While there are about as many museums in Italy as pieces of art, there are more than a few you should add to your must-see list ahead of your next (or first!) trip. Work your way through the country’s rich history in the arts with this list of suggestions.
Located in the Historic Centre of Florence, right along the Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery houses must-see masterpieces from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Buontalenti, Simone Martini, Leondardo da Vinci and Raffaello — just to name a few.
While you’re still in the Tuscan region of Florence, as we suspect you will be for awhile, make your way to the Bargello National Museum. Known by many other names, including the Palazzo del Bargello, Palazzo del Popolo and Museuo Nazionale del Bargello, the Bargello was once prison barracks with tall, looming archways reminiscent of a church. The museum is home to many sculptures, paintings and a network of important buildings, including the Medici Chapels.
While not the most alluringly Italian name, the Academy of Florence Art Gallery has one of the best-known pieces in all of Italy: Michelangelo’s “David.” The sculpture is world-renowned and on view along with countless other master works.
Over in Venice, make your way to the Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace, for incredible Gothic architecture and history.
Another stop in Venice, the Gallerie dell’Accademia boasts many Italian artists from Paolo Veronese and Gentile Bellini to countless others. Exhibits change regularly, so check to see who is on view.
Finally, in Rome, head to the Castel Sant’Angelo located in Parco Adriano. The impressive structure was commissioned as a mausoleum for the emperor and his family, but was later used as a fortress, castle and now museum. The artwork housed inside lives up to the hype of the exterior.
The internet is teeming with countless listicles that advise you on what to pack for your next vacation, especially when it comes to products to help you stay safe and healthy while miles away from home. But there are some medical products you might not really need, despite the overflow of suggestions.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
The Danakil Depression has been described as hell on Earth. Considered the hottest place on the planet, the nightmare conditions of the Depression led to some incredibly fascinating formations. If you can withstand the climate, it offers a unique adventure few have ever seen.