Category: Art and culture

We introduce you the best, not to be missed, Italian art and culture. The genius of painters, sculptors, architects, and artists in various disciplines has given Italy the richest cultural heritage in the world, now available to visitors in hundreds of museums, galleries, palaces, shrines and exhibitions.

Art and culture

Holy Week in Sicily

As you’ve seen, we have been very focused on the Holy Week in Sicily lately.  Italians have a proud heritage, and one of the ways,

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Opera in Italy in February

Calling all opera fans!  Some iconic Italian operas will be at our Rome Opera Theatre later this month and in February.  Check these out: ·     

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Milan Fashion Week

Long known as one of the top eight fashion capitals of the world, it’s no wonder that any self-respecting fashion guru will be in or

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Milan La Befana Benifica

We’ve been talking a lot about the holiday season and the upcoming new year recently. One thing we haven’t covered, until today is Befana Benefica.

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Venice: Epiphany Regatta

As you may have noted in our earlier post, January 6th marks the end of the holiday season and is celebrated as the Epiphany, which

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Rome: Epiphany Fair

On January 6 of each year, we celebrate The Epiphany, also known as “Three King’s Day.” It is celebrated to recognize when the Three Wise

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Christmas in Vatican City

We can’t think of a better place to be on Christmas Eve, than in our Eternal City of Rome, enjoying the Pope’s midnight Mass.  This

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Rome: FictionFest

An Italian screenwriter and film director, Giuseppe Piccioni hosts the Rome Fiction Fest, and while we haven’t seen a final agenda for 2017, you can

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Venice: New Year’s Concert

Visiting the Opera House, Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice is an experience in breathtaking beauty and glorious music.  The venue alone is amazing!  Being

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Feast of Saint Cecilia

We’ll be celebrating Saint Cecilia’s feast day in Latin and Eastern Catholic churches on November 22.  You can also expect similar celebrations in both Anglican

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Turin: Artissima

A fantastic art fair and a significant event in Turin Italy, Artissima has been an annual practice since 1994.  It will be held this year

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The Origins of Ash Wednesday

Why do Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday? Where does this holiday come from? It’s the beginning of Lent when Catholics and other Christians line up at

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The Roman Conquest of Jerusalem

The Roman conquest of Jerusalem was made possible by Pompey’s victory in the Third Mithridatic War. His reward for that campaign was sole control of

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The Rise of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire is synonymous with ultimate power and the apex of civilization in the ancient world. Established as a Republic in the 6th Century

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The Carnivale of Venice

Most people would not associate the Carnivale of Venice with Easter, but in Italy it is the traditional beginning of the Easter season. Held each

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