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Discovering Rome: the Rione Monti district

26 April, 2020
The Rione Monti district has always been a world apart from the other areas of Rome; even its dialect was slightly different from the one spoken in the city. In order to make room for the famous Via dei Fori,…

Art exhibition Italy: celebrating 500 years of Palladio

25 April, 2020
In Vicenza celebrations have begun to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of Andrea Palladio. In fact, on September 20 we will see the inauguration of “Palladio 500” at the Palazzo Barbaran da Porto.Blog dolce vita already reported on…

Sistine Chapel in danger from sweat and dust

23 April, 2020
Professor Antonio Paolucci, a Vatican museum director has revealed that Sistine Chapel frescoes by Michelangelo are facing the risk of being damaged by visitors’ sweat. Dust and hair are also potential enemies. These rather shocking news came at the end…

Italian art: Caravaggio outstrips Michelangelo

22 April, 2020
According to the New Yok times and Philip Sohm, an art historian at the University of Toronto, Caravaggio has surpassed Michelangelo in popularity and this has not only been proved by a spate of essays and writings which have recently…

Italy: row over ownership of Michelangelo's David

13 April, 2020
The city of Florence and the Italian state are furiously fighting over the ownership of Michelangelo’s masterpiece David. The famous statue has been Florence’s mascot since 1504 when it was put on display at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio as…

Michelangelo on Second Life in "Musei in Comune 2.0"

29 March, 2020
Ancient Rome in 3D is on Google Earth, there is the Virtual Museum of the Ancient via Flaminia, and soon we will have more Italian art exhibitions on Second Life. The first Italian project on Second Life was Experience Italy,…

Florence: National Geographic to search for the lost Leonardo

26 March, 2020
In order to find out what happened to Leonardo‘s Battle of Anghiari, the city of Florence has stricken a deal with the National Geographic Society for 250,000 euros. The world’s most important Geographic society will now try to unearth a…

Michelangelo's drawings on display in Amalfi

24 March, 2020
The town of Amalfi is hosting until 22 November an art exhibition devoted to Michelangelo, one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance period. At the Antichi Arsenali della Repubblica, visitors will have the unique opportunity to see six drawings…