Giotto The Great

Great art endures; great art forever changes.

Salerno Diary

Finding solace in a corner of a foreign field

Pietro Lavini

The Capuchin friar single-handedly returned a medieval church in Italy’s Appenine mountains to its former glory

How Olympian Was Renaissance Man?

Leonardo is seen as the presiding genius of his age, but his drawings reveal a reassuringly human artist

Legends of the Cinque Terre

Why doesn't the fabled Italian wine praised by Petrarch pass muster today?

Civilising The English Yahoos

Three decades of erudite correspondence between two of the greatest art historians of the 20th century

A Journey Back To The Golden Age Of Bronze

A remarkable Florentine exhibition has brought together many of the few surviving Hellenistic sculptures

Eggs Florentine

The gently eccentric Piero di Cosimo

Fabulous Fabiano

The rapid rise of a young Italian master

Heaven and Hell in Campania

Despite the beauty of Southern Italy, a book studying the Camorra shows it is a place of contradictions

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"