November 7 2014 / Art & Archaeology

Long Lost Mary Magdalene?

Rome, Italy

Just recently a 1610 letter was found in the Vatican archives in which a Bishop in Naples notifies Cardinal Borghese


May 20 2014 / Art & Archaeology

Contemporary Art Rescues Ancient Fresco

Viterbo, Lazio

Contemporary artists are helping to restore a 15th century colleague’s fresco in Viterbo’s oldest church, S.Maria Nuova. Instead of depending exclusively on


February 8 2013 / Food & Wine

Rita’s Carbonara

Rome, Lazio

Pasta, bacon, and eggs. Simple as that. Sum of its parts, right? Or take another work of art, a Caravaggio


January 18 2013 / Art & Archaeology

St. Matthew Writing the Gospel… twice

Rome, Lazio

Rapscallion, reprobate, knave, thug, murderer… all words well-suited to describe one of the most talented artists of the Roman Baroque


November 10 2011 / Places

A View with a City

Napoli, Campania

App or map, you have to orientate yourself in an unfamiliar city. In Naples the view from the Castel Sant’Elmo


October 19 2011 / Art & Archaeology

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Milan, Lombardia

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, a public art gallery, was established in 1618 alongside the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the library. Federico Borromeo, the


June 13 2011 / Art & Archaeology

Casino Ludovisi

Rome, Lazio

There is a secret spot in Rome that only aficionados know about. It is the Casino Ludovisi with its ceiling


February 1 2011 / Art & Archaeology

The Calling of Matthew

Rome, Italy

In the historic center of Rome you’re within blocks of it almost at all times, so sometimes it’s hard not


March 11 2010 / Art & Archaeology

From Palace to Palace (part I)

Rome, Lazio

In the heart of the historical center near piazza Venezia, two luxurious palaces await your visit. One is Galleria Colonna


July 1 2009 / Places

Spanish Tuscany

Monte Argentario

Can’t decide whether to take your holidays in Italy or in Spain? You can have it both ways in this


February 19 2008 / Art & Archaeology

Stained Glass Redefined

Milano

Following years at all the best accademie d’arte (art schools), Roberto Fasoli and Ernesto Raducci then followed a script that