Festivals

Flowers and poetry in Pienza

“Pienza and flowers” is a flower and plant trade fair held every year in the name’s gorgeous Renaissance town in the province of Siena....

Floracult, nature takes center stage a few kilometers from Rome

Floracult is gearing up for its 6th edition, to be held on April 24-26 in “I Casali del Pino”, part of the beautiful Parco...

Vulandra kites: beauty in the wind

Every year, Gruppo Aquilonisti Vulandra makes beauty soar in the skies above Ferrara with its awesome works of art. Since 1980, when the original group...

Uberto Bonetti and the Viareggio Carnival

In 1930, Uberto Bonetti (1909-1993) invented Burlamacco, the Viareggio Carnival mascot, after working on a modern reinterpretation of classic Commedia dell’Arte characters for a...

Festa del Torrone in Cremona, from sweets to violins

The Festa del Torrone in Cremona is a festival dedicated to Italy’s favorite Christmas nougat (‘torrone’). This year’s edition pairs the traditional sweet with...

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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...