Last article of section "Arts and Culture"
A statement from the director of the Vatican Museums says it was Pope Francis himself who decided to make accessible to everyone the gardens of the Pontifical Villas “where the splendor of art and the glory of nature co-exist in admirable equilibrium.” From Monday through Saturday mornings a 90-minute guided tou...read more
Articles from section "Arts and Culture"
On 21 May 1972, Michelangelo's Pieta, exhibited to the public in St. Peter's Basilica, was attacked by a hammer-wielding tourist who had managed to elude the sanctuary's guards. …read more
May is the month when spring arrives in Rome in all its splendor, and citizens and visitors alike rejoice in the sunlight, scented jasmine and budding roses. Perhaps this is why one’s …read more
For the first time ever, the Holy See will be present at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice. The event, which is organized by la Biennale di Venezia, will be open to the public …read more
For centuries, the art of iconography has provided a window to the divine, a doorway into history that not only serves as an artistic representation of a biblical event or of a saintly …read more
The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, topped the charts with their release last year of Advent at Ephesus. Their next CD, "Angels and Saints at Ephesus," is available today. The …read more