Skip to primary navigation
Skip to main content
Awards & Honors, Pomp & Circumstance
Modern, 18th, 19th Century
Ancient, Roman, Medieval
Culture, Festivals, Music, Literature
Art News, Current Events
Italian with Melissa
Studentessa Matta Italian Site
Learn Italian at home with Melissa
Study in Italy with Melissa
Melissa’s Author Website
Sign Up & Connect
Art of Loving Italy
Art & Beauty are all around us.
Domenico Ghirlandaio: Florentine artist, teacher to Michelangelo
Critics Choice: Gold & Silver Awards for Eternally Artemisia and The Secret Life of Sofonisba
The Secret Life of Sofonisba—the most famous woman you’ve never heard of
The Marvelous Miss Anguissola!
Fra Filippo Lippi e Lucrezia Buti: an infamous love
Raphael’s “The School of Athens” – Fun facts and rivalries
Teresa Oaxaca — Contemporary American Artist who Paints with a Renaissance Twist
Happy 568th Birthday Leo!
The man who wrote the book of Love — Petrarch’s sonnets to Laura
The magic of the Magi.
Tale of Two Crosses by Cimabue
In the Presence of the Last Super by Stacy di Anna Pollard
Buon Compleanno Michelangelo: Celebrating the Renaissance artist born March 6
I Medici – the Masters of Florence
Leonardo’s advice to Sophia – Sketch everything you see
Giorgio Vasari First Art Historian
Subscribe to the Art of Loving Italy Blog
Follow along on Instagram @studentessamatta
Parole, Parole, Parole! Oggi parliamo della parola
Dopo la pioggia e un giorno grigio e’ una bella
Imagine yourself learning Italian in the home of y
Cinco de mayo al ocho = Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
Amazing Mother’s Day dinner topped off with this
These boots were made for walking! (Well kind off.
Lemon ricotta pancakes. Almost too pretty to eat.