Art, Travel & Life in Italy & Europe


Director’s cut: famous film locations in Rome

In Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza, Rome, experienced in a decadent and sinful way, is not a backdrop but the protagonist

Italian food advertising, 1950-70

Here’s an exhibit I’d like to see in Rome! Il Cibo Immaginario. 1950- 1970 Pubblicità e immagini dell’Italia a tavola

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

Lazio off the beaten track: Caprarola, Ronciglione

You could be forgiven for thinking that outside the main tourist sights, Rome, Viterbo, perhaps Tivoli, there isn’t much to

Where to see Contemporary Art in Italy

Italy is not known for its contemporary art – at least not lately, and not in Italy itself. Recently a

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

Edward Hopper exhibit in Milan (and Rome)

At Milan’s Palazzo Reale until January 31 2010 is the first major retrospective in Italy dedicated to the American artist

The Colosseum facts and history

The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. Originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, it is

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.

See art like a painter does: Bill Patterson’s Spring 2010 workshop

I want to tell you about this opportunity to take a painting class in Italy with a famous painter who


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

Book review: Susan Vreeland’s Artemisia

The Assignment: Fact check Susan Vreeland’s art-historical novel The Passion of Artemisia. Vreeland appears to present a balanced and factually