Category Archives: Italian Art

Bernini Exhibit at Galleria Borghese

people walking around a statue in galleria borghese

One of my favorite art museums in Rome has long been Galleria Borghese. My first trip took awhile because the museum is so popular that you MUST book tickets in advance to be granted two hours of admission to wander the decorated halls. While it takes a tiny bit of planning to visit, I always […]

The Etruscan Philosopher

This carving is called The Philospher because he has large ears to listen with, but a very small mouth to limit how much he speaks. This sculpture is on the private property of an agriturismo in Pienza- Podere San Gregorio.  It was incredible to be in the private presence of something so ancient.  It felt […]

Flag Exhibit in Rome: Omaggio al Tricolore

Italy is currently celebrating the 150th anniversary of unification.  Part of the omaggio (homage/tribute) included asking 24 well-known Italian designers to re-conceptualize the Italian flag. The free exhibit, Omaggio al Tricolore is currently running at the Complesso del Vittoriano.  I took this photo of the flag flying on the steps of Piazza Venezia. Inside, it […]