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Italian St. Petersburg.

Motifs of the Italian Renaissance in St. Petersburg architecture. Although the Italian community in St. Petersburg has never been large, no other nationality has had such a profound influence on the city's cultural and artistic heritage. While the cliche that St. Petersburg is the "Venice of the North" does not stand up to much

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Sova Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

  This extremely friendly gallery is located in one of St. Petersburg's most picturesque corners, close to the major visitor attractions on Vasilievsky Island. Sova Art features painting and graphic works by St. Petersburg/Leningrad artists from the 1950s up to the present day, with particular emphasis on "unofficial" artists of the Soviet period.   Run

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