Caravaggio was the most original and influential Italian painter of the 17th century. His style greatly influenced European artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt and revived Italian painting from the fantasy of post Renaissance and late 16th century Mannerist art. He rejected idealized beauty and started reproducing naked reality. You can see 18 original Caravaggio paintings in Rome, many free to visit in churches.
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It seems like every region of Italy is well-known for something. Tuscany is known for wine and truffles; Lazio is known for Roman history and spaghetti carbonara; Campania is known for Pompeii and pizza and so on. But can you name anything that the region Emilia Romagna is known for?
There are a multitude a treasures to discover in Rome that a lifetime of exploring is not enough. Take for instance the medieval monastery of Santi Quattro Coronati. It was here during World War II that cloistered nuns opened the inviolable precincts to shelter persecuted Jews and opponents of Nazi Fascism.
Italy Perfect Reservation Team member Kelly shares her fun experience of taking a vintage Vespa tour of Tuscany from Florence.
It’s no surprise to anyone that Florence is a marvelous city to explore. Famous for many things, including its outstanding museums bursting with treasures, a myriad of beautiful churches, gorgeous architecture, epic dining and world-class shopping, this capital of Tuscany has long been a favorite of travelers for generations.