Giulia Louise Steigerwalt

In 325 A.D. the Nicean Council decided Easter would be celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox, unless the first full moon also rose on a Sunday, in which case Easter would be …

“Oh, it’s not hard to die well. It’s hard to live well.” These are the famous words pronounced by the priest Don Pietro Pellegrini (played by Aldo Fabrizi) at the end of Roberto Rossellini’s “Roma città aperta” (“Rome Open City”), …

This year Italy celebrates 100 years anniversary of Alberto Burri’s birthday, one of Italy’s most important contemporary painter and sculptor. He was born in Città di Castello, in Umbria, on March 12th, 1915 and had a very peculiar life, considering …

The Murano art of glass is known around all the world. Its history is fascinating and goes back to the 8th century when this art was first born in Venice. At the time Venice was a major trading port and …

A giant Moloch, seen in Cabiria, a silent movie filmed in Turin in 1914, opens his jaw as you pass through his huge mouth. It’s the entrance to the new Cinecittà World, a theme park where you’ll be seduced by …

Lisa del Giocondo, also known as Lisa Gherardini, was a member of the Florentine Gherardini family back in 1479. Her husband commissioned her portrait to Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance and today many experts believe that that same …

On October 17, 2014 the selection panel of 13 independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019, has recommended that Matera should be awarded with the famous title. This award started …

Pinin Brambilla Barcilon was an architecture student when she was first introduced to the restoration world by Piero Portaluppi e Mauro Pellicioli. As a girl she started painting flowers on tablecloths for Gio Ponti and eventually, when she became a …

The name Aldo Manuzio is unfamiliar to most of us, though he deeply influenced history and, surprisingly, our everyday lives. Aldo Manuzio is considered to be one of the greats of the publishing and printing trades. To mention just a …

If you are visiting Milan for Expo 2105, you might want to take advantage of other attractions the city offers its guests. Some of these are well known, others are virtually unknown, and all are worth seeing. Among the classic …