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Giauli: reality and imagination carved out of wood

Lampo, born Mauro Olivotto, has been carving wood for the past thirty years. He favors Swiss pine, a long-lived species that thrives at an...

Compagnia Marionettistica Colla and Napoleon’s boots

When Charles Dickens watched a marionette show, “The Death of Napoleon”, in Milan in the early 1840s, he was greatly impressed by the emperor’s...

The scents of Luciano Molinari’s art forest

“Trees! / Were you once arrows / fallen from the blue? / What terrible warriors / cast you down? The stars?/ Your music springs...

Flavio Belletti and things not meant to last

Flavio Belletti creates things that are not meant to last. Just like anyone who, like him, gives shape to objects of art that “fly...

Nature and tradition at the Riva Wood Museum

R1920 stands for Riva 1920. Riva is the name of the family of woodworkers from Cantù (in the province of Como), whose business adventures...

Sergio Milani, a child’s maturity

Sergio Milani is a serious and responsible adult who makes toys for a living. Why not? For a man, in Friedrich Nietzsche’s definition, to...

Luca Rafanelli’s Oltrarno

Luca Rafanelli has been painting umbrellas and bicycles since 1994. Perhaps he paints life as its flows – precipitating from the skies, or pedaling...

Squero of San Trovaso, Venice

Someone, in the ancient Squero of San Trovaso, should hang a plaque with a quotation from John Ruskin’s essay “The Stones of Venice”: “When...

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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...