Piecing together Ravenna’s mosaic of attractions

Detail of the apse of Sant' Apollinare in Classe

Is Ravenna the best place to live in Italy?Despite being recently voted "Best Place to Live in Italy" by a leading newspaper Il Sole 24 ore, proud possessor of 8 UNESCO sites, burial place of Dante and home to Byron for a couple of years, Ravenna is strangely neglected by tourists. Distinctive … [Read more...]

Florence: Live from Piazza Santa Croce

Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli's tombs, Dante's statue and Gold and Leather ShopsPiazza Santa Croce in Florence has the largest Franciscan church in the world, the tombs of famous Italians from Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli to Rossini, Fermi and Marconi, and gold and leather shops … [Read more...]