Tag Archives: Italy

Landslides and Flooding in Cinque Terre

I was planning to tempt the mid-November weather Gods and visit Cinque Terre for the first time later this month. That’s not going to happen now since they beat me by about three weeks.  Severe storms hit the area on October 25, triggering massive flooding and landslides. Most severely hit were Vernazza and Monterosso; I
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Deredia in Rome

I’m not sure if you could find a better setting for collection of these pieces by Costa Rican sculptor Jimenez Deredia. I finally made the time to spend some time at the Colosseum a few weeks ago, and the timing couldn’t have been better. Above is Recuerdo Profundo, below a closer view. Chocolaty, no? Deredia
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Mussolini’s Bunker Transformed Into an Art Gallery

The bunker, built under the Palazzo degli Uffici which was to serve as the site for the cancelled 1942 World’s Fair, is located in Rome’s EUR (Esposizione Universale Roma) neighborhood. Via Artdaily: In the 475 square meters that the underground shelter occupies there now is an exhibition of paintings and installations made by Italian artists
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Vinicio Capossela

Discovered this Italian singer from Putomayo’s Music From the Winelands compilation. Simply Fabulous. Here’s an interview with Capossela with NPR’s All Things Considered last January. “I have an attitude about the grotesque in my shows,” Capossela says. “I like to scare people a little, but then make them feel safe again, and go home hugging
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