In Italy there are hundreds of cathedrals, but very few of these have developed over time a system of preservation, exhibition and enjoyment of the artistic heritage inside the building in a structured and organized way at all levels. San Pietro in Rome, San Marco in Venice and the Duomo of Florence give the possibility to enter in crypts and treas...

The 2017 Venice Biennale d'Arte his entitled "Viva Arte Viva" and is curated by Christine Macel. The setting for this edition is very interesting, because alongside the national pavilions that continue to grow (this year they are 86), nine "cross-pavilions" with particular themes cross both the content offered by the artists selected by the nations...

In the mid-nineteenth century Italy was a place of great social differences, varieties of intent and multiplicity of interests and fashions. Suffice it to think that half of the peninsula had been involved in the Independence Wars while the south was placidly on its way to the Bourbon decline that the movie "The Leopard" such beautifully taught us....

In the Italian Pavilion of the last Venice Bienniale, only twelve artists were invited, each of whom had a reserved separate room all for him/herself and the set up of his/her works. The choice was partly disappointing: in some cases for the choice of artists who, even if still active, being quite old did not have much to say about the novelties of...

Rome, 1911. The inauguration of Giuseppe Sacconi's Vittoriano is about to be accomplished, Sacconi has been dead for six years now, but the architects working with him earlier, alongside Gaetano Koch and Pio Piacentini, have completed the work. For ten years, however, Piazza Venezia, the great promenade in front of the monument, had witnessed an ur...

The Bourbon Royal residences in Campania have been finding a new life in the recent months, thanks to a great job of synergy between the Campania region and the Italian Ministry of Culture. It is a group of more than twenty sites, all built between the beginning of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth by order of Charles of B...

Last fall a news bounced in the newspapers throughout Italy and particularly in the specialized ones in the artistic field: the Fondazione Giulio e Giovanna Sacchetti donated the portrait of the ancestor Cardinal Giulio Cesare Sacchetti to the Galleria Borghese Museum in Rome. The donation makes sense from a philological point of view, and is linke...

Prato is a small town in the heart of Tuscany, known by all for its textile production. Its proximity to Florence and its renowned beauties always penalized the rise of a tourist traffic. But at the end of the eighties of last century a virtuous circle made by many collectors, the municipality's desire to emerge and a great insight in focusing on m...

In the fall of 2015, twenty Italian national museums changed their directors through a competition, which let many high profile international art leaders, for the first, time some of them not Italians, reach the top positions of these institutions and what unpublished.

The tragic earthquake in central Italy that lasted all summer in different waves, created a real disaster for the historical and artistic heritage of the affected areas, of course besides the distressing news for the population and for the victims. The earthquake zone is closely linked to the medieval Romanesque art that radiates throughout Europe...