Musei Capitolini – Rome

Bigfoot does exist! Rome has many wonderful museums scattered around the city but there are three that everyone must see. The Vatican of course, The Borghese Gallery, and the Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museum). This is one of my favorites in Rome, if not the entire world. The museum sits on top of a hill overContinue reading “Musei Capitolini – Rome”

The Reina Sophia Museum – Madrid

Madrid has two well known museums, The Prado Museum, and a lessor known but very interesting Reina Sophia Museum. I have been to the Prado on a previous trip to Madrid and this visit I made time to see the Reina Sophia. It’s a modern art museum with works of Picasso as well as others.Continue reading “The Reina Sophia Museum – Madrid”

Palazzo Barberini – Rome

The Palazzo Barberini is a museum in Rome that doesn’t receive the notoriety of some of the other museums in the city but none the less it is worth seeing. The palace was built in the 17th century and was the home of  Maffeo Barberini who later became Pope Urban VIII. The palace is nowContinue reading “Palazzo Barberini – Rome”

The National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City

The National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City Every trip to Mexico City must include a visit to this beautiful museum. On display in several wings of the museum is many centuries of pre-Mexican art and history all displayed in one of the most modern and clean museums I have visited. In a large centralizedContinue reading “The National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City”

The Galleria Borghese – Rome

One of my favorite museums in Rome is the beautiful Borghese Gallery. This museum is a must see. The collection was gathered by Cardinal Scipione and is housed in his magnificent palace, the Villa Borghese . He was a lover of art and the entire Gallery is living proof of his passion to collect theContinue reading “The Galleria Borghese – Rome”

The Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece

Welcome to the Acropolis Museum of Athens Greece. This beautiful museum was built and dedicated to house the magnificent work and temples on the Acropolis. It is located in the shadow of the Parthenon high above and is located in the most beautiful neighborhood of the Plaka. The museum was built directly over the topContinue reading “The Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece”

The Uffizi Gallery Museum of Florence, Italy

The Uffizi Gallery Museum of Florence, Italy No trip to Florence is complete without a visit to the world famous Uffizi Gallery Museum. The Museum is well known for beautiful Italian art ranging from Roman times to the Renaissance.  The Uffizi Gallery Museum of Florence, Italy The Museum itself is a work of art. HereContinue reading “The Uffizi Gallery Museum of Florence, Italy”

The Gallery of the Academy – Florence

The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, or “Gallery of the Academy of Florence”, is an art museum in Florence that is most famous for the famous statue of Michelangelo’s David. Although you may see other replicas of the statue of David in Florence, the Gallery of the Academy has housed the original statue of David sinceContinue reading “The Gallery of the Academy – Florence”

Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece

Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece Opening in 2009, The Acropolis Museum in Athens Greece is a modern marvel and beautiful tribute to the Ancient Greek Acropolis. Beautiful statues and stone carvings are displayed in a brilliant way. Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece Looking out the windows of the museum youContinue reading “Acropolis Museum – Athens Greece”

The Jockey of Artemision – National Archaeological Museum – Athens

This beautiful statue of a boy riding a horse is one of the best preserved bronze statues on display here at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Most large bronze statues were melted down over the centuries but this one, known as The Jockey of Artemision, dates back to 150BC and survived after being foundContinue reading “The Jockey of Artemision – National Archaeological Museum – Athens”