Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was born in Italy more than 500 years ago. Yet despite being one of the best known of Italian names, following his trail in Italy is not so simple.Read More »Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy
I’ve always meant to visit the Museo di Roma. But in a city like Rome, where so many more sites and monuments are vying for attention, it was easy to put off a visit until “next time.”Read More »If You Love Rome, This May Be the Best Museum You’ve Never Visited
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.Read More »Masterpiece in the Pinacoteca Brera
Although I have spent years exploring Rome, I am often surprised by little things I have never noticed. A spider decoration above a door or a hidden flood marker on the side of a building can fill me with glee. “Ahhhh, how many others have noticed that?” I muse.
But on a recent tour with Context Travel I found that there are still several very big things in this city that I have overlooked, places that have been hiding in plain sight that I just hadn’t bothered to check out.Read More »Palazzo Colonna: A Hidden Palace in the Heart of Rome
Ai Weiwei is one of the best and most provocative artists working in the world today. Now Italians and visitors to Italy will have a chance to see the Chinese artists’s works up close in an exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.Read More »Ai Weiwei’s ‘Libero’ at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence