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Culture
by Laura Morelli | Wed, 08/17/2022 - 00:38
When you step into the cavernous Venetian basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, it takes a minute or two for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. If you…
Food + Wine
by Luciana.Squadrilli | Wed, 06/15/2022 - 12:08
To many people, cooking is considered an art. To others, comparing the two realms of human skill and imagination is more of an outrage. And in Italy, until not…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 06/07/2022 - 01:12
The story of Judith and Holofernes begins when the Assyrian general Holofernes threatens to take the Jewish city of Bethulia. Judith, a God-fearing young widow…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 04/19/2022 - 06:26
The 59th Venice International Art Exhibition, or Biennale Arte, the most important contemporary art event in the world, opens on April 23 in Venice, delayed a…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 04/14/2022 - 00:27
Nearly everyone on the globe recognizes the woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, whether or not they have seen the iconic portrait in person in the Louvre.…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 03/22/2022 - 05:54
The most complete exhibition ever dedicated to Donatello, the groundbreaking Renaissance sculptor who changed the history of Western art, opened in Florence on…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Wed, 03/09/2022 - 03:48
The Veneto is famed for its fine villas, built by Palladio and his followers as summer retreats from the heat and humidity of Venice. All are beautiful, set in…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 03/01/2022 - 02:42
As you walk across the Campo Santa Maria Formosa passing the campanile, you come across possibly the ugliest sculpted head in Venice on the keystone of an…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 02/21/2022 - 09:26
According to ancient writers, the Etruscans of central Italy were distinct from their neighbors in the Mediterranean. Etruscan language, customs, and material…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Sun, 12/26/2021 - 11:28
According to the biblical Gospel of Matthew, in the days after the birth of Jesus Christ, men traveled a great distance from the East to bring gifts to the…