The sweep of Italian history and art history in dazzling portraits from the dynasty’s final hurrah, on view in a sumptuous exhibition at the Met.
Last fall, with the Medici Chapel in Florence operating on reduced hours because of Covid-19, scientists and restorers completed a secret experiment: They unleashed grime-eating bacteria on the artist’s masterpiece marbles.
For three generations, the Caponis’ 15th-century home has been a repository of history, style and togetherness.
In the 1960s and ’70s, the Italian design collective Superstudio protested modern urban design by poking fun at the status quo and imagining its own utopias.
The Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence is considered a seminal example of 20th-century architecture. But the new American owner of the soccer team there says it no longer does its job.
In Italy and beyond, the plan was to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist’s death with great fanfare. Then came the pandemic, and the virtual world stepped in.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
The art museum in Florence was one of the first to use the social media platform, posting unusually irreverent videos that challenge its dignified reputation.