From The New York Times – Ancient Church in Rome, Restored and Imagined
“ By the eighth century one of the earliest churches in Rome was considered quaint enough to be called Santa Maria Antiqua. The Latin name is still painted amid tiers of haloed saints in murals in the cavernous brick church, which has been largely inaccessible since 1980 on a dusty side path in the Forum…”
From Yahoo News Maktoob – Pizza or manakish? So which came first?
“ It is estimated that 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second in the U.S., and it’s a firm takeaway favourite around the world. But could this much loved Italian treat actually have its origins in the Middle Eastern bread manakish? We investigate….”
From Wild About Travel – Inside the Cathedral of Orvieto, a Medieval Masterpiece
“The Cathedral of Orvieto, in Umbria, is considered one of the most beautiful masterpieces of Italian medieval architecture. In contrast with the richly decorated façade, the interior strikes for its sobriety, highlighting the perfect geometry of the space….”