photography by Mauro BENEDETTI The City as a landscape, its roughness smoothed out through the photographer’s art–acknowledging the sky (not far) above its myriad ceilings and spires.
photography by Mauro Benedetti
The Capitoline Museum in Rome is a treasure trove of Italian antiquities, including three grand rooms dedicated solely to the preferred form of portraiture in B.C. Rome: sculptural busts.
by Mauro BENEDETTI Bernini’s Trevi Fountain in the heart of Rome became a modern icon with La Dolce Vita. Here captured at night, its eternally-flowing waters and flickering lights inspire thousands to whisper their heart’s desires at its edge. . . Meanwhile in Piazza Navona, a fierce sea creature hovers over tide of the “Four […]
by Mauro BENEDETTI Emerging from the eponymous metro stop, Ancient Rome lies ahead only after passing through 19th century Downtown New York City – it’s Cinecitta. A Parisian alleyway is tucked behind an American street, a a modern warehouse sign appears behind an Egyptian edifice, a Franciscan Church adjacent the final hideaway for Romeo and […]
by Mauro BENEDETTI Astride the verdant slopes near where Saint Francis made his sanctuary, a medieval monastery is transformed for travelers seeking respite, healing. . . and a locally grown, homemade meal.
by Mauro BENEDETTI In the heart of the Byzantine-adorned city; banners of red and green reflect in the melting ice of the after-hours Rialto fish market. And amidst the splendor of the Basilica of San Marco, a wall of marble inlays with the Tetrarchs sculpture at its base forms an ageless backdrop.
by Mauro BENEDETTI Meandering down the ancient cobblestones of Via del Moro, a pasticceria (sweet shop), plump chocolate eggs – and their Signora – preside during the Lenten weeks. Outside a nearby tavern, some men take in the street scene, using a motorino as a stoop.
by Mauro BENEDETTI Tracing Romeo Montecchi’s lovesick footsteps down a small street in Verona, discover the former home of Capuleti, where on a front-facing balcony their beloved Giulietta once waited for her boyfriend. Lovers and dreamers place notes of affection on a nearby wall, and touch the statue of the young Veronese woman.