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Donato Bramante: redefining the rules of Western architecture more than 500 years ago

The 500th anniversary of Bramante’s death is commemorated – among other initiatives- with the issue of a postage stamp, featuring the spiral staircase that he designed for the Octagonal Courtyard in the Vatican Museums… 202 more words

The Legendary Aldo Rossi - Architect or Artist? BOTH

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Today let’s commemorate the innovative Italian architect Aldo Rossi and what made him so inspirational and different from other architects…not with just the structures he designed but the actual sketches and designs he created. 622 more words

Fine Art

Ravishing Ravello

On one of our many trips to Italy, a few years back, we discovered Ravello.  What makes Ravello so remarkable is its height, Ravello sits very high above sea level and therefore benefits from the most phenomenal Mediterranean views.  922 more words

Travel & Adventure

Firenze nella luce del mattino

I have waited months and weeks and days for this trip to finally arrive. I have sent countless emails to hoteliers, restaurants, bloggers, and friends. I have spent hours on review sites. 633 more words

Travel

Impressions of Milano

When you arrive in Italy you breathe excitement, you can’t help but notice the busy streets and all its noise, the incomparable architecture, the art, people laughing out loud and gesticulating with their hands, and how alive the cities are. 401 more words

Europe