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107 Books From Around The World I Want To Read Before I Die

Read the ultimate world reading guide by Ewa Zubek, The Culture Trip's Director of Editorial & Social Media.

The 10 Coolest Places To Visit In La Spezia

From land to sea - why not visit La Spezia's most underestimated places?

The Most Charming Historic Bars In Rome

A list of the most charming bars available to visitors and residents of Rome.

The 10 Tallest Buildings In Europe

We discover 10 of the tallest buildings in Europe - magnificent structures that are some of the biggest (pun intended) tourist attractions in Europe.

The 10 Best Destinations To Visit In February

Whether it's somewhere balmy, or snowy, find your perfect escape in February.

10 Artworks By Titian You Should Know

One of the greatest artists of the 16th century, Titian created incredible masterpieces, ten of which can be explored in our guide.

Germany’s Castles: Their Beauty And History

Discover the fascinating history behind Germany's rich collection of Medieval castles.

Niche Of Wonders: Dan Bannino And His 'Pop-Renaissance' Photography

Photographer Dan Bannino sheds some light on his latest project, Niche of Wonders – unveiling the secret and unusual hobbies of 'rockstars.'

Italy's Best Natural Hot Springs

Italy has so many hot springs just waiting to be bathed in: here we've selected the very best.

10 Artworks By Michelangelo You Should Know

Ten seminal works by Michelangelo, master of the High Renaissance.

The 15 Best Cities In The World For Art

15 art-focused cities that should be on any self-respecting art fan’s bucket list.

The 15 Best Cities In The World For Food

We explore the 15 best cities for food in the world, from the street food of Vietnam to the elegant fine dining in Lyon.

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Italy Art + Artists

10 Artworks By Titian You Should Know

One of the greatest artists of the 16th century, Titian created incredible masterpieces, ten of which can be explored in our guide.

Niche Of Wonders: Dan Bannino And His 'Pop-Renaissance' Photography

Photographer Dan Bannino sheds some light on his latest project, Niche of Wonders – unveiling the secret and unusual hobbies of 'rockstars.'

10 Artworks By Michelangelo You Should Know

Ten seminal works by Michelangelo, master of the High Renaissance.

The 15 Best Cities In The World For Art

15 art-focused cities that should be on any self-respecting art fan’s bucket list.

The 10 Works By Leonardo Da Vinci You Haven't Seen Before

From paintings to drawings and even a sculpture, here is a list of the some of the works by Leonardo da Vinci with which you may not be familiar.

11 Scandalous Love Affairs From The History Of Art

From the 15th century to the 20th century, The Culture Trip takes a look at some of the most scandalous love affairs in art history.

16 Beautiful Paintings By Caravaggio You Haven't Seen Before

Whether they're lost, rarely loaned out, or in private collections, here are some of the most beautiful Caravaggio paintings that you might not have seen before.

The 10 Greatest Artistic Rivalries

From da Vinci and Michelangelo to Turner and Constable, here is our list of the ten greatest artistic rivalries of all time.

The 13 Most Expensive Artworks Ever Sold

Many incredible artists, from Rembrandt to Picasso to de Kooning, produced highly sought-after works, which today sell for well over $100 million. Find out more.

The Top 5 Museums In Sicily

Sicily is a very popular area for tourists and this article aims to help those who would like to visit the most interesting and impressive museums in this beautiful island.

Aqua Et Urbs: The 5 Most Beautiful Fountains in Rome

Discover the five most monumental and decorative fountains in Rome, a city that has always celebrated a special connection with running water.

11 Sculpture Parks from Around the World You Need to See

Here's a guide to some of the best sculpture parks from every corner of the globe.

Italy Food + Restaurants

The Most Charming Historic Bars In Rome

A list of the most charming bars available to visitors and residents of Rome.

The 15 Best Cities In The World For Food

We explore the 15 best cities for food in the world, from the street food of Vietnam to the elegant fine dining in Lyon.

The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants In The World

From cozy venues to open-air spaces, these romantic restaurants will have you wanting to treat your special someone to an incredible meal you won't soon forget.

