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Lost in Translation: Ancient Stories in Art

We admire Italy's art and monuments for color, style, and the skillfulness of their creators. But the gruesome stories that many of these famous works depict are a reminder of real human suffering.
Sacra Cintola - Sacred Belt, Prato

Italy’s Most Unusual Religious Relics

No matter if you’re a devout Catholic or a curious non-believer, you should make a point to check out a few of Italy’s unusual religious relics.

More than 2,000 years of Christianity have produced numerous fascinating, if not gruesome, stories. … Read more...

Ciao! My name is Melanie Renzulli and I have been writing about Italy for more than 20 years. Italofile is where I share my knowledge of and passion for Italy travel, art, culture, and living.