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A new perch with views of Rome

Rome’s latest monument, the Big Bambu – a 33m-high structure that resembles a bird’s nest – is both an art exhibition and a place to recline and hide away.
Read more… 11 December 2012


Rome’s new architectural renaissance

A mass of contemporary projects are infusing the city with a charming juxtaposition of old and new, and drawing travellers beyond the ancient city walls.
Read more… 20 November 2012


Mini Guide

Mini guide to art in Florence

This glorious city is the very cradle of Renaissance Italy. Art lovers flock to its medieval centre for a close-up of famous paintings by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo.
Read more… 12 November 2012


Florence’s fading artisan culture

The working-class Oltrarno district is home to artisans who have been crafting elaborate leather, silver, gold and paper products for nobles and other elites for more than 500 years.
Read more… 11 October 2012


The Oltrarno artisans

Peek inside the studios and shop windows that line Florence’s Via de Michelozzi to discover one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
11 October 2012


The splendour of Sicilian antiquity

In the fertile lands of this Italian island a legacy of diverse cultures, locally-harvested food, religious celebration and myth lives on.
31 July 2012


Sicily, an island of secrets

Baroque towns, religious processions and a cuisine with an Arab accent make the Mediterranean’s largest island culturally distinct from the Italian mainland.
Read more… 31 July 2012


Europe’s most amazing fountains

These works of art incorporate both function and fantasy by manipulating the most basic of life forces -- water and gravity -- with emotionally moving results.
05 July 2012


Worldwide Weird

A tree cathedral grows in Italy

Located in Bergamo in northern Italy, the Cattedrale Vegetale uses trees and branches to create a cathedral-like structure at the base of Mount Arera.
Read more… 15 May 2012


The romantic heart of Shakespeare's plays

The Bard’s Italy is a tour of piazzas, canals and Gothic architecture -- inspiration for the settings of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.
10 May 2012


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