Surveying history’s various attempts to rehydrate Rome’s ‘desiccated corpse’.
Unmasking an audacious saintly fraud in early modern Naples.
Sentenced on charges of corruption on 27 January 1302, Dante Alighieri never saw the city again.
Tall tales of Pompeii’s lost lives form part of a long history of sensationalism.
A new cultural history of Sicily, the key to the Mediterranean.
The multi-layered complexity of ‘Europe’s smallest successor state’ between 1918 and 1921.
In October 1943 the Allies liberated the area around the infamous volcano in the Bay of Naples. Its sudden eruption in March 1944, as war in Italy raged, stretched the resources of the combined services to the limit. What followed was an exemplary emergency operation.
Venice developed the most sophisticated intelligence network in Renaissance Europe, securing it from enemies within and without.
Love and possession during the Italian economic miracle.
The arrival of Napoleon’s troops in Venice in 1797 instigated one of the biggest plunders in the history of art.