Venice becomes Venice as soon as you leave the most crowded allys or as soon as you turn a corner and end up in a “campo” where there are no commercial shops, but an old tavern, one of those with the wrinkled paper tablecloth and straw chairs.
In the past weeks I have explored quite a lot of my surroundings including places I do not visit very often or where I had never been before despite their proximity.
Palazzo Madama is a National Monument. Before being a Museum, hosting a prominent collection which spans from the Romanesque and Gothic artifacts, to the local Renaissance paitings and the Baroque architecture, it is one of the oldest building in town, as well as one of the oldest in Italy.
I was very pleased today when I opened my browser and saw that Google decided to celebrate Artemisia Gentileschi through the daily doodle.
If one wanted to go to the sepulchres of the most famous Venetian painters he would realize that the burials of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese are located inside real and unparalleled chests of art, far from the spots where massive tourism usually go.
When we think about Munich, the capital of Bavaria, we pretty often link the city to its food and beer tradition, which is definitely one of the most popular attactions of the city. However, Munich offers a lot more, including one of the largest painting galleries in Germany called Alte Pinakothek, displaying French, Italian, German and Flemish Painting
Should you decide to go to Bruxelles do not skip a visit to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts to admire live several masterpieces, including the one we post about today: David's "the death of Marat" also known as "the assassination of Marat".