Category Archives: Italy

Italian Beaches Reimagined for a Social Distancing Summer

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We have officially passed the 40 days that gave rise to the word “quarantine” from the Venetian practice of isolating ships carrying the plague. At this point, anything seems possible (or impossible as the case may be). No one knows what to expect from our first coronavirus summer in Italy. That hasn’t stopped architects and […]

Video: Steve McCurry Pays Tribute to Italy with His Incredible Photographs

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“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” So exclaimed Giuseppe Verdi in one of my favorite quotes, but I would say that many of us feel the same way. This includes celebrated photographer Steve McCurry, whose images from his travels around the world have become iconic.  Now, the artistic explorer has created […]

Video: Andrea Bocelli Sings at Milan Duomo on Easter

With all of Italy in a nation-wide lockdown until May 3rd, and all religious services suspended, this has been a strange Easter. We heard the church bells start early this morning in Rome, though the mass would be celebrated without the faithful.  The Pope live-streamed his Urbi et Orbi Easter message from an undecorated St. […]