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Modateca Deanna: a historical and technical archive. Style lives here

by Barbara Palladino Over 3,000 square meters for 50,000 pieces (accessories excluded): the Modateca Deanna, Centro Italiano di Documentazione Moda is a huge fashion archive and attracts...

Kartaruga and the fascinating history of Venetian masks

by Barbara Palladino Venice is renowned all over the world for the splendid artisanal masks that have become one of its icons, and Kartaruga is one...

One hundred years of fine jewelry: Bvlgari’s heritage sparkles in Rome

by Barbara Palladino “Bvlgari. The story, the dream” opened in Rome on 26 June and will run until 3 November 2019, celebrating the iconic fine jewelry...

PalermoUno: “please touch and take me with you”

The PalermoUno gallery, located in Milan’s Brera district, is organized like a perfectly normal apartment by owner Sophie Wannenes, who is an interior decorator...

The Castellani Gold Collection at Villa Giulia’s Museum

Inaugurated in January 2015, the Castellani Gold Collection is showcased in the 16th-century Hall of the Arts and Sciences inside the National Etruscan Museum...

Stamperia Tassotti: putting history and tradition on paper

Stamperia Tassotti was founded in 1957 in Bassano del Grappa, when Giorgio Tassotti committed to reviving the paper tradition begun by the Remondini family, famous...

Tirelli Costumi: the history of cinema in the pleats and seams of a dress

When Umberto Tirelli founded Sartoria Tirelli in 1964, he could count on no more than two sewing machines, six seamstresses, one milliner, one secretary...

The scent of Venice in Palazzo Mocenigo

The Museum of Perfume, inside Palazzo Mocenigo in the Santa Croce Sestiere, is one of Venice’s most wonderful surprises. The old, aristocratic building – built...

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...

Spezieria all’Ercole d’Oro: a gem between Venice’s calli

Venice’s perfume tradition has ancient roots. According to legend, it was Theodora Ducas – daughter of the Byzantine Emperor and wife of Doge Domenico...

Palazzo Mirto: a hidden masterpiece at the heart of Palermo

A unique historical building can be found in the ancient Kalsa district of Palermo, Sicily’s capital: Palazzo Mirto. This national monument is a rare example...

Patrizia Fabri and Antica Manifattura Cappelli

At only seventeen, Patrizia Fabri stepped into Loris Cirri’s workshop and fell in love with the world of top hats, cloche hats, bowlers and...

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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...

The Royal Palace of Caserta and the wonder of time

by Barbara Palladino They’ve been hanging in the same spot since 1700, when Marie Antoinette gave them to her sister Maria Carolina...

The Procopio Castle: experience the luxury of an ancient fortress

by Barbara Palladino The Procopio Castle is only a few kilometers from Perugia, ideally located between Umbria and Tuscany, on a hill...