Art, Travel & Life in Italy & Europe


San Pietro in Montorio and Bramante’s Tempietto

Sometimes, the hunt for perfection makes it necessary to hike uphill. This is the case with Bramante’s Tempietto, which you’ll

5 things not to miss in Rome

In this guest post, Steve Brenner suggests a slow approach to travel: even if you have only a weekend in

Bernini’s Sant’Andrea al Quirinale in Rome

At Sant’Andrea al Quirinale in Rome, Gianlorenzo Bernini created a jewel of the Baroque; a keyhole through which to peer

Rome meets Teotihuacan, the city of the gods

News from my friend Valeria Lenuzza who is involved in the museum education section of this exhibit about Mexico held

The Chapel of Saint Zeno at Santa Prassede: mosaic revival and survival

I’m very lucky to host this guest post from Agnes Crawford, an architectural historian who offers intelligent tours of Rome

Travel In Rome with Foursquare

Okay, the title of the post is a leeetle misleading… because last week I wasn’t so much traveling in Rome

Three Travel Tips for Rome, Italy

I just got back from a few days in Rome (I was there for a conference) and I realized that

Rome: “Calder” at Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Rome: October 23 2009: The first monographic show in Rome on the most innovative sculptor of the 20th century opens

Keats-Shelley House, Rome’s Romantic Treasure

In the summer of 1816, poet Lord Byron rented a villa on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It rained for days.


Summer Nights in Rome

There’s a lot going on in Rome during the summer, and many interesting proposals for evening activities that don’t involve drinking

Castel Sant’Angelo by J.M. Pasquesi

J.M. Pasquesi is a Rome expert for radio shows such as Rick Steves’ Radio, a contributing editor to a variety

Agostino Chigi’s pleasure palace: the Villa Farnesina

Agostino Chigi was a rich Sienese banker who was the only person other than the Pope who managed to get

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is one of the most important works of ancient architecture that comes down to us today. In fact,

Centrale Montemartini (Rome Capitoline Museums satellite site)

This electrical plant, the first in Rome and built 1912, has been converted recently (1997) into a secondary museum space

Bernini’s “Fountain of the Four Rivers” restored (Quattro Fiumi)

It was a rainy morning in February but Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers glinted in its clean marble

Caravaggio in churches in Rome

How can you see Caravaggio like the late Renaissance Romans did? By seeing his work “in situ”, i.e. in the