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Chapter Hotel: industrial details for New York’s vibe

by Barbara Palladino Although you might feel like you are in the Big Apple, this is Rome – and the most historical and typical part of...

Carosello: a milestone in the history of communication

by Barbara Palladino The Magnani Rocca Foundation presents “Carosello. Advertising and Television 1957-1977” at Villa dei Capolavori near Parma: a journey across popular creative work by...

Combo: a cosmopolitan spirit right off of the Navigli

Located in one of Milan’s typical 19th-century houses built around a central courtyard, Combo is a multifunctional space: hostel, bar, live-streaming web radio, but...

Velona’s Jungle: tropical-chic atmospheres at the heart of Florence

by Barbara Palladino Velona’s Jungle is in the very center of Tuscany’s capital, in Borgo Ognissanti, just a stone’s throw from the Lungarno: a luxury...

Touching beauty with Maria Montessori and Bruno Munari

On 10 November 2019, Ancona’s Mole Vanvitelliana will open “TOCCARE LA BELLEZZA Maria Montessori Bruno Munari”, highlighting the work of the two Italian icons...

Mercanteinfiera’s 38th edition in Parma

From 5 to 13 October 2019, Fiere di Parma is hosting a new edition of Mercanteinfiera – the international festival dedicated to collectables, fashion,...

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...

“The Pure”, salad with a clean conscience

“The Pure” salad restaurant – located on Corso Magenta, in Milan – was born out of a close collaboration between architecture firm Nomade and...

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...

PiazzadiSpagna9: a refined and multifaceted residence at the heart of Rome

Piazza di Spagna is one of the most iconic places in Rome and one of the most fascinating sites in the world. Here, on...

Ethnologica: the Orient showcased in Forlì

Ethnologica is an antiques gallery in Forlì, specialized in oriental, Islamic and Indian art. It was founded in 2000 by Andrea Filippi, who was...

Art Nouveau triumphs with an exhibition at the Palace of Venaria

“Art Nouveau. The triumph of beauty” will be open at the Palace of Venaria until 26 January 2020. Produced and organized by the Consortium...

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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...