Monuments

Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/10/2021 - 03:24
The burial place of Emperor Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor whose mausoleum is a symbol of the architectural magnificence of ancient Rome, has…
Travel
by Myra Robinson | Mon, 02/15/2021 - 09:50
Our return flight to England last month was cancelled, but were we upset? On the contrary, extra time in Rome in glorious sunny weather without the crowds was…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/26/2021 - 09:03
[Photo credit: Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.] The prophets, bishops and cherubs depicted in the 14th-century mosaics on the interior walls of Florence’s…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:00
What has reopened in Venice in terms of museums and monuments? The situation is so confusing that when I asked a local tour guide, even she wasn’t sure. …
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:00
After a three-month closure due to the nationwide lockdown, the Cathedral of Siena along with the Opera Museum have reopened to the public. Access will be free…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/04/2020 - 05:54
Protective barriers are to be set up around the Trevi Fountain in Rome to prevent tourists from sitting on one of the Italian capital’s most iconic monuments…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:00
Bologna’s famous porticoes have been approved as the Italian candidate for 2020 to Unesco’s World Heritage List. The decision was taken by Unesco’s Italian…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 12/26/2019 - 00:56
The Royal Gardens of Venice, located adjacent to St. Mark’s Square, have reopened just ahead of Christmas, barely a month after a series of floods caused by…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:43
The three monumental doors of Florence’s Baptistery, bronze and gilded masterpieces of late Medieval/early Renaissance art, have been reunited after almost 30…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 11/28/2019 - 07:39
For centuries, the Romans and the Byzantines used the mosaic technique to decorate villas, baths, palaces and churches. The Byzantines made Ravenna Italy’s…