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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.

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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. ]/box]

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the UK’s leading open-air art gallery, with 500 acres of beautiful historic parkland and six indoor galleries. Art Fund Museum of the Year 2014. YSP is a centre for learning excellence, with modern and contemporary sculpture, the landscape, and unique outdoor features improving the lives of adults, children, young people and their families. The artistic programme and estate are generators for learning programmes that support creativity, social engagement and personal aspiration. YSP’s unique assets are a powerful stimulus, promoting wellbeing and engagement in a way that is not possible in a traditional classroom or care setting. All programmes build on acquired knowledge from action-research projects and inspire engagement in the arts and landscape. YSP’s vibrant learning programmes provide opportunities for learners of all ages and YSP’s pioneering work is highly acknowledged. YSP has established formal, family and wellbeing learning programmes, with over 40,000 people participating each year. YSP has an outstanding record of engaging groups often excluded from arts and culture. This includes projects with children and families from socio-economically disadvantaged communities and people with lived experience of mental health needs. With our distinctive focus on art, landscape, ecology and heritage, Yorkshire Sculpture Park provides new opportunities to further develop innovative learning and outreach provision, and reaches less engaged communities through a series of thoughtful interventions and activities.

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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.

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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.

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Wellmade is a platform allowing you to discover the very best Italian craftsmen, be introduced to their work and assess the quality of their bespoke products and services. Discovery leads to sharing; appraising enhances reassessment: Wellmade is a community of crafts lovers and experts, who love all that is “beautiful and well made”, within a gratifying, culturally advanced, experience with social networks. It aims at promoting a shared quality culture, and bringing together the different businesses that are daily engaged in enhancing and supporting high-end craftsmanship. What is well made, with hands and heart, is different and of a higher value, a value which is being rediscovered, again and again, within the vast reality of the crafts world, so rich with beauty. Finding the best quality, though, and assessing and adjusting it to one’s requirements is not always easy. Here is where Wellmade can be helpful: thanks to its ongoing research for excellent artisans and through a system of passionate users’ reviews and ambassadors’ advice, Wellmade aims at becoming your most reliable advisor.Wellmade means researching and sharing all that is “well made”: it is the reputation of dozens of experts and the experience of hundreds of friends, soon to become several thousands, to help and support you in your choice of quality and value. Wellmade is a project of the Cologni Foundation for the Mètiers d'Art, ideated by Dario Riva and Edoardo Perri. The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art is a private non profit organization. Franco Cologni, its President, created the Foundation in Milan in 1995, to accomplish a «new Renaissance» of the crafts and rescue the heritage of the métiers d’art from the threat of disappearance.With these founding purposes, the initiatives of the Cologni Foundation are chiefly addressed to the young and to the training of the next generations of artisans. The Foundation promotes, supports and carries out a number of cultural, scientific and educational programs.

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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.

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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.

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Vuyisile, a South African, a social and environmental consultant, a trainer and a social facilitator. I have been interested in all ventures that connect me with people from an early age; as a student in primary, secondary, high school and universities. As I am growing old I want to be involved in ventures that will enable me to plough/give back to others. I have been involved in several community, governmental and non-governmental programmes for some years. These programmes vary in their focus, ranging from social, political, stakeholder engagement, environmental management, coastal management, animal welfare and religious activities. I played different roles in all these ventures from being a Coordinator, a Manager, a Researcher, a Facilitator, Trainer, a Director and many more. These activities involved lots of travelling both nationally, regionally and internationally. These travels exposed me to lots of different people, languages and cultures. Since then, travelling has become my passion.

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The Vredefort Dome is the BIGGEST meteorite impact site that geologists have found on Earth. It is nearly twice as big as the impact that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago!! It is also the OLDEST impact crater that has been found. The Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on Earth. It was 160–300 km across when it was formed; what remains of it is in the present-day Free State province of South Africa. It is named after the town of Vredefort, which is near its centre.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Villa Monastero in Lake Come, is one of the main attractions in the area for its strategic historic-landscape-environment position and for the various services it offers; the central nucleus is a House-Museum, recognized as a museum in 2004 by the Lombardy Region, and completely accessible to the public with an exhibition itinerary running through fourteen fully furnished rooms, with original furniture and decorations. There is also a world-famous Congress Centre in this historic home near Lake Como, renowned for the physics lessons held in 1954 by the Nobel prize-winner Enrico Fermi. The Italian Physics Society still organizes courses in Villa Monastero every year. The Villa offers numerous possibilities to companies, universities, firms, associations and research centres to hold conferences, seminars, training courses, workshops and other cultural manifestations in an extremely attractive location. The name of this marvellous villa derives from its monastic origins as a convent dating back to the 12th century. It can be admired today in its present aspect of a late nineteenth century eclectic home, surrounded by a Botanic Garden extending for almost two kilometres along the lake front from Varenna to Fiumelatte. The garden attracts about 100.000 visitors every year, offering leisure or learning opportunities due to the presence of numerous rare species of indigenous and exotic trees which now remarkably number more than 900 specimens, earning it the regional recognition of Botanical Garden. The particularly mild climate typical of the lake allows botanical rarities from all over the world to live together in this garden. The context of Villa Monastero also offers the possibility of developing and deepening educational and recreational activities for school outings or families. The beauty and exclusiveness of the site mean that Villa Monastero is also suitable as a photographic set for prestigious Italian or foreign fashion or travel magazines. This magical setting is also the perfect place for celebrating weddings, with its Botanical Garden, rich in plants, flowers and poetic views, and the marvellous rooms of the House-Museum.

