New Diplomat Says Italy's More Than The Renaissance

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 09/06/2006 12:00 am EDT

The walls of the visitor's waiting room at the Italian Embassy are adorned with framed pictures of Italy's former ambassadors to Canada. But what guests will not fail to notice are the marble engravings of Roman scenes hanging on the walls in the spacious and elegant room. In the commercial section, a huge marble bust of Julius Caesar greets visitors. Art is an inseparable aspect of Italy. After all, it is the nation that gave us Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists of the Renaissance period.

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