La Rotonda è l’esito felice dell’incontro tra il genio di Andrea Palladio, architetto all’apice della carriera, e il nobile vicentino Paolo Almerico (1514-1589), uomo colto, ambizioso e altero il quale affida ad Andrea Palladio il progetto per la propria villa suburbana alle porte di Vicenza. Dopo alcuni passaggi di proprietà la villa viene acquistata dai conti Valmarana di Venezia nel 1912 La Rotonda è un’icona di fama mondiale, ma per i Valmarana anche una casa. Il conte Andrea Valmarana la acquistò in pessimo stato nel 1912, abitandola con la famiglia nei mesi estivi fino agli anni ‘70. Durante la Seconda guerra mondiale fu parzialmente occupata dai Tedeschi e danneggiata dallo scoppio delle numerose bombe cadute nelle vicinanze. Dal 1976 cominciarono i grandi restauri conservativi, tutti a carico della Proprietà. Nel 1980 la Rotonda ha aperto al pubblico, rendendo accessibile anche l’interno sei anni più tardi. Nel 1994 è arrivato il prestigioso riconoscimento dell’UNESCO, primo monumento palladiano ad essere dichiarato Patrimonio dell’Umanità, seguito dal sito “La città di Vicenza e le ville del Palladio in Veneto”. Nel corso dei secoli la villa è stata meta di visite illustri: studiosi, artisti, architetti, letterati, ma anche uomini di stato e regnanti, come l’ex re d’Inghilterra Edoardo VIII accompagnato dalla moglie nel 1936. Ma la Rotonda ben si presta anche come set cinematografico: si ricorderà la famosa scena in costume settecentesco girata sulle scalinate, nel Don Giovanni di Joseph Losey del 1979. L’attuale Proprietà Valmarana intende proseguire nella direzione tracciata dal conte Andrea, integrando la conservazione architettonica alla volontà di mantenere viva la Rotonda, non solo una residenza privata ma soprattutto un bene prezioso da consegnare alle future generazioni.
Half an hour from Venice, lies the enchanted island of Torcello. In 1935, it was here that Giuseppe Cipriani, who was captivated by the beauty of the place, opened an inn which soon became famous all over the world. After Giuseppe, the management of the inn was taken over by his daughter Carla, then subsequently by her son, Bonifacio Brass. The successive generations have not altered the inimitable style and class of the inn. As it is attested to by the many illustrious guests attracted yesterday as today by the unique hospitality: from Ernest Hemingway to Charlie Chaplin, from Paul Newman to the entire Royal Family of England. With its simply decorated dining rooms and its garden full of flowers overlooking the cathedral of Torcello, the inn is surely one of the most romantic places anywhere to have lunch or dinner and taste the Cipriani’s traditional dishes. Locanda Cipriani is worthed at least once in a lifetime.
Loredana Chieffo is a beautiful woman, cosmopolitan, international, a lover of travel and the seas of the world. She began at the age of twenty as a model in the 80s in the Milan of Haute Couture, soon climbing the top of the most important fashion houses from Yves Saint Laurent to Armani, until she became one of the famous models of Victoria's Secrets. Her constant business travel introduces her to the international jet-set. Leaving the catwalks and thanks to her experience and insight, she becomes a professional contact for large families for the sale of luxury villas working for international real estate agencies, especially in the Grenadines. Loredana Chieffo is a great sportswoman, passionate about life and nature, she develops her passion for the sea through Kite-Surf. From her beloved Milan to her, she reaches the most beautiful beaches in the world as soon as possible with coaches and friends to always experiment with new equipment and new challenges of the winds. Her sensitivity and intuitiveness, make her capable of managing difficult and complicated situations among which, she knows how to move with grace and decision to always reach goals of good and peace. She is very appreciated in working environments both from man and woman.
Luigi de Vecchi is currently the Chairman of Continental Europe for Corporate and Investment Banking in Citi. He has been a Managing Director of Credit Suisse since 2004. Prior to joining Citi, he was Co- Head of Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse and a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Kleinwort Benson. Professor of Finance and member of the Advisory Board of the LUISS University in Rome and Board Member of Calarts in LA. He is also a member of the Board of Director of Save the Children Italy. Luigi is a mentor and gives his wide experience also in helping Associations that have a social impact. He is the father of three and a enjoys nature, friends company and sailing.
Laboratorio Paravicini, a Wunderkammer dedicated to hand-painting lovers and not only, is located in via Nerino 8, in a hidden courtyard in the historical center of Milan. It is here where a great number of tableware has been made for twenty years. All the articles are livened up by hand-painted decorations and by printings with all sorts of patterns. The main subjects of the dining sets, tea and coffee sets, vases and chandeliers are dreamlike and exotic worlds that are populated by snakes, jugglers, hot air-balloons, scripts, and monograms. Contemporary drawings coexist with classical inspirations in a game of references and quotes that brings poetic suggestions to life. Every customer’s request conducts the hand-painted production, exclusive and on commission: a customized production that fulfills wishes, tastes and needs.
Le Case del Principe are located on the beautiful and enchanting island of Pantelleria, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, between Sicily and North Africa. Our houses were built in the ’70s by Prince Paolo Sallier de La Tour and his wife Costanza, who created this little oasis of peace and relaxation in the place they loved. We have seven “dammusi”, as the stone-built houses typical of Pantelleria are called, each far enough from one other to ensure its own privacy and silence. Ariane runs the hospitality. She loves flowers and nature, silence and colours, and the emotions aroused by the sea. She loves Pantelleria with its dense and vivid colors, the deep blue of the sky which seems almost possible to touch where it merges with the sea, the bright green of the vegetation in all seasons, all the scents of the island, the intense colours of the flowers sprouting from the black volcanic rocks, and the harsh summer light. A landscape that has always been part of her world, and it is the refuge of her soul.
La Perla di Torino links its name to the Piedmont sweet tradition, celebrating quality chocolate in one of the most beloved historical expressions in the MOLE building city: chocolate truffles. With the first 3 creations La Perla Nera, La Perla Bianca and the dark chocolate truffle Extreme, today iconic products, the founder of the artisanal laboratory Sergio Arzilli wanted to celebrate Torino, its adoptive city. He started a path oriented in valorizing traditional chocolate truffle and inventive creations, that in over 25 years of activity conquered the attention – and the palate – of Italian and international gourmands. Sergio Arzilli’s history is a story of success born from a glitch: being diagnosed gluten intolerant, at 38 years old realizes that he cannot continue to work as a pastry chef in the family patisserie. With the intention of not leaving this background experience, he decided to deepen the chocolate world, transforming his curiosity in a continuous exploration itinerary. His passion for good chocolate, transmitted to his daughter Valentina that today, next to him, leads the company, can be translated in high standard of excellence in La Perla di Torino’s laboratory. Each chocolate truffle and each recipe are prepared, today as before, with high quality ingredients and with process that respect the raw materials, to glorify perfumes and flavours.
Nella Scuola di Cucina più glamour di Torino organizziamo corsi di cucina amatoriale adatti a tutti gli appassionati che desiderino approcciarsi a questo mondo, partendo dalle basi, per momenti conviviali di apprendimento e divertimento. La programmazione dei corsi, in continuo aggiornamento, permette di scegliere tra diversi argomenti, tutti coinvolgenti e svolti da docenti qualificati. Dai corsi per bambini, ai corsi di team building per professionisti. I corsi di cucina cofinanziati dalla Città Metropolitana di Torino, invece, danno la possibilità di partecipare a percorsi più duraturi, il cui costo è coperto al 70% dall’ente, e solo per la restante parte a carico dell’iscritto.
Sculptor and entrepreneur Piero Morseletto was born in Vicenza on December 23rd 1887. He studied first at the Accademia Olimpica in Vicenza and then at Milan’s Accademia Brera, where he was awarded two Gold Medals as best pupil. Later he was to be awarded the Gold Medal as a Master Craftsman and exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Milan Triennale and other important events. Soon he combined his skills as a sculptor with those of an entrepreneur, founding Bottega Morseletto, specialized in realization of ornate workmanship with Vicenza Stone. There, craftsmen worked on this stone over the decades, building up a set of technical and productive skills that enabled them to perform any sculpture- or architecture-related task. These years featured restoration of the highest level of such architectural monuments as the Palladian Basilica and the Loggia del Capitaniato in Vicenza (by Andrea Palladio), the Municipal Theatres of Bologna, Carpi, Lugo, Ravenna and Faenza, Palazzo Bevilacqua in Verona (by Michele Sanmicheli) and many others.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, paleontology, and cartography. He is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time, despite perhaps only 15 of his paintings have survived. The Mona Lisa is the most famous of his works and the most popular portrait ever made. The Last Supper is the most reproduced religious painting of all time and his Vitruvian Man drawing is regarded as a cultural icon as well. Leonardo's paintings and preparatory drawings, together with his notebooks, which contain sketches, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivaled only by that of his contemporary Michelangelo. Although he had no formal academic training, many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the 'Universal Genius' or 'Renaissance Man', an individual of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination", and he is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived.
