“Bacco e Arianna” by Luca Giordano
Where: The Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy.
I found this painting hanging in the Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy, depicting the Greek myth of Bacchus and Ariadne. Luca Giordano (1632-1705) was a prolific Italian painter with a speedy hand, earning him the somewhat ungracious nickname of “Thunderbolt.”
The Castelvecchio is a beautifully preserved castle for touring with an interior art museum that surprises. Don’t miss its many artifacts of the age, including armor, spears and other implements of castle defense.