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Claudio Abbado, Conductor, dies at 80

claudio abbado | culturalitaly.com

NEWS
Claudio Abbado is one of those many artists Italy is also known for and proud of. This great conductor - perhaps the greatest in Italy after Toscanini - was born in Milan in 1933 from an educated middle class family. The father was a talented violinist who guided his two children to the strict, but at the same time free and playful, study of the seven notes.

Visit Rome's Sites at Night!

Visit Rome's Sites at Night!

Visit Rome's Sites at Night!
Take a special night tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel or the Colosseum!

Artists' Quotes

Venice panoramic | culturalitaly.com

QUOTES
"The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo." --Mark Twain
A few interesting quotes on Italy.