Where Delftware is produced and why it is so precious

Vaso fiori | Ceramica Delft

WHERE DELFTWARE IS PRODUCED AND WHY IT IS SO PRECIOUS

Have you ever seen Delftware with its typical blue decorations?
It looks like Oriental pottery, but instead it was invented in the Netherlands in the 17th century.

In this post I’ll tell you what Delftware is, why and how it was invented and especially why you should visit the Royal Delft, the only factory that has been producing it for more than three century.

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National Gallery London tickets: how to book and when to go

National Gallery | musei Londra

NATIONAL GALLERY TICKETS LONDON: HOW TO BOOK YOUR ENTRANCE AND ORGANIZE YOUR VISIT

National Gallery London Tickets, where to find them.
Do you really need to book or just go to the entrance and enter?

The National Gallery in London is an unmissable stop if you visit the British capital and, incredible but true, its admission is free. Not only do British citizens enter for free but all citizens of the world can visit its art collections without paying any tickets.
Here, then, how to organize your visit.

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Georges de La Tour’s works: his most beautiful paintings

Georges de La Tour | dettaglio Natività

GEORGES DE LA TOUR’S WORKS: HIS MOST BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS AND WHERE TO SEE THEM

Georges de La Tour’s works to know in order to discover the real beauty of his art.
In this post I made a list of the most beautiful paintings of the artist who was able to re-elaborate in an original way Caravaggio’s lesson, without imitating him but developing a brand new language.

What does it impress you of Georges de La Tour’s works?
The light trying to pierce the darkness, the silent calm and the mystery of his scenes which seem to be the prelude of events full of emotions.

Georges de La Tour’s works

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Secret Rome: unusual and little-known places to visit

Palazzo Spada | Roma segreta

SECRET ROME: UNUSUAL AND LITTLE-KNOWN PLACES TO VISIT

Secret Rome is the city made up of palaces and places distant from traditional tourist itinerary. I’m referring to those little-known places which allow you to discover an authentic city.

In this post I’ll talk about the secret and little-known Rome, the city which can’t be visited by those who have little time.
Those little-famous places but not for this reason less charming.

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Museums in Milan to visit: my advice on which ones you should visit

Milano da vedere

MUSEUMS IN MILAN TO VISIT: MY ADVICE ON WHICH ONES YOU SHOULD VISIT

How many museums have you visited in Milan and which are the museums in Milan to visit?
Milan is a city with an ancient history hidden in every corner, palace, and place waiting to be discovered.

So, here are my advice to visit the city starting from its most beautiful museums, with a list of places to visit if you visit the city for the first time or if you come back to discover it again.

Museums in Milan to visit

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