September 29 2014 / Places

The Potter of La Rocca

La Rocca, Tuscany

Near La Verna (where St. Francis’s of Assisi founded the Sanctuary of St. Francesco and where he received the stigmata) is


May 27 2014 / Local Interest

Glowing in Gubbio: Lusterware Ceramics

Gubbio, Umbria

Gubbio’s artistic ceramic production had its salad days in the 1500s under the direction of Mastro Giorgio Andreoli, who was


February 25 2014 / Art & Archaeology

VideoNote: Belpensiero (Beautiful Thoughts)

San Lorenzello, Campania

(CONTAINS A NEW VIDEONOTE! – SEE BELOW) The famous tiles of Naples, Amalfi, Vietri and Sorrento were fruit of the


January 12 2010 / Places

Santa Chiara Cloister

Napoli, Campania

What does the word ‘cloister’ conjure up? Gothic arches, crepuscular gloom, secondary characters from the Twilight vampire saga around the


November 13 2009 / Art & Archaeology

San Michele Arcangelo

Anacapri, Campania

What would you give for a glimpse of Paradise? On the island of Capri you’ll find more than that. Welcome


April 17 2009 / Places

Deruta Signage

Deruta

That this small town is almost entirely dedicated to the creation of beautiful ceramics since age immemorial is known by