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by Laura Morelli | Thu, 05/14/2020 - 05:45
If you’ve heard anything at all about the ancient Etruscans of central Italy, you probably know that they are considered “mysterious.” Countless books, courses…
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 Laura Morelli | Thu, 01/16/2020 - 03:09
The artist Raffaello Sanzio—better known as Raphael—is one of the undisputed masters of the High Renaissance style in Italy. But when you realize that the…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 11/14/2019 - 04:20
Beyond Rome, the landscape of Lazio unfurls in a panorama of fertile fields dotted with cypresses and umbrella pines. Venturing north toward Tuscany, we move…
Culture
by Magda Lauer | Tue, 10/29/2019 - 04:58
The man who captured an Era Without Giorgio Vasari’s life work we would not have the insight into the art scene of the Renaissance that we have today. In fact…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/15/2019 - 08:24
A remarkable gladiators fresco came to light during the ongoing excavations of the Great Pompeii Project, a European Union-funded archeological project meant…
Culture
by Kristie Prada | Thu, 03/21/2019 - 03:46
While the North of Italy is well known for gems such as Milan, Venice and the lake district. Few are aware of the stunning area of Lombardy called Valtellina.…
Culture
by rebeccawinke | Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:24
Naples is known for its delectable street food, from iconic pizza al portafoglio (wood-fired Neapolitan pizza folded twice into a handy triangle) to…
Culture
by kristinmelia | Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:30
Everyone knows that Venice has a famously enchanting Carnevale season. All masks and pageantry and secrets- so befitting of the misty canals and darkened back…
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by Myra Robinson | Tue, 02/12/2019 - 03:23
Probably the first thing people think about when Valentine's Day is mentioned is a loving couple, and Italy has the most famous couple of all, Romeo and Juliet…