Italy Art Bucket List: Definitive Guide To The Best Art In Italy

Want to know here to find the best art in Italy? Look no further! This is the definitive guide to the best art works and masterpieces in Italy. This guide includes famous paintings, sculpture, and frescos from ancient Rome to the Renaissance to Modern art. I describe the art works and tell you where to … Read more

Guide To Andre del Verrocchio’s Sculptures In Florence

Here’s my guide to seeing the masterpieces of sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence Italy. Posterity knows Verrochio mostly as the teacher of the immortal Leonardo da Vinci. But Verrocchio is one of the most important and underrated artists of the Renaissance. Unless you’re a Renaissance devotee, he may be the most influential artist you’ve … Read more

Piero Pilgrimage: Guide To the Piero Della Francesco Trail in Italy

Here’s my guide to the Piero della Francesca Trail in Italy. This guide takes you to all the places to see the magnificent art work of Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesa. Ah, what a trail, what a glorious trail. For decades, artists, historians, and admirers have happily trekked through verdant central Italy to stand … Read more

Guide To Piero della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross Fresco Cycle In Arezzo Italy

Here’s my guide to seeing Piero della Francesca’s magnificent fresco cycle, The Legend of the True Cross. The fresco cycle is located in the lovely little Tuscan town of Arezzo, in the three story main chapel of the Basilica of San Francesco. Arezzo is only 30 miles south of Florence, so the town is one … Read more

Florence Art Bucket List: 30 Important Paintings in Florence Italy

Here’s my guide to 30 must see art works and masterpieces in Florence Italy. The city of Florence is the cradle of art in the Western world. Florence is home to scores of museums, palaces, churches, and cloisters that contain incredible masterpieces. The art in Florence is dominated by one period, the Italian Renaissance. Within … Read more

Visitor’s Guide to Mantegna’s Groundbreaking Camera degli Sposi in Mantua Italy

Here’s my guide to Andrea Mantegna’s famous Camera degli Sposi in Mantua Italy. The Camera is a magical room frescoed with illusionistic paintings in Mantua’s Ducal Palace. It’s a hugely influential masterpiece from the Early Renaissance. The fresco is considered the first trompe l’oeil in the history of painting. For its beauty and uniqueness, the … Read more

Rome’s Secret Palace Museums and Their Artistic Masterpieces

Let’s take a virtual tour and peak inside Rome’s opulent hidden palazzos. Let’s take a virtual tour and peak inside Rome’s opulent hidden palazzos. Most people associate Rome with its iconic Roman ruins. And they’re incredibly historic and should be on your Rome itinerary. But where Rome really excels is with its elegant private palazzos. … Read more

Guide To Palazzo Colonna: A Baroque Jewel Hidden in the Heart of Rome

Here’s my guide to visiting the beautiful art-filled Palazzo Colonna in Rome Italy. I give you an overview of the palace’s history and tell you everything to see inside. You’ve likely never heard of Palazzo Colonna. But if you’d like to have an aristocratic private palace all to yourself in Rome (who wouldn’t?), this is … Read more

20 Last Supper Paintings from Renaissance Italy (and Where To Find Them)

Would you like to travel in Italy with a theme? If so, here’s my guide to the most important Last Supper paintings from Renaissance Italy. I tell you about 20 of these ethereal masterpieces, the famed artists who painted them, and where to find them in Italy. The Last Supper was an incredibly popular subject … Read more

Leonardo’s Milan: On the Leonardo da Vinci Art Trail

“Once you have tasted the sky, you’ll forever look up.” — Leonardo da Vinci Planning a trip to Milan and obsessed with Leonardo da Vinci? Here’s my guide to the must see Leonardo da Vinci sites and attractions in Milan Italy. Leonardo lived in Milan for almost 20 years and is considered a beloved adopted … Read more