Museums

Carosello: a milestone in the history of communication

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

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

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo On 25 September, Turin’s Cinema Museum inaugurated “Lombroso’s 1000 faces” (“I 1000 volti di Lombroso”), which until 6 January...

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

Author: Barbara Palladino Translation by Michelle Nebiolo Over 3,000 square meters for 50,000 pieces (accessories excluded): the Modateca Deanna, Centro Italiano di Documentazione Moda is a huge...

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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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...