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uffizi, venus de' medicic, florence, art, most popular artwork in florence, italy (5)

The most beautiful woman in Florence

Venus de' Medici Once upon a time there was a woman who was the most beautiful in all of Florence. Men and women from all across the lands would travel to the city to see her. Of all the attractions in Florence, she was the one people most wanted to see. Venus de' Medici was her name. And for centuries she would stand, unmoving and serene, as crowds gathered around to admire her every feature. But over the years, she lost her lustre. Age did not weary her, nothing in her face changed and her pose remained unmoved. It was the views of the populous which altered and in their eyes she was no longer the most beautiful in the land. The crowds stopped coming to see Venus de' Medici - or, at least, they no longer came specifically to see her. And today she is to many tourists unknown, a faded star...

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19 April
gucci museum, florence, itlaly, luxury luggage (1)

Excessive Baggage

Gucci Museum Florence If you're anything like me, you've got some pretty tatty luggage. Perhaps a backpack as dirty and bruised as you've at times felt after carrying it? Maybe a roller case with worn-down wheels from all the times the terrain was a little rough but you couldn't be bothered to pick it up? Or possibly a faithful old duffel bag that's had a few minor surgeries over the years after injuries suffered from excess weight? Whether we go only an annual holidays, short business trips, or indefinite world exploration, we've probably chosen our bags based on convenience and other such boring practicalities. But this wasn't always the way. There was a time when travel was more exclusive than today, when the jetsetters of the world were making a statement not just by doing it but how they did it. And for them, their luggage was all about style - it...

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17 April