If you’re looking to cross the Tiber River in historic style as you head from Rome towards the Vatican City*, look no further than Ponte Sant’Angelo.
As any Italian will tell you, there is certainly a fine art to making good coffee. And now, there is also good coffee making fine art! Artist Karen Eland re-creates classic artworks using coffee. Not only are figures from famous works including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus to Michelangelo’s Creation of Man on the Sistine Chapel […]
Whether it be getting gloriously lost amongst the cobbled streets, stopping for a glass of wine, shopping, visiting the must-see sights, going to the Vatican, or just taking in the atmosphere, walking around Rome is delightful. We wanted you to share in this delight with some of the more unusual happy snaps we took this […]
The morning sun glows off the façades of the Florentine buildings, rendering brilliant the typical pale citrus tones of their façades. The street sweepers have just passed by on their morning trail, leaving an almost after-the-rain freshness about the air. And on the streets, almost no one.
Subject of songs (lots & lots of songs!) and several films, the alluring smile of the Mona Lisa has captivated people’s hearts, minds and immagination since Leonardo da Vinci put paint to poplar panel in the 1500s. Whilst the Musèe du Lourve has labelled the Mona Lisa as ‘Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco […]
After months of talks, the restoration of the Coliseum in Rome is set to begin tomorrow – 31st July, 2012. And just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, the Coliseum won’t be restored so quickly either. Each of the 6 areas within the Coliseum is estimated to require around 24-36 months for completion, […]
On April 27th, the UNESCO First Annual International Jazz Day kicks off its series of events being held around the world. The official launch is being held at the UNESCO Headquaters in Paris and will feature jazz legend and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. In Italy, Rome will be holding its UNESCO International Day of […]
And we have no argument with that!* Time magazine states, ‘The museums house Raphael’s The School of Athens, Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness and the Belvedere Torso as well as Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. More than 4 million people visit each year.’ The full list of Time Magazine’s Most Influential […]
Although she doesn’t look a day over 2000, today is in fact the 2765th birthday of Rome, Italy. Rome’s birthday was calculated by Roman mathematician and astrologer Lucius Taruntius Firmanus who, in the 1st century BC worked out that the Eternal City was founded on 21st April, 753 BC. Since around that time, Romans have […]
When we exit from the amazing Vatican corridors to enter out into the Cortile della Pigna (Courtyard of the Pine), the sunlight stings our eyes at first, the sunshine so delicious we instinctively turn our faces to bask in its gently warming rays. Facing into the courtyard are a range of façades, all with varying […]