February 29th, a strange day

February 29th, a strange day

February 29th is a strange day and some really interesting people were born right on this day. One of them has had a great importance for Parma, he is the “Cardinal gonnella” (Cardinal petticoat) as Pasquino called the young Alessandro Farnese, born on February 29th...
Gualtieri, a jewel along the Po River

Gualtieri, a jewel along the Po River

Let me tell you something about Gualtieri, a small village probably founded by the Lombards that lays along the main embankment of the Po River, in the province of Reggio Emilia. As I came here for the first time I was amazed by the grandeur of the square of this...
Ravenna, mosaics in the moonlight

Ravenna, mosaics in the moonlight

If this summer you are on holiday on the Adriatic Riviera, here I am with some suggestions to spend a few evenings in the company of art and beauty. Mosaico di notte is a series of events that take place every Tuesday and Friday night, except from August 8th, and that...

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most extraordinary, tormented and communicating painters of the history of art, was born right today, on March 30th. I want to dedicate this short post to him not to say something new, but because this artist, thanks to his brilliant...