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Enzo Mari’s “puzzling” animals

The sixteen animals that piece together Danese Milano’s “16 animali” puzzle are a “crazy idea” by designer Enzo Mari, who one day, in the...

Miniature Grand Prix, major excitement

Ingap’s miniature cars once brought the enthusiasm and adrenalin of the racetrack into people’s homes. They evoked mini-renditions of the competitions that had become...

Advertising is child’s play with tin

Agostino Marchesini was a real tin master. He started working with this common toy material in 1908, in Bologna, making small cars and other...

Nando, the good-natured robot

It is more than obvious that Nando could never violate Isaac Asimov’s first law of robotics, at least as far as the beginning, “A...

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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...