Tag - Art

July 2016

5 Reasons to Visit Rome This Summer

There are a million reasons to visit the Eternal City, but Italy’s capital really comes alive during the summer. Whether it be seasonal events or spectacular monuments, Italy’s Best makes it their mission to provide a luxury travel experience that will give you an insider’s view of Rome. To that end, we give our top 5 reasons to visit [...]

January 2016

Toulouse Lautrec exhibit @ the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome

About 170 works of art coming from Budapest Arts Museum, are on display in Rome for a major exhibition on Toulouse Lautrec; the bohémien painter of the second half of the 19th century Paris, that aims to show the life of the artist from 1891 to 1900, just before his death, at only 36 years. The works being exhibited include [...]

December 2015

St. Peter’s Basilica transformed into work of art

A picture of a lion is projected onto the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, as part of an art installation entitled ‘Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home’ as a gift to Pope Francis on the opening day of the Extraordinary Jubilee, at the Vatican, on December 8th, 2015. The St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican was transformed [...]

November 2015

ROMA EUROPA FESTIVAL: 30TH EDITION

ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL celebrates its 30th anniversary!The RomaEuropa Festival (30th edition) shall host 300 artists, 50 dates, 14 spaces, 13 meetings, 12 operas and 4 performances in total, throughout the entire festival, which began in and runs til the 8th of December. The events cover various fields, such as theatre, dance, contemporary circus, art and technology, and music. The events [...]

September 2015

Castle of Angels

The castle, with its statuesque angel overlooking the city, dominates the Tiber river. It began as an emperor’s tomb, and progressed to becoming a refuge for popes and a notorious prison.  Initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle. In 1277 Pope Nicholas III connected the [...]

Bella Matera: what you need to know

Matera advertises itself as an open air museum, it is this and more. It is  a Unesco World Heritage site and 2019 European Capital of Culture, and dates back to 9,000 years ago.Matera was first put on the tourism map, because it was chosen by Mel Gibson to provide the backdrop for his movie “The Passion of the Christ”. This choice [...]

August 2015

Steve McCurry photography exhibition in Rome

“Beyond the Gaze” is an exhibition of works by one of the most important contemporary photographers, Steve McCurry, at Rome’s Cinecitta film studios, on until the 20th of September. The exhibit presents a selection of his new works, and his most iconic images, with biographical information on his extraordinary life told through a series of videos. McCurry came to international [...]

Roman Forum light show

  When you visit Rome, make sure you walk by the Roman Forum at night: the new lighting system designed by Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro and his daughter Francesca was inaugurated to celebrate 2000 since the death of the Emperor Augustus in 14AD! It was a double celebration, as the lights went on, on the 21st of April, 2014, to [...]

July 2015

Movies set in Rome

We’re molto spoilt for choice with epic movies filmed in Rome. Here is our pic of our top favs. Enjoy with popcorn and red Italian wine.Roman Holiday It is the first American movie that is entirely shot in Rome, Italy. A true, good and stylish romantic comedy, contrary to popular belief, is hard to make. 50s, without a doubt was the golden age [...]