The Man Behind Secret Food Tours, Oliver Mernick-Levene

The Secret Food Tour project shows off the best of British food that London has to offer, from the perspective of a widely traveled, avid foodie!

The Ten Best restaurants In Pisa

The ten best restaurants in Pisa to find great local cuisine as well as new fresh and innovative menus.

The Top 10 Restaurants In Bolognina, Bologna

A list of the best restaurants in the Bolognina neighborhood of Bologna, Italy.

The 10 Best Bars In Bologna's Centro Storico

A list of the best bars in the charming Centro Storico area in Bologna.

The Best Bars In Aurora, Turin

We explore the top drinking spots to grace the lively streets of Turin's Aurora neighborhood.

The 10 Best Restaurants In Turin's Quadrilatero Romano

Join us on a journey through the flavors of Turin's famous Quadrilatero Romano, where pizzas rub shoulders with risottos and oodles of treats out of Piedmont.

11 Astonishing Cat Cafés Around The World

Do you love cats? Then read our guide for a list of the best cat cafés in the world.

The 10 Best Bars In Turin's Quadrilatero Romano

We take a look at the top bars and drinking joints peppering the lively streets of Turin's Quadrilatero Romano.

8 Amazing Bars in Città Alta, Bergamo

A list of the best bars in Città Alta, Bergamo

Italy Design + Architecture

The 10 Tallest Buildings In Europe

We discover 10 of the tallest buildings in Europe - magnificent structures that are some of the biggest (pun intended) tourist attractions in Europe.

Watch Out For Katherine-Mary, Inspiring Founder of PICHULIK

Discover the fascinating jewelry brand designed to relay the empowering and brave stories of the women who wear it.

12 Surprising Fashion Trends In History

Every wonder why the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows or why men wore codpieces? Look here first.

The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Synagogues

Bask in the spiritual power of these beautiful synagogues around the world!

The Best Places to see the work of Renzo Piano

A high-profile, internationally-renowned architect, Renzo Piano, has designed and built some of the greatest buildings of our time. Find out where to see the best.

The Most Beautiful Churches in Rome

Discover the most spectacular religious architecture that this stunning Italian city has to offer.

The 10 Architectural Masterpieces in Florence

Here are the ten most stunning architectural masterpieces in Florence that can’t be missed.

Enzo Mari: A Designer & A Communist

We learn more about the ‘maverick grandfather’ of Italian design – Enzo Mari.

Top Ten Young Italian Fashion Designers to Watch

We check out the hot new designers you should look out for this year at Milan Fashion Week.

Francesco Borromini: The Tormented Genius of Italian Architecture

We explore the work of Francesco Borromini, whose work revolutionized Roman Renaissance architecture before his tragic suicide.

Italy's 10 Contemporary Jewellery Designers to Watch

We check out the top ten contemporary jewellery designers creating beautiful pieces of body ornamentation, wearable sculptures and 3D design in Italy.

Size Matters: Imago Mundi’s Collection of Small, Great Art

See Luciano Benetton’s beautiful collection of tiny paintings by artists from all over the world – it’ll convince you that in art, size really does matter.

About Italy

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They’ve given us pasta, art and the language of music, and while it is not difficult to leave fully satisfied just by indulging in the north, one must encounter the warmth of the south of Italy. After letting your dreams float along the canals of Venice, enjoy the beauty of Rome, the passion of Naples and the allure of Palermo.

This country definitely was not built in a day as invasions and revolutions divided Italy, it also shaped its future. The Italian identity can be gleaned from the taste of its cuisine, the works of art and the spirit of the justifiably proud people.

The Italians have generously given us the Divine Comedy of Dante, the Renaissance, Baroque, the films of Fellini, Antonioni and Benigni. They didn’t stop there, as inventors like Alessandro Volta helped create the battery and the Romans paved their roads to success.

Passionate about almost everything, the Romans, Leonardo da Vinci and the writings of Machiavelli have cemented the widely held view of Italian as an enchanting culture and language.

The musical world speaks their native tongue and the infamous Opera of La Scala has played host to their own famous artists, which include Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Maria Callas and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

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