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Guido De Zan, fire and essence

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

Villa Zanelli, lungomare del quartiere di Legino, via Nizza, Savona

Villa Zanelli in Savona and the poetry of abandonment

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

Orvieto, mausoleo del cardinale Guillaume De Bray, Arnolfo di Cambio

Arnolfo di Cambio, Cardinal De Bray, and an ancient, revolutionary mausoleum

Museo del Castagno di Colognora - Chestnut Museum

Poor people’s gratitude, in Colognora’s Chestnut Museum

Gino Sarfatti lampada da tavolo

Table lamps by Gino Sarfatti: designing the world with light

Torino, Parco del Valentino, Borgo e Rocca medievali

Turin’s Medieval Village and Castle: solid dream

Alfa Romeo Cuneo 33, Pininfarina, 1971

The Alfa Romeo Cuneo 33 and the angle on the 1970s

Alto Adige, Distilleria Puni, whisky, Glorenza

Distilleria Puni: a refuge for life and a new life for whisky

Bagnoli del Trigno (Is)

Flowers, pearls, and fairies in Bagnoli del Trigno

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The many coincidences and crossroads of “Italian Ways”. Interview with Tim Parks

Milano, Rotonda della Besana, Museo dei Bambini di Milano - Milan's Children Museum

Rotonda della Besana: art, poetry, and children

Tram Milano, Atm 1877, Foro Bonaparte

Delio Tessa and Milan’s trams

Mercatino di Natale di Bolzano, piazza Walther

Bolzano’s extraordinary Christmas Market

Giulio Bartoletti, Grand Hotel

Giulio Bartoletti’s Hollywood-inspired “Grand Hôtel” covers

Laboratorio tessile Giuditta Brozzetti Perugia

Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti and the music of looms

Fede Galizia, natura morta

Fede Galizia: beyond still lifes

Bernini, Bozzetto per Nilo della Fontana dei Fiumi, 1648 Ca' d'Oro, Venezia

Models for the Fountain of the Four Rivers: scaled-down wonders

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Via del Mandrione

Gae Aulenti, Pileino, Mezzo Pileo, Artemide, 1972

Gae Aulenti’s bright idea: Pileino

Sicilia, Strombolicchio, Eolie - Sicilian Aeolian Islands

Strombolicchio, an island of imagination

Ex voto Madonna del Boden

Small miracles of beauty: ex votos for Madonna del Boden

Perugia, Steve McCurry, Sensational Umbria

“Sensational Umbria”, Steve McCurry’s wonderful wandering

Ravenna, Mausoleum of Theoderic, Mausoleo di Teodorico

Theoderic’s Mausoleum: a hero’s tomb

La Compagnia dei Pupari Vaccaro-Mauceri di Siracusa - Syracuse

Compagnia Vaccaro-Mauceri and Syracuse’s pupi

Villa Barbarigo, Valsanzibio di Galzignano Terme, Padova

The philosophical garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio