The new guide to Florence’s Uffizi Galleries – showing only the nudes

The new guide to Florence’s Uffizi Galleries – showing only the nudes

There are lots of guides to the visual splendours of Florence's world-famous galleries - but for those with a short attention span comes a new one, showing only nude or erotic artworks.

Life in Italy: ‘Local musicians are helping our Italian village look to the future’

Life in Italy: ‘Local musicians are helping our Italian village look to the future’

Venice praises UN listing for pandemic-hit glass bead makers

Venice praises UN listing for pandemic-hit glass bead makers

IN PHOTOS: The empty streets of Venice illuminated for Christmas

IN PHOTOS: The empty streets of Venice illuminated for Christmas

How Italian art experts solved the mystery of Raphael’s tomb – by reconstructing his face

How Italian art experts solved the mystery of Raphael’s tomb – by reconstructing his face

Italian police track down tourist who snapped off statue’s toes taking selfie

Italian police track down tourist who snapped off statue’s toes taking selfie

IN DEPTH: How police reclaimed a stolen Bataclan Banksy in Italy

IN DEPTH: How police reclaimed a stolen Bataclan Banksy in Italy

For one week only, Raphael’s Sistine Chapel tapestries go on show in Rome

For one week only, Raphael’s Sistine Chapel tapestries go on show in Rome

Painting found in bin bag outside Italian museum could be missing Klimt

Painting found in bin bag outside Italian museum could be missing Klimt

Italian police bust smuggling gang looting ancient artefacts

Italian police bust smuggling gang looting ancient artefacts

Newly-discovered Artemisia painting sells for record €4.8 million

Newly-discovered Artemisia painting sells for record €4.8 million

Newly discovered work by Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi up for auction

Newly discovered work by Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi up for auction

Rare Italian masterpiece found in French kitchen sold for €24 million

Rare Italian masterpiece found in French kitchen sold for €24 million

Rare Italian masterpiece found in French kitchen expected to sell for €6 million

Rare Italian masterpiece found in French kitchen expected to sell for €6 million

IN PHOTOS: Lost artworks at Herculaneum uncovered by new technique

IN PHOTOS: Lost artworks at Herculaneum uncovered by new technique

Italy can loan Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man to France, Italian court rules

Italy can loan Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man to France, Italian court rules

Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

Old French lady discovers Italian Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen

Old French lady discovers Italian Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen

Italian artist’s €5 million gold toilet stolen in England

Italian artist’s €5 million gold toilet stolen in England

Caravaggio’s ‘lost masterpiece’ snapped up by unnamed buyer

Caravaggio’s ‘lost masterpiece’ snapped up by unnamed buyer

Art expert stakes reputation on ‘lost’ Caravaggio painting

Art expert stakes reputation on ‘lost’ Caravaggio painting

Banksy in Venice? New work appears and perhaps the artist himself

Banksy in Venice? New work appears and perhaps the artist himself

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Benois Madonna to make rare return to Italy

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Benois Madonna to make rare return to Italy

Newly identified Leonardo da Vinci portrait on show in London

Newly identified Leonardo da Vinci portrait on show in London

Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

Eight things you might not know about Leonardo Da Vinci

Eight things you might not know about Leonardo Da Vinci

In the footsteps of genius: A travel guide to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Italy

In the footsteps of genius: A travel guide to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Italy

It’s official: Leonardo Da Vinci was ambidextrous, Italian art experts say

It’s official: Leonardo Da Vinci was ambidextrous, Italian art experts say

Leonardo da Vinci revisited: Was he an environmentalist ahead of his time?

Leonardo da Vinci revisited: Was he an environmentalist ahead of his time?

Italy’s ‘art cities’ are attracting more visitors than ever. But can they cope?

Italy’s ‘art cities’ are attracting more visitors than ever. But can they cope?

Italy foils art thieves by swapping Brueghel painting for a fake

Italy foils art thieves by swapping Brueghel painting for a fake

‘Nude Mona Lisa’: Art experts think they might have discovered a new Da Vinci

‘Nude Mona Lisa’: Art experts think they might have discovered a new Da Vinci

‘Lost’ Caravaggio to be unveiled in London – but is it a fake?

‘Lost’ Caravaggio to be unveiled in London – but is it a fake?

