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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

by Barbara Palladino The Sansevero Chapel, also known as Church of Santa Maria della Pietà or Pietatella, rises between the alleys at the heart of Naples, not...

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

by Barbara Palladino Massimo Colonna was born in 1986 in Scandiano, in the province of Reggio Emilia. He is 100% Italian, yet creates images that might...

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...

A star on two wheels: the Vespa

According to the aficionados who took on the challenge of counting its every appearance, it has graced the silver screen in almost one hundred...

The Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia in Palestrina

Palestrina is a town not far from Rome, at the foot of Mount Ginestro. Here, the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia (or Fortune of the...

The Staffarda Abbey: Piedmont’s crown jewel

Welcome to Staffarda di Revello, in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont. The Staffarda Abbey (Abbazia Santa Maria di Staffarda, in Italian) was built here...

Gianni Berengo Gardin tells the story of his Eternal City

The “Gianni Berengo Gardin. Roma” exhibition – the photographer’s first show to be completely dedicated to Italy’s capital – will be open until 12...

Archivio Rubelli: the history of Made in Italy interiors in the world

by Barbara Palladino Brocade, velvet, silk, damask: Rubelli has always created high-end fabrics destined to famous buildings, historical homes, embassies and museums all over the...

Giacometti’s time from Chagall to Kandinsky. Masterpieces from the Maeght Foundation

by Barbara Palladino Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona is hosting a new exhibition dedicated to Alberto Giacometti – one of the greatest and most...

Canova’s eternal beauty – an exhibition in Rome

by Barbara Palladino Open until 15 March 2020 in Palazzo Braschi, the “Canova. Eternal Beauty” exhibition celebrates Rome as the city that provided the great master...

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

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...

The Royal Palace of Caserta and the wonder of time

by Barbara Palladino They’ve been hanging in the same spot since 1700, when Marie Antoinette gave them to her sister Maria Carolina...

The Procopio Castle: experience the luxury of an ancient fortress

by Barbara Palladino The Procopio Castle is only a few kilometers from Perugia, ideally located between Umbria and Tuscany, on a hill...