When most people think about a trip to Italy, they think of popular destinations like Venice and Rome. There are plenty of other hidden gems throughout the country, though, including Matera, located in the Basilicata region of southern Italy.
A decade ago, in 2013, artist Bruno Catalano made headlines when he unveiled ten life-size bronze sculptures (known collectively as “Les Voyageurs” or “The Travelers”), each depicting a person with portions of their bodies missing.
Are you brave enough for Italy’s most eerie attraction? Descend into the mysterious Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo for a thrilling adventure!
Plenty of artists worldwide are known for their controversial creations. However, one artist often springs to mind when the subject of problematic art comes up: Maurizio Cattelan. Cattelan is the creator of “Him,” which has been described as one of the most “shocking and disquieting” post-war era works of art.
In the United States, the holiday season brings about traditional tales of Santa Claus, the Three Wise Men, and the Little Match Girl. In Italy, another character takes center stage: La Befana.
There is no shortage of churches and chapels in Italy — the country is home to between 20,000 and 65,000, after all. What makes Santuario Madonna della Corona (or Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown) unique, though, is its location — it is built on the edge of a cliff!
Italy certainly doesn’t have a shortage of impressive architecture and gorgeous views. However, for travelers who want to enjoy these things and get a little spooky during their vacation, a trip to Vezio Castle provides everything they need.
When you think of the masquerade balls of the 18th century, what kinds of masks come to mind? For most people, their minds conjure up images of elaborate, elegant masks with jewels, feathers, and other decorations. Another type of mask was worn at this time, though, particularly by women, and it was known as the moretta.
A trip to Verona, Italy, is an unforgettable experience in and of itself. What could make it better, though, than an overnight stay in Casa di Giulietta or Juliet’s House (yes, that’s Juliet of the timeless Shakespeare play “Romeo and Juliet”)?
As the rest of the world continues to power through the COVID-19 pandemic, a delightful and intoxicating respite has returned to Italy — one of the planet’s most ravaged and earliest hit countries — in the form of tiny windows scattered throughout the luscious Tuscany region. The surprise awaiting imbibers on the other end of the opening is vino, pure and simple. A staple beverage that is ubiquitous to Italy; presented, with discreet charm, in a historic display that seems to indicate that things, finally, might just be returning to normal.