Swimming in UNESCO-protected canals. Breaking into historic sites. Driving down the world's most famous staircase. And just when you thought that was as bad as it gets: smashing priceless sculptures in a fit of pique. As travel restrictions dropped this summer and tourists flooded back to Europe, the news of visitors behaving badly in Italy just ke...

Expect to see some chef knives along with the fabric scissors at one of the world’s top fashion schools. Polimoda draws students from over 70 nations to Florence, Italy to study style and design for clothing — and now they are launching their first Food Styling course to impart those same skills to chefs plating their main courses. “There are amazi...

A new European hub dedicated to cultural heritage research will be launched soon in Florence, it will be based at the city's tobacco manufacturing plant. It is called "E-rihs" (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science). The investment was made by the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio Firenze, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of the...

Marking the first collaboration between The Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Uffizi Galleries, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative arts, and a selection of ancient Roman marble statues. It is the largest and one of the most comprehensive shows on Botticelli ever staged in the United States, featuring works...

Once remembered as the legendary home of rock and roll, punk, and dance, CBGB will now become a hub for the arts. The famed venue will be featuring the works of emerging Italian painter Leonardo Meoni in his first ever solo exhibit in New York City. Art gallery Amanatia was founded by two art world heirs: “Caio Twombly, grandson of Cy Twombly, and...

Reading feels like the smell of books, allowed to linger for a long time under the sun’s rays, and the moss-like softness of pages when a storm bursts and the rain melts little by little into the ink of the printed letters. Reading feels like flipping through a paperback at the bookstore, deciding whether or not to leave with it under your arm. Rea...

Visitors to Florence’s Accademia Gallery can now see Michelangelo’s David in a new light as the tribune that houses the Renaissance masterpiece boasts a revamped energy-saving lighting system. “There’s no better way to celebrate the 140 years of when the tribune opened to the public on July 22, 1882,” comments Cecilie Hollberg, director of the Acca...

There are so many reasons to love Firenze, one of Italy’s most amazing cities: its history, its art, its food, its atmosphere. And it was the home of Dante Alighieri, so poetry permeates everything here: the cradle of Renaissance, Firenze is where modern Europe was born. Firenze is also at the heart of a glorious wine-making region, let’s not forge...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

AMHS is pleased to announce that our next in-person program will feature distinguished art expert, Dr. Eric Denker, who until recently was the Senior Lecturer of the National Gallery of Art.  The luncheon meeting will take place in Casa Italiana on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. The program is being co-sponsored by the Casa Italiana Sociocul...