Tag archive for ‘Art and Culture’
Rod Dudley balcony
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 8th, 2021

Rod Dudley: insights into the famous sculptor’s studio and life

Internationally renowned sculptor Rod Dudley is Australian, but the heart of his art is in Besozzo on Lake Maggiore. Lifelong friend Rosalind Milani Gallieni pays him a visit… Photos by Rosalind Milani Gallieni More...

Trevi fountain, Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Italy’s five best fountains

Italy’s public fountains speak of the nation’s history, culture and art. We’ve picked five of our favourites. What do you think? Have we missed any? Photos by iStock 1 The Trevi Fountain is the More...

Uffizi, Florence, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019

Five of Italy’s top art archives

Here are a few of the very best places to get your fix of world-class art next time you’re in Italy… Photos by iStock 1. Uffizi Gallery The experience always involves long queues – which are even longer More...

Porto Antico, Genoa
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 11th, 2019

Piano and the Port

Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, and the famous Italian architect has been instrumental the regeneration of the city’s Old Port… Photos courtesy of Genoa Tourism and Sarah Rodrigues Porto Antico – Genoa’s More...

Statue of Ovid in Sulmona
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

A poet at the world’s edge

Ovid was born in Sulmona, in the province of L’Aquila, but was destined to die far from home. Joe Gartman tells his story… Photos by Patricia Gartman unless otherwise stated Statue of Ovid in Sulmona. By Getty More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Unmasking the comedians

The influence Carlo Goldoni had on Italian theatre is immeasurable, and his museum is not to be missed. The palazzo is hard to find. The land entrance is in an alley so narrow that you must consider the width of More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 10th, 2017

Viewpoint: the intervention

An art installation by Lorenzo Quinn on Venice’s Grand Canal symbolises the threat to the city from rising waters caused by climate change… Opposite the Rialto fish market, two giant hands emerge from the waters More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Appassionata: Passion for painting

A few years ago we were invited over to our friend’s house for supper in Montefiore. We arrived late, as usual, my fault not Michael’s!  We were introduced to a lovely Dutch couple, Constance and Bert Jacobs. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 18th, 2017

Michelangelo’s nephew

On the trail of Lionardo Buonarroti, and the family palace he renovated in Florence. Lionardo, I have received thy letter and with it the three shirts. I am very much surprised that ye should have sent them … More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Painting Medium

We talk a lot about what a painting is of, and what it means, but not so much about what is made of, and how it was painted. Often when we are talking about paintings, the materials used to actually make the painting More...