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5 Compasso d’Oro women to know if you love design

The realm of design and architecture boasts names like Gae Aulenti, Paola Navone, Zaha Hadid, and Patricia Urquiola, highlighting that women have always been integral to design.
Let us recognize five such women. Five laureates of the Compasso d’Oro for their outstanding merits and individual projects that underline the role

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In the museum

Excellent reasons to visit Palazzo Spada in Rome

Palazzo Spada is characterised by its architecture that blends Renaissance and Roman Baroque and today houses the Council of State.
The Spada Gallery, which became a state museum in 1927, exhibits an extensive collection of Baroque art and artefacts collected by the Spada family over the centuries.
This historic building

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Masterpieces

Laocoonte: the story of an iconic masterpiece 

Towering at over two meters and weighing more than two tons, the Laocoonte holds an immeasurable place in the annals of art history. This marble masterpiece, sculpted in the 1st century BC and unearthed in the 1500s, has since become a benchmark for sculptural and expressive perfection.

Let’s delve into

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Art journeys

The museums and artworks in Siena not to be missed by art lovers

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Siena’s historic center is a time capsule of urban planning from the 12th and 15th centuries.

Siena’s wealth of artistic treasures extends beyond its streets into the heart of its many central museums. Join us on a virtual stroll through the quaint

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Insights

Oil painting: the revolutionary technique of the Renaissance

Understanding and appreciating an artwork goes beyond knowing its author, subject, and the era it comes from. There’s a fourth element that’s just as crucial: the technique. It’s not merely about categorizing a piece as a painting or a sculpture; one must delve into the specifics – what materials were

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Masterpieces

Primavera by Botticelli: the story of a masterpiece

In Florence’s Galleria degli Uffizi, nestled on the second floor amidst the Medieval and Renaissance collections, lies one of the most enigmatic treasures of Western art – Primavera by Sandro Botticelli.

The iconography, historical context, and various interpretations of Primavera have sparked extensive scholarly debate, with its critical reception ebbing and

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In the museum

Museo del Bargello: tips and must-see works

Today, the Museo del Bargello holds one of the world’s most significant collections of sculpture and decorative arts, a result of merging the Medici collection with private donations from convents and other museums, including the Uffizi.
Touring all 16 rooms takes about 2 hours: in this guide, we’ve highlighted some

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Art journeys

Treasures from Tuscany: 5 must-have souvenirs from Florence

The enchantment of a journey lingers not just in the moments lived but also in the joy of discovering and acquiring unique items that resonate with the territory. These finds serve as cherished mementos of your travels or as thoughtful gifts for loved ones back home. In a city as

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Insights

Disputes in art: Tales of rivalry and recklessness

Getting to know the lives and personalities of artists, beyond just their creations, deepens our comprehension and enriches our interpretation of their eras.
We’ve curated a selection of the most illustrious disputes between artists – across all ages – some of which are connected to masterpieces that we can still

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Insights

Recognizing saints in art: a brief iconographic guide

Museum visits often transport us through time as we stand captivated by the artwork, we inevitably engage in an exercise of interpretation. Deciphering the subjects and scenes, especially when it comes to saints, isn’t always straightforward.
The attributes, postures, and life events of these holy figures have grown distant from

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Italian gardens: history, origins and examples

Italian gardens stand alongside architecture, painting, and sculpture as one of the Renaissance’s most enduring legacies. These gardens are celebrated for their harmonious balance and refined elegance, embodying a cultural heritage and detailed aesthetic pursuit that sought to express itself through the orchestrated arrangement of nature.
As with all things,

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Art journeys

Why it is a great idea to take kids and teens to museums

Taking children and teenagers to the museum has many positive outcomes, and in Italy, about 4 out of 10 museums offer dedicated activities and itineraries for children.
Here are the main benefits and some tips for an even more enjoyable visit for you and them.

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Art journeys

The 7 museums you shouldn’t miss on your first trip to Florence

“Florence’s urban landscape is, in itself, a unique artistic marvel—an unparalleled masterpiece shaped continuously over more than six centuries.”

This is how the UNESCO World Heritage Centre describes this Tuscan gem, which has been listed as a World Heritage site since 1982.

And, undoubtedly, this is the impression this city

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BeCulture is the platform dedicated to culture, created to accompany and facilitate travellers, art enthusiasts and the curious in visiting cities, museums and cultural institutions.  Through in-depth information and thematic routes, you can create a customised visit built around your interests. A unique and secure purchase that includes tickets, publishing

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