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Sicilian carts in Mario Cuccia’s photographs

For years, photographer and documentary filmmaker Mario Cuccia has been researching Sicilian carts, as small and colorful icons of the island’s artisan creativity. With scrupulous...

The Easter Arches in San Biagio Platani: triumph for all

The Easter Arches – also known as Bread Arches – whose tinted shadows envelop the main street in the small Sicilian town of San...

The Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte: maiolica and fire

The Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone is a waterfall of 142 steps, with each rise covered in beautiful, multi-colored maiolica. Local craftsmen...

Applied arts at “Artigianato e Palazzo”: twenty years of success

This year, “Artigianato e Palazzo” has celebrated its twentieth birthday. Since Neri Torrigiani and Princess Giorgiana Corsini decided it was time to do something...

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...