Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo (1522) by Agnolo di Cosimo, called Bronzino. National Gallery of Prague

With brief exceptions, the Medici ruled Florence from the mid-15th until the mid-18th century, rising from the lowly rank of traders in textiles to(...)

Kloosterstraat, a street packed with fashionable stores and antiques shops
Weekend in... Antwerp
  • Travel
  • October 19, 2013, 00:00

Antwerp’s central railway station makes a grand first impression with its soaring glass ceiling, elegant hall and ornate turn-of-the-century archit(...)