Rome celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter and Futurist master Giacomo Balla by opening his former home to the public for the first time, after being closed up for 30 years. Casa Balla, the painter's kaleidoscopic vision of art and colour on Via Oslavia, opened in June with visits up to November. Due to popular demand...

The appeal of Made-in-Italy design in an expression of the Genius and Ingenuity of our Country constitute the core of the experience at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai thanks to the Italian Genius exhibition which was opened at the presence of the Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti in the Short Stories Section of the exhibit...

The Mole Antonelliana is Turin’s architectural landmark. At first, it was conceived as a synagogue, but the Municipality of Turin bought it and transformed it into a monument of national unity. Alessandro Antonelli is the planner and architect of the historic building. According to historical records, its construction lasted between 1863 and 1889 a...

The capital of the Middle Ages, Gradara, pays tribute to the figure of Francesca da Rimini and her cursed love with Paolo Malatesta through the artistic and contemporary expression of street art. Gradara: the capital of the Middle Ages As we have already told you in a previous article, Gradara is a medieval village in Pesaro - Urbino. It is part of...

Milan is a colourful open-air museum: without inside of course, but with thousands of walls housing Italy's most avant-garde street artworks. From the city centre to the outskirts, graffiti art creates unforgettable urban itineraries. Following the footsteps of other international metropolises such as New York, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Melbour...

When pressed on his fascination with trees, the architect Stefano Boeri is prone to nostalgia. ”When I was a kid, I used to quote a novel written by an Italian writer, Italo Calvino, called ‘The Baron in the Trees’. It was the story of a young duke who decided, when he was 12, to abandon his family and spend the rest of his life living on the branc...

"When I was a boy growing up in Genova, my hometown, I loved two things: one was the sea and the other was cinema. The sea is immense to explore, and cinema is something that takes you in a different world, a fantastic world.” Italian architect Renzo Piano spoke about his passion for movie-making as soon as he took the stage during the opening of t...

Italian luxury fashion label Dolce & Gabbana has designed an installation that celebrates Italian artistic heritage at the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The undulating baroque-style structure is typical of the architecture of the 18th century gardens of southern Italy and it stands near the pavilion’s botanical garden. The elegant octagona...

For the first time in its 111-year history, Alfa Romeo will launch a global advertising campaign. You would expect that the Italian marque previously had such a campaign in its history at some point, but it appears that Alfa did not. Well, with the 2021 United States Grand Prix, that is about to change. Since this is Alfa Romeo's first-ever global...

On a breezy Saturday last month, Vittorio Calabrese, the director of the Magazzino Italian Art museum in Cold Spring, N.Y., stood onstage in the courtyard to introduce the last event of the summer, a concert by the musician Sam Reider and his band the Human Hands. The sun was starting to set, and a few stragglers of the sold-out crowd found their s...