Lentini's high-quality Restaurants have their roots the day Alfonso Lentini descended from the train that took him to Turin from his home in Calabria, in 1953 at the age of 14. He was welcomed by aunt Gina, who taught him the spirit of sacrifice and the first foundation to become a future fruit merchant. From that moment on, the story of the Lentini family began in the world of agro-food which brought Nicola, the first-born son, to follow his father's footsteps. First, as a fruit merchant and subsequently, as an entrepreneur in the food business. Since Nicola opened his first restaurant in Turin, he discovered a certainty: the quality and origin of our raw materials are fundamental for an excellent final result. For this reason, he personally follows each and every one of the producers of the ingredients that I use. Only Italian, genuine, traceable and high-quality products. Lentini's restaurants, starting from Germany, are now opening around the world. We can also find high-quality frozen Lentini's pizza.
Consulente Tributario, Luca prende a cuore ciascun cliente come se si trattasse di se setsso. Esperto in analisi di bilanci, lavora per società e per privati. Fornisce consulenza ed opera, con la propria capacità tecnica, nei settori tributario, fiscale, amministrativo ed aziendale. Il suo sorriso e la sua serietà professionale, vi faranno sentire sicuri.
Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. With a population of more than 9 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru and the third-largest city in the Americas, behind São Paulo and Mexico City. Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Lima is home to one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the New World. The National University of San Marcos, founded on May 12, 1551, during the Spanish colonial regime, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas.
Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes. Officially the City of Los Angeles and often known colloquially by its initials L.A. is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States.
London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core, colloquially known as the Square Mile, retains boundaries that follow closely their medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. London is often considered as the world's leading global city and has been termed as the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, innovative, sustainable, most investment-friendly, most popular for work, and the most vegetarian-friendly city in the world. London exerts a considerable impact upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. London ranks 26 out of 300 major cities for economic performance. It is one of the largest financial centers.
The Louvre Museum is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, contains approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century. In 2017, the Louvre was the world's most visited art museum, receiving 8.1 million visitors. A visit to the Louvre and its collections lets visitors discover Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, as well as a large number of ancient civilizations. Yet it also offers another history to explore. The grand palace that houses the museum, which dates back to the late twelfth century, is a true lesson in architecture: from 1200 to 2011, the most innovative architects have in turn built and developed the Louvre. Long the seat of power, this royal residence was also home to French heads of state until 1870 and is one of the major backdrops to the history of Paris and of France.
Ruggero Pallaoro boasts many years of experience as a product designer. Since he was a child he loves working with wood thanks to his father cabinetmaker who transmits this great passion to him. The first design vases with modern shapes and small objects began to come back, such as fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoint pens. Legno Lamp is the brand where he creates unique and small limited and numbered series, using mainly wood but also metal and stone.
The ultimate goal of the Life Beyond Tourism® project is to help foster the spread of universal values such as respect and friendship the world over. To achieve this, the Life Beyond Tourism project has been designed to turn tourism from a mere moment of leisure into a valuable opportunity for cross-cultural awareness and exchange, thus helping people to overcome the difficulties that stand in the way of our accepting those who are different from us.
Successful entrepreneur and honorary sommelier, Lamberto Vallarino Gancia today dedicates his knowledge and energy to various activities related to the wine sector and, from 7 September 2015, to the management of the Stable. «A complex and fascinating world - emphasizes speaking of the Theater - a symbol of the city that has been offering for sixty years performances of high artistic quality and that contains within it history, culture, many Italian professionalism and excellence.
Since 1938, our shop in Rome L.A.R. Paralumi welcomes and serves the Romans and patrons passing through the capital. The high quality of our work and the exclusivity of our products has been appreciated over the years by a large group of prominent people, and some of our Lumi furnish the most important Roman palaces. In our laboratory we make lampshades in every work, from the ancient lampshades in parchment stitched, to the pleats, passing through the classic lined in fabric.