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Takafumi Mochizuki lives in Florence since 2007 and in 2008 he learned the art of restoration of the artistic furniture and wood inlay at the workshop of the Renato Olivastri Master Restorer. In 2014 he opened a shop in San Frediano, where he applied his method for inlaying.

 General /  Greater Europe

The organic biscuits of Zenzero Candito are still made by hand with wholemeal flour of ancient stone-ground grains. Zenzero Candito uses excellent organic raw materials from small local producers, the chestnuts of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the Sicilian almonds of the Val di Noto, the hazelnuts of the Altalanga. Each biscuit is handmade as it once was, always guaranteeing the maximum naturalness and genuineness of each of our products. From December 2015 the biscuit is certified organic.

 Regional /  Greater Europe

Yokohama University of Art and Design has around 13,000 graduated students who have worked actively in various fields of our society for 50 years, since the Women’s Junior University was founded, which is a former university of Yokohama University of Art and Design. Art is extremely important to shape a spiritually affluent and active society. Because creativity in Art links peoples and cultures beyond various borders and becomes a foundation to create something new.

 Universities /  Asia

Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.

 Castles /  Greater Europe

We operate both as a think tank and activist platform, strengthening connections between the best available information and stakeholders. We collaborate with universities, businesses, cultural institutions, and public authorities to deliver projects and recommendations based on rigorous research to bring about real changes according to social, economic, physical and ecological indicators. The city and the lagoon are considered inseparable elements of a single system, highlighting the importance of negotiations between the natural environment and human intervention. Venice’s singular circumstances offer huge potential as a laboratory for exploring innovative approaches to community resiliency. Our initiatives range from self-contained projects and exhibitions often with the aim of raising awareness, to other more substantial ongoing campaigns, research and Ph.D. programs.

 Organizations /  Greater Europe

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center. Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard.

 United States /  North America

Since 1930 the same family creates and produces home made ice creams with high quality ingredients and with a lot of passion handed down to the 4th generation. In addition to the historic shop, since 2013 Vivoli® has opened two ice cream parlors in the United States, one in New York and the other one in Orlando.

 General /  Greater Europe

The Association Vivant believes that the role of Nobility should not be considered exhausted and that today, in the overall crisis of values that involves contemporary society, it can play a specific role that is not easily replaceable, ideally reconnecting to the great industriousness of the past ruling classes. To this end, the Association intends to carry out a double-action, aimed towards the interior of the aristocratic world to re-aggregate it in common values and towards the outside, with the aim of making known the positive role of the Nobility. Fabrizio Antonelli d'Oulx is the president and actively supports many initiatives with passion and a lot of work.

 Associations /  Greater Europe

Vittorio Umberto Antonio Maria Sgarbi is an Italian art critic, art historian, politician, cultural commentator and television personality. He was appointed curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Several times a member of the Italian Parliament, he served also in Milan's municipal government. But Vittorio Sgarbi is not only the art critic: he is also the curator of major international exhibitions, a prolific writer of best-selling books, presenter of successful transmissions that have remained in the history of television, a politician, a counter-current thinker and a tireless defender of the art and culture.

 Culture /  Greater Europe

Vistaterra è il luogo in cui natura, scienza e bellezza si incontrano, dando vita ad un mondo ideale, sostenibile, rispettoso del pianeta e delle persone, dove ogni cosa è fatta secondo regole che rispettano l’ambiente, sostenendo la crescita e il benessere sociale. Vistaterra è una dimora storica completamente sostenibile, in cui comprendere l’origine e i segreti dell’enogastronomia di qualità, dove trascorrere il tempo libero, fare sport, imparare, scoprire o semplicemente stare a contatto con la natura. Un borgo di esperienze e di momenti unici, che affondano le radici nella storia e nella cultura di questi luoghi e, al contempo, trasportano in un mondo futuro e possibile, nel pieno rispetto dell’ambiente e delle persone.

 Monuments /  Greater Europe

The group of 'Ippogrifo' was formed in 1977 in Florence, in the historic district of San Frediano, placing as an end the research, the study and use of the ancient techniques of engraving on metal.

 General /  Greater Europe

Villa Dosi Delfini, capolavoro del Barocco Pontremolese, è visitabile con un calendario di aperture straordinarie nel corso dell'anno, oppure su prenotazione per visite private e di gruppo. Questa straordinaria dimora storica, in cui si intrecciano arte, architettura, paesaggio e curiosità storiche è inoltre disponibile per eventi, banchetti e matrimoni. La Villa barocca è stata realizzata tra la fine del XVII secolo e l'inizio del XVIII. Nel 1988, la Villa ottiene il riconoscimento di "interesse storico ed artistico particolare" ed è oggi sottoposta a vincolo da parte della Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Lucca e Massa Carrara. Villa Dosi Delfini, a masterpiece of the Pontremolese Baroque, can be visited with a calendar of extraordinary openings during the year, or by appointment for private and group visits. This extraordinary historic home, where art, architecture, landscape and historical curiosities are intertwined, is also available for events, banquets and weddings. The Baroque Villa was built between the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th. In 1988, the Villa obtained the recognition of "particular historical and artistic interest" and is now subject to restrictions by the Archaeological Superintendence for Fine Arts and Landscape for the provinces of Lucca and Massa Carrara.

