Italian Art News

Lots of art news coming out of la bel paese these days. Here’s a quick summer of art news you should know about: You may have already heard that art experts think they have discovered a previously unknown ink and pencil drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. And they figured it out in a most modern way – through fingerprints. They …

Sicily’s Siracusa: Almost Grecian

Siracusa, once one of the great powers of the Western world, is absent from lists of most visited places in Italy. That's a shame, but it's good news for those of us who love history and prefer to avoid invading tourist hordes.

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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.

What’s Old is New Again: Site Openings, Reopenings in Sicily, Venice, Rome and Pompeii

Some historic sites in Italy have undergone some changes. Find out what is new at Sicily's Noto Cathedral, Venice's Torre d'Orlogio and in museums in Rome and Pompeii.

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October 2005 – Pizza in Naples, Naples Hotels

The issue explores the best pizzerias in Naples; John Berendt’s insight on Venice and information about his book, The City of Falling Angels; a look at the hotels and restaurants of Naples’ Santa Lucia waterfront; plus Roberto Benigni’s new film, The Tiger and The Snow and traveling Italy by Ferrari. (8 pages)

Castles, Cathedrals, Caves: Highlights of Puglia

Explore the natural and architectural wonders of Puglia in Alberobello, Altamura, Castel del Monte, Castellana, Cisternino, Grottaglie, Lecce, Martina Franca, Monte Sant'Angelo, Ostuni, Pogliano a Mare, Salvetteri di Fasano, San Giovanni Rotondo, and Trani

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