The Coolest View of the Colosseum

Colosseum in black and white

The Colosseum is a fascinating structure no matter where you view it. But my favorite perch from which to view the Colosseum has to be on this footbridge that spans the busy streets of the Monti neighborhood.

The footbridge is hardly a secret — you’ll find handfuls of tourists here at all hours of the day trying to get the perfect shot for Instagram.…

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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 I was most taken by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini’s “St.…

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CAMERA: Torino’s New Photography Museum

On October 1, the city of Torino (Turin) inaugurated Italy’s newest museum. CAMERA, the Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, will showcase Italian and international photography in a 2,000 square meter space just down the road from the Museo Nazionale del Cinema and other sights in Torino’s historic center.…

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