An American in Italy

Pietrasanta is a tiny town located on the northern coast of Tuscany. It takes about one and a half hours to get there...

Now on display at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna until March 27, there is an incredible Frida Kahlo exhibit.

So many wonderful exhibits, so little time! This Salvador Dali exhibit, Il Sogno del Classico, has been extended at Pisa’s Palazzo Blu until...

The call to prayer woke me every morning before six. It was incredibly haunting and exotic. It seemed to go on for...

I traveled to Tangier from a flight that originated in Bologna and connected in Madrid.

In just a few short weeks, the Art History Course, Masterpieces and Monuments will start up again. It’s one of the things that make the winter months wonderful in Florence. Enjoying...

The Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, located on via della Scala, behind the church cloister, is a piece of heaven on earth.

IMG_3625 For the past few years there has been a light show on the face of the Santo Spirito church.

img_9860 The subject matter for the Renaissance paintings in Florence is relatively limited. It is of course almost entirely religious, with a few scenes...

img_9701 This is definitely one of the hidden treasures in Venice. Located in a small private piazza close to Campo Manin, you will definitely...

img_9724 La Fenice is one of the most famous and renowned opera houses in Italy and is located in Venice not too far from San...

img_9677 Saint Mark’s Basilica is the most famous church in Venice.

img_9592 On October 18th, fifteen months after closing for reconstruction, the new rooms at the Uffizi, which contain the works of Botticelli, opened to the...

img_9636 Ai Weiwei Libero is running at the Palazzo Strozzi until January 22, 2017. I suggest you drop everything you are doing and go...

img_9538 On November 4, 2016, we commemorated the 50th year since the flood in Florence destroyed many precious works of art, devastated this beautiful city...

img_9320 The Cimitero Acattolico di Roma is also known as the Non-Catholic Cemetery or the Protestant Cemetery.

img_9304 When you go to Rome, you certainly expect to see Roman antiquities, but not necessarily those of Egypt!

img_9373 When Ben and I visited San Fruttuoso, there was a plaque in honor of the Pamphijl family who had contributed large sums...

img_9363 We planned a trip to Rome to see the Trevi Fountain (one of my favorite sites in the whole world).

IMG_2930 The Basilica of Santa Croce shouldn’t be missed when you visit Florence.

The ferry departs from the fishing harbor in Camogli to take you to the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. It is about a half hour ride and costs 12 euro per person...

img_9214 The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta was first built on the rock island of Camogli in the 12the century.

IMG_2745 This palazzo was built by the Davizzi family in the mid 14th century and later on purchased by the Davanzanti family whose coat of...

img_8961 While in Umbria recently, we visited Panicale. Panicale is a tiny walled village that dates back to Etruscan times.

img_8885 The Cathedral of Orvieto, which is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture....