‘The Eternal City,’ the Villa Aurora, and Princess Ludovisi

Rome’s serene skies and stately buildings often serve to salve the wounds of its history. Layers of monuments and ruins conceal centuries of struggles and triumphs. Through its many rebuildings, the Eternal City seems to declare “Tomorrow’s another day.” Villa Ludovisi Aurora is a case in point. Tucked away behind the grand hotels of the … Read more

‘The Eternal City,’ the Villa Aurora, and Princess Ludovisi

Rome’s serene skies and stately buildings often serve to salve the wounds of its history. Layers of monuments and ruins conceal centuries of struggles and triumphs. Through its many rebuildings, the Eternal City seems to declare “Tomorrow’s another day.” Villa Ludovisi Aurora is a case in point. Tucked away behind the grand hotels of the … Read more

Patrons of the Florentine Renaissance

Their artworks are icons of Italy and their names are among the most well-known in the art world: Donatello, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Michelangelo. Eager viewers stop and snap photos of the instantly-recognizable paintings, sculptures, and buildings. Displayed in museums around the world, the immortal paintings invite a popular following. What remains obscured in the history books, … Read more