When street art goes to Molise-Civitacampomarano’s brand new walls

What happens when the finest street art reaches an ancient small village lost in one of the less known-and most beautiful areas of Italy? Civitacampomarano, not far from Campobasso, has been the setting for the first edition of “CVTà Street Fest”.  If you’re in the middle of a road trip in central-south Italy this is…

Street Art in Tor Marancia: an unexpected neighbourhood in Rome

During the fascist regime – when the Fori Imperiali area changed dramatically its appereance – most of the original inhabitants have been moved to a less central, more popular area, Tor Marancia. There, in Via di Tor Marancia 75, an intire district has now been dedicated to Street Art. The walls have been commissioned to…

Arte Fiera & Fruit in Bologna, art is in town!

Arte Fiera celebrates its 40 years with this edition. One of the most renowned event in the Italian art field takes place in Bologna. At Arte Fiera visitors will be able to admire the works of greats such as Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and others, on their way towards gaining the same international recognition, as Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Turi…

Rocchetta Mattei: a thrillingly beautiful fairytale in Northern Apennines

Not even many Italians are aware that Northern Apennines host an amazingly weird castle, build by an eclectic count. Rocchetta Mattei is located in a breathtaking area of Italy. Few kilometers from Bologna, not even far from Tuscany, you can spot this fortress well hidden by the mountains popping up from a beautiful scenario made of…

A day in Rome with Matisse – Arabesque show @ Scuderie Del Quirinale

More than one hundred works by Matisse on show in Rome is quite an event. In the beautiful scenario of the Scuderie del Quirinale, perfect central spot close to Rione Monti, Piazza di Spagna, Campidoglio, Fori Imperiali and other amenities, the exhibition includes painting, ceramics, amazing Ballets Russes’ costumes from this impressive and polyedric artist….

FAME #2, beautiful illustrations, food& regrets

Now that the holidays are over it’s time for Regrets (Rimorsi) here in Italy. Let yours be less bitter with the new issue of FAME (Hunger), an unconventional illustrated fanzine regarding food that you can find online on ISSUU. Fame is produced by Studio Supplì and it’s full of articles (if you read italian) and amazing…

Christmas designed by Italians-Presents and more from the Belpaese

Browsing the web for a Christmas present in this time of the year is far less stressing than hitting the high street shops. Or, at least, is quicker. And you know, Italy is a very creative country, so here’s the occasion to take a glance at the wonderful-designed-by-Italians art and merchandising you can find online,…

A literary magazine with an Italian zest- Nutshell #4 is out now

Nutshell Magazine is an independent literary magazine founded and run by Faye Fornasier-a young, brave and talented Italian writer and editor. Every issue includes top quality poetry, short stories, illustrations, photography and art. This time, among many interesting contributions, you can find illustrations from Gio Pistone, Marco About, Irene Rinaldi and my interview with the amazing…

Here or there? Italian illustrators at The Society of Illustrators in NY

Once upon a time, you know, it wouldn’t have been possible to write this post. Actually, not a long time ago it wouldn’t have been possible also to post it at all. In the past century we were web-less. That’s why most of the offline talented Italian illustrators were travelling and moving to the States to live…