Nature

Sassolungo and the view Messner conquered

Reinhold Messner was twenty-five when he climbed to the top of Sassolungo, the highest peak in the massif of the same name, in the...

Villalago and the reflection of beauty

At some point, a lake formed in front of the Saint Dominic Hermitage in Villalago – adding to the many that had appeared in...

The mystery of Mangiabarche

At one point in Massimo Carlotto’s mystery novel, “Il mistero di Mangiabarche” (edizioni E/O, 1997), the main character – a detective known as The...

Lawrence Beck’s conversation with antiquity

“Dialogo con l’antico” (“Conversation with antiquity”) offers the opportunity to see Lawrence Beck’s Italian gardens for a few more days – until September 2nd,...

Tour delle Delizie: Milan’s Navigli and the memory of water

Tour delle Delizie is a journey through the memories of Milan, who some experts say is named after the waters it used to be...

The Gaiola Underwater Park: Naples below sea level

The Gaiola Underwater Park, a stone’s throw from downtown Naples, is a protected marine area in the city’s gulf, right in front of the...

Bagni San Filippo: a refuge from big and small responsibilities

Bagni San Filippo is a neighborhood in Castiglione d’Orcia, Siena, named after Saint Philip Benizi, a holy man from Florence who sought refuge here...

Dolomites by Georg Tappeiner

You can visit the Dolomites in Rome until September 2nd 2018, courtesy of photographer Georg Tappeiner (born in Merano, South Tyrol in 1964) –...

Wind and waves at Capo Carbonara

Over the millennia, waves and wind have carved the wonderful, varied profile of the coastline around Capo Carbonara – a promontory on the southernmost...

Latemarium and the color of the Dolomites

From the Latemarium panoptic platform, located at 2,200 meters of altitude, you can enjoy an amazing view over the Latemar and the wonderful surrounding...

Vacunae Rosae, on holiday with the queen of flowers

Near Rome, there is an old rose garden named after a Sabine goddess who was believed to protect farmers’ well-deserved rest. Her name was...

Destination: Rio Sass Canyon

Three hundred meters long and 60 meters deep; with overhanging walls separated by as little as 25 centimeters, or a maximum of 30 meters;...

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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...