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MAXXI

MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, is a national museum of contemporary art and architecture in Rome and is about 5 min walk from the gorgeous apartment we are staying in. The museum was built on the old and decommissioned military compound site.  This spectacular building was designed by Zaha Hadid who passed away this […]

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The Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou-Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary arts in Metz. It is a branch of Pompidou arts centre of Paris, and features semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions from the large collection of the French National Museum of Modern Art, the largest European collection of 20th and 21st century arts. The museum is the […]

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Vatican Paintings

The first thing at the Vatican Museum that you see are the paintings.  Each more important and more famous than the last.  It appears that over the years the Popes were quite fond of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and other famous masters. There are some modern works of art here too which the Vatican […]

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Local Art

Venice is famous for its glass, colourful and ornate.  You can buy just about anything you can imagine made out of glass, from candies and cakes to animals, to pencils and cufflinks.  You can also get some good street art.  While a lot of it is simply printed there are some local artists that actually […]

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Chateau de Pommard

First on the list, purely by chance, was Chateau de Pommard.  It was close to where we were staying and seemed rather interesting. The Chateau had a wine museum and a great restaurant, an exposition of modern art was well as great collection of originals by Picasso, Matisse, and two sculptures by Salvador Dali. We […]

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