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Villa Litta, contemporary art delight

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, near Varese, was built in the 18th century as a “villa di delizia” – meaning a place for pleasure, meant...

The Villa del Balbianello

The Villa del Balbianello, in Lenno, on Lake Como, was the ultimate achievement for Milan-born mountain climber and explorer, Guido Monzino. Monzino bought this beautiful...

The Abbey of San Fruttuoso

In the village of San Fruttuoso – in Camogli, in the province of Genoa – the Mediterranean whispers the lyrics of its most celebrated...

Villa Bolasco and its Park

Villa Bolasco and its Park, in Castelfranco Veneto, in the province of Treviso, used to be known as “the Paradise”. A paradise that was...

Marsala’s salt pond

Marsala’s Salt Pond – amongst big and small dunes, white with salt – is home to wonderful forms of life, both animal and plant,...

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Built between 1932 and 1935, at the very heart of Milan, in via Mozart 14, Villa Necchi Campiglio has the luxury of a heated...

Attrezzeria Rancati

We can imagine the ghosts of famous theater and cinema stars walking around the Attrezzeria scenica Rancati as if they were in a wonderful...

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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

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...