Laura Lombardi

Macabre wax models take limelight in Florence museum

La Specola reopens, displaying its realistic 18th- and 19th-century corpse stand-ins

Defying gravity—Leaning Tower of Pisa leans like in the early 19th century

Expert stabilisation plan means the Italian landmark has continued to straighten itself

Florence acts to ensure Michelangelo's David remains sure-footed after recent earthquakes

Experts assess seismic stability of Galleria dell’Accademia and the rest of the city's treasures

Made in Italy but open to the world: Florence antiques biennial's new director aims to draw an international crowd

More foreign dealers could help the fair attract a wider audience—with a little help from Jeff Koons