Dr. David D. Carrozzino – Classical Painter and Podiatrist

October 28, 2015 | Posted in TRADITIONAL ART AND PAINTING | By

"Hand to Foot" by David Carrozziono, inspired by Michelangelo.

Many of us have hobbies we enjoy pursuing in our free time. For Dr. David D. Carrozzino, a podiatrist practicing in Woodbury, New Jersey, that hobby is classical oil painting. David’s passion for art, particularly the art of the Italian Renaissance, has been an important part of his life for many years…

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan, Italy


"The Last Supper" by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” is one of the most recognizable works of religious art in the world. Da Vinci’s interpretation of the subject of Christ and the Apostles has enraptured viewers and art historians for centuries…

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The Churches of Rome, Italy: Santa Maria Degli Angeli E Dei Martiri


Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Although often only given minor note in most tourist guides and travel books, Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (Basillica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs) is a unique church well worth visiting when in Rome, Italy.

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The Tondo – Circular Art

June 28, 2015 | Posted in TRADITIONAL ART AND PAINTING | By

Raphael's "Madonna della seggiola", currently in the collection of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy.

“Tondo” is a term used in art to describe paintings, sculptures and reliefs which are round, or circular. Circular canvases, panels and sculptures are quite unusual, and became especially popular in 15th Century Renaissance Italy…

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Isola del Lazzaretto Nuovo: Quarantine Island of the Venetian Lagoon

June 23, 2015 | Posted in HISTORIC PLACES | By

View from atop the perimeter wall on Lazzaretto Nuovo.

Are you a traveler who likes to explore unusual and offtrack places while on vacation? Planning a trip to Venice in the future? Then one place I recommend visiting while staying in Venice is the island of Lazzaretto Nuovo…

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Beautiful, Historic Amalfi Town

April 17, 2015 | Posted in HISTORIC PLACES | By

The beautiful Duomo di Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast of Italy is blessed with incredible natural beauty and charming, historic towns — perhaps none so historically important as the town of Amalfi itself. While today it is largely a tourist destination filled with cafes, shops and hotels, it was once an important maritime republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi…

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Book Review: “Immortal” by Traci L. Slatton

June 30, 2014 | Posted in FANTASY, HISTORICAL | By

The Italian city of Florence, where much of the action in Immortal takes place.

When we first meet Luca Bastardo, the central character of Traci L. Slatton’s 2008 novel Immortal, he is awaiting execution—and it is a fate he is willing to accept after living a very rich life spanning nearly two centuries…

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