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CultureShock! Italy by Alessandro Falassi, Raymond Flower

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‘Lump the whole thing! Say that the Creator made Italy from designs by Michael Angelo!’—Mark Twain

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCHITECTURE

According to UNESCO, over 50 per cent of the world’s great works of art are to be found in Italy. This staggering statistic is backed by a lengthy tradition. Three thousand years ago, the so-called Villanovan culture was producing small yet beautiful objects. But the first great artistic impulse came when Hellenic migrants colonised most of the south and the Etruscans settled in the centre of the peninsula, well before the ...

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