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Giulio Monteverde and the Angel of the Night in Campo Verano

Giulio Monteverde (1837-1917) dedicated much of his talent to funerary sculpture. One of his favorite themes was the Angel of Death (or Angel of...

The Boschi Di Stefano House-Museum: an apartment for the 20th century

One could say Milan’s Boschi Di Stefano House-Museum is home to Italy’s 20th century art, because of the incredibly long list of artists who...

The Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum in Florence

Marble, porphyry, granite, alberese stone, limestone, flowered, cotognino and Egyptian alabaster, lapis lazuli, rock crystal, jasper, agate... each precious stone has an exotic name...

Nature, history, and myth in Mimmo Paladino’s “Hortus Conclusus”

In 1992, noted Transavantgarde artist Mimmo Paladino created “Hortus Conclusus”, a permanent installation for the garden of the former Convent of San Domenico in...

The mysteries of Casa Mollino

Carlo Mollino (1805-1973) – an eclectic architect and designer we have already featured more than once – designed various private homes in his hometown...

Reschio and Nic Fiddian-Green’s horses

British sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green was completely won over by horses during a visit to the British Museum, back when he was a student at...

Luca Della Robbia’s Cantorial Pulpits: a dance of praise

Luca Della Robbia (1400-1482) “graduated” as sculptor on September 10, 1432: that was the day he was accepted in the guild of Florence’s Master...

The Quinto Martini Museum Park: an artist and his land

“It is a great fortune,” Quinto Martini wrote, when the Museum Park named after him opened in 1988, “that my works can be in...

Italy, as told by Magnum’s photographers

Seeing the history of Italy through the eyes of the greatest photographers in the world is truly a unique experience. An experience you are...

Fonte Gaia, Siena, a joyful fountain for art

Fonte Gaia, in Siena’s Piazza del Campo, was so beautiful that local artist Jacopo della Quercia (1374-1438) became known as ‘Jacopo della Fonte’ after...

The Pino Pascali Museum Foundation in Polignano a Mare

The Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, in Polignano a Mare, is named after a great artist who died at 33 in a car accident. Art...

The mysteries of the Piacenza Cathedral on show

Look, enjoy and learn with “Mysteries of the Cathedral. Wonders in the labyrinth of knowledge”, which opens in Piacenza on April 7th 2018. The...

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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...