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Caorle and the bond between sea and tradition

by Barbara Palladino Caorle, one of the Historical Coastal Villages - Gems of Italy (Borghi Storici Marinari - Gioielli d’Italia), is located between the Veneto tourist...

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...

Combo: a cosmopolitan spirit right off of the Navigli

Located in one of Milan’s typical 19th-century houses built around a central courtyard, Combo is a multifunctional space: hostel, bar, live-streaming web radio, but...

Luciano Pavarotti’s house-museum: where the Maestro lived

by Barbara Palladino He played no less than twenty-nine roles in his career. Wanting to bring opera to the masses, he performed in great arenas...

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

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

San Gimignano’s red gold

As the countryside prepares to roll out of the fall and head into the winter, saffron blooms in Tuscany – the promise of a...

Romitorio: the ancient beauty of sacred traditions

Romitorio – in Pienza, near the church of Saint Catherine – exudes ancient charm, with a series of rooms carved into sandstone where hermit...

Castelmuzio Borgo Salotto: old-world beauty

Welcome to Castelmuzio, a small village along the road that from Trequanda leads to Pienza, in the Orcia Valley. Everything here seems suspended in...

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,...

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

by Barbara Palladino On a rocky bastion that precipitates right into the sea, Torre Truglia rises on the promontory of Sperlonga. It is a symbol of...

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...