Florentine Graffiti: the tale of the “Annoyer” by Michelangelo

Let’s discover the curious tales about a graffiti scratched on the wall of Palazzo Vecchio: did you think it was an act of vandalism? Not at all…this scrawl of a man’s face was drawn by Michelangelo Buonarroti, no less!    Strolling through the very heart of Florence, passing by the…

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THE HISTORY BEHIMD ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: A New Phase in the Life of Waldorf Towers

From the point of view of the user, comfort levels were improved, as was energy efficiency. Sound insulation was increased in the walls by means of introducing an extremely dense rock wool filling inside, and by adding extra sound-proofing sheets on each side. Despite this taking an inch off the…

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THE HISTORY BEHIND ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: The Renovation

The building was completely renovated between 2009 and 2010 by Room Mate Hotels and its owner. The renovation project was very complex and meticulous, but above all, it was respectful. The aim was to enhance the original elements and update the hotel, improving its facilities to make them in line…

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THE HISTORY BEHIND ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: A UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

A renovation project is never easy. Approaching any kind of art work that needs to be enhanced requires analysis, study, humility and, above all, respect. But in addition, when it comes to buildings, the process gets more complicated because the renovation and maintaining of the original architectural elements has to…

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THE TRENDIEST RESTAURANTS IN MADRID FOR 2018

If there’s one thing Madrid can boast about, that would be its gastronomy. Tapas, traditional recipes, vanguard cuisine and internationally renowned chefs make Madrid the “Tower of Babel” in gastronomy.  And there’s something new each year. That’s why we’ve made a list of the latest restaurants in Madrid that will…

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THE BEST CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN THE WORLD (TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT)

There are two types of people in this world: Those that like to put on costumes and those that don’t. If you’re in the second group, don’t continue reading. Well, actually, go ahead and keep on reading. You’ll most certainly pass over to the dark side when you see what’s…

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