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Villa 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 bVilla della Reginay 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.

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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.

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Una passeggiata con Luca e Benedetta su per i viottoli della nostra amata collina. La collina di Torino, così piena di storia e di "vigne" ancora abbandonate. Ciascuna veniva costruita in posizione ottimale. Il timpano centrale un segno architettonico distintivo che rendeva signorile anche la più semplice villa o vigna. Oggi quella che noi possiamo considerare la collina di Torino è la porzione che forma un quadrilatero da San Mauro a Moncalieri, a Chieri, a Baldissero fino a richiudersi a San Mauro. Elisa Gribaudi Rossi, nel suo libro Ville e Vigne della collina torinese, fa una esauriente descrizione delle valli con una prospettiva a volo d'uccello e scopre così “da sinistra a destra per chi guarda dalla città si aprono la valle Grande di Mongreno, la valle Piccola di Mongreno, la vai di Reaglie dove confluiscono i valloncelli detti val Sorda, dei Talleri, dei Goffi; poi la collina si addolcisce nella soleggiata Valpiana, s'incapriccia nelle valli di San Martino Superiore e Inferiore, s'innalza nel lungo sperone che va dalla Gran Madre a Santa Margherita all'Eremo, per riabbassarsi nello splendore verdeggiante della Valsalice; si rialza col largo contrafforte dell'aristocratica zona di San Vito detta impropriamente valle, s'impicciolisce nella modesta vai di Grava sopra la quale gira, mutando di esposizione, la vai Pattonera; infittiscono le abitazioni nella gran conca solatia di Cavoretto; poi, mentre la collina muta d'andamento sino a Moncalieri, nette spiccano la val di rio Sappone o del Fioccardo e la val Cunicolo; quindi la morfologia si arruffa in poggetti, valloncelli, terrazze scivolose per il tratto che il Grossi chiama val Mairano; quindi torna incisiva nella valle che con nome settecentesco chiameremo San Morizio, chiusa dalla larga testata di Costalunga; dietro il castello di Moncalieri, infine, sale il contrafforte Santa Brigida, sopra e al di là del quale sfolgora la magnificenza delle ville.” E' lungo questo manto di valli, strade, torrenti e dorsali che fin a partire dal XVI secolo nascono e si sviluppano le ville e le vigne trattate in questo studio, attraverso una cernita delle più significative e mediante la lettura della loro storia, dei personaggi che le hanno vissute, delle trasformazioni che hanno subito nei diversi secoli e del loro rapporto con il territorio. A walk with Luca and Benedetta up the paths of our beloved hill. The hill of Turin, so full of history and still abandoned "vineyards". Each was built in an optimal position. The central tympanum was a distinctive architectural sign that made even the simplest villa or vineyard elegant. Today what we can consider the hill of Turin is the portion that forms a quadrilateral from San Mauro to Moncalieri, to Chieri, to Baldissero until it closes in San Mauro. Elisa Gribaudi Rossi, in her book Ville and Vigne of the Turin hills, gives an exhaustive description of the valleys from a bird's eye perspective and thus discovers "from left to right for those who look from the city, the Grande valley of Mongreno opens the Piccola di Mongreno valley, the Reaglie valley where the small valleys known as the Sorda, Talleri and Goffi valleys converge; then the hill softens in the sunny Valpiana, becomes tangled in the valleys of San Martino Superiore and Inferiore, rises in the long spur that goes from the Gran Madre to Santa Margherita to the Hermitage, to lower again in the green splendor of the Valsalice; it rises with the broad buttress of the aristocratic area of ​​San Vito improperly called the valley, becomes smaller in the modest valley of Grava above which the Pattonera valley turns, changing its exposure; the houses thicken in the large sunny valley of Cavoretto; then, while the hill changes its course as far as Moncalieri, the val di rio Sappone or del Fioccardo and the val Cunicolo stand out; then the morphology becomes ruffled in little hills, little valleys, slippery terraces for the stretch that the Grossi calls Val Mairano; then it returns incisively in the valley that with an eighteenth-century name we will call San Morizio, closed by the large Costalunga head; behind the castle of Moncalieri, finally, the buttress Santa Brigida rises, above and beyond which the magnificence of the villas shines. " It is along this mantle of valleys, roads, streams and ridges that the villas and vineyards treated in this study were born and developed since the sixteenth century, through a selection of the most significant and through the reading of their history, of the characters who have experienced them, of the transformations they have undergone over the centuries and of their relationship with the territory. (1)

