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Banksy street art : a new exhibition in Rome

If you like street art, you’re probably familiar with the enigmatic, anonymous artist known as Banksy. His wonderfully satirical, sardonic, subversive and increasingly political images including “Girl with a Balloon”, “Naked Man” “Love is in the air” have been gracing … Continue reading

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Learning Italian in Venice is easy!

Ever thought of learning Italian? You’re in good company! Over 200,000 people around the world take it up every year making it the fourth most studied language. And not only do language skills help when travelling, they can also improve … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – Lacoon and His Sons, Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museum is one of the must-see spots in Rome and one of the most popular museums in the world. And rightly so. Over 70,000 priceless works of art are on display and countless more are tucked away in … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, forgotten genius

Violent, mercurial and generally feared, he was also a pioneering and technically innovative artist years ahead of his time. But despite being one of the most skilled painters of the 17th century Baroque period, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1664) is probably … Continue reading

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