by Claudia Astarita The UNESCO World Heritage Commitee is going to meet in June in Phnom Phen, in Cambodia, to review all nominations for its prestigious World Heritage List.   Italy already counts 47 sites in it, from the Royal Palace in Caserta to the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, from the Palladian Villas in Veneto to the early Ch...

Rodolfo Marma nacque a Firenze nel 1923. Era di estrazione popolare. La sua vocazione artistica ebbe luogo in una città nella quale le attività artigianali prolungavano nel tempo una civiltà antica, senza fronzoli, abituata a dare un peso ed un valore alla bellezza.   Studiò all'Accademia di Belle Arti, dove ebbe come maestri Ugo Capocchini...

by Mauro Battocchi   The creative thrust of the art community in San Francisco now includes printmaking, printmaking and book art from Florence, the capital of Italy's artisan paper makers and printers.   Learn more about the Academy of Art University's new program in Florence Italy in this excellent short film, crafted by Ian Nelson...

A one hour, docent led, private group tour at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) in Manhattan will highlight 23 masterpieces of Early Florentine Renaissance sculpture from 1400-1450. The majority of these works have never been exhibited outside of Italy.   All of the sculptures were made for one specific project, Santa Maria del Fiore, bette...

by Claudia Astarita   Holiday in Tuscany are usually associated to good food and wine, as well as nice monuments and art galleries to visits.   However, what many foreigners, and maybe many Italians don't know, is that there are parts of this beautiful region that have remained inhabited, and wild, until a few decades ago, with only a...

by Eric Asimov   It could be because it's the second wine of the region, made with grapes that for one reason or another didn't make the cut for the first. Or maybe it's because the status of Brunello di Montalcino, and therefore the wines of Montalcino, were under a cloud of scandal for several years, making them difficult to embrace. &nbs...

When you think of Florence, Italy your firsts thoughts aren't of high tech devices, men in space and the Internet but that could change over the next few years. This beautiful Tuscany city, the birthplace of the Renaissance is now moving into the technology age. The Web Technology Academy is opening in the city center near the statue of David and...

Un'altra preziosa opera del Rinascimento italiano i "pannelli della Cantoria del Duomo di Santa Maria Novella in Firenze" realizzati dallo sculture e ceramista Luca della Robbia arrivano negli Stati Uniti a Atlanta per essere ammirati all 'High Museum of Art.   L'iniziativa ""Make A Joyful Noise": (al 25 ottobre 2014 al 11 Gennaio 2015. ) "...

By Lee Marshall   In the hands of Italian filmmaker Giovanni Donfrancesco, an outwardly simple documentary about a Vermont granite-mining town and the Tuscan anarchist and socialist quarrymen who migrated there at the beginning of the 20thcentury becomes something rich and strange.   It's a cinematic Spoon River Anthology that acts bo...

Contemporary artist Bill Viola has donated his video work, "Self Portrait, Submerged," created earlier this year, to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The donation was made possible through the joint efforts of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, based in Palm Beach, Florida, and their sister organization in Florence, Amici degli Uffizi.   V...