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Siena Duomo’s mosaic floor visible for 2 months

The Duomo of Siena’s floor is now open to visitors and will be until October 24th. Most of the year just a few of the 56 panels are visible. The rest are covered by pressboard planks and carpets to protect the unbelievably beautiful inlaid marble mosaics from the pitter patter of a million pairs of [...]
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Installing Wood Plank Flooring? Good Questions

House & Home / Interior Design : Apartment Therapy (5 years ago)

Q: I live in a cement slab, small ranch house. Currently we have carpeting with padding on most of the floors except for the kitchen and bathroom. I would like to rip out the carpet and lay some plank Read Post

Looters butcher Roman mosaic in Spain

History / Ancient History : The History Blog (3 years ago)

Thieves broke into an unguarded Roman villa in the tiny northern Spanish burg of Baños de Valdearados (population 419) and brutally hacked out three panels of a 5th century floor mosaic dedicated to the god Bacchus. Two Catalan tour... Read Post

You Will Want to Stare at the Floor in Siena's Duomo—If You Visit Now

Lifestyle / Travel : The Daily Traveler (2 years ago)

The Cathedral of Siena has a spectacle that's normally kept out of sight, even though you’re walking all over it—its inlaid marble mosaic floor. And for a short time in the late summer and early fall, it's uncovered and open for vie... Read Post

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