Prato della Valle measures 90,000 sq meters, making it not only the largest square in Italy but one of the largest in Europe.
A close-up detail from Simone Martini's "Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus."
Maurizio Catellan's L.O.V.E., a provocative sculpture in front of the Milan Stock Exchange, is more than an irreverent gesture.
Actor and life-long Roman Alberto Sordi was born in 1920. His home in Rome will open to the public to mark the centennial of his birth.
Only 37 when he died in 1520, Raphael was one of the most influential artists of his day.
Get to know the works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the Baroque artist whose works are some of the most famous pieces of art in Rome.
See Rome and Vatican City from a new perspective with a tour of St. Peter's dome.
Visiting Rome is always a history lesson. But many people -- even Romans -- don't know that Rome played a small part in the history of NASA and the first moon landing.
Admire Rome's beautiful, historic fountains. But absolutely DO NOT swim, wade, or cool off in them.
Leonardo da Vinci created many paintings, sketches, and engineering projects in his lifetime. Here's where to find them in Italy.
The Duomo is magnificent. But do you know what else to do in Milan? Here are three ideas for first time visitors to Milan.
Rome wasn't built in a day but over thousands of years. Here's how long it took to build some of the Eternal City's most famous attractions.
Should you take a day trip to Pompeii from Rome? This post helps you decide whether you want to do a DIY day trip to Pompeii or take a guided group tour.
Michelangelo Buonarotti is most associated with Rome because of his masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. But his work is all over the capital and it is well worth the effort to seek it out.
The church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, Tuscany, is considered one of prime examples of Renaissance architecture.
The ideal place in Rome to spend New Year's Day.
The latest rankings of the best places to live in Italy.
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the hills, valleys, and trees of the Val d’Orcia “exemplify the beauty of well-managed Renaissance agricultural landscapes.”