Dante'Birth

Dante’Birth

To celebrate the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth, a special event was held on 18 June 2015. A large audience, including the Italian ambassador,…

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La Cappella degli Scrovegni

La Cappella degli Scrovegni

Giotto di Bondone known as Giotto was born in Florence in 1266 or 1267 and died on 8 January 1337. He was a major painter…

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An hour with Chris Latham

An hour with Chris Latham

On 6 November we welcomed for the second time Chris Latham, Artistic Director of Voices in the Forest and WWI-related projects. This time he came…

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La Cappella Sistina

La Cappella Sistina

It was on 1 November 1512 that Michelangelo Buonarroti’s masterpiece – the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel – was first exhibited. Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a…

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Sicilia Antiqua

Sicilia Antiqua

In April this year, I visited southern Italy. I took two organized tours with Andante Travels, a small British company that caters for travellers with…

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