May 28, 2018
A long-forgotten sculpture of Peace by neo-classical sculptor Antonio Canova (1757–1822) will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on 4 July.

March 5, 2018
Northern Italian painter Lorenzo Costa died on 5 March 1535 in Mantua.

January 28, 2018
Charlemagne died on 28 January 814.

October 30, 2017
Famed humanist scholar, translator, and man of letters Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, better know as simply as Poggio, died 30 October 1459.

September 1, 2017
Scipione Borghese was born in Rome on 1 September 1576.

August 7, 2017
Cesare Maccari died on 7 August 1919 in Siena, after a career as an award winning painter best known for his classically-inspired compositions.

April 2, 2017
Charlemagne was born 2 April 742 in what was then the Frankish Kingdom and died there in January 814.

March 26, 2017
Eastern Roman Emperor Maurice proclaimed his son, Theodosius, co-emperor on 26 March 590.

October 21, 2016
Roman vedutista (view painter) Giovanni Paolo Panini died on 21 October 1765.

September 11, 2016
Catacombs of Rome Open for Fall Tours In our collective imagination the Catacombs of Rome have always been considered, somewhat erroneously, as the secret hideout of early Christians during a time of persecution.

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