We stayed in a smaller boutique hotel in Florence, Hotel Regency. On arrival there was an exhibition of fresco paintings lining the courtyard. These were by Roberto Iguarnieri and his brother. We loved his work which is a modern take on the traditional fresco, and they are dramatic, substantial works of art. And not touristy. We met Roberto who on the 2nd evening which was a pleasure. As we are from Australia, the idea of buying one of his paintings seemed out of the question, due to their size, the cost of shipping, and the exchange rate. When we said this to Roberto he said that you may be surprised. An example price on one of the artworks that we were falling in love with was surprisingly more affordable than a lot of art we had seen and we became interested enough to visit one of his 2 studios in Florence. He showed us a number of works. But we settled on one of the paintings. Roberto arranged framing, boxing up, shipping... everything, and the cost of doing all of this was extremely reasonable. We now have the painting we love hanging in our home as a reminder of our trip to Florence. We are so glad we met Roberto.
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