Mosaics

Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/25/2021 - 06:40
A lost mosaic belonging to Roman emperor Caligula has been unveiled and put on display at the Italian museum in Nemi, Lazio, where it was supposedly kept…
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 | 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…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:09
It’s not normally available for viewing, but for a short period between the end of summer and early fall, the magnificent inlaid marble mosaic floor of Siena’s…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 04/10/2019 - 00:00
Italian Carabinieri police detained a 20-year-old British tourist after she was caught removing the tiles of a mosaic at a house in Pompeii. The Carabinieri…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:00
[Photo credit Classis Ravenna.] The recently-opened Classis museum in Ravenna may very well be your first stop when you visit this Emilia-Romagna city most…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:31
Spello, one of Umbria’s prettiest medieval walled towns, famous for its narrow streets, marble buildings, the Infiorata (flower carpets on the Corpus Domini…
by ITALY | Fri, 10/19/2012 - 03:52
words by Carol KingThis weekend you will have the last chance to visit Siena Cathedral's magnificent mosaic floor on show to the public until the 24th of…