From Ninfa, it’s an easy hour drive to Rome, even for an unabashedly cautious Canadian driver. I had been to Rome a few times before, but having spent my formative years, as far as all things Italian go, in Tuscany, among Tuscans whose attitudes towards Rome are best left undescribed, Rome was a hard sell for me. 1,095 more words
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Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Statue of the young god Hermes, known as 'Capitoline Antinous'
This week’s sculpture from Hadrian’s Villa is a marble statue of a young nude, the so-called ‘Capitoline Antinous‘. It was found in 1723/24 during the time when… 316 more words