Masterpiece in the Pinacoteca Brera

Milan’s Pinacoteca Brera is a first class gallery on par with Italy’s finest museums. The collection of Italian, mostly religious, art is spread out in 38 rooms and includes masterpieces by Andrea Mantegna, Piero Della Francesca, Raphael, and Caravaggio. But…

Advertisements
Hello Kitty Wine

Hello Kitty Wine Is the Latest Vintage from Italian Winery

Hello Kitty wine is a real thing. I know some of you will hate this and others will want to snatch some up just for the novelty of it all. Apparently, Torti Winery, located in the Oltrepò Pavese hills of…

Taking a break near the Milano Duomo

The Milano Duomo, Inside and Out

Milan’s famed Duomo, also known as Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary of the Nativity), is that jagged, Gothic behemoth that defines the city’s traditional skyline. The Duomo is also the second largest church in Italy.

Adopt a Spire on the Milano Duomo

Help preserve the Gothic spires of the Milano Duomo via the Adopt a Spire initiative.

Dario Fo "Earthquake in L'Aquila"

The Art of Nobel Winner Dario Fo

Dario Fo’s “The Earthquake in L’Aquila” Calling Italian playwright Dario Fo a “Renaissance” man would probably irk him given his long history of questioning authority and mocking the status quo. But Fo, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in…

Italian Fashion Designers and Their Hotels

Fashion designers have known for a long time that it’s good to diversify. Not only have Italian fashion houses like Armani, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana ventured beyond clothing to include perfume, accessories, and restaurants among their branded items, they’ve…

Two New World Heritage Sites in Italy

Time to add two more Italian sites to the UNESCO World Heritage List. In July, UNESCO inscribed the Po Valley towns of Mantua and Sabbioneta and the Rhaetian Railway, which passes through the Swiss Alps into Tirano, Italy. Both new…