Sculpture

The mysteries of Catania’s Elephant statue

Catania’s Cathedral is located right in front of the city’s symbol: an elephant known in the local dialect as “Liotru” – likely a mispronunciation...

The statues of the Apostles in Saint John in the Lateran

The statues of the Apostles in Rome’s Church of Saint John in the Lateran were placed in twelve niches, which Francesco Borromini had designed...

Brufa, a small village and open-air museum

Brufa is a small village in the municipality of Torgiano, Umbria, with a population of only 600 people and an enviable location on the...

The Statue of the Nile God: a glimpse of Egypt at the heart of Naples

Placed at the very entrance of Spaccanapoli, heart of the city, the Statue of the Nile God is an imposing sculpture dating back to...

Romanticism on show in Milan

To convey to everyone the complex of ideas concerning the history and destiny of man and the role of the visionary poet as both...

Giulio Monteverde and the Angel of the Night in Campo Verano

Giulio Monteverde (1837-1917) dedicated much of his talent to funerary sculpture. One of his favorite themes was the Angel of Death (or Angel of...

The Boschi Di Stefano House-Museum: an apartment for the 20th century

One could say Milan’s Boschi Di Stefano House-Museum is home to Italy’s 20th century art, because of the incredibly long list of artists who...

The Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum in Florence

Marble, porphyry, granite, alberese stone, limestone, flowered, cotognino and Egyptian alabaster, lapis lazuli, rock crystal, jasper, agate... each precious stone has an exotic name...

Michelangelo’s “Moses” shines once again

There is a “secret” bond between the beauty of Michelangelo’s “Moses” and sunlight: it was discovered by Antonio Forcellino, the restorer and architect entrusted by...

The run-up to Saint Ambrose starts with Chiostro in Fiera

Milan welcomes the fall with three days dedicated to craftsmanship and art: from 5 to 7 October the Saint Eustorgio Cloisters will host the...

The stars of Teatro Andromeda

Teatro Andromeda (in Santo Stefano Quisquina, in the province of Agrigento) is an amazing theater built at one thousand meters of altitude. Its circular space faces...

The Roman Villa in Positano: an archaeological wonder at the heart of the Amalfi Coast

The renovation of the wonderful Roman Villa in Positano was finally completed last spring, revealing a treasure trove of amazing frescoes and stucco decoration...

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After the slopes of the Dolomites, après-ski by LOOX

by Barbara Palladino LOOX is an après-ski hotspot, at the station at the foot of the Obereggen Latemar ski and trekking area in the Dolomites. It...

The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...