Top 10 most unique churches of Italy

1. Multicolored, russian orthodox Church (San Remo, Liguria) The multicolored Russian Orthodox church of Christ the Savior, St. Catherine and St. Seraph was built for the Russian nobility that, following the example of Tsarin Maria Alexandrovna, had chosen the little … Continue reading

Top 10 most beautiful and famous villas of Italy

(updated June 9, 2014) 1. Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Campania Villa Rufolo is located in the historic center of Ravello. Built in the 13th century by the wealthy Rufolo family, a member of which was cited by Boccaccio in … Continue reading

‘Gates of Paradise’ finally to be unveiled in Florence after 27 years

After more than 27 years, the restoration of Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’ has been completed and the results will finally be unveiled to the public. Dubbed the ‘Gates of Paradise’ by Michelangelo, who was struck by their remarkable beauty and … Continue reading

Parma Baptistery: a testimony of that unique moment in time when Romanesque became Gothic

The octagonal, Romanesque-Gothic Baptistery of Parma is considered one of Italy’s most harmonious medieval monuments. It was commissioned to Benedetto Antelami, who worked on it both as sculptor and architect, by the City Council of Parma in 1196. Entirely covered … Continue reading

Between the Tiber, the Nile and the Land of the rising sun: Japanese Tycoon offers to restore 2000-year-old pyramid in Rome

  A Japanese benefactor has pledged a million euros to help restore one of the most singular monuments of the Eternal City, the 2000-year-old Cestius pyramid in theTrastevere rione of Rome. The monument is reminiscent of the fashion for all … Continue reading