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Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor prepared to brave the tremendous spray, with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls. One special vantage point is across the Knife-edge Bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. In 1851, Livingstone first heard of the great waterfall, but it was only in 1855 that he set out to visit it. He spent the night on Kalai Island a few kilometers upstream of the Falls, having come down river by foot, and the next morning set off in a small canoe to approach the thundering smoke. He landed on the biggest island on the lip of the falls, now called Livingstone Island and from there obtained his first view of the Falls.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Valentina Confuorto canta e conta storie, ma ha uno spirito organizzativo non da poco. Ha collaborato alla realizzazione di eventi per  svariati Teatri e Associazioni Musicali, a Napoli, Padova, in Italia e all'estero in Francia, Irlanda e Germania. Oltre ad aver vinto numerosi concorsi letterari, si è dedicata alla realizzazione di opere multimediali legate alla musica, arrivando finalista in concorsi nazionali e internazionali, ha collaborato attivamente per il Carnevale di Venezia. Per Tartini2020 ha scritto la commedia in due atti “Le dissonanze. Tartini, musica e bollori”, per il Carnevale di Venezia ha scritto e diretto nel 2018 lo spettacolo “El ziogo dele perle de vero”, l’anno dopo ha redatto testi e musiche per “Da Venezia alla Luna – La magica storia di Alvise Cicoria”, con regia di Alessandro Bressanello. Diploma in flauto dolce col massimo dei voti sotto la guida di Sergio Balestracci, laurea in Musicologia cum laude presso l’Università di Padova, nel 2013 master in Manager degli eventi a Bologna.

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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.

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Uncem, Unione Nazionale Comuni, Comunità ed Enti montani. Da sessant'anni è il "sindacato del territorio montano". La Delegazione piemontese - a cui aderiscono: 50 Unioni montane di Comuni (eredi delle Comunità montane secondo quanto previsto dalla legge nazionale 56/2014 e dalle leggi regionali 11/2012 e 3/2014), i 552 Comuni montani, 5 Province, 2 Consorzi Bim, il Formont e il Consorzio Pra Catinat - ha sede in via Gaudenzio Ferrari 1 a Torino. L'Uncem Piemonte rappresenta gli enti a livello regionale presso gli organi competenti per l'esame dei provvedimenti di interesse montano, allo scopo di valorizzare e sviluppare il territorio e le istituzioni; promuove il coordinamento delle attività delle Comunità montane e degli enti al fine di potenziarne le capacità di intervento collegandosi alle linee di programmazione europea, nazionale e regionale; promuove inoltre studi e ricerche per una migliore conoscenza della realtà montana. Dal 2007, l'attività delle Comunità montane, delle Unioni e della Delegazione piemontese dell'Uncem viene presentata sulla rivista bimestrale PieMonti, cinquanta pagine che raccolgono e diffondono le nuove sfide e le opportunità di sviluppo della montagna piemontese. Uncem National Union of Municipalities, Communities and Mountain Bodies. It has been the "mountain territory union" for sixty years . The Piedmontese Delegation - to which the following adhere: 50 mountain Unions of Municipalities (heirs of the mountain communities according to the provisions of national law 56/2014 and regional laws 11/2012 and 3/2014), the 552 mountain municipalities, 5 provinces, 2 consortia Bim, the Formont and the Pra Catinat Consortium - is based in via Gaudenzio Ferrari 1 in Turin. Uncem Piemonte represents the bodies at regional level at the competent bodies for the examination of measures of mountain interest, in order to enhance and develop the territory and the institutions ; it promotes the coordination of the activities of the mountain communities and of the entities in order to strengthen their intervention capacities by connecting to the European, national and regional programming lines; it also promotes studies and research for a better knowledge of the mountain reality.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Una trattoria pizzeria piemontese, immersa nella langa che vi farà assaporare la tradizione e la qualità del cibo tipico di queste zone. Il locale semplicemente arredato ha alcuni tavoli sulla piazzetta del paese davanti alla chiesetta e con la vista verso le colline. La signora Piera in cucina prepara il tipico menù piemontese fatto di antipasti, plin e tagliatelle il pezzo forte è il coniglio che si scioglie in bocca. Appena sarete seduti arriverà il giovane nipote Bebo che con fare generoso e spigliato in italiano o in inglese vi accoglierà con una scelta di vini piemontesi e, in attesa dei piatti, con le "friciule" calde, pasta di pane fritta talmente leggere e gustose che salteranno in bocca senza che ve ne aggorgerete. Anche la pizza è ottima e digeribile con farciture anche di ingredienti locali che sehuono le stagioni come la toma di Roccaverano e i fiori di zucca in stagione. A Piedmontese trattoria and pizzeria, immersed in the Langhe that will make you savor the tradition and quality of the typical food of these areas. The simply furnished restaurant has some tables on the town square in front of the church and with a view towards the hills. Mrs. Piera in the kitchen prepares the typical Piedmontese menu made of appetizers, plin and tagliatelle the highlight is the rabbit that melts in your mouth. As soon as you are seated, the young grandson Bebo will arrive who, generously and confidently in Italian or English, will welcome you with a choice of Piedmontese wines and, waiting for the dishes, with hot "friciule", fried bread dough so light and tasty they will jump in your mouth without you knowing. Even the pizza is excellent and digestible with fillings also of local ingredients that follow the seasons such as the toma di Roccaverano and the courgette flowers in season.

