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Michelangelo's David

Our Top 10 Renaissance Artists of Italy

Who’s the first Italian artist that comes to mind? Michelangelo, perhaps, or Leonardo Da Vinci. Then there’s Raphael, and Botticelli. What do all of these artists have in common? Apart from their extraordinary talent, what unites them is the time … Read More

Must-see UNESCO sites in Italy

Did you know there are more than 1,000 UNESCO world heritage sites? They’re usually historic buildings or places of outstanding natural beauty, recognised for their uniqueness and cultural significance. When it comes to culture, history and beauty, Italy is one … Read More

Homemade pizza

Making Italian pizza at home

Any Italian pizza you eat in an authentic pizzeria is bound to be mouth-wateringly delicious. But what about making it at home? Believe it or not, you don’t need to be an expert chef, and you don’t need a wood … Read More

St. Peter's Basilica

Our top 10 churches of Italy

There are thousands of incredible Italian churches, all worth visiting. But if your time is limited, here’s where to begin for a deeper understanding of art, history and religion in Italy. The most beautiful and historic Italian churches Northern Italy … Read More

Roman Holiday

Top 10 Classic Italian Movies

If you want to discover Italy from the comfort of your own home, there’s no better way than through Italian movies. From 1960s classics such as La Dolce Vita to modern masterpieces like the Oscar-winning La Grande Bellezza, there’s so … Read More

Handmade Gnocchi

How to make handmade Italian gnocchi?

Italian tradition: A brief history of gnocchi Gnocchi (pronounced “gn(y)-OK-ee”) are soft dumplings, usually made of potato, semolina or wheat flour. The name may refer to nocca (knuckles), or a regional word meaning “knot” or “walnut” – a reference to … Read More

The Sistine Chapel's Ceiling

The Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s Masterpiece

The Sistine Chapel: the story behind Michelangelo’s masterpiece Out of Rome’s 900+ churches, one stands out – the Sistine Chapel. Located in the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel attracts around 5 million visitors every year – art lovers keen to … Read More