Emilio Santarelli, who sculpted Michelangelo and grew a garden full of camelias

Emilio Santarelli, who sculpted Michelangelo and grew a garden full of camelias

Emilio Santarelli,(1801–1886) was the Florentine artist who sculpted the vigorous and sympathetic sculpture of Michelangelo Buonarotti for one of the most prominent niches in the Uffizi.  He was an important Florentine artist, reputedly ‘discovered’ and...

D.H Lawrence – a villa in Florence for £25 a year – that was the time to be an expat in Italy!

David Herbert Lawrence -(1885- 1930) On 15th May 1926 D H Lawrence wrote to his friend, the aristocratic socialite and painter Dorothy Brett, from Villa Mirenda in Scandicci to advise her that he and his wife Frieda von Richthofen   had taken the top half of the Villa...