Museums

Carosello: a milestone in the history of communication

by Barbara Palladino The Magnani Rocca Foundation presents “Carosello. Advertising and Television 1957-1977” at Villa dei Capolavori near Parma: a journey across popular creative work by...

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...

The Appiano House Museum, Sicilian Wunderkammer

The oldest part of Ragusa is home to six coffers full of 18th- and 19th-century treasures: the six rooms of the Appiano House Museum,...

“Lombroso’s 1000 faces”: criminal anthropology and physiognomy on show in Turin

by Barbara Palladino On 25 September, Turin’s Cinema Museum inaugurated “Lombroso’s 1000 faces” (“I 1000 volti di Lombroso”), which until 6 January 2020 will display for...

Turin’s Royal Armory

The Royal Armory of Turin was founded when in the 1830s Charles Albert (1798-1849), king of Sardinia, began collecting weapons belonging to the Savoy...

MAR-Miniera Argentiera: augmented reality for an open-air museum

Located in North-West Sardinia, 43km from Sassari and 34 from Alghero, with its hills and silver schist cliffs Argentiera is one of the most outstanding...

Modateca Deanna: a historical and technical archive. Style lives here

by Barbara Palladino Over 3,000 square meters for 50,000 pieces (accessories excluded): the Modateca Deanna, Centro Italiano di Documentazione Moda is a huge fashion archive and attracts...

The Musumeci Greco Weapon Academy: a temple of fencing

The Musumeci Greco Weapon Academy is one of the oldest and most prestigious fencing schools in the world. Inaugurated in 1878, it always belonged...

Art Nouveau triumphs with an exhibition at the Palace of Venaria

“Art Nouveau. The triumph of beauty” will be open at the Palace of Venaria until 26 January 2020. Produced and organized by the Consortium...

The South’s Renaissance: an exhibition in Matera

A very interesting exhibition is being held in Matera, shedding a completely original light on the Renaissance and offering a new interpretation of one...

The Palazzo Poggi Museum in Bologna

Bologna’s 16th-century Palazzo Poggi – once the luxurious abode of Alessandro Poggi and his brother, cardinal Giovanni Poggi, featuring frescoes by Pellegrino Tibaldi, Nicolò Dell’Abate...

The wonders of Bologna’s Archiginnasio

Today, Bologna’s Archiginnasio – seat of the Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the western world, between 1563 and 1803 – is home...

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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...