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The Castellani Gold Collection at Villa Giulia’s Museum

Inaugurated in January 2015, the Castellani Gold Collection is showcased in the 16th-century Hall of the Arts and Sciences inside the National Etruscan Museum...

Patrizia Fabri and Antica Manifattura Cappelli

At only seventeen, Patrizia Fabri stepped into Loris Cirri’s workshop and fell in love with the world of top hats, cloche hats, bowlers and...

Mario Berta Battiloro’s Venetian splendor

“Gold to fire / proves its every splendor”: Pindar wrote these verses (Nemean IV) to describe the victories of young fighter Timisarchus of Aegina,...

Glories of the past in Antonia Sautter’s imaginative world

Antonia Sautter’s atelier – at the very heart of Venice, near Piazza San Marco – is a slice of pure charm. It is a...

Distilleria Le Crode, distilling grappa according to tradition

Distilleria Le Crode – located along river Piave, between Valdobbiadene and Feltre – is one of the few remaining plants in Italy to uphold...

The Color Library at the Orsoni Glassworks

Orsoni is a dive into color, in a kaleidoscopic whirlwind of hues ready to spark a twinkle in your eye. This historical Venice glassworks...

The Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum in Florence

Marble, porphyry, granite, alberese stone, limestone, flowered, cotognino and Egyptian alabaster, lapis lazuli, rock crystal, jasper, agate... each precious stone has an exotic name...

Castagnari accordions and Leopardi’s music

Giacomo Leopardi considered music the most important form of art, because “The other arts imitate and express nature, from which feeling is drawn, but...

Solomeo, work and beauty

Solomeo is a lovely, small medieval town in the province of Perugia and the home of Brunello Cucinelli Spa, one of the most important...

The run-up to Saint Ambrose starts with Chiostro in Fiera

Milan welcomes the fall with three days dedicated to craftsmanship and art: from 5 to 7 October the Saint Eustorgio Cloisters will host the...

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...

In awe of hard work: De Cagna light installations

‘Per aspera ad astra’: the old Latin adage, meaning “A rough road leads to the stars”, seems fit to describe the hard work of...

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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...