Architecture

Turin’s Academy of Sciences

Turin’s Academy of Sciences was founded in 1757 as a private scientific society; in 1783, king Victor Amadeus III of Savoy instituted it as...

The Appiano House Museum, Sicilian Wunderkammer

The oldest part of Ragusa is home to six coffers full of 18th- and 19th-century treasures: the six rooms of the Appiano House Museum,...

Torre Truglia: between past and present, between the sky and the sea

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo On a rocky bastion that precipitates right into the sea, Torre Truglia rises on the promontory of Sperlonga. It...

Palazzo Bonaparte and Madama Letizia’s balcony

Palazzo Bonaparte – whose main façades look over Rome’s Piazza Venezia and Via del Corso – is one of the most important buildings by...

Palazzo Bonocore in Palermo

Palazzo Bonocore is a magnificent 16th-century building on Piazza Pretoria, (also known as “Piazza della Vergogna” – that is “Square of Shame” – because...

War and courtly love at the Castle of Avio

The Castle of Avio is one of the oldest and most evocative castles in Trentino, and rises from a spur on Mount Vignola, over...

Turin’s Royal Armory

The Royal Armory of Turin was founded when in the 1830s Charles Albert (1798-1849), king of Sardinia, began collecting weapons belonging to the Savoy...

Longing for beauty at Villa Dosi Delfini

Villa Dosi Delfini was built in Pontremoli in the late 1600s, the fruit of Carlo Dosi’s desire for beauty. Dosi was a man of...

Aldo Rossi at Palazzo della Ragione

Aldo Rossi is the focus of a new exhibition in Padua, held in a historical building that well represents the Milanese architect’s humanistic vision...

The church and convent of Saint Bonaventure in Caltagirone

The church and convent of Saint Bonaventure, built in the first half of the 17th century in Caltagirone, make up a monumental complex, full...

Unfortunate lovers at the Bardi Castle

Like all reputable historical fortresses, the Bardi Castle, in Parma, is home to a few ghosts. To be exact, it is haunted by the spirits...

Travel to ancient Rome, today

After its first successful edition in 2014, the educational show series “Viaggi nell’Antica Roma” is back! And with 140,000 visitors just since the inauguration...

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The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...