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Montemerano, a medieval town at the heart of Maremma

Montemerano is a hamlet in the municipality of Manciano, in the province of Grosseto. Considered one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, it rises on...

The Sansevero Chapel: art, legends and esoteric symbols

by Barbara Palladino The Sansevero Chapel, also known as Church of Santa Maria della Pietà or Pietatella, rises between the alleys at the heart of Naples, not...

The cosmopolitan vibe of Milan’s Fifty House Soho

by Barbara Palladino Fifty House Soho is the latest achievement in the Fifty House Hotels chain, following the success of Fifty House Cellini and Asian restaurant...

The sea’s endless inspiration is served, at Pacifico in Milan

by Barbara Palladino Pacifico is a restaurant on Via della Moscova, in Milan’s most central and fashion-forward district. The brainchild of chef Jaime Pesaque, it opened in 2015...

A must-see exhibition dedicated to Andrea Mantegna, at Turin’s Palazzo Madama

Palazzo Madama in Turin is currently holding a major exhibition titled “Andrea Mantegna. Reliving antiquity, building modernity” (“Andrea Mantegna. Rivivere l'antico, costruire il moderno”)...

The Camparino: the iconic venue of Milan’s aperitivo

by Barbara Palladino The De Filippo brothers were regulars at the time they treated the boards in Milan, and Vittorio De Sica unfailingly sipped his cocktail...

The San Martino Charterhouse: wonder of the Gulf of Naples

The San Martino Charterhouse (Italian: Certosa di San Martino) is perched on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples – a strategic location picked...

The Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia in Palestrina

Palestrina is a town not far from Rome, at the foot of Mount Ginestro. Here, the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia (or Fortune of the...

Dreamy atmosphere at the Tenuta Mosé Charming House Relais

by Barbara Palladino The Tenuta Mosé Charming House Relais is a real gem, hidden at the heart of Salento in the hamlet of “Li Cudi”...

The Staffarda Abbey: Piedmont’s crown jewel

Welcome to Staffarda di Revello, in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont. The Staffarda Abbey (Abbazia Santa Maria di Staffarda, in Italian) was built here...

The Dinosaur House in Baratti

by Barbara Palladino Villa Saldarini in Baratti, in the province of Piombino, is one of Italy’s best examples of zoomorphic architecture, stemming from the creativity...

The queen of Italian cuisine, at the Pasta Museum

by Barbara Palladino It is only fitting that the Pasta Museum would open in Collecchio, in the province of Parma: this is where leading pasta brand...

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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...