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Guido De Zan, fire and essence

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Italian landscape

Iso Grifo A3C Stradale del 1965

The Iso Grifo A3C and Giotto Bizzarrini’s challenge against himself

Alassio, Villa della Pergola

The mixed beauty of Villa della Pergola’s Gardens, in Alassio

L'Aquila, Castel del Monte, Abruzzo

Castel del Monte, Abruzzo: Dark Ages and silver screen

Lancia Astura Aerodinamica 233C del 1935

Roman culture and the Lancia Astura Aerodinamica 233C

Grotte del Caglieron, Fregona

The Caglieron Caves and the houses in Vittorio Veneto

Roma, Mostra “I vestiti dei sogni”, Palazzo Braschi

“I vestiti dei sogni”, dreamy costumes in Rome

Pietro Andrea Mattioli

Pietro Andrea Mattioli’s masterpiece

Casa del Prosciutto di Vicchio, Firenze - Florence

Casa del Prosciutto in Vicchio: the art of cooking

Moretti 1200 Spider di Giovanni Michelotti, 1955

The classy Moretti 1200 Spider by Michelotti

Isola Polvese, lago Trasimeno, Perugia

A different life on Polvese Island

Gino Valle, Solari Cifra 3, orologio da scrivania, 1966

The Solari Cifra 3 clock and Gino Valle’s philanthropic vision

Antica Farmacia di Sant’Anna, a Genova

Antica Farmacia di Sant’Anna in Genoa, an elixir for body and soul

Caserta, Acquedotto Carlino, Ponti della Valle, Valle di Maddaloni

The Caroline Aqueduct and Luigi Vanvitelli’s challenge

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Rubinacci: bespoke tailoring in the modern world

Sartiglia di Oristano Carnevale

The Sartiglia in Oristano and the man with no identity

Roma, Adriano-Cecioni, La, Madre, Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna

“The Mother”: a sculpture by Cecioni and a poem by Carducci

Battaglia delle arance, Carnevale di Ivrea - Ivrea's Carnival, Battle of the Oranges

Ivrea’s Carnival and the Battle of the Oranges

Maioliche artistiche Ubaldo Grazia, Deruta, Perugia

Maiolica Artistiche in Deruta: beauty that grows over time

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Curtatone: battles and graces received

Sabbioneta, Mantova, Cavalcata dei Gonzaga

The wild Ride of the Gonzagas in Sabbioneta

Guido Reni, "Susanna e i vecchioni", particolare - "Susanna and the Elders", detail

“Susanna and the elders” in Italian 17th-century art

Jacopo Robusti, Tintoretto, "Susanna e i vecchioni", 1557 ca, olio su tela, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, particolare - "Susanna and the Elders", oil on canvas, detail

“Susanna and the elders” in Italian 16th-century art

Vico Magistretti, libreria Nuvola Rossa

The “Red Cloud” bookcase by Vico Magistretti: good design is never off the shelf

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Mario Rutelli, my great-grandfather. Interview with Francesco Rutelli

Maiori, Santa Maria de Olearia, Costiera amalfitana

East meets West, in Santa Maria de Olearia’s frescoes

Aurora Asterope, penna stilografica

Single-handedly writing in style, with the Aurora Asterope

Milano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli Bonvini

Cartoleria dei Fratelli Bonvini in Milan: handwriting is beautiful

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Giulio Monteverde and the Angel of the Night in Campo Verano