History

Culture
by Myra Robinson | Mon, 09/06/2021 - 11:59
Why do politicians often have a reputation for being deceitful, underhand, dishonest….?  Could it all have begun with the writings of Machiavelli in the 15th…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 08/10/2021 - 10:01
2020 marked the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio, an Italian Renaissance artist whose influence on later generations can hardly be…
Food + Wine
by cynthialpchaplin | Wed, 08/04/2021 - 06:22
Seven hundred years ago this September, Italy’s most famous poet, Dante Alighieri, died in Ravenna, after years of exile from his beloved Florence. He wrote…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 07/29/2021 - 00:00
What made Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci? What is the secret of his universal genius and extraordinary talent?  We may be a little closer to uncover…
Life + Style
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 06/01/2021 - 12:33
Rome’s largest cemetery, the Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, is the most extensive in Rome with 2,253 memorials, as well as countless smaller…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 05/03/2021 - 16:30
For the residents of an ancient Etruscan settlement, any time the Romans came to town, it could only mean bad news. That’s because, starting in the fourth…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 02/22/2021 - 12:16
The ancient Etruscan people occupied a swath of central Italy stretching roughly between Campania in the south, and the Po River in modern-day Lombardy. Their…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:00
The Roman Forum was for centuries the center of Rome’s public life. All important social and political events took place here, from elections to public…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/01/2020 - 00:00
Did you know the word ‘quarantine’ comes from Italy?  From Venice to be precise.  “The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th century…
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…