Brushstrokes to eternity – 500 years of Raphael, the ‘divine painter’

The “divine painter”, a sensible genius, prince of the arts, almost a mortal God. People from all over the world attribute these titles to Raphael Sanzio, one of the greatest Renaissance artists. Five hundred years after Raphael’s death, the celebrations in Italy have been suspended by the Covid-19 emergency. The works rest in dark, climate-controlled Read More …

On Italian immigrants Day, a tribute to Valentino and Elvira

Even the town of Torreglia, located in Veneto, adds history to that book entitled Italy whose my great-grandparents Valentino and Elvira were also co-authors. Keeping the memory alive, we rescue our past. This is a retelling of farewells and meetings, a short paragraph of this story written by those who left, and unknown to the Read More …

“Angels in the sky speak Italian.” (Thomas Mann)

  «But sir, what are you asking me? I’m truly in love with this beautiful language, the most beautiful in the world. I just need to open my mouth and unintentionally it becomes the source of all the harmony of this celestial tongue. Yes, dear sir, for me there is no doubt that angels in Read More …

Venice carnival, a unique experience

Experiencing Venice’s carnival is something to do at least once in your life. There is nothing quite like it. It’s like waking up in a dream and realizing you are at St. Mark’s square in the eighteenth century. The world has changed outside, and change you inside. The colors, laces, appliques, smooth velvet, the beauty Read More …

Italy is like a book

And like all books, it boasts a… Foreword Strolling along the streets in Italy is like taking a trip on board of a history book. A beautiful full-color edition. Every corner tells us something, you just have to listen. Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, wrote: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly”. Read More …