Art & Culture
February 24, 2020
The Secondhand Origins of Michelangelo’s David
They say there’s nothing new under the sun, that all ideas have been formulated and reformulated...
February 14, 2020
Literary Venice: 6 Beautiful Descriptions of Venice in Literature
Oh, Venice! Its name alone is enough to conjure images of a time gone by. But why stop...
January 15, 2020
The Artists Who Made The Borghese Gallery
Art had a cultural currency beyond monetary value during the Renaissance. Representing the tastes,...
January 08, 2020
Fact vs Fiction: The Story Behind the Two Popes
The resignation of Pope Benedict from the Papal office in 2013 didn’t just make headlines, it...
December 23, 2019
Vatican on Screen: Behind the Scenes of The Two Popes
One of the most important aspects about a film is the scenery, and as filming locations go there...
December 19, 2019
From Art History to Modern Art: 7 Podcasts to Download ASAP
Ask any two people their opinion of the same piece of art work, and you’re likely to elicit two...
December 16, 2019
Babbo Natale, La Befana & Other Italian Christmas Legends
No Christmas would be complete without some good fireside stories! And Italy is full of...
November 29, 2019
Christmas gifts for travel lovers: 10 experience gifts they’ll treasure
Be honest; how frequently do you happen upon an item in your home that you'd love to discard, but...
November 19, 2019
8 Fascinating Facts About the First Emperor of Rome – Caesar Augustus
Heir to Julius Caesar, he was one of the most famous (and controversial) leaders from Ancient Rome,...
November 11, 2019
A Fine Line: Restoring Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
Restoration methods for the Last Supper have caused fierce debate among art...
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