pharmaceutical and make-up

Restoring leisure at Antica Barbieria Colla

“Razors and combs,
/ lancets and scissors,
/ at my command /
everything's ready”, sings Figaro in “The Barber of Seville”. The voice of the leading character...

Erboristeria Melissa, a remedy for anxiety

Lemon balm is the popular name of a perennial herb called ‘Melissa officinalis’, which produces white-pink flowers and is widely used to treat anxiety....

The Officina Profumo–Farmaceutica in Santa Maria Novella

The Officina Profumo–Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, in Florence, was established in 1221, year of the death of Saint Dominic. It was indeed instituted...

The Mazzolini-Giuseppucci Pharmacy

According to legend, in the second half of the 1800s, the ancient Mazzolini-Giuseppucci Pharmacy, in Fabriano, was the location of regular freemason meetings. After...

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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...