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Perseus with the head of Medusa: a masterpiece of mannerism

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloCharlie Chaplin once told the story of when he saw one of the most amazing wonders in...

The Fountain of Venus and Adonis: 18th-century masterpiece

The Fountain of Venus and Adonis, sculpted in white Carrara marble by Gaetano Salomone between 1784 and 1789, stands out in the...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come...

The Royal Palace of Caserta and the wonder of time

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo They’ve been hanging in the same spot since 1700, when Marie Antoinette gave them to her...

The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Rome dedicates a great exhibition to Raffaello Sanzio

From 5 March to 2 June 2020, Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale will host “Raffaello 1520-2020”, a truly unique monographic exhibition about Raphael. A number...

The Sansevero Chapel: art, legends and esoteric symbols

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo The Sansevero Chapel, also known as Church of Santa Maria della Pietà or Pietatella, rises between the alleys at the heart...

A must-see exhibition dedicated to Andrea Mantegna, at Turin’s Palazzo Madama

Palazzo Madama in Turin is currently holding a major exhibition titled “Andrea Mantegna. Reliving antiquity, building modernity” (“Andrea Mantegna. Rivivere l'antico, costruire il moderno”)...

The “suspended” beauty of Massimo Colonna’s art

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo Massimo Colonna was born in 1986 in Scandiano, in the province of Reggio Emilia. He is 100% Italian, yet creates...

The San Martino Charterhouse: wonder of the Gulf of Naples

The San Martino Charterhouse (Italian: Certosa di San Martino) is perched on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples – a strategic location picked...

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The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...