Art

Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 12/15/2020 - 02:30
On December 25, Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Christ as it’s described in the Gospels. Over the course of centuries, artists experimented…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 10/27/2020 - 06:47
Chimera of Arezzo c. 400 B.C.E., bronze, 129 cm (just over 4 feet) in length Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Firenze © Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/25/2020 - 00:00
To pay homage to Raphael on the 500th anniversary of his death, here’s a walking itinerary in the center of Rome to visit the places that contain his works or…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:08
Leonardo da Vinci, The Lady with the Ermine (presumed to be Cecilia Gallerani) 1489-90, oil on panel, Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland 
 In 1482, Leonardo da…
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…