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Bruno Racine to Lead Pinault’s Venice Museums

Bruno Racine to Lead Pinault's Venice Museums

French billionaire François Pinault has appointed museum veteran Bruno Racine director of the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in Venice, Italy. The eighty-three-year-old Pinault—whose luxury conglomerate company Kering owns Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, and Balenciaga, among other brands—opened the Palazzo Grassi in 2006 and the Punta della Dogana ...

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Preci: Italy’s mediaeval village of surgeons

Preci: Italy's mediaeval village of surgeons

For hundr of years, a small village in a remote corner of Umbria produced many of Europe’s most celebrated doctors and surgeons. The village of Preci lies at the northern end of the Monte Sibillini Park in Umbria. Perched among rolling hills, sweeping pastures and scatterings of small farms, it ...

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After You Have Seen Paris…

After You Have Seen Paris…

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, with picnics under the Eiffel Tower and romantic strolls down the Champs-Élysées, few places compare to the City of Lights. But France is much more than Paris. So, venture out to explore cities with romantic vineyards, exquisite architecture, and pristine ...

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Rome: Piazza Navona’s underground stadium

Rome: Piazza Navona's underground stadium

Rome‘s ancient ruins of the Stadium of Domitian can be visited under Piazza Navona. As you quietly sip a coffee in Piazza Navona, a pinch of zest is added by the thought of being seated in what once would have been the path of professional athletes hurtling naked round Domitian’s ...

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Athens vies for best destination | Life

Athens vies for best destination | Life

Athens is among the 20 nominees for Europe’s best destination in 2020, being voted on by users of the website European Best Destinations in association with the continent’s largest travel agencies. The Greek capital, described by the website as an open-air museum, faces stiff competition from popular cities including Madrid, ...

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