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A celebration of Peace in Assisi

press release 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROOTS OF PEACE CELEBRATED IN ASSISI, ITALY With Restoration of Ancient Frescoes and Replacing Landmines with Olive Branches of Peace LOVEITALY & ROOTS OF PEACE JOIN FORCES June 21, 2022—Assisi, Italy—On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Roots of Peace, a humanitarian non-profit based in Northern California, is joining forces with the

AFLI joins forces for Frate Elia fresco

The San Francisco – Assisi Sister City Committee and Roots of Peace have joined forces with American Friends of LoveItaly to fundraise for the restoration of a 17th century wall fresco in Assisi. The “aedicula” can be found on Via Frate Elia, the street leading up to the magnificent Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy. 

Richard Hodges profiles Tracy Roberts

LoveItaly is greatly honoured by this feature in the prestigious World Archaeology Magazine. Tracy Roberts and LoveItaly by Richard Hodges. November 15, 2021 Rome, to misquote the Californian novelist John Steinbeck, bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. Now

Gallipoli: St. Joseph restored

Thanks to the first contributions to the crowdfunding campaign “Precious Statues in Gallipoli”, restoration work on the first of the ancient statues preserved in the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Gallipoli has begun. In this initial phase of funding, work is concentrated on the statue of St. Joseph and is scheduled for completion by

Restoring Giotto | Basilica of Assisi

The first phase in the restoration of Giotto’s vault in the Lower Basilica of Assisi has began, thanks to contributions to the crowdfunding campaign: Together for St. Francis, in collaboration with the Fondation of the Basilica of Assisi. The support of these donors has made it possible to begin the delicate task of cleaning the

WOMEN OF ANTIQUITY. The Urn of Monte Abatone

Loveitaly is thrilled to have supported the delicate and complex restoration project that has brought one of the most iconic artefacts in the collections of ETRU (#NationalEtruscanMuseum of #VillaGiulia) in Rome to its original beauty, thanks to the partnership between Q8 and ETRU. This sumptuous funerary urn in terracotta, dating to the second half of

Mystery of the San Severino Polyptych

The Saints by Paolo Veneziano Among the many precious works of art in the permanent collection of San Severino Marche’s Pinacoteca Civica is a 14th century jewel – a polyptych attributed to the Venetian artist Paolo Veneziano (1300- 1365), known as “the Saints”.    The piece comes with a mystery as the central, upper part is

Goal reached: St. Anthony fresco to be restored

The “Restaur’Antonio” campaign, launched in May by the Veneranda Arca di S. Antonio with LoveItaly, to restore the ancient fresco of the patron saint in the Basilica of Padova, has successfully reached its goal. The goal was reached before the official closing date and ensures the restoration of the almost life-sized fresco that is one

Work begins on oldest portrait of St. Anthony

The protective glass door opens to reveal the oldest known painting of St. Anthony in the Basilica di San Antonio di Padova and start the work of restoration.  Under the expert supervision of restorer Valentina Piovan, the first cleaning tests and stabilization interventions are carried out. This would not be happening without the generous support

Together for St. Francis: our new project in Assisi

“Together for St. Francis” is the project that intends to create a network to safeguard and promote the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, launched by the Foundation for the Basilica of San Francesco, the non-profit foundation that supports the religious and cultural heritage of the architectural complex of Assisi and LoveItaly, non-profit organization

Restoration completed > Thanking all donor angels

Thanks to you! The campaign to raise funds to restore the painting “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila” by Palma the Younger ended successfully, thanks to the support of many Restoration Angels. Your contributions funded a long and complex restoration process and brought new life to this 400 year old work of art. Now