Art, Travel & Life in Italy & Europe


What’s up with Rosso Fiorentino?

While it would be easy to wax poetic on the beauty of Pontormo’s Visitation and the attractive red walls that

The Limonaia in the Boboli Gardens

When life gives you lemons, build a big limonaia. The historic collection of citruses in the Limonaia in the Boboli

Michelangelo as sexy as it gets

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo, the city of Florence, the State Museums and

3 new restaurants in Florence with a cultural bent

New restaurants seem to be opening up in Florence every week. Eschewing the traditional Florentine decor, food and opening hours,

Painting a fresco is a lot harder than it looks

One of the reasons I became an art historian is that I am a very bad artist. I proved this