I first visited Rome nearly 30 years ago but since then have been back far too little. So many places to see in the world, never enough time… So I recently returned to Rome, to re-discover [...]
Baglioni Hotels’ recent Facebook contest on the Unforgettable Day resulted in so many wonderful proposals from our readers and social media followers. So in a series of posts we’ll now share some [...]
Commission 12 young Italian artists to create works of art inspired by a contemporary novel: this was the ambitious aim of the BOOK ART PROJECT held in January in the magnificent setting of the [...]
Venice houses many treasures. San Marco, the Ducal Palace and the Rialto Bridge are just some of the best. But there are others that are tucked away, out of sight. They hide in amongst the trees [...]
It so often happens that we discover unheralded works of art in those museums that escape the attention of tourists. Until some time ago, I for one had never actually set foot in the Maffeiano [...]
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has created a buzz with its recently-opened show, The Glamour of Italian Fashion.
Perhaps not all non-Italian readers of Italian Talks will be aware of the many Italian museums that do not have an online presence.
All of the world's major cities have art galleries of various distinction but when you visit Rome, it quickly becomes evident that Rome itself is probably the world's greatest gallery of visual art.
I am an ardent fan of the author Sarah Dunant. Her books, invariably set in Italy, are always intelligent and enjoyable. Her interest in Italian Art History is a real draw and being both a writer and painter I knew that a trip to Italy to paint was always going to be on the cards one day.
Cardinal Ippolito II D’Este arrived in Tivoli in September of 1550 with a sizeable chip on his shoulder. He had just failed in his bid for the papacy.