"Saint Catherine in Prayer," by the 16th century painter Plautilla Nelli, was restored in 2008. Nelli was featured in 2017 as part of the Uffizi's new focus on women artists of the past.

In Florence, they’re bringing the works of women artists out of the basement


The Old Masters in Italian museums pull in the crowds. And those waiting in long lines to see them rattle off their names: Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Titian. But if you ask them to name women artists from the Renaissance, most have trouble even coming up with one name.

Francesco Papa, a prisoner on the penal colony, walks between rows of grapevines.

Name the Italian island known for its prisoner-produced wine

A bottle of the new Gorgona wine

Italy’s Alcatraz produces one helluva wine

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