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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/19/2020 - 14:14
As the coronavirus emergency is keeping us all at home, it is still possible to travel virtually to Italy and visit some of its outstanding museums, from the…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:38
Capodimonte is a distinctive style of porcelain that stands apart from all the other ceramic traditions of southern Italy. This delicate, ornate porcelain--…
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, 12/10/2019 - 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 | Fri, 10/11/2019 - 00:00
We begin a new series aimed at highlighting little-known museums, sites and cultural institutions in Italy’s most popular tourist destinations in an effort to…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:00
From October to March, all state museums and archeological areas in Italy are free to enter on the first Sunday of the month. The successful initiative,…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Thu, 10/03/2019 - 00:08
If Florence is your destination, it's more than likely that you will arrive at the station called Santa Maria Novella, or Firenze SMN for short. It is Florence…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:13
On the lid of a large terra-cotta sarcophagus dating from about 520 BCE, a husband and wife are shown reclining comfortably against a pair of stylized cushions…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 06/06/2019 - 00:00
Fourteen completely renovated rooms have opened on the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, forming a new large section of paintings dedicated to the…
Culture
by mackayjamie32 | Tue, 05/07/2019 - 05:33
It might be grey and it might be gritty, but no longer can Mestre be cast-off as just a budget friendly base from which to visit nearby Venice. Since the…