The real problem with the last 20 years in Italy is in fact the decadence of public morality, the lowering of the bar of what is considered acceptable and what is not.
These ancient dwellings are of high historical, artistic and architectural value; they are places not only to visit, but also to live and experience.
Fusionism is expansive, inclusive. There are no limits to the combinations, of disciplines and techniques one can invent. Fusionism integrates and liberates; it creates dialogue and community.
Holding my cup of coffee on a Sunday morning, I looked out my window at the radiant blue sky. Living on the fifth floor of an ancient apartment building affords me excellent views of Florence. And, as evidenced by the Renaissance masters, the ethereal light in Italy is unlike anywhere else.
Regardless of when you go, no trip to the cradle of modern civilization would be complete without visiting Venice, the most incomprehensively amazing city on the planet. Actually, it's not a city. Venezia is 118 small islands linked by bridges and traversed by gondolas.
With the holidays upon us, you may have butter and gravy on the table. Why not add a bottle of traditional balsamic vinegar?
"We are proud of our vinegar." Federica Gibellini is leading me and my husband on a tour of the Acetaia Leonardi balsamic vinegar farm. Leo...
From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.
When the taxi driver dropped me off at my new apartment, and I saw it was adjacent the Duomo, I was relieved. My sense of direction is questionable at best, so I knew this location was a stroke of good luck and perfect for me!
The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.
If you're planning a winter vacation, you've probably noticed that some of the most beautiful, luxurious spots are also the most crowded and expensive. It's just the laws of supply and demand. But what if I told you there was a "sweet spot" that travel experts call Shoulder Season.
With a little bit of work on your part and some compromising, you can easily narrow down the many options to find your perfect destination. Follow these seven tips to ensure you have no regrets and take the honeymoon trip you've always dreamed about.
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64) is probably the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian artist you've never heard of. Though he practiced as a painter, it's his remarkable drawings and prints that won him a century of posthumous fame, after which he fell off the map.
I'd felt something here I hadn't felt in a very long time, JOY! And I wanted to feel more of it. Now, let's agree on something here. There's no logical reason for a middle-aged woman, of Danish ancestry, born and raised in Utah, to think she belongs in Italy.
The midday sun shone as workers in Levi's and orange hardhats laid panels of wood to erect a new boardwalk, eager to replace the one washed ashore by the Atlantic it had been in front of just nine months earlier.
A tour of Italian milkshakes, biscotti, tortes, and brioche -- it's enough to make our sugar-coated hearts pitter-patter with joy. We're lucky that third-generation gelato maker Silvana Vivoli of Florence is taking us on tour of her favorite local sweet spots.