You’d probably re-think “re-incarnation” if you ever met Frate Alessandro, Assisi’s “singing friar.” Short (St. Francis was about 5’4”) with
Wrapping a gift box, Neapolitan jeweler Enrico summed it up: “Pino Daniele is Naples. Naples is the real artist, the mother of all;
As he hobbled across the stage, head of fluffy white hair bobbing, clutching his sax, he brought the delirious crowds
The town of Foligno has been famous for its tradition of organ manufacturing as far back as the late middle
Neapolitan baristi (bartenders, as in at a cafe’) have an infinite number of twists on your traditional caffé. In Piazza
Every year, like clockwork, the Zampognari come down from the hills to Rome and other big cities along the coasts.
In Cremona, Stradavari is known to have made the finest violins in history. Italian violinmakers of the 17th and 18th
The Oratorio del Gonfalone is a rarely visited, off the beaten path secret of Rome. Literally the “Oratory of the
Michel Eggiman, Maestro Liutiao (a title meaning “Master Lutist”), and his bottega fall into neither the traditional nor the contemporary
Well . . . Rome’s public transportation system is not exactly known for its . . ahem, strict adherence to
You really wonder whether someone has it out for you. Seems impossible that they could have made it more evocative.