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Needing a tune or two to drum up the right kind of emotions this Mother’s Day 2015? Or just looking to reminisce over the hits penned about the mothers of the famous? Here are 15 songs to your Mother’s Day playlists.
Do you know The Birth of Venus, one of the most iconic paintings of the Italian Renaissance, by Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli, hides an ancient secret? In occasion of the 570th anniversary from Botticelli’s birth, let’s discover more.
In the year of his 570th anniversary, Swide takes you on a journey to discover a dark and little-known side of the genius behind Renaissance works filled with grace and harmony, such as the Birth of Venus: here are the most enigmatic masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli.
Our relationship with our mother defines who we are, so it’s no wonder that as far back as Sophocles, writers and directors have tapped the mother figure for narrative substance. Here are the top 20 films about mothers.
Spring is almost here, and the music scene speeds up. More than usual: indeed: there are even more concerts to choose. Here’s our weekly guide to the gigs in town.
Wow, the Brits haven’t been this talked about in decades, thanks to a series of performance mishaps and, basically, that the American celebrities added that much needed bang that the show often misses. Anyway, apart from Madonna falling over, here’s what else happened this week in music.
With the Milan Expo 2015 mere months away, the modern cityscape of Milan’s incredible Zona Porta Nuova welcomes a 5-acre field of grain, the brainchild of artist Agnes Denes bringing urban farming back into to the heart of the city, just as they did in the early 1900s.
A melancholy fairy, a holy harlot, an unforgivable widow and an accursed diva: Swide has put together some of the most fascinating roles in Monica Bellucci’s career.
One of the most loved Italian artists in the world: a mix of Italian tradition, nostalgia and jazz. Let’s go away with Paolo Conte, lawyer…
40 years after “Il Decameron” by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Boccaccio’s masterpiece is now interpreted by Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in their latest movie Maraviglioso Boccaccio. Let’s discover more.
While the loaded symbolism of the bull as the animalistic counterpart of man is well known, the reluctant journey the animal has undergone, from muse to god to victim is like that of a veritable Prometheus. Discover more through the bull’s depiction in art and myth.
His nickname Dente (which is the Italian for “tooth”) was given to him by his uncle when he was 13…get to know this young Italian singer-songwriter who loves puns, Lucio Battisti and Jim Jarmush.
Florence’s Uffizi gallery welcome’s back the iconic statue Hercules and the Centaur Nessus to its rightful place in the first corridor after a comprehensive restoration.
From The Devil wears Prada to Blow Up, Swide has selected 10 of the best fashion movies of all time that you must watch at least once in your lifetime if you want to be considered a real fashionista.
Here are the 5 of the top exhibitions in Italy, opening this March 2015, which you can’t miss. From Bronze sculptures from the ancient world’s Hellenistic Era to Matisse and Morandi, here’s what’s on.
Black and strong or sweet with milk/cream? Coffee is one of the great pleasures we can enjoy every day. And there are many songs talking about it…
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All the images from Maraviglioso Boccaccio by Taviani’s brothers
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