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Italy’s earthquake and cultural richness

Italy’s earthquake and cultural richness

Certainly, buildings are not people. It is an immense mercy that, so far as is currently known, there were no fatalities in the latest earthquake to hit central Italy. Yet I can’t help mourning the basilica of St Benedict in Norcia. To see such a beautiful old building destroyed is […]

Shaking up Italy’s Most Popular Museum

Shaking up Italy’s Most Popular Museum

While the Uffizi has to contend with crowd control (see the precedent article published in this Blog), other Italian museums have exactly the opposite problem. Near the Uffizi, in Florence, is the Bargello Museum, renowned for its Renaissance sculpture and one of the best collections of Islamic art in Italy. […]

Uffizi: Reform or Break?

Uffizi: Reform or Break?

Eike Schmidt is the new director of the Uffizi Gallery here and the first non-Italian to hold the job. A difficult job, because “It’s like playing multiple chess games at the same time,” Mr. Schmidt said. Last year, the Uffizi, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens merged into one entity, and […]

The better exhibitions in Italy this spring

The better exhibitions in Italy this spring

Italy is a country favoured in any domain of the arts that one desse to see. For it it is always interesting to get lost for someone of your Cities and for your rich and varied Museums. If you want and can do an artistic trip this spring, here I […]