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The Gervasoni Mill, a treasure trove of ancient skills

The “Maurizio Gervasoni” Mill is a 17th-century rural stone building located in the small mountain town Bàresi, in the Brembana Valley (in the province...

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

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo Over 3,000 square meters for 50,000 pieces (accessories excluded): the Modateca Deanna, Centro Italiano di Documentazione Moda is a huge...

Kartaruga and the fascinating history of Venetian masks

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo Venice is renowned all over the world for the splendid artisanal masks that have become one of its icons,...

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

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo “Bvlgari. The story, the dream” opened in Rome on 26 June and will run until 3 November 2019, celebrating...

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...

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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...