December 17, 2017
The Roman god Saturn’s feast began being celebrated in Rome on 17 December 497 BCE.

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.

January 14, 2017
Artist Francesco di Cristofano, better known as Franciabigio, died on 14 January, 1525, in his hometown of Florence at age 41.

January 9, 2017
Buffalmacco’s Last Judgment back in the Campo Santo in Pisa Following a new restoration, Buonamico Buffalmacco’s renown fresco has recently been placed back in the south gallery of the Campo Santo , where it was painted around 1336.

December 4, 2016
The excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 has fascinated people since the first half of the 1700s, but with its popularity comes a challenge for museums to display artifacts in an original and meaningful way.

March 30, 2016
Santa Maria Antiqua Reopens

October 31, 2014
October 31 marks two important anniversaries for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

September 26, 2014
On 26 September 1997, a series of earthquakes shook central Italy and caused part of the Basilica of Saint Francis at Assisi to collapse.

September 12, 2014
On this day in 1439, the young Piero della Francesca (d. 1492) was recorded as assistant to painter Domenico Veneziano (d. 1461), then at work on frescoes in the choir of Sant’Egidio at the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.

May 25, 2014
In anticipation of the 2014 IAS/Kress Lecture by Dr. Jean Cadogan , “ Maravigliose istorie : The Mural Decoration of the Camposanto in Pisa,” I share some photos of Pisa.

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