Sofia, 20 November – A favourite painting of Vita Italian Tours by Raphael of Urbino “Saint Catherine of Alexandria” has been exhibited for the first time at the National Art Gallery in the Bulgarian capital: Sofia. The painting along with several prints was exhibited in September to mark the nomination of both cities as European Capitals of Culture 2019. The European Capital of Culture is a title a city holds for one calendar year in which many cultural events are organised to promote the city internationally.
Travellers on Vita Italian Tours get the experience to see this painting and other Raphael masterpieces when visiting the National Gallery of Le Marche in the Ducal Palace of Urbino. The painting, a wonderful exponent of the Renaissance period, is one of Raphael’s early masterpieces and has been used by ‘Vita Italian Tours’ in a number of our publications.
Raphael is one of the three most important and influential artists of the Italian Renaissance together with Leonardo and, of course, Michelangelo.