Italy

The embrace of the Catholic Church made more inviting

Visitors to Vatican City this Easter will see firsthand the €14m restoration of St Peter’s colonnade

Published online: 19 April 2014

Big ships back in Venice for another tourist season

Italy’s ministry of infrastructure needs to choose an environmentally friendly alternative to allowing cruise ships into the Lagoon within the next three months

Published online: 18 April 2014

Herculaneum gains ground

Buffer zone to be created with the purchase of a 5,200 sq. m plot of land near the archaeological site

Published online: 16 April 2014

Italian collector’s ‘private museum’ seized by police

Antiquities worth an estimated €150m were taken from a villa outside Rome

Published online: 11 April 2014

Italian Modernism judged against a Renaissance background

Verona’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna Achille Forti hopes to complement the older art and architecture found in renovated courts of justice

Published online: 10 April 2014

Chipperfield’s Museo delle Culture for Milan to open this October

The museum for non-European art and objects is a significant test of public-private partnerships in Italy

Published online: 03 April 2014

Rome’s Maxxi to be stripped 'naked' and rebooted

Hou Hanru unveils new artistic direction, which will embrace Iran, China and high Italian fashion

Published online: 31 March 2014

Vatican library goes digital

The Holy See has hired a Japanese IT company to help scan thousands of manuscripts

Published online: 28 March 2014

Bulgari ‘adopts’ Rome’s Spanish Steps

Luxury firm celebrates 130th anniversary by funding €1.5m restoration of historic landmark

Published online: 27 March 2014

Italy pledges €135m to restore southern heritage sites

The under-funded region’s cultural patrimony gets special attention

Published online: 26 March 2014

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