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Venice Hosts Biggest Leonardo da Vinci Show in 30 years 23 Aug 2013 | 01:57 am

The exhibit “Leonardo da Vinci, The Universal Man” will be at Venice’s Accademia, which owns 30 Leonardo works. It will bring together 27 other Leonardo masterpieces from various European museums such...

August in Italy: The Things You’ll Need 17 Jul 2013 | 02:00 pm

Flickr: get directly down Don’t go to Italy in August! The prevailing travel wisdom about Italy has always been to avoid going to the country in August as it’s hot, many shops and restaurants are cl...

Writer’s Block, Italian Style 12 Jun 2013 | 01:00 pm

This is what happens when you have writer's block and you are supposed to write about Italy.

The Roman Spring of Tennessee Williams 10 Apr 2013 | 02:00 pm

In the late winter/early spring of 1948, American playwright Tennessee Williams arrived in Rome in need of a change of scenery. Williams, of course, is known for his writing set in the American South,...

The Seven Hills of Rome: What Are They and What Can You See? 6 Mar 2013 | 03:00 pm

  The Seven Hills of Rome mark the traditional boundaries of the city. It was on these seven hills – Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, and Viminal – that the first settleme...

The Best Ever In-Depth Video of Siena’s Palio 13 Dec 2012 | 02:49 am

Inspiration always seems to find me when I’m not looking and that is exactly what happened as I settled in to watch a few minutes of television last night. Lucky for me, I clicked over to Kenny Mayne’...

Capturing the Photos and Stories of the Humans of Rome 12 Sep 2012 | 12:32 am

One of the biggest cliches – and truths – you will hear from travelers is how the best part of visiting a place is the people. Although tourists have been saying that for decades, it wasn’t until rece...

Map of Italy’s Earthquake Zones 4 Jun 2012 | 08:21 am

I just saw word on Twitter that northern Italy has suffered yet another earthquake,. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Modena area in Emilia-Romagna around 9:20 p.m. Italian time. This is the latest ...

Remembering the Battle of Montecassino 27 May 2012 | 07:47 am

About an hour and a half south of Rome lies Montecassino, an enormous Benedictine monastery whose environs witnessed a very costly battle of World War II. The Battle of Montecassino, which was actuall...

Centuries of History and 300,000 Wheels of Cheese Destroyed in Deadly Italy Earthquake 22 May 2012 | 06:05 am

The latest reports about the earthquake that hit Emilia-Romagna this weekend state that at least seven people were killed, 50 injured, and more than 13,000 have been displaced. The 6.0 earthquake stru...

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