Arts and Culture

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…

1 month ago

Michelangelo in Rome: His Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Beyond

Michelangelo Buonarotti is most associated with Rome because of his masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. But his work is all…

5 months ago

If You Love Rome, This May Be the Best Museum You’ve Never Visited

I've always meant to visit the Museo di Roma. But in a city like Rome, where so many more sites…

1 year ago

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,…

1 year ago

Cityscape of Matera, Basilicata

Today's photo comes from the stony, surreal cityscape of Matera, Basilicata. I was reminded to post about the 2019 Italian…

1 year ago

Italy’s Alpini Corps: The Traditions Beyond the Feathered Cap

The grey felt cap adorned with a black raven feather worn by old northern Italian men and some modern-day camouflaged…

2 years ago

Palermo, Sicily: 2018 Italian Capital of Culture

Congratulations to the city of Palermo, which has been awarded the distinction of Italian Capital of Culture for 2018. The…

2 years ago

Rome’s Ancient Pantheon to Begin Charging Admission

The Pantheon, one of the last major landmarks in Rome with free entry, will soon begin to charge admission. (more…)

3 years ago

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…

7 years ago

Help Tell the Story of Jewish Italy

CulturaItalia, a website operated by the Italian Culture Ministry, is seeking your help in its efforts to document the Jewish…

8 years ago

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