In just a few weeks, Liam Neeson's "Made in Italy", a heartwarming father-son dramedy set in the Tuscan countryside will be released. The film, directed by James D’Arcy, comes just in time for those dreaming of a rustic summer vacation in Italy, candlelight dinners and a bit of family drama. Actors Liam Neeson and his actual son, Micheál Richardson...

Historical, Biblical and mythological black figures are depicted in works such as portraits of the kings of Abyssinia and Ethiopia, painted in the sixteenth century by Cristofano dell’Altissimo for Cosimo I de’ Medici as part of a series of paintings dedicated to illustrious men of the time; Albrecht Dürer’s Adoration of the Magi, in which one of t...

Florence, Italy, is one the world’s most beautiful open-air museums. The birthplace of the Renaissance, it's home to priceless works of art. But with coronavirus keeping tourists away, the city of Florence has a problem: Preserving history isn’t free...so what happens if nobody is around to pay for it.

Last month, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence — long a bastion of tradition — posted a video to its TikTok account featuring Botticelli’s “Spring.” The painting depicts Venus and other mythological figures, and has been gawked at by tourists and studied by academics for centuries. On TikTok, users were treated to a new perspective on this masterpiece...

Brunelleschi’s Dome (Duomo) is a must see in Florence,” said our guides before the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic. It dominates the Flore nce skyline. Two geniuses, Filippo Brunelleschi, a founding father of Renaissance architecture, and Cosimo Medici the Elder, a Florence banker’s generosity, created a one of kind dome for the Florence Cathedral of Santa...

After a three-month closure due to the nationwide lockdown, the Cathedral of Siena along with the Opera Museum have reopened to the public. Access will be free until July 31; visitors may opt to make a donation, and any collected sum will serve to fund a study for the next conservation projects for the Duomo complex. The Cathedral and the museum ar...

Pisa, located in the Italian region of Tuscany, is famous all over the world for its monumental piazza del Duomo, included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List in 1987. Symbol of the power of the Repubblica Marinara in Pisa, it was renamed “Prato dei Miracoli” by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio for the extraordinary beauty of it architectural jewels. ...

FLORENCE, THE CRADLE OF THE Renaissance, is admired around the world for its imposing monuments and public museums. But beyond the city’s most famous collections, privately-owned collections and art foundations are an essential part of the culture of Tuscany’s capital. One of the most fascinating private house museums in Florence is the Massimo Lis...

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I went on a guided walk of Florence. I saw all of the city’s famous sights, starting at the panoramic viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangelo, continuing on Piazzale della Repubblica, which, I learned, was the original site of Florentia, the ancient Roman town; then on to Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo complex, Palazzo Vecchio ...

Florence and the Uffizi. Pisa and the leaning tower. Hilltop towns of ancient stone. Deep green cypress trees contrasted with fields of gold. The word “Tuscany” conjures up many images in a traveller’s mind. But not a lot of folks get to experience the amazing diversity that this region of Italy has to offer. Tuscany tourism officials on Tuesday pr...