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Piedmont in the eyes of ski-loving illustrators

Breathtaking views, kilometers of snowy trails, and amazing landscapes you can only truly enjoy with skis at your feet: Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Pragelato, Alagna...

His Majesty the Panettone, in advertisement posters

Panettone is a typical Christmas treat from Milan, now made by a number of companies all over Italy. A symbol of holiday celebrations, it...

Lana Gatto’s vintage posters

Yarns of the highest quality, craftsmanship and excellent Italian manufacturing have always been at the core of Lana Gatto’s identity. The historical brand became extremely...

The surreal, fantastic Jacovitti is on show in Aosta

Opening on 27 October and until 28 April 2019, “Il Mondo di Jacovitti” (“Jacovitti’s World”) celebrates the great Italian comic artist Jacovitti (1923-1997) at...

Gucci ArtLab: a celebration of business success and creativity

On April 19th 2018, Gucci inaugurated a new 37,000-square-meter center for 800 of their employees working in Scandicci: the Gucci ArtLab is the new...

Venice in billboards

Gustav Aschenbach, the leading character in Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice”, gives us a very clear idea of what is must have once meant...

Riccardo Guasco’s illustrations for the “Veni Vidi Bici!” exhibition

From May 3rd to July 1st, 2018, the AcdB Museum – named after the acronym Alessandria città delle biciclette, i.e. “city of bicycles” –...

Lucio Venna’s cinema and cars

Lucio Venna – nome de plume of painter and commercial artist Giuseppe Landsmann (1897-1974) – was one of the first Futurist artists and an...

Easter eggs in advertisement illustrations

Here is a selection of illustrated posters and postcards from the last century, advertising Easter eggs made by Italian confectionary companies. Some of these...

Galleria Campari, a taste for art in advertising

Milan’s Galleria Campari tells the story of a historical Italian brand that is known all over the world. It’s a story that began in...

Carnival dinners in poster ads

Between the end of the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s, cities all over Italy celebrated Carnival with huge dinners (“veglioni”) –...

Mario Borgoni, a great artist with great humility

Some say painter and illustrator Mario Borgoni – who was born in Pesaro in 1869, received his cultural and professional education in Naples and...

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The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

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...