Italy at home

Italian Decor: Fornasetti’s Cupole Series is My New Obsession

The exquisite, suggestive, and timeless beauty of Fornasetti's iconic design is perfected in his famous dome plates.

Gift Ideas For Your Italy-loving Friend or Relative

From fragrance to formaggio, here are some obvious and no-so-obvious Italian gifts for your Italy loving loved ones.

Racing Across Rome and Other Ways to Exercise in Italy (When You Can’t Be There)

Step counts of landmarks and virtual treadmill guides for Italy-inspired workouts.

Virtual Visits to Italy’s Museums and UNESCO Sites

Many Italian museums and galleries have made it easier to take virtual visits of their works of art and historical relics.

Painting Italy: An Artist Profile

The beauty of Italy has inspired countless artists through the years, including ones who live here in the United States. Today, I am profiling ...

How To Make Bolognese Sauce [Video]

Here's a great way to bring Italy home - learn how to make Bolognese sauce! There are dozens of instructional videos out there on how to make ...

Abruzzo’s Beffi Triptych

The Beffi Triptych spends time in the U.S. following the devastating earthquake in Abruzzo.

Leonardo’s Notebooks Come to the U.S.

The Birmingham Museum of Art is the first museum in the U.S. to exhibit the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.

Bernini Up Close and Close To Home

The Getty Museum exhibit features 57 works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Renaissance Florence According to Rushdie

Salman Rushdie imagines Renaissance Florence in his new book "The Enchantress of Florence."

Tuscan Wine Picks From Epicurious

One of the pleasures of visiting Tuscany is having the chance to drive the fertile hills of wine country, sampling reds and whites along the way. ...

“Palladio” in DC

As part of Italy's celebrations of the birth of architect Andrea Palladio, born 500 years ago this year, the Italian Cultural Institute and the ...