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The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, and one of Britain’s most visited historic sites. Despite a grim reputation for a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to be told about the Tower. This powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and even housed a zoo! An intriguing cast of characters have played their part: including the dastardly jewel-thief Colonel Blood, tragic Lady Jane Grey and maverick zoo keeper Albert Cops. The Tower of London played an important role in the First and Second World Wars. From training WWI recruits in the Tower moat including the Royal Fusiliers (whose headquarters and museum still exists at the Tower of London today), to guarding the infamous Nazi prisoner of war Rudolph Hess, during each devastating conflict the Tower returned to its former role as a military store, barracks and prison. And it became, once again, a grim place of execution for enemies of the state. A total of 12 spies were executed behind the Tower's walls. In 2014 and again in 2018, The Tower of London commemorated the centenary of WWI with two major installations. In 2014, ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ marked Britain’s first full day of involvement in the war by filling the moat with 888,246 ceramic poppies while in 2018, ‘Beyond the Deepening Shadows: The Tower Remembers’ saw the moat filled with thousands of flames that commemorated those who lost their lives. Within days of Britain's announcement to enter WWI, young men who worked near the Tower in the City answered the call to enlist. Some formed volunteer brigades with friends or work colleagues. 1300 men who worked for city firms joined the City of London Battalion, pictured here in the Tower moat, waiting to swear the oath of allegiance. By the turn of the 20th Century the Tower of London was seen as a tourist attraction, but the Tower never formally dissolved its function as a garrison, prison and execution site. The fortress actively carried out all three roles during the war, even as it remained open to visitors.

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The thread of the history of Toppino Camini 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.

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I’m Toni-Leigh, born and bred in the Mother City of Cape Town. My fiancé and I, are parents to a lively 2-year old girl who arrived 5 years after losing our 3-year old son to a rare genetic disease. I love learning new things. Growing up, I was a voracious reader, reading anything and everything (even the classifieds and property ads) and with the advancement of technology over the years, I can have information at the tip of my fingers, so I’m always eager to learn new things and I’m a fast learner. I’ve always had an interest in Information Technology and was the go-to person in my office before my colleagues would go to the IT office, and now I’m looking into further studies so that I can develop my knowledge and skills. In 2005 I graduated from Varsity College with a Diploma in Travel and Tourism with aspirations of travelling worldwide in my profession. Things didn’t quite work out that way, having worked in retail and a company assisting young people to live and work in the UK. In the last decade or so, I’ve been in the tourism industry behind the scenes, working for an online holiday accommodation booking agency and more recently a company that does tours and safaris in Southern Africa. I also do freelance work remotely, such as, captioning for a speech-to-text service and social media evaluation. I am an introvert but enjoy working with and being in the company of others, while also enjoying being on my own. In the past I used to view being an introvert as a weakness because those higher up in the ranks of the companies I worked for were extroverted but in recent times I realised how much of a strength it is being an introvert as I also have a strong sense of empathy, which I believe is key in Customer Service and building interpersonal relationships with colleagues and clients. I’m passionate about customer service and going the extra mile and l love that feeling of knowing that I’ve made a difference in someone’s day whether big or small. People tend to describe me as hardworking, punctual, efficient, dependable and trustworthy. Covid-19 affected the tourism industry drastically, however, I still want to travel anywhere I can, just soaking up the different cultures and experiences. The last year has been both challenging and rewarding and it has made me see things in a different light and so it has been somewhat of a new beginning for me. I am motivated now more than ever to seek out new passions and adventures and to get out of my comfort zone.

