September 3, 2014
A new HVAC system is scheduled to go online at the Sistine Chapel in October 2014.

June 15, 2014
Lisa Gherardini (aka Mona Lisa), the wife of Florentine cloth merchant Francesco del Giocondo, was born on this day in 1479 in Florence.

August 22, 2013
A Very Short Fact from the VSIs

August 20, 2013
The BBC reports that scientists in Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

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