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FLORENCE: Cradle of the Renaissance

  Beginning in the early 15th century, Florence, Italy was the cradle of a rebirth in art, architecture and philosophy, known as The Renaissance. This special Art History and Travel Read More

It’s Carnival In Venice

  The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends on Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso or Mardi Gras), which is the day before the Read More


  Benito Mussolini created the political system know as fascism. He took advantage of public disillusionment after Word War I to become the supreme authority in Italy.  The unfortunate part Read More

Dante: Journey of Our Life

  A compelling introduction to the life and work of Dante Alighieri, this program features readings from The Divine Comedy and New Life. Written and narrated by Robert Hollander of Read More

Profile of A Writer: Alberto Moravia

  Moravia achieved fame in 1929, when, at age 22, he published Time of Indifference, the book considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. In this interview, Italy’s Read More

Goldoni’s “The Venetian twins”

  In this physical/​situation comedy the stock character types of the servant, buffoon, young lover, meddling father, and pompous peasant are all maintained in their traditional costumes (as is done Read More

Michelangelo: Artist and Man

  He is one of the greatest artists of all time, a man whose name has become synonymous with the word masterpiece: Michelangelo Buonarotti. Creator of unparalleled works of art Read More

Rome The Eternal City

  City of Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, the Emperor Constantine. City of the Roman Forum. Temple of the Vestal Virgins, Caracalla’s Baths. City of seven hills. The Trevi Fountain, the Read More

Dante: Visions of the Inferno

  Drawing upon the insights of numerous international scholars-and illustrating crucial passages with stunning animation sequences-this program guides viewers through the Inferno of Dante’s Divine Comedy. With detailed analysis of Read More


  While traveling to visit their grandfather in Tuscany, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon’s Italian invasion, Elisabetta Read More