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Pollara: a beautiful sunset, caught between the sky and the sea

On Salina, an island in the municipality of Malfa, a thin strip of land made of stones and gravel – the remains of an...

Baron Ricasoli and the origins of Chianti

In Gaiole in Chianti, in the province of Siena, the majestic Brolio Castle is protected by walls up to 16 meters tall. Its imposing...

Castell’Arquato, conflicts and beauty

Castell’Arquato, in the province of Piacenza, is one of the towns in Italy that have best preserved their medieval profile. Indeed, the Ghibelline and Guelf...

The Cefalù Cathedral, a happy cultural encounter

The splendid Cefalù Cathedral, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2015, “is the center from which the whole town’s beauty is diffused, and...

Villa della Torre Allegrini: a 16th-century gem

Villa della Torre Allegrini is located in Fumane, in the province of Verona. Immersed in Valpolicella – an area known for its excellent wines...

Bevagna, art and poetry from the Middle Ages

Welcome to Bevagna, a wonderful medieval town in the province of Perugia, home to an ancient Umbrian population that fought off the Roman expansion...

Venice’s Museum of Punk – the biggest collection in the world

At the heart of Venice, on Piazza San Marco, the Museum of Punk is home to the largest private collection in the world dedicated...

Casa Carbone: the turn-of-the-century home where time has stopped

Casa Carbone – a typical bourgeois home from the 1800s in Lavagna, Genoa, on Liguria’s Riviera di Levante – was ceded to FAI by...

Sassolungo and the view Messner conquered

Reinhold Messner was twenty-five when he climbed to the top of Sassolungo, the highest peak in the massif of the same name, in the...

History and legend at the Royal Palace of Capodimonte

The Royal Palace of Capodimonte (in Italian, Reggia di Capodimonte) was built in 1738 by will of Charles VII king of Naples and Sicily,...

Tipografia Portoghese: stopping time to focus on the future

Tipografia Portoghese – in Altamura, in the province of Bari – is located in part of the former convent of Sant'Antonio of the Conventual Franciscans. It...

The Ducal Palace of Sassuolo: a “magnificent delight”

Although its origins are tied to a 15th-century castle that had been built by Borso d’Este, Marquis of Ferrara, the Ducal Palace of Sassuolo...

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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...