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

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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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 Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Insiders Rome: The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are by far the most visited art galleries in Italy. And so they should be. There are more than 20,000 items on display at any one time – and sometimes it feels as if there are just as many More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Explore Italy in a unique way with Alan Reed

Alan Reed and his wife Susan run painting holidays in Italy. This is a beautiful and unique way to explore everything that the country has to offer. Here he tells us all about his journey. It was my wife Susan More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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The Art of Glass

Venice celebrated its world-famous Murano glassmaking heritage in an exciting programme of citywide events this September. Sitting in its own sea of glass, the city of Venice and its islands has long held a tradition More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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The Laocoön group

This statue in the Vatican‘s Pio Clementino Museum may be the most influential of them all… Michelangelo admired it, as did Donatello before him, and Pliny the Elder long before them; this latter attributed More...

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

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Gazetta Italia: Street Art

These days a resident of Bristol, Tom Alberto Bull sees the street art culture of Banksy’s home town with the perspective of someone who has seen similar phenomena in Naples and Bologna… An artist’s playground Since More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Experts believe they have found another Michelangelo artwork

The room was found in 1975 by then museum director Paolo Dal Poggetto and colleagues while looking for a new way for tourists to exit, National Geographic reports Monica Bietti, the current director of the Medici More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Andrea Mantegna: one of the genius artists of the 1400s

He was one of the genius artists of the 1400s and a spectacular example of the Renaissance man. Lamentation of the Dead Christ, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan Andrea Mantegna (1436-1506) is one of the greats in art More...