Art

Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:40
Tarquinia lies about 100 km (60 miles) north of Rome and is an easy day trip by car, train, or bus. This classic Italian hill town sits perched near the coast…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 06/08/2020 - 11:51
In the fall of 1504, 21-year-old Raffaello Sanzio mounted a mule and began winding his way down the mountainous pathsfrom Urbino. At first glance, leaving his…
Travel
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 03/26/2020 - 06:36
Recently I stood on a windswept hilltop overlooking Urbino, took a picture, and texted my husband. From five thousand miles away, he texted back: “Is that a…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:31
The monumental tapestries made from designs by Raphael are exceptionally on view in the place they were originally intended for, the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 12/24/2019 - 06:25
For Christmas this year, the Uffizi Gallery, Italy’s most renowned art gallery, offers art lovers a virtual journey through the history of art. Called “Nella…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:12
If you want to find a street sign which truly symbolises Italy, you don't have to look very far. In virtually every town and village you will see a bright blue…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:20
For well over a century (since 1895) the Venice Biennale has been a showcase for the world’s contemporary art. Great names of the art world have been exhibited…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/06/2019 - 04:22
Tintoretto was one of the leading painters in Venice between the 15th and 16th centuries – he spent almost his entire life in Venice, where he was born in 1518…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:13
On the lid of a large terra-cotta sarcophagus dating from about 520 BCE, a husband and wife are shown reclining comfortably against a pair of stylized cushions…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00
Art lovers rejoice: 2019 is a year of exceptional exhibitions in Italy, from those celebrating Leonardo on the 500th anniversary of his death to Venice…