Monday, August 1, 2016

Italy Blog #32- Florence: Palazzo Corsini

best statue in the collection!
In the 32nd blog about Italy, come with us through the Palazzo Corsini. It's Palazzo Corsini is a museum with examples of Baroque style in Renaissance Florence, and rooms full of beautiful frescoes and stuccoes, perfectly preserved. There's also a majestic Throne Room. 

Rob's take- Although there were some nice pieces in here, I would skip it. (The pic of the sculpted naked guy was the highlight for me- LOL!).

THE HISTORY - In 1649 Maria Maddalena Macchiavelli, the wife of the Marchese Filippo Corsini, purchased the palace from the Grand Duke Ferdinando II de’ Medici.Today it is in the hands of their descendants Miari Fulcis and Sanminiatelli.
Most famous: St. Stephen by Giotto
PERSONAL ART COLLECTION - One of the last owners was Herbert Horne. He was a rich silk merchant turned art collector in 1849. He collected artwork, paintings and fine furniture. One of the highlights of the collection is "St. Stephen by Giotto di Bondone."

statue
 
NEXT: The Church of Santa Croche (Yup, another church... imagine that)







Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14