Category Archives: Italy

Giuseppe Verdi – ‘Revolutionary’ Composer

Day 257 of Colourisation Project – January 19 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Today’s colourisation subject, Giuseppe Verdi, known primarily for his operas, was one of the greatest and … Continue reading

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Lina Cavalieri – Venus on Earth

Day 232 of Colourisation Project – December 25 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Italian writer and poet, Gab­ri­ele D’Annunzio, called her “the personification of Venus on earth” and wrote that … Continue reading

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Giacomo Puccini – Life Imitating Art

Day 206 of Colourisation Project – November 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. If there is any doubt as to whether life imitates art, you need delve no further … Continue reading

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Gioachino Rossini – Maestro Chef

Day 190 of Colourisation Project – November 13 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the world’s finest composers 146 years … Continue reading

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Enrico Caruso – the King of Tenors

Day 87 of Colourisation Project – August 2 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Idolized by millions throughout the world, Enrico Caruso died this day, August 2 in 1921. Universally acclaimed … Continue reading

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Right You Are – Luigi Pirandello

Day 52 of Colourisation Project – June 28 Luigi Pirandello, was born on this day in 1867, in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.  Pirandello was not only one of Italy’s leading playwrights but also a novelist and short-story writer. In 1934 he … Continue reading

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The Beating Heart of Italy – Giuseppe Mazzini

Day 46 of Colourisation Project – June 22 Born into a middle class family in Genoa, on this day in 1805, Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian politician, journalist and activist for Italian independence and a unified democratic Republic of Italy. … Continue reading

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