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Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy

Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was born in Italy more than 500 years ago. Yet despite being one…

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Go For the Gold: The Gorgeous Golden Mosaics of Palermo, Monreale, & Cefalù

Sicily has some of the most gorgeous golden mosaics in the world. Here's where to see these UNESCO World Heritage…

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Saint Valentine of Terni

Saint Valentine, a Christian bishop from Terni, Umbria, was martyred in Rome during the 3rd century AD. Learn more about…

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Photo of the Day: Mithras in the Vatican

Before Christianity became the dominant religion of Rome, many people worshipped Mithras, the pagan God depicted here. (more…)

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Lost in Translation: Ancient Stories in Art

We admire Italy's art and monuments for color, style, and the skillfulness of their creators. But the gruesome stories that…

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From Veronese to Futurism: Italian Art in the NYRB

Excerpts from the Art Issue of the New York Review of Books. Reviews on Veronese, Piero della Francesca, and Futurism.…

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