworks on display.
I wrote a post containing all the things you have to know about the Louvre museum, where I explained that it is a huge museum divided into 7 departments, displaying about 30,000 objects.
In this post, instead, you’ll find the information to book your tickets to the Louvre museum.
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WHAT TO SEE IN SARDINIA: MUSEUMS TO VISIT
I admit I went to Sardinia to enjoy the sea and the beaches, but this island can offer pleasant surprises as regards museums.
So, I’ve decided to make a list of what to see in Sardinia, by breaking the mould and recommending 5 museums to see to you.
Sardinia has a varied museum offer, and is able to satisfy all your needs. You’ll find Phoenician-Punic and Roman archeological artifacts, and there are also medieval sites, industrial archaeology and museums devoted to great historical and literary figures who in Sardinia found a place to call home.
Thus, here are what to see in Sardinia, that is the list of the 5 most beautiful museums in Sardinia.
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