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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...

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...

Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca: a Baroque aristocratic home in Palermo

“We could have been to Timbuktu or Patagonia, and had seen wonderful things or lived unique experiences. But when we came back to Palermo,...

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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...