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Antonio Stradivari è il liutaio più conosciuto al mondo, italiano, menzionato anche con il nominativo in lingua latina Antonius Stradivarius. È stato un costruttore di strumenti a corde di straordinaria fattura come violini, sin dall'inizio aveva modificato i modelli del suo maestro, intervenendo sulle bombature, la forma, le "f" e gli spessori. Probabilmente, fu proprio lui a compiere i primi studi sulla modifica dell'inclinazione del manico. Fino ad allora il manico era semplicemente appoggiato alle fasce e fissato con tre chiodi (metodo barocco), ma questi strumenti si potevano apprezzare solo in piccoli ambienti. Con l'avvento della musica moderna, che veniva eseguita nei teatri, fu deciso di dar maggiore tensione alle corde per avere più potenza di suono. Da qui la necessità di inclinare maggiormente il manico all'indietro e di eseguire l'"incastro", cioè incastrare e incollare all'interno dello zocchetto una parte del manico in modo che potesse resistere alla tensione creata. Fu poi necessario allungare la catena ed anche la tastiera in modo da poter accedere alle posizioni più alte e sostituendo quest'ultima con un legno più resistente: l'ebano. Era nato il violino moderno! Nacquero così i Grandi Stradivari, le sue migliori opere furono costruite tra il 1698 ed il 1725. Raggiunse l'apice tra il 1725 ed il 1730. Dopo il 1730 molti strumenti portano la scritta nell'etichetta "Sub disciplina Stradivarii", probabilmente perché costruiti dai suoi figli. Oltre a violini, viole e violoncelli, Stradivari creò anch arpe, chitarre, liuti e tiorbe; si stima in tutto oltre 1100 strumenti musicali.iole, violoncelli, chitarre, arpe; in quest'ambito è universalmente riconosciuto come uno dei migliori.

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The complex of Santa Maria Novella, one of the most beautiful and famous art treasures in Florence, by its nature is either a religious and a museum site. It has currently a new form that seeks to harmonize both the functions. Basilica of Santa Maria Novella was founded by the monks of Dominican Order in the first half of the thirteenth century, becoming one of the most important points of religious and artistic interest in Italy. The celebrity of Santa Maria Novella during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period attracted important artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and Vasari (just name a few), who realized beautiful artworks inside the complex. This particular artistic and religious fortune bound forever the place to its artwork.

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La Scala is an opera house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala (New Royal-Ducal Theatre alla Scala). The premiere performance was Antonio Salieri's Europa. Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala. The theatre is regarded as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world and is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy (Italian: Accademia Teatro alla Scala), which offers professional training for music, dance, stage craft, and stage management. La Scala's season opens on 7 December, Saint Ambrose's Day, the feast day of Milan's patron saint. All performances must end before midnight, and long operas start earlier in the evening when necessary. Amazing original dresses worn by soprano Maria Callas in various ehxibitions, are held at Teatro La Scala.

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Santino and his brother Giuliano are sons of art, their father a master of lime and construction work in the surroundings of Rome. Today their company Sa.Gi. performs renovations in the center of Rome and in the surrounding countryside on historic buildings. The care and passion of their interventions and the installers they use, denote a rare precision and attention in achieving the design results. The results are long-lasting and aesthetically of the highest quality.

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Sabrina Fossi Design is a company producing 100% Italian handcrafted homeware products. It aims to bring the best Italian master crafts man skills in each product giving to the final customers an outstanding product quality. Sabrina Fossi Design started its own production in 2013 in partnership with LIAF, a company based near Florence that has been creating handmade interiors and products for home and commercial spaces since 1984. “When it comes to everyday objects, it's the smallest details that turn the ordinary into something that really stands out from the crowd. Since founding her label, designer Sabrina Fossi has honed this covetable skill, giving well-known forms an unexpected edge-and a much needed dose of light-hearted playfulness.”

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At Sacred Nature, we specialise in high-quality, intimate tours where we delve into the most remarkable medicinal plant sanctuaries on earth. From tropical rainforests, high and wild mountains, to the poetic and rich landscapes of Provence, you will have an authentic experience connecting with mystical cultures who maintain a deep connection with nature and spirit alike and who still possess ancient wisdom that so many have forgotten. More than a tour, what we offer are sacred journeys, where you will not only discover the healing power of medicinal herbs, ancient healing practices, and different cultural traditions but rediscover your own sacred nature. We are sure you will live a transformative and authentic adventure where you will deepen your connection with nature and with yourself. Sacred Nature was founded by Alicia and Guillaume. Both sharing a deep passion for travel, nature and natural ways of living, they discovered the healing world of plants. Enthused and amazed by how powerful Nature’s ability to heal is, they decided to quit the rat race and make their passions their daily reality.

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Saint Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena. Saint Helena Island, was one of the many isolated islands that naturalist Charles Darwin visited during his scientific voyages in the nineteenth century. He visited the island in 1836 aboard the HMS Beagle, recording observations of the plants, animals, and geology that would shape his theory of evolution. Saint Helena Island is perhaps best known as the place where Napoleon Bonaparte I of France was exiled following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815; he died and was buried on the island in 1821. Later, his remains were returned to France. Today, the island is a British Overseas Territory, with access provided thirty times a year by a single ship, the Royal Mail Ship St. Helena.

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Saint Peter Basilica in Rome is one of the holiest temples for Christendom and one of the largest churches in the world. Besides, it is where the Pope presides many liturgies all year round. The construction of the new basilica began in 1506, when the old basilica had been torn down, and was finished in 1626. It was consecrated on 18 November 1626. Several renowned architects designed the temple, highlighting the works of Bramante, Michelangelo and Carlo Maderno. The basilica was called St Peter’s after one of Jesus’s twelve disciples known as Saint Peter, who became one of the founders of the Catholic Church and was executed in Rome and buried where the Basilica now stands. The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".

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Created around 25 years ago, the International Cultural Heritage Fair at Carousel du Louvre has grown to become not only the oldest but the leading heritage fait in Europe. Since its creation, it has naturally asserted itself as the fair not to be missed by the sector’s stakeholders: professionals from the field of built, non-built, tangible and intangible heritage restoration and preservation. The Salon du Patrimonie Culturel counts the best handcrafts and fine restorer around Europe.

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Dal 2009 il Salone dell’Arte e del Restauro di Firenze è il principale evento per tutti gli operatori del settore della Valorizzazione del Patrimonio Culturale Mondiale. Una intera Kermesse dedicata alla conservazione, al restauro, ai musei, alla formazione, alle nuove tecnologie e alle dinamiche connesse al turismo culturale e ambientale. Dal 2018 il Salone organizza l’International Conference Florence Heri-Tech, in collaborazione con l’Università degli Studi di Firenze. Un Convegno internazionale con pubblicazione e indicizzazione degli atti sui temi delle tecnologie applicate al restauro e al patrimonio. Nella scorsa edizione, inoltre, il Salone dell’Arte e del Restauro di Firenze si è fatto promotore della fondazione dell’European Cultural Heritage Fair Network, un accordo che prevede una stretta collaborazione tra le più importanti Fiere europee che si occupano di beni culturali: La Biennale Spagnola AR&PA e la fiera austriaca Monumento Salzburg. L’edizione 2020 sarà ricca di novità e si svolgerà dal 13 al 15 maggio 2020 presso Villa Vittoria, Palazzo dei Congressi di Firenze.

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Samarkand is a city in south-eastern Uzbekistan and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia. There is evidence of human activity in the area of the city from the late Paleolithic era, though there is no direct evidence of when Samarkand was founded; some theories propose that it was founded between the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. Prospering from its location on the Silk Road between China and the Mediterranean, at times Samarkand was one of the greatest cities of Central Asia. Samarkand is a cross of world cultures for over two and a half millennia, and is one of the most important sites on the Silk Routes traversing Central Asia. If there is a jaw-dropping glitzy blue in Central Asia, a lot of it would be concentrated here especially on the tiles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its layered history is colored by such personas as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Amir Timur, and others, evoking a sense of grandeur, beauty, culture, and definitely the weight of time. Hence, a visit here is a must.

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San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilltop town located at the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the perennial fog, it is also famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, trams and Victorian houses with a thousand colors. The Transamerica Pyramid, in the financial district, is the most famous skyscraper in the city. Frisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you're a first time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco's Golden Gates welcome all

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Lo studio santagiuliaDesign dell' Arch. Carlo Nonnis progetta e realizza arredi per interni su commissione. Attraverso contaminazioni tra vecchio e nuovo, offre la possibilità a chi lo desideri, di rendere unico ed originale un elemento d'arredo in proprio possesso. Il mobile vecchio o malandato, da disegno superato o più semplicemente inadatto all'ambiente circostante, viene elaborato nella forma, colore ed impiego abituale. Il processo di trasformazione a volte radicale, mira alla creazione di un oggetto nuovo ed inaspettato, verso forme insolite e volumi insospettabili.

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Santina Carbone è una donna con la D maiuscola. Originaria di Delianuova sulle montagne della Calabria, dove c'è l'aria più pura al mondo e una natura incontaminata e lussuriosa. La sua famiglia è da sempre impegnata in vari settori per sostenere lo sviluppo del territorio. Fin da giovane ha fatto esperienza nel gestire la società del padre nel settore edile e delle ristrutturazioni di edifici storici. Una famiglia, quella di Santina dove l'impegno sociale, con i giovani, gli Scout e tutta la comunità, è la prassi giornaliera della vita quotidiana. Casa aperta sempre per tutti e sostegno anche e soprattutto ai più deboli della società. Grandissima lettrice e appassionata di storia della Calabria, Santina ha cresciuto i suoi quattro figli con l'amore e la disciplina di una volta, e la tradizione d'impegno sociale si perpetua anche con loro. Si occupa delle terre sugli altipiani e di tutti i prodotti tipici del luogo.Il suo sogno è di far rivivere la storia della Calabria, dimenticata nei secoli. Una donna vivace, intelligente e che sa prendere sé stessa e la vita con sana ironia. Santina Carbone is a woman with a capital W. Originally from Delianuova in the mountains of Calabria, where there is the purest air in the world and unspoiled and lustful nature. Her family has always been involved in various sectors to support the development of the area. From a young age she gained experience in managing her father's company in the construction sector and in the renovation of historic buildings. A family, that of Santina, where social commitment, with young people, Scouts and the whole community, is the daily practice of daily life. Her home always open to everyone and support also and above all to the weakest of society. Great reader and passionate about the history of Calabria, Santina raised her four children with the love and discipline of the past, and the tradition of social commitment is perpetuated with them too. She takes care of the lands on the plateaus and all the typical products of the place. Her dream is to revive the history of Calabria, forgotten over the centuries. A lively, intelligent woman who knows how to take herself and life with healthy irony.

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Sara Ferrara Carello spent most of her childhood in Turin. Very young, she married Massimo Carello and moved to London's Chelsea. She is mother of three successful boys and has always been very active with important charities and patronages. She especially sustains woman all around the world leaving in countries dealing with wars. Also made a difference in the prevention of breast cancer in the UK guiding to introduce a law to receive free tests. As a very successful Italian woman both in the UK and in Italy, she received the honour of becoming Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

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1930 was the year when it all began: on August 13 Rocco's grandfather started his businessof artisanal pastry shop with the inauguration of a stone oven in Piazza Assunta, in Delianuova. He was essentially a self-taught man, but the tenacity and passion led him to still produce quality and appreciated products: biscuits, savoiardi, paste secche and even ice cream and granita using the icebox, a luxury for the times. He considered himself a craftsman, because he worked essentially for the local lords or for particular events. When he married, the Pastry Shop began to take on a different connotation, thanks to the managerial management of that little big woman. And as things started to go well, they chose a different, more central location in Via Roma. Rocco's father was not destined for this job. In fact, at 24, he joined his brother in Canada and started helping him in his bakery for 5 long years. When he received the proposal to become a member of the business, almost determined to accept it, he wanted to return to Italy to talk about it first with my grandparents. By now they were old and tired to run a business alone. The day of the decision occurred in conjunction with the visit, in the pastry shop, by a representative of pastry paper. It was then that he asked hid son, Rocco's father,  if he should order a new supply of paper, with the words “Rocco Scutellà and son”, or suspend orders and close the business. He decided not to leave, and took the situation in hand, reviewing, for example, the prices of nougat, too low compared to the quality of the product. In 1992, he wanted to renovate the premises and, at the same time, he started directing his son Rocco, towards an apprenticeship in a craft workshop.  For 3 years, therefore, Rocco worked in the small workshop of Luigi Pellegrino in Messina, innovator of the pastry shop for those times, which made him fall in love even more with this profession. After the Sicilian experience he began to follow pastry courses throughout Italy every year. "I knew well, and I am still aware today, that there is always something to learn, which is why I try to improve myself day after day". Before starting to use mother yeast in 2007, Rocco took courses with experts such as Maestro Achille Zoia or Maestro Rolando Morandin. From there started producing small and large leavened products, such as panettone, a gamble for us that we are known above all for the pure almond nougat. In 2012 was inaugurated the new historical restaurant, still in Via Roma, a few meters away from the previous one. It is the place that contains all the sacrifices and the work of three generations, and that manages, better than any word, to let the world know about us. In that same year, the whole process began to become part of the Italian Master Pastry Chef Academy. A rigid and very long journey, which ended in March 2015, just in time to share this great joy with his greatest Master, my father.

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Rosenfeld sponge processing Ltd. has been in the business for more than 100 years. In Trieste, the opening of Rosenfeld Ltd. was possible because of the hard work of David Rosenfeld in 1896. The city was under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Franz Joseph I. To date it is the oldest Sponge Processing Company in Europe. The family, which for four generations continues to run the company, has made the processing of sea sponge a point of excellence: the family knows the secrets, the particularities and the waters where there are the best specimens. Rosenfeld Ltd sponges come from the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic sea. They are s processed in the sponge processing plant in Trieste and exported worldwide. The purification and washing treatment, necessary to remove the impurities and organic calcareous substances from the sponge. It is done using traditional methods. The final inspections ensure the correct PH balance of the product. The shaping is the last part of the process, strictly done by hand to improve the shape and appearance of the sponge. Rosenfeld sponges are especially requested in the field of cosmetics and wellness by both Italian and foreign clients: Pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of cosmetic lines and distributors of children's items, market their products under their own "private label" or using the Rosenfeld brand. Also the ceramic industry, footwear and paint industry make huge requests. Rosenfeld Ltd. support and finance research for sponge culture in the Adriatic Sea and in the seas of the Bahamas in collaboration with the University of Trieste and the Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

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Senini is the leading Italian company in the production of blocks, floors and curbs. The company invests in research to help improve the quality of life and to build an "eco-environment": houses, squares, streets and gardens where respect and care for the environment predominates, where attention to the well-being of people and the care of beauty are Heritage of all. Environments not only beautiful but also "healthy". Maximum transparency and maximum reliability: All Senini production uses only natural raw materials. Enriched with a new line of products for the bio-building sector senini Tecnohemp produces the block in hemp and Lime. A choice in step with the times, consistent with the strategy of the company for many years engaged in the production of innovative materials, eco-sustainable and low environmental impact. The houses of the future will increasingly be built with natural materials: a growing trend that contributes to preserving the environment and ensuring a better quality of life for all.

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Shoreham-by-Sea is a seaside town and port in West Sussex, England. The town is bordered to its north by the South Downs, to its west by the Adur Valley and to its south by the River Adur and Shoreham Beach on the English Channel.

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