Architecture

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

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo Villa Saldarini in Baratti, in the province of Piombino, is one of Italy’s best examples of zoomorphic architecture, stemming...

The endless charms of Villa della Porta Bozzolo

Villa della Porta Bozzolo, just a few kilometers from Varese and Lake Maggiore, is a typical 18th-century “villa di delizia” filled with galleries, ballrooms,...

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

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

Turin’s Academy of Sciences

Turin’s Academy of Sciences was founded in 1757 as a private scientific society; in 1783, king Victor Amadeus III of Savoy instituted it as...

Torre Truglia: between past and present, between the sky and the sea

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo On a rocky bastion that precipitates right into the sea, Torre Truglia rises on the promontory of Sperlonga. It...

The skull with ears in the Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai

The Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai is a gem of architecture at the heart of Naples, made accessible once again thanks to the...

Palazzo Bonaparte and Madama Letizia’s balcony

Palazzo Bonaparte – whose main façades look over Rome’s Piazza Venezia and Via del Corso – is one of the most important buildings by...

Palazzo Bonocore in Palermo

Palazzo Bonocore is a magnificent 16th-century building on Piazza Pretoria, (also known as “Piazza della Vergogna” – that is “Square of Shame” – because...

War and courtly love at the Castle of Avio

The Castle of Avio is one of the oldest and most evocative castles in Trentino, and rises from a spur on Mount Vignola, over...

Longing for beauty at Villa Dosi Delfini

Villa Dosi Delfini was built in Pontremoli in the late 1600s, the fruit of Carlo Dosi’s desire for beauty. Dosi was a man of...

Aldo Rossi at Palazzo della Ragione

Aldo Rossi is the focus of a new exhibition in Padua, held in a historical building that well represents the Milanese architect’s humanistic vision...

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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...