The American making ‘ice music’ in the Italian Alps

The American making ‘ice music’ in the Italian Alps

Can Italy force a US museum to return this long-lost Ancient Greek sculpture?

Can Italy force a US museum to return this long-lost Ancient Greek sculpture?

New show in Milan displays Banksy’s rebel art

New show in Milan displays Banksy’s rebel art

‘Erotic’ fresco of Leda and the Swan unearthed at Pompeii

‘Erotic’ fresco of Leda and the Swan unearthed at Pompeii

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Eight great art exhibitions to see in Italy this winter

Eight great art exhibitions to see in Italy this winter

Italy to crack down on art crime after stolen artefacts recovered in USA

Italy to crack down on art crime after stolen artefacts recovered in USA

Eye disorder ‘may have helped Da Vinci’s art’

Eye disorder ‘may have helped Da Vinci’s art’

Lost murals by Italian Futurist rediscovered in Rome

Lost murals by Italian Futurist rediscovered in Rome

IN PICTURES: Up one’s street: Five Italian towns with painted murals

IN PICTURES: Up one’s street: Five Italian towns with painted murals

Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque heroine for our time

Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque heroine for our time

Brittany’s capital revives forgotten heritage: Italian mosaics

Brittany’s capital revives forgotten heritage: Italian mosaics

Italian police recover two stolen paintings attributed to masters Rubens and Renoir

Italian police recover two stolen paintings attributed to masters Rubens and Renoir

Italian artist sculpts a Fiat 500 out of marble

Italian artist sculpts a Fiat 500 out of marble

Bernini masterpiece loses a finger on its way back to Rome church

Bernini masterpiece loses a finger on its way back to Rome church

Italy’s art police recover works stolen from quake-hit churches

Italy’s art police recover works stolen from quake-hit churches

Five great reasons why Parma is Italy’s 2020 capital of culture

Five great reasons why Parma is Italy’s 2020 capital of culture

Trump asks Guggenheim for a Van Gogh, offered 18-karat Italian gold toilet instead

Trump asks Guggenheim for a Van Gogh, offered 18-karat Italian gold toilet instead

Italy bans commercial use of Michelangelo’s David to fight Florence ticket touts

Italy bans commercial use of Michelangelo’s David to fight Florence ticket touts

‘Priceless’ Italian painting stolen from French museum

‘Priceless’ Italian painting stolen from French museum

Vatican tries ‘art diplomacy’ with China

Vatican tries ‘art diplomacy’ with China

Last Da Vinci becomes most expensive artwork ever sold

Last Da Vinci becomes most expensive artwork ever sold

Secret Michelangelo room in Florence to open to public

Secret Michelangelo room in Florence to open to public

Serial Spanish nudist strips off in front of Michelangelo’s David

Serial Spanish nudist strips off in front of Michelangelo’s David

Technology sheds new light on master of shade

Technology sheds new light on master of shade

Experts are investigating whether Da Vinci drew ‘Nude Mona Lisa’

Experts are investigating whether Da Vinci drew ‘Nude Mona Lisa’

New Rome exhibition celebrates centenary of Picasso’s Italy tour

New Rome exhibition celebrates centenary of Picasso’s Italy tour

New Caravaggio museum aims to separate fakes from original masterpieces

New Caravaggio museum aims to separate fakes from original masterpieces

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

Seven incredible art exhibitions not to miss across Italy this autumn

Seven incredible art exhibitions not to miss across Italy this autumn

Italian curators launch first contemporary art space in Cuba

Italian curators launch first contemporary art space in Cuba

Meet the designer turning forest mushrooms into shoes, plates, and furniture

Meet the designer turning forest mushrooms into shoes, plates, and furniture

Milan exhibition highlights migrant odyssey

Milan exhibition highlights migrant odyssey

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys
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Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Damien Hirst’s new show divides visitors in Venice

Damien Hirst’s new show divides visitors in Venice

Italy’s farmers turn cowpats into crockery at ‘Shit Museum’

Italy’s farmers turn cowpats into crockery at ‘Shit Museum’

IN PICS: Michelangelo sculpture comes home to Florence after massive restoration project

IN PICS: Michelangelo sculpture comes home to Florence after massive restoration project

