Pause to ponder: four Italian art jewels based in Edinburgh

At the end of October I returned to Edinburgh, my university town, for a cousin’s wedding. I took the opportunity to spend a morning revisiting the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound. It was a sweet reminder of the various Italian (and other) art jewels that I discovered as a student here more than ten years ago. … More Pause to ponder: four Italian art jewels based in Edinburgh

Centrale Montemartini: a power plant full of classical gems

If you are on holiday in Rome, you might be a bit disappointed if it starts to rain. But there is no need to be, because there are plenty of interesting museums to escape to during the downpours. One of my favourites, and one of the most unusual, is the Centrale Montemartini on Via Ostiense. … More Centrale Montemartini: a power plant full of classical gems