Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre houses the state ballet and opera companies and occupies its own central precinct, including a theatre, library and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Nature and urban life exist in harmony in Perth, on Australia's west coast. Here, where the locals soak up more sunny days than in any other Australian capital city, you can visit nearby Rottnest Island, walk-in leafy Kings Park and tour Swan Valley vineyards. For local culture, wander the nearby city of Fremantle's winding portside streets and Perth city center's museum and gallery precinct.
The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as St Mark's Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has been the city's cathedral only since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, formerly at San Pietro di Castello. The building's structure dates back to the later part of the 11th century, and the most likely influence on its architecture and design is the Hagia Sophia. Much work has gone toward embellishing this, and the famous main façade has an ornamented roofline that is mostly Gothic. The gold ground mosaics that now cover almost all the upper areas of the interior took centuries to complete. In the 13th century the external height of the domes was greatly increased by hollow drums raised on a wooden framework and covered with metal; the original ones are shallower, as can be seen on the inside. This change makes the domes visible from the piazza. The Basilica of San Marco overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in the world, a real marble salon, the city center for centuries. Next to both the Basilica and the Doge's Palace, all the most important religious and civil ceremonies have always been held there and now the Piazza San Marco is considered the city's main symbol and tourist attraction. This great square overlooking the water is a mixture of spaces, volumes and styles: the Procurator's residence, the bell tower, the Doge's Palace and the Sansoviniana Bookshop.
Patagonia is a region encompassing the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as its dividing line. The Argentine side features arid steppes, grasslands and deserts, while the Chilean has glacial fjords and temperate rainforest. Argentina’s famed RN-40 highway passes the pinnacles of Monte Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park.
Today you can still find the friulane veneziane close to the Rialto Bridge, at Piedàterre, a treasure-trove store run by Alessandra and Renato. They choose the fabrics, match them to the colours, the cloths and the wefts, according to the impulses of the present, past or future. You can spot them, for example, worn by orchestra conductors of the Fenice Theatre. The friulane veneziane have the beauty of simplicity: a beauty with no make-up, a beauty at once natural and timeless.
Philippa is an Artisan Jeweller. She graduated in Theatre Design at Central St Martin’s, College of Art & Design, London, in 1994. She has designed extensively for the Theatre (set & costumes), even forming her own Theatre Company, with productions at the National Theatre in Damascus as well as the Edinburgh Festival. Other projects include painting commissions, portraits, illustration work, as well as documenting frescoes in Pompeii (Italy) and vase paintings in Miletus (Turkey) for archaeological research. In 1996 Philippa Kunisch designed a few pieces of jewellery for herself – this ‘private project’ rapidly turned into a small business enterprise, with her first customers being some of London’s trendiest boutiques. Philippa’s jewellery is heavily influenced by her creative background, a love of colour, fashion and travel. Also by her love of tribal art & jewellery and the ‘effect’ that this work creates. The ‘effect’ of colours & materials in combination with clothing, skin & environment. Every piece is designed by Philippa, and is hand-made in London, by herself & her small but highly skilled team of assistants, using Philippa’s own unique & delicate wire technique. All pieces are made to order. The materials used are sourced from all over the world, many – antique, vintage & new-found on Philippa’s travels, making many of her designs/colour combinations of limited availability. Her jewellery is known for it’s splendid array or colours, that change with every season, and designs, which range from exquisite delicacy to bold fashion pieces. Philippa welcomes design commissions. Some of these include a collection designed for the William Blake Exhibition at ‘Tate Britain’ (London); ‘De Vera’ (NY & San Francisco) commissioned Philippa’s first ‘precious’ collection for his art gallery. Her jewellery has also been featured in a number of British films, where it is worn by a string of actresses, from Emma Watson, Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Charlotte Rampling to Isabella Rossellini.
Padrevecchi Cornici (Frames) is one of the most revered craft workshops in the world. It is specialized in producing, carving, decorating and restoring frames. In recent years, the company has extended its skills towards the production, decoration and restoration of furniture and accessories, as well as restoring theatre fittings. Thanks to the rare expertise of its workers, the company offers models from all periods, from the 1400s to the beginning of the 20th century.More than 340 models in every style and finish, reproducing the most elaborate patterns, from early 20th-century floral motifs to Renaissance cassette frames, shaped Baroque style models, and many more. The company was established in 1975 after, as luck would have it, Enrico Padrevecchi met some master frame makers who taught him all the secrets of their ancient profession as well as their love for the art form. The company is still family-sized, with Enrico’s wife and two children, Elisa and Simone, all working there.
In the course of her professional activity Paolo Farina, Pali Farina, has designed and produced many themed trompe l'oeil, decorative panels and thematic paintings on wooden supports, wall and ceiling decorations, fake marbles and fake stuccoes. As interior decorator, she carried out restoration work and maintenance restoration in some prestigious residences and hotels. She also deals with the graphic design of wine labels and the creation of graphic materials for advertising of some prestigious Chianti wineries.
Paolo Penko creates unique works made with the ancient Florentine goldsmith's techniques. Creations that are born to satisfy the desires of an increasingly international clientele. Jewellery that draws inspiration from the oldest and most precious soul of the city of Florence with its small and large geometries, the swirls, the scrolls, the friezes and all those forms and lines of architecture and art that made Florence unique in the Renaissance and that even today reflect their unchanged beauty.
The Pantheon of Agrippa, also known as the Roman Pantheon, is one of the architectural masterpieces of the Italian capital. It is the best preserved building from ancient Rome. It was founded in 27 a.C. dall'arpinate Marco Vipsanio Agrippa, son-in-law of Augustus. One of the oldest buildings built with lime plaster and still perfectly up. The most surprising aspect of the architecture in the Pantheon is its measurements: the circular building has exactly the same diameter as its height: 43.5 metres. The dome, which has the same diameter, is bigger than that of St. Peter's Basilica. At its top, a 9 meter diameter opening allows natural light to illuminate the entire building.
Principe Corsini is not just a brand. In the things we do and in how we do it, we are in the history and values of our family, almost 1000 years of history that we find in our wines, in our way of offering food and hospitality in our estates. Leave a mark. This is the unsaid task, but daily present in the mind of the Corsini Family. Wine, oil, hospitality, looking for the perfect equation between agriculture and conservation.
The Doge's Palace is one of the main historical buildings and museums of the Ligurian capital, formerly the seat of the ancient republic. It hosts important art exhibitions, debates and conventions on the main floor (organized in the frescoed rooms of the Maggior and Minor Consiglio) and, in the courtyards and arcades, shops and refreshment points. The building is managed by the foundation "Genova Palazzo Ducale Foundation for Culture" which has divided the spaces into multiple functions.
Palazzo Strozzi a Firenze è uno dei più bei palazzi rinascimentali italiani. Di mole imponente (furono distrutti ben 15 edifici per fargli posto), si trova fra le omonime via Strozzi e piazza Strozzi, e via Tornabuoni, con tre grandiosi portali identici, su altrettanti lati. Vero e proprio capolavoro dell'architettura civile fiorentina del Rinascimento, fu iniziato per volere di Filippo Strozzi, un ricco mercante appartenente a una delle famiglie più facoltose di Firenze, per tradizione ostile alla fazione dei Medici.
Palazzo Spinelli provides High Cultural Education and Cultural Heritage in Florence. To contribute, through direct action and through the training of professionals, to education and conscious use of the artistic and cultural heritage of Humanity, developing, together with all the operators, governance models aimed at increasing the sense of belonging, the interest, respect and awareness of one's own and of other culture.
Il Planetario di Torino, Museo dell'Astronomia e dello Spazio ha sede a Pino Torinese, sulla collina di Torino. Sorge accanto all'Osservatorio astronomico, antica istituzione scientifica torinese. Museo e planetario per viaggiare nell'universo e scoprire l'evoluzione dell'astronomia, dalle prime scoperte alle imprese spaziali.
Palazzo Madama and Casaforte degli Acaja is an architectural and historical complex located in the central Piazza Castello in Turin. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Sabaude Residences serial site. A visit to Palazzo Madama is an evocative journey through time: from the foundations of the Roman age to the medieval towers, up to the baroque triumph of the Juvarra staircase.
Palazzo Pitti è stata la residenza del Granducato di Toscana, già abitata dai Medici, dagli Asburgo-Lorena e, dopo l'Unità d'Italia, dai Savoia.Al suo interno è ospitato un complesso museale composto da gallerie e musei di diversa natura: la Galleria Palatina (la galleria d'arte conserva capolavori di Raffaello, Tiziano, ecc.) sistemata secondo il criterio della quadreria settecentesca, gli Appartamenti Reali, l'Appartamento della Duchessa d'Aosta e il Quartiere del Principe di Napoli (ordinariamente non visitabili dai turisti), la Galleria d'arte moderna (con le opere dei macchiaioli) e altri musei specializzati.
The Royal Palace of Turin is the first and most important of the Savoy residences in Piedmont, theater of the Savoy kingdom for at least three centuries. Official residence of the Savoy until 1865, formerly Palazzo del Vescovo, it was transformed by Ascanio Vitozzi (1584) for Carlo Emanuele I and subsequently enlarged and renovated with an uninterrupted series of interventions in which the major architects and artists working in Turin took part in the 18th century and nineteenth century.