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UNESCO World Heritage Of Padua’s Fourteenth-Century Fresco Cycles

Padua is a beautiful medieval city and an easy day trip from Venice. It also has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: its Botanic Garden and its medieval frescoes. Why are Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles so important, and where can you see them? What Are The Padua Fresco Cycles? The UNESCO site known as Padua’s Fourteenth-Century …

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Beating The Crowds At The Vatican Museums With A LivItaly Small Group Tour

I don’t like crowds. Or queues. A few years ago, I looked at the line of people outside the Vatican Museums and decided to forget about the artworks and walk around the walls instead. But I was determined that I was going to get to the Vatican Galleries and Sistine Chapel one day. So I was …

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Byzantine Mosaics Of Ravenna

The Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna, in northern Italy, are a major tourist attraction. Spread across eight buildings from the early Christian period, these magnificent artworks are now part of one of Emilia-Romagna’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Early Christianity In Ravenna Ravenna played a crucial part in western civilisation during the 5th and 6th centuries, first …

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