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Modena’s Collegio San Carlo, beauty read out loud

The Collegio San Carlo in Modena was founded in 1626 as “Collegio dei Nobili di San Carlo”, with a mission to give a sound...

Genoa’s Teatro Altrove

The Teatro Altrove in Genoa – literally, “elsewhere theater” – makes us think of all the places in the Ligurian city where faraway places...

The seven smallest, most wonderful theaters in the world

Italian theaters are universally known for their unsurpassed excellence, especially since the “architectural revolution” that took place between the 18th and 19th century, giving...

Teatro Sociale di Amelia and the Marquis of Grillo

The splendid Teatro Sociale di Amelia – built in the late 18th century and designed by the local aristocrat Stefano Cansacchi – has been...

The 1700s’ Historical Theater in Villa Aldrovandi-Mazzacorati: it all started with Voltaire

The small 1700s’ Historical Theater inside Villa Aldrovandi-Mazzacorati, in Bologna, opened in September 1763 with a performance of “Alzire, ou Les Américains”, a drama...

A center for dance excellence where Collegno’s Steam Launderette used to be

In Collegno, in the province of Turin, a Center for Dance Excellence has opened in a former steam launderette, taking on “Lavanderia a Vapore”...

The Teatro Civico in Schio

by Rino Alessi The architectural gem of Schio – one of Italy’s main wool cities in Italy, in the province of Vicenza – is its Teatro...

Ferento and the marketable war

Tradition has it that around 1172, Viterbo’s army destroyed the beautiful old town of Ferento, Lazio, out of fear it would expand. According to historian...

A theatrical masterpiece: Sabbioneta’s Teatro all’Antica

Duke Vespasiano Gonzaga – founder of the small “ideal city” of Sabbioneta, near Mantua – summoned Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616) from Vicenza to ask him...

Compagnia Vaccaro-Mauceri and Syracuse’s pupi

Pupi arrived in Syracuse in the last thirty years of the 19th century, when Francesco Puzzo built his first puppet (the exact date is...

Milan’s Teatro dei Filodrammatici: a story of Italian excellence

by Rino Alessi Teatro dei Filodrammatici is one of Italy’s major centers for dramatic arts, and one of the oldest cultural institutions in Milan. Located at...

Italy and China come together at Turin’s Teatro Regio

by Rino Alessi The Turin Teatro Regio Foundation, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Ncpa), and Beijing’s Opera House have recently reached an agreement on exchanges and...

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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...