Architecture

Culture
by csabino | Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:22
Palaces built by Sicily’s nobles were meant to showcase their wealth and appreciation for the finest architectural styles and  decorative arts of the day.…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 06/06/2017 - 06:45
Emilia-Romagna offers a wealth of architectural masterpieces that may not be as famous as those found in other regions, but are no less beautiful or…
Culture
by Orna | Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:59
Vicenza is a small jewel of a city in the Veneto located half way between the cities of Verona and Venice; two spectacularly popular tourist destinations. The…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:18
In a city like Florence as jam-packed with cultural heritage as it is, it can be hard to choose between the myriad of activities that beckon to its Renaissance…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Thu, 01/05/2017 - 08:28
Visiting Rome, especially at the height of the tourist season, can be a frustrating experience. All the “must see” venues are besieged, and you have to fight…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/20/2016 - 14:50
We continue this month’s focus on Piedmont with a look at the top three Roman sites in the region. With its north-western location, Piedmont was in a strategic…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:02
There’s a programme about art and architecture on Rai 5 Italian TV called Passepartout, presented by the indomitable Phillipe Daverio. One evening the…
Culture
by rosemarie.scavo | Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:41
In 1562, Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Savoy, moved his capital across the Alps from Chambéry (present-day France) to Turin. It was during this time that Turin,…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:53
Mariano Fortuny was a true uomo universale: a painter, photographer, fashion designer, and inventor of stage lighting and the dimmer switch. If you visit his…
Life + Style
by csabino | Thu, 02/04/2016 - 05:40
Rome’s countless attractions draw millions of tourists each year, but hiding in plain view are a number of sites, the glorious palazzi still owned by the…