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Who was the real Cleopatra?

A new exhibition brings 180 pieces from around the world together in Rome in an effort to contextualise the reign of history's most famous queen.
Read more… 28 October 2013


Florence’s best-kept secret

Known by few and accessed by even fewer, the Vasari Corridor echoes with the footsteps of dukes and tyrants, and lays claim to one of Europe’s most exclusive art collections.
Read more… 13 August 2013


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See the story behind Italy’s stolen treasures

Until 5 November, a Rome exhibition displays pieces looted and stolen from Italy, and celebrates those who returned some of the art world’s most contentious antiquities.
Read more… 19 June 2013


Florence’s Medici Chapel, a triumph of art over politics

Despite creating the Renaissance masterpiece during a time of upheaval and uprising, Michelangelo managed to complete the sombre mausoleum, unharmed by Medici vengeance.
24 May 2013


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In Rome, see how the other half lives

This weekend, some 170 private palaces, academies, homes and other buildings will open their doors to visitors.
Read more… 03 May 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to architecture in Turin

With tree-lined boulevards, stately Art Nouveau cafes and grand piazzas, the Italian city is packed with eye-catching designs.
Read more… 01 April 2013


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Venice’s most famous painter comes to Rome

Until 16 June, the most anticipated art exhibition of the year will display 39 of Titian’s best works in the city’s Scuderie del Quirinale.
Read more… 07 March 2013


World’s coolest futuristic buildings

With space-conscious designs and environmentally friendly initiatives, innovative architecture is not the only thing that sets these forward-thinking structures apart.
12 February 2013


Rome's urban gems

From iconic basilicas to gardens with a past, Italy’s capital city has provided a stunning backdrop for thousands of years’ worth of history.
30 January 2013


The classic wonders of Rome

Discover the hidden histories of the Eternal City’s extraordinary monuments, from millennia-old ruins to glorious cathedrals and Renaissance masterpieces.
Read more… 30 January 2013


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