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Since I was a boy I always needed to feed my passion for music, beginning to play the piano at age of six. As time passed, I practiced also the study of the saxophone and electric bass, especially in my teenage years,  then I chose, after my high school degree, to attend a seven-month course of Technical Sound Engineering, moved always by curiosity to deepen the study of digital music processes, acoustic science and electronic music, such as audio editing, sound diffusion instruments and production techniques. For two years, I took doublebass lessons at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, but was only after a few lessons in complementary harmony, held by maestro Portera that I started, finally,  to study composition with him. For three more years I spent my time composing and experimenting music, getting awards, performances and publications of my operas. In 2015 I launched my own business in Firenze, and the production of instruments proceeds constantly.

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Even today Tommaso De Carlo realizes his colors with earth and other natural materials in his workshop, which since the eighties is located in the Old Conventino in Florence, where, in an environment of artisans and artists, he works as interior decorator. Starting from the ancient techniques and decorative forms that are breathed in the Florentine territory, he has developed his own style, creating a language that updates the decorative patterns typical of the Florentine Renaissance.

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Tommaso Candria opens in Mogliano Marche an handicraft factory specialised in weaving. The activity is located in the territory where’s deep-rooted the wickerwork tradition. A combination of ability and creativity allows to make unique items, which are recognizable by care of details and originality in design. Though it preserves its original handicraft character and family dimension, the firm is in a progressive expansion thanks to an extended range of articles.

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“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” A Japanese proverb close to my heart. It has helped me persevere in so many situations in life and those situations have molded me into the woman I am today. Here’s a brief introduction to who I am. I am a new mommy to an adorable baby boy. A jack of all trades. I’m an artist at heart, fitness enthusiast, avid reader, and quite academic. I was born on the 9th of August in the year 1996 in Elim, a small village in the Limpopo Province. I grew up in Johannesburg and later moved to Pretoria in 2006 when I was in Grade 4, where I completed the rest of my school career. I have always been a very dedicated student. I finished school as a top student in my Matric year (2014) in Hoerskool Silverton. Ideally, I thought that I would finish university on record time but it seems I had a few lessons to pick up along the way. I began my studies at the University of Pretoria but sadly dropped out due to academic and financial exclusion and so I continued the rest of my year as a freelance tutor to make some money and figure out my next move. During this time I found that I work quite well with young kids and have enjoyed tutoring ever since. I returned to the said university again and hit the financial exclusion wall yet again so I went ahead and tried out a learnership in the automotive industry, for a year, where I earned a stipend. This encouraged me to go back to school and try part-time (Yes I do not give up easily!) Presently I am currently pursuing my degree in Mechanical Engineering through the University of South Africa (UNISA). I have always been one to participate in almost every extra-mural activity since my primary school years, I played softball, hockey, and cricket. I took part in cross-country and district athletics to name a few. My love for sports made me gravitate towards what I currently do part-time, I train on a regular basis, and I am a wellness coach and a distributor for a prominent nutrition brand. A large part of what I do involves helping people correct their nutrition and learn more about the benefits of healthy eating so that they can lead a healthier lifestyle and feel great while they are at it. I have been involved in various projects that involved giving back to those in need. I have been involved with an initiative called Feed a Homeless Homie, where we made food for the homeless and distributed it at least one weekend a month, I also helped a friend of mine with a pads drive for less fortunate girls, I also give clothes to homeless shelters for women and children whenever I can and I worked with an NGO known as Keep That Gold Shining (KTG) where we tutored young kids in high schools in the townships. I am a philanthropist at heart and believe that even the smallest contribution goes a long way. As mentioned I am also an artist, mostly self-taught. I do painting on commission as well as pencil sketching. I do not have a specific style as yet but most of my work features women from different walks of life. I would like to collaborate with more artists in the future and have exhibitions. I try to read at least one book a month. My favorite writers have always been James Patterson and Dan Brown however I recently branched out to other genres besides suspense and thrillers. Some of my latest reads are: • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki • Atomic Habits by James Clear • The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho • Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie • No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe I can speak at least 6 of the 11 official languages, I am fairly tech-savvy. I am a quick learner, always willing to pick up a new skill. Life has thrