Arnolfini family – an unlucky love-affair in Lucca

Arnolfini family – an unlucky love-affair in Lucca

Arnolfini family – an unlucky love affair in Lucca Following on from my Blog about Lucchese merchant Niccolo Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta who died in childbirth – I was saddened to learn this week that future generations of the Arnolfini family...
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...
From one Sala Bianca in Florence to another beautiful white room in Kingston – this time fund raising for a Haven for sufferers from Breast Cancer

From one Sala Bianca in Florence to another beautiful white room in Kingston – this time fund raising for a Haven for sufferers from Breast Cancer

Not in Florence but back in London for a couple of weeks – I was very happy on Tuesday 2nd June to attend a charity gig that my friend  Melissa Hay invited me to. It was held in the beautiful Warren House in Kingston , where I was delighted to find a home from...