A historical blog about the Last Supper painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio in Ognissanti Church in Florence, Italy.
Seeing art where it was first meant to shine—in situ—is a moving experience. In Italy, many of the greatest works of art were designed for churches. Rich patrons, to show off their beneficence…and wealth, funded artists to fresco chapels, design tombs, create altarpieces, and adorn churches in ecclesiastical splendor. One of my favorite things to… Continue reading The Best Churches in Florence, Italy
Florentines waited 140 years for the Florence cathedral to be finished, but once it was finished it became the city’s defining landmark. When thinking of Firenze, it's a huge dome the color of burnt sienna that first comes to mind. Il Duomo (as Santa Maria del Fiore is popularly called) is one of the most… Continue reading How to Buy Duomo Florence Tickets: Climb the Florence Cathedral