fine ART

FINE ART is a section dedicated to the best italian artworks from italian art cities like Florence, Rome, Venice.

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo and the frescoes. Six interesting facts. In July 1508, Michelangelo began... READ MORE

The Pieta

The Pieta of Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica) is an early work by Michelangelo Buonarroti, made in his early twenties. This is the only work that he signed... READ MORE

The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus is without doubt one of the most famous and beloved works of art in the world. Painted by Sandro Botticelli between 1482 and 1485, it has become... READ MORE

Lord Byron in Venice

In Venice, during the autumn of 1816, Lord Byron was staying near Piazza San Marco in some rooms above the workshop of a textile merchant... READ MORE

Giotto's Bell Tower

The bell tower of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most beautiful in Italy, is a brilliant (and extremely expensive ...) invention by Giotto, created more as a decorative monument than... READ MORE

Canaletto

What do Warsaw and Venice have in common? Painter and engraver Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as "Canaletto", was the founder of the school of eighteenth century Venetian painters... READ MORE

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, known in Italy as simply the Tower of Pisa, is one of the most popular monuments of the Italian city of Pisa... READ MORE

Trevi Fountain in Rome facts

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is one of the most popular fountains in the world, having appeared in several worldwide known films.

Interesting facts about the Colosseum's history

The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre built in the centre of the city of Rome. It is made of concrete and sand, and is the largest amphitheatre ever built.