How Italy’s Art Squad is racing to save quake-damaged masterpieces

How Italy’s Art Squad is racing to save quake-damaged masterpieces

How the Italian Futurists shaped the aesthetics of modernity in the 20th century

How the Italian Futurists shaped the aesthetics of modernity in the 20th century

‘Crap’ Hitler painting goes on show in Italian Museum of Madness

‘Crap’ Hitler painting goes on show in Italian Museum of Madness

The contemporary American artist embracing Renaissance roots in major new exhibition

The contemporary American artist embracing Renaissance roots in major new exhibition

Huge Maradona mural celebrates Naples’ ‘saint’ of football

Huge Maradona mural celebrates Naples’ ‘saint’ of football

Women will get free entry to Italy’s museums on International Women’s Day

Women will get free entry to Italy’s museums on International Women’s Day

Two cultural treasures rescued from Isis have been restored in Italy

Two cultural treasures rescued from Isis have been restored in Italy

Stolen €6 million Italian painting by ‘The Squinter’ found in Morocco

Stolen €6 million Italian painting by ‘The Squinter’ found in Morocco

Van Goghs stolen in daring heist go on show in Naples

Van Goghs stolen in daring heist go on show in Naples

Art springs from ruins of Rome’s industrial past

Art springs from ruins of Rome’s industrial past

Giant tree sculptures go on show in Rome exhibition

Giant tree sculptures go on show in Rome exhibition

Italy is sending these Van Gogh masterpieces home, 14 years after a mafia boss stole them

Italy is sending these Van Gogh masterpieces home, 14 years after a mafia boss stole them

Facebook apologizes for censoring ‘sexual’ Italian statue

Facebook apologizes for censoring ‘sexual’ Italian statue

Lost Da Vinci sketch ‘worth €15 million’ found in France

Lost Da Vinci sketch ‘worth €15 million’ found in France

Controversial ‘attic Caravaggio’ to go on display at Milan museum

Controversial ‘attic Caravaggio’ to go on display at Milan museum

Historic painting looted from earthquake-hit Italian town

Historic painting looted from earthquake-hit Italian town

50 years on, Florence remembers its ‘Angels of the Mud’

50 years on, Florence remembers its ‘Angels of the Mud’

Facebook backtracks after censoring nude Caravaggio painting

Facebook backtracks after censoring nude Caravaggio painting

Florence’s Uffizi gallery shines new light on Botticelli masterpieces

Florence’s Uffizi gallery shines new light on Botticelli masterpieces

Italian police recover stolen Van Gogh paintings

Italian police recover stolen Van Gogh paintings

Divorced couples must return valuable gifts: top Italian court

Divorced couples must return valuable gifts: top Italian court

Ai WeiWei’s new Italy exhibition tackles migrant crisis

Ai WeiWei’s new Italy exhibition tackles migrant crisis

Rare photo of Vesuvius goes on sale for €8 million

Rare photo of Vesuvius goes on sale for €8 million

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves’ lair

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves’ lair

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

Floating Piers Project on Italian lake closes

Floating Piers Project on Italian lake closes

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover

Chaos at Italian lake as crowds try to ‘walk on water’

Chaos at Italian lake as crowds try to ‘walk on water’

Modigliani ‘portrait’ found in rubbish tip goes on display

Modigliani ‘portrait’ found in rubbish tip goes on display

Art fans’ hopes of walking on water dashed by bad weather

Art fans’ hopes of walking on water dashed by bad weather

Famed artist invites public to walk on water at Italian lake

Famed artist invites public to walk on water at Italian lake

Italy reclaims head of emperor it didn’t realize was stolen

Italy reclaims head of emperor it didn’t realize was stolen

This Caravaggio was chosen to honour Italy’s refugees

This Caravaggio was chosen to honour Italy’s refugees

Iconic photos of Hiroshima horror go on show in Rome

Iconic photos of Hiroshima horror go on show in Rome

Masterpieces stolen in Verona heist found in Ukraine

Masterpieces stolen in Verona heist found in Ukraine

Art-loving mafia mobster’s collection in Italy show

Art-loving mafia mobster’s collection in Italy show

Art stolen from prince by Nazis turns up in Italian home

Art stolen from prince by Nazis turns up in Italian home

Da Vinci’s relatives found by Italian history buffs

Da Vinci’s relatives found by Italian history buffs

Lost €120 million Caravaggio ‘found in a leaky French attic’

Lost €120 million Caravaggio ‘found in a leaky French attic’

Banksy’s Naples Madonna placed under protection

Banksy’s Naples Madonna placed under protection

Looted artefacts stashed by British thief restored to Italy

Looted artefacts stashed by British thief restored to Italy

Florence toasts Guggenheim eye for 20th century art

Florence toasts Guggenheim eye for 20th century art

Italian police pin Verona art heist on Moldovan gang

Italian police pin Verona art heist on Moldovan gang

Italian artist redefines cultural landscape of Bolzano

Italian artist redefines cultural landscape of Bolzano

Italy pits top sleuths against world’s heritage looters

Italy pits top sleuths against world’s heritage looters

Italy councillor quits over ‘penis’ Christmas tree

Italy councillor quits over ‘penis’ Christmas tree

Nine record-breaking Italians of 2015

Nine record-breaking Italians of 2015

Forger claims he painted Da Vinci masterpiece

Forger claims he painted Da Vinci masterpiece

Italy’s masterpieces stolen in museum heist

Italy’s masterpieces stolen in museum heist

Italian cleaners bin ‘rubbish’ modern art

Italian cleaners bin ‘rubbish’ modern art

Van Gogh and God in Italy sacred art show

Van Gogh and God in Italy sacred art show

Guggenheim family loses case over Venice art

Guggenheim family loses case over Venice art

Almost 20 percent of Italians regret tattoos

Almost 20 percent of Italians regret tattoos

Foreign hires rattle Italy’s art world

Foreign hires rattle Italy’s art world

Did the men of Pompeii have a penis problem?

Did the men of Pompeii have a penis problem?

US returns haul of robbed Italy artefacts

US returns haul of robbed Italy artefacts

The Arsenale stuffed with guns, stripped of hope

The Arsenale stuffed with guns, stripped of hope

‘Mosque’ sparks trouble at Venice Biennale

‘Mosque’ sparks trouble at Venice Biennale

Homeless get private tour of Sistine Chapel

Homeless get private tour of Sistine Chapel

Italy showcases Henri Matisse artworks

Italy showcases Henri Matisse artworks

Women in art spotlight in mafia heartland

Women in art spotlight in mafia heartland

Italian man leaves million euro artwork on TGV

Italian man leaves million euro artwork on TGV

Rome’s occupied factory inspires top artists

Rome’s occupied factory inspires top artists

Da Vinci’s self-portrait in rare public show

Da Vinci’s self-portrait in rare public show

Vatican Museums chief in art deal probe

Vatican Museums chief in art deal probe

Italians get faux-Nobels for economics and art

Italians get faux-Nobels for economics and art

History, art or wine buff: what kind of Italy expat are you?

History, art or wine buff: what kind of Italy expat are you?

Teacher in Milan arrested over alleged abuse

Teacher in Milan arrested over alleged abuse

Renaissance frescos to get a makeover in Rome

Renaissance frescos to get a makeover in Rome

Michelangelo was skilled forger: French claim

Michelangelo was skilled forger: French claim

Flying cork rips hole in 18th century painting

Flying cork rips hole in 18th century painting

Italy puts its stolen masterpieces on show

Italy puts its stolen masterpieces on show

France rejects Italy plea for Mona Lisa

France rejects Italy plea for Mona Lisa

Rome returns to the 70s to celebrate art heyday

Rome returns to the 70s to celebrate art heyday

‘One should never create art to make money’

‘One should never create art to make money’

Ancient erotic frescoes in Italy show makeover

Ancient erotic frescoes in Italy show makeover

Canaletto work returns to abbey after 270 years

Canaletto work returns to abbey after 270 years

New painting ‘proven to be Leonardo da Vinci’s’

New painting ‘proven to be Leonardo da Vinci’s’

Smart young Italians refuse to quit the country

Smart young Italians refuse to quit the country

MAXXI museum goes global with new boss

MAXXI museum goes global with new boss

Italy blocks US sale of Picasso painting

Italy blocks US sale of Picasso painting

Renowned Australian artist dies in Italy

Renowned Australian artist dies in Italy

Chinese artist shocks Venice with prison expo

Chinese artist shocks Venice with prison expo

Stairway to heaven: Siena cathedral opens roof tour

Stairway to heaven: Siena cathedral opens roof tour

Nude seductresses go face to face in Venice

Nude seductresses go face to face in Venice