November 15, 2016
Breaking News: Bernini’s Elephant Broken News from Rome reports that a vandal has defaced Gianlorenzo Bernini’s Elephant and Obelisk by breaking one of the marble mammal’s tusks.
November 4, 2016
4 November marks the anniversary of the great 1966 flood of the Arno river, the worst since 1557.
September 14, 2015
Gianni Berengo Gardin’s series of photographs, “Monsters in Venice,” hauntingly captures the continuing confrontation between the tourist economy, as represented by huge cruise ships, and the protection of cultural patrimony.
August 9, 2014
In memoriam: David Rosand, 1938-2014.
May 11, 2014
Conservators warn that Michelangelo’s David may be at risk of collapse due to micro-fractures found in the figure’s legs and ankles.
April 27, 2014
As another tourist season gets into full swing, Venice once again struggles to manage large crowds and the immense ships that bring them to the city for day trips.
April 26, 2014
The cleaning of Bernini’s colonnade at Piazza St. Pietro was completed in time for Easter celebrations after almost five and a half years of work and about 14 million euros to pay for it.
December 5, 2013
Sicilian officials have placed an export ban on twenty-three artworks deemed the island’s most important.
November 10, 2013
As of today, the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence will be open only to pedestrians and cyclists.