 Villas /  Greater Europe

Villa della Torre Allegrini, è una delle ville di maggiore interesse del Cinquecento veneto. La pianta, imperniata su un cortile con peristilio, si rifà alle antiche case romane. Dal 2008 il complesso, divenuto di proprietà Allegrini, Azienda agricola produttrice di vino, tra le più famose al mondo e punto d'eccellenza dell' Amarone, è sede di rappresentanza aziendale e ospita eventi mondani e culturali. Villa della Torre Allegrini, is one of the most interesting villas of the sixteenth century in Veneto. The plant, hinged on a courtyard with peristyle, refers to the ancient Roman houses. Since 2008, the complex, which has become the property of Allegrini, a wine producing farm, one of the most famous in the world and a point of excellence for Amarone, is a corporate representation and hosts social and cultural events.

 Villas /  Greater Europe

Villa della Regina, part of Turin muesums Complex, was commissioned by Cardinal Maurizio di Savoia, built according to a project by Ascanio Vitozzi at the beginning of the 17th century. It was restructured according to a project by Juvarra that in the first half of the eighteenth century paid particular attention to the villa in relation to the gardens. Reopened to the public after a careful restoration, it rediscovers the ancient splendor, scenographic backdrop of the city, in the center of the Italian gardens with pavilions, water games and agricultural areas that are once again productive. On the hills behind the villa, a famous vineyards produces red sapcial wine.

 Historic /  Greater Europe

Villa dal Verme e' considerata dagli studiosi la madre delle ville venete. Eretta verso la fine del '300 venne poi modificata nel suo aspetto castellare dall'inserimento nelle due facciate principali di due splendide trifore ad archi acuti trilobati secondo lo stile veneziano, a testimonianza della resa di vicenza nel 1404 alla serenissima repubblica. La villa fu costruita dalla ricca famiglia dei Dal Verme originaria di Verona e stabilitasi poi a Milano, Piacenza, Bobbio e Voghera. A pianta quadrata, rivolge il prospetto principale a sud, verso il canale Liona, sul quale affaccia un portico a due grandi archi a sesto ribassato di diversa ampiezza decentrati sulla sinistra. Al piano nobile si aprono simmetricamente una trifora in pietra tenera dei Berici ad archetti trilobati, affiancata da due monofore trilobate in cotto. Il fronte settentrionale è simmetrico e si apre verso la campagna, al piano terra, con un portale ad arco a tutto sesto in laterizi, mentre al piano nobile ripete lo stesso schema di aperture della facciata opposta con la trifora e le due monofore. È probabile che la primitiva villa sia sorta su resti di un edificio preesistente con funzione difensiva, trasformato poi in fondaco, base anche per scambi commerciali con Venezia, che avvenivano via acqua.

 Villas /  Greater Europe

Elegant, precious, inimitable, fun, romantic: this is Venice, the gem of the Venetian and Italian tourism scene, where churches, palaces, ancient bridges, monuments, and squares tell the artistic and cultural vivacity that has marked and still marks the history of this city. The heart of Venice is the splendid Piazza San Marco, the most elegant living room in Europe, surrounded by works of unquestionable value: the imposing bell tower and the Basilica with its five portals and the decorations of marble and mosaics that anticipate the splendor and the wealth of interiors. Also the museums, the Biennale of Architecture, the gondolas and the ancient caffè Florian, everything is worth a visit.

 Italy /  Greater Europe

VeniceGreen pensa, racconta e realizza storie di verde, storie di giardini e spazi che invochino bellezza, benessere e armonia nella natura. Quella sensazione che si prova in un ambiente green è ciò che contraddistingue la sensibilità per il verde, la connessione con la Natura. La nostra attitudine è di seguire e proporre quella sensazione. Il nostro è un green mood che decliniamo e plasmiamo sulle esigenze di chi, con noi, vuol costruire la sua “emozione verde”. VeniceGreen è una realtà oggi, che unisce tre aziende storiche del panorama veneziano (GreenService, StudioGiardino e Idrogarden e Idroponico) offrendo risposta a 360° in tema di cura, progettazione del verde e realizzazione di “idee e spazi verdi”, interni ed esterni.

 Flora /  Greater Europe

Nel Vecchio Mulino il passato e il presente si vogliono incontrare, trovando in Pietro e Ludovico la volontà e il piacere di raccontare e far rivivere in chiave moderna un'arte fondamentale per la vita dell’uomo. Il vecchio mulino conta due macine attualmente operative per cui possiamo parlare de – i mulini- destinati alla macinazione di cereali differenti. Le nostre pietre infatti, l’una naturale l’altra assemblaggio di quarzite, hanno superfici di lavoro differenti: l’una rigata (generalmente detta da grano) l’altra bocciardata (generalmente detta da mais o da “meliga”). Il mulino inteso come impianto nasce elettrico: un motore aziona la trasmissione e questa ingrana le macine, governate dall’abilità del mugnaio che con un volante distanzia le pietre determinando così la consistenza della farina. Produciamo farine di mais, di grano saraceno, di castagne, di frumento, di segale, di riso.

 Cuisine /  Greater Europe

"The city of Bagan formerly known as Pagan, formally named Arimaddanapura (the city of the enemy crusher) and also known as Tambadipa (copper earth) or Tassadessa (dry land), was the old capital of several kingdoms ancient in Burma. It is located in the central dry plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River, 145 kilometers south-west of Mandalay. UNESCO has unsuccessfully tried to name Bagan as a world heritage site. "

 Monuments /  Asia

Valevu bags, for modern women with dynamic lifestyles. Entirely handmade in Italy, our handbags are defined by contemporary design from Patrizia Giasollivia . Our creations bring together the traditional techniques of Tuscan craftsmen, top quality Italian leather and pioneering technical fabrics. Valevu handbags are inspired by the belief that tradition and innovation are part of the same continuum and that truly modern products build on the richness of the past.

 General /  Greater Europe

Established in 1992, the World Heritage Centre is the focal point and coordinator within UNESCO for all matters related to World Heritage. Ensuring the day-to-day management of the Convention, the Centre organizes the annual sessions of the World Heritage Committee and its Bureau, provides advice to States Parties in the preparation of site nominations, organizes international assistance from the World Heritage Fund upon request, and coordinates both the reporting on the condition of sites and the emergency action undertaken when a site is threatened. The Centre also organizes technical seminars and workshops, updates the World Heritage List and database, develops teaching materials to raise awareness among young people of the need for heritage preservation, and keeps the public informed of World Heritage issues.

 Organizations /  Greater Europe

Tutankhamun's mask, or funerary mask of Tutankhamun, is the death mask of the 18th-dynasty ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. It was discovered by Howard Carter in 1925 in tomb KV62 and is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The mask is one of the best-known works of art in the world. Bearing the likeness of Osiris, Egyptian god of the afterlife, it is 54 centimetres (1.8 ft) tall, weighs over 10 kilograms (22 lb) or 321.5 Troy Ounces, and is decorated with semi-precious stones. An ancient spell from the Book of the Dead is inscribed in hieroglyphs on the mask's shoulders. The mask had to be restored in 2015 after its 2.5-kilogram (5.5 lb) plaited beard fell off and was hastily glued back on by museum workers. According to Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, the mask is "not only the quintessential image from Tutankhamun's tomb, it is perhaps the best-known object from ancient Egypt itself

 Ancient /  Africa

Turin is the capital of Piedmont and is known for the refinement of its architecture and its cuisine. The Alps rise to the north-west of the city. Sumptuous baroque buildings and old cafés flank the avenues and grand squares of Turin, such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Nearby is the high spire of the Mole Antonelliana, from the 19th century, which hosts the interactive exhibitions of the National Cinema Museum. Turin is the capital of Piedmont and is known for the refinement of its architecture and its cuisine. The Alps rise to the north-west of the city. Sumptuous baroque buildings and old cafés flank the avenues and grand squares of Turin, such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Nearby is the high spire of the Mole Antonelliana, from the 19th century, which hosts the interactive exhibitions of the National Cinema Museum. The Egyptian Museum, second to that of the Cairo, is worth a visit, as well as the royal palaces of the Savoy Family, especially the Reggia of Venaria Reale.

 Italy /  Greater Europe

Trieste is a beautiful city and a seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia, which lies approximately 10–15 km (6.2–9.3 mi) south and east of the city. Croatia is some 30 km (19 mi) to the south. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history, it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy, belonging to it from 1382 until 1918. In the 19th century, the monarchy was one of the Great Powers of Europe and Trieste was its most important seaport. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the fin de siècle period at the end of the 19th century, it emerged as an important hub for literature and music. Trieste underwent an economic revival during the 1930s, and Trieste was an important spot in the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs after the Second World War.

 Italy /  Greater Europe

The thread of the history of Toppino is the pursuit of excellence, which we pursue daily with care and perseverance. Always against the current, Toppino anticipates the times to offer its customers tailored solutions, in compliance with the highest quality standards. In 1930 the family laboratory specializes in the construction of grained products.

 Merchants /  Greater Europe

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