The Italians. Art - Language - Culture.
Three Centuries Of Italian Art
Italian Art including masterworks from the Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo eras. More than one hundred works from public and private collections in cities such as Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice and Naples. Subjects include Christian religious imagery, allegory, mythology, portraits and views.
Italian is a Romance language spoken by about 60 million people in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, the Vatican City, Malta and Eritrea. The standard Italian language has a poetic and literary origin starting in the twelfth century, and the modern standard of the language was largely shaped by relatively recent events.
Culture Of Italy
The famous elements of Italian culture are its art, music, fashion, and iconic food. From antiquity until the mid-17th century, Italy was considered as the central place of Western culture and the starting point of worldwide phenomena such as the Roman Empire, Roman Catholic Church, cultural and educational reform and new beginning.