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
Here’s a business opportunity for book lovers with an itch to live and work in one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
The Paperback Exchange, Florence’s oldest English language bookstore, is looking for a new owner. According to The Florentine, owners Emily Rosner and Maurizio Panichi wish to retire after 39 years of selling English language books to visitors and Florence’s English speaking expat community.Read More »Become a Bookseller in Florence
The Atlas of Ancient Rome, a gorgeous, new two-volume set edited by Andrea Carandini, promises to be an “authoritative archeological survey of Rome from prehistory to the early medieval period.” The slip-cased set is available now.Read More »The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Your New Favorite Coffee Table Book
Dario Fo, the Italian playwright/actor/painter/political rabble-rouser who won the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away today at the age of 90.Read More »How Dario Fo Learned That He Won the Nobel Prize
Since ancient times, man has been interested in anatomy — how muscles and bones function and fit together and how the body works. But it wasn’t until the Renaissance that the study of anatomy really took off, thanks in large part to the printing press, which helped anatomists, illustrators, scientists, and physicians get on the same page (pun intended).Read More »A Special Harvest: Exploring Anatomical Theaters in Padua and Bologna