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Culture
by Alex Sakalis | Wed, 08/23/2023 - 04:00
The gloomy landscape of the Venetian lagoon has often surprised those who associate it with Venice and nothing else. “This damp expanse, speckled with islets,…
Culture
by Annalisa Coppo… | Mon, 07/31/2023 - 13:27
On the brink of “middle age,” Barga’s Fish and Chips Festival is still feeling young and healthy. This could be the slogan for the 41st edition of the quirky,…
Culture
by Gia Marie Amella | Thu, 06/15/2023 - 05:05
Everything that’s Tuscany is right here in the Valdarno southeast of Florence. Chianti’s vineyards are nearby. So are Arezzo and Siena, hilltop hamlets as far…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Fri, 06/09/2023 - 09:26
Of all the thousands of great paintings in Venice, the favorite of my grandchildren is Vittore Carpaccio’s Saint George and the Dragon in the Scuola San…
Culture
by Janna Brancolini | Mon, 06/05/2023 - 06:30
Italian popstar Alessandro Mahmoud, stage name Mahmood, seemed almost destined, in retrospect, to play Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Born to an…
Culture
by Liz Shemaria | Thu, 06/01/2023 - 06:33
A white hand ashtray sculpted in 1942 is lit in a glass case with terracotta hands and ears fired during the 3rd to 2nd centuries BCE.  Etruscans formed ex-…
Culture
by Tatjana Dordevic | Mon, 05/29/2023 - 09:58
The emerging European trend of climate activists targeting artworks and historical monuments with paint and other liquids is generating varying degrees of both…
Culture
by Alexa Ahern | Sun, 05/14/2023 - 17:00
Piazzale Loreto in the north of Milan is an eyesore of the excessive cementificazione of Italian cityscapes. An intersection of seven major thoroughfares, it…
Culture
by Laurence Connell | Wed, 05/10/2023 - 09:00
In Italy, drill music — a subgenre of hip hop — has broken into the mainstream. It’s been barely three years since the release of the genre’s first viral…
Lifestyle
by Joseph Harshbarger | Sun, 05/07/2023 - 07:00
The world watched transfixed this weekend as King Charles III was crowned in Westminster Abbey on May 6, succeeding his mother as monarch and becoming King of…