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De Chirico at Palazzo Reale

On 25 September, Milan launched a new exhibition dedicated to Giorgio de Chirico. Programmed to last until 19 January 2020, the show brings back...

Palazzo Bonocore in Palermo

Palazzo Bonocore is a magnificent 16th-century building on Piazza Pretoria, (also known as “Piazza della Vergogna” – that is “Square of Shame” – because...

Roberto Ferri’s masterful eye

Caravaggio, David, Ingres, Girodet, Géricault, Gleyre, Bouguereau… these are only some of the artists Roberto Ferri considers as his inspiration. Born in Taranto in...

Longing for beauty at Villa Dosi Delfini

Villa Dosi Delfini was built in Pontremoli in the late 1600s, the fruit of Carlo Dosi’s desire for beauty. Dosi was a man of...

Roman visions by Alvaro Gabriele

Here is a selection of works by Roman artist Alvaro Gabriele, whose views over the capital have been described by one critic as “rarefied...

The church and convent of Saint Bonaventure in Caltagirone

The church and convent of Saint Bonaventure, built in the first half of the 17th century in Caltagirone, make up a monumental complex, full...

Earth and gold by Fontana, at Galleria Borghese

“Lucio Fontana. Earth and Gold” is an exhibition Galleria Borghese is dedicating to a specific part of the famous Argentinian-Italian painter, ceramicist and sculptor’s...

Alberto Burri and expressive matter

After his 1983 solo show at the Giudecca, Alberto Burri is back in Venice’s spotlight, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore opposite Piazza...

The deserted beauty of the Terme Alte in Porretta

Porretta Terme – a hamlet in the municipality of Alto Reno Terme, in the metropolitan area of Bologna – flaunts a handful of ancient...

Fortunato Depero. From the futurist dream to the advertising sign. An exhibition in Lucca

In his time, Futurist artist Fortunato Depero would certainly have been happy to see his works on display using advanced technological tools that can...

Valeria Merlini and Daniela Storti’s “performance restoration”

The idea started in 1999, when Valeria Merlini and Daniela Storti inaugurated their first “open restoration”: an interesting new way to offer the public...

The Church of Santi Filippo e Giacomo: the Silk Road runs through Naples

In Naples there is a church dedicated to Saints Philip and James, more commonly known as the Church of Silk Art because it was...

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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...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...