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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

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

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

Restoration completed on 1930s mural painting

“THE RACE OF THE BERBER HORSES” by Corrado Cagli (1935) at the National Academy of Dance in Rome.  Thanks to the generous donation from the Ruth Stanton Foundation in New York, conservation work has restored Corrado Cagli’s Race of the Berber Horses, a mural painting in the main dance room of the Italian National Academy of

Cocktails for Raphael

The I LOVE ITALY_ Valentine Cocktail Party, organized by LoveItaly with the International Community of Rome and the support of Bliss Corporation at Palazzo Dama in Rome, dedicated this year’s #Valentine’s Day to one of ITALY’S most famous sons – the painter Raffaello, fundraising for the restoration of the Loggia di Galatea at Villa Farnesina.


The Accademia Nazionale di Danza opens its doors for a visit to the restoration of the mural painting: “Race of the Berber Horses” by Corrado Cagli.This conservative intervention – an important collaboration between Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Scuola di Alta Formazione per il Restauro – ISCR and LoveItaly – was made possible by the generosity of

“I Love Italy” Valentine Cocktail Party | February 12 | The Excelsior Via Veneto

Celebrate with Rome’s International Community at a very special evening dedicated to our love for Italy, and to spotlight LoveItaly’s efforts to help lovers of Italy from around the globe contribute to the restoration of Italian cultural heritage projects. The Cocktail will feature live music, appetizers and “cash bar” at the venue’s regular prices (wine/beer/juice

Presenting the restoration

At a press conference at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, President Ester Coen announced the project for the restoration of Corrado Cagli’s “The Race of the Berber Horses”, a wall painting in the main dance hall. The wall painting has a fascinating story: commissioned in the early 1930s, its destruction was ordered several

Restoring the crucifix damaged in Norcia earthquake

Perugia, 19 Sept. 2018 A precious 15th century crucifix made by the school of Giovanni Teutonico for the Cathedral of St. Maria Argentea in Norcia (Umbria), damaged in the 30 October 2016 earthquake, will be restored thanks to the assistance of LoveItaly and American Friends of LoveItaly. A protocol of understanding was signed this morning

This is Italy, Parts Unknown: a Gala Charity Dinner in NYC

The busy schedule of “This is Italy, Parts Unknown”, an initiative of Panorama Magazine organized with International Business & Investment Initiative (IB&II) in New York (October 31 to November 2 2017), closed with a Gala Charity Dinner dedicated to Umbria at the Guggenheim Museum.  The Charity dinner on November 2 offered a fundraising opportunity to