Caravaggio’s Mean Streets of Rome

The artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) combined a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, forever influencing the world of art and the city of Rome. Here’s a walking tour of his most important works.

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Crazy for Caravaggio?

From Santa Maria del Popolo to the Vatican Museums, here are more places to see the great works of Caravaggio in Rome.

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April 2015 – Caravaggio in Rome, Airbnb Rentals, Flytographer

Caravaggio’s Mean Streets of Rome The artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) combined a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, forever influencing the world of art and the city of Rome. Here’s a walking tour of his most important works. Crazy for Caravaggio? From Santa Maria del Popolo to the Vatican Museums, here …

Caravaggio Conquers Milan

Milan’s Palazzo Reale hosted the most important and complete Caravaggio
exhibition ever realized. Caravaggio e l’Europa displayed more than 150 masterpieces by Caravaggio and the so-called Caravaggisti.

John Henderson: Retiring In The Eternal City (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. If you would like to see this article as it was designed in the magazine, click here for the PDF. American journalist John Henderson dreamed for years of moving to Italy before he eventually retired in Rome. His move came in phases starting with a sabbatical from his sports …

Seeing Roman Art from a New Angle (October 2018)

This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Dream of Italy.  I am forever in search of new perspectives on Rome and its art. In a city with endless treasures and infinite guides available, it’s increasingly rare to find a tour that gives you a one-of-a-kind point of view. I was lucky enough to attend a Roma Experience …

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Rambling Through Roman Palazzi

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. All roads lead to Rome. And if you’re a tourist, most of those roads take you to the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s. Those iconic spots are, of course, where the first-time visitor should go. But if you’ve checked those off your bucket …

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From the TV Show: Pizza School in Naples

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns the traditional art of pizza making in this region. Pizza was born in Naples and it remains synonymous with the city. Enzo Coccia is a master pizzaiolo and teaches amateurs and professionals how to make true Neapolitan pizza. Coccia offers …

Scaling the Heights: Two Days in Orvieto

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Dream of Italy and won a Racconmati l’Umbria journalism award in 2016. Updated 2018.  Orvieto is the ultimate city on a hill with a deep history to explore. Although the ups and downs don’t only include the Umbrian town’s rise to power during the Middle Ages from its ancient Etruscan roots, and …

Castles in the Airbnb: Finding Italy Rentals Online

Finding Italy rentals online can give you a very local Italian experience and save you a lot of money on your next Italy trip. Here are the pros and cons (and specific recommendations) for using Airbnb, VRBO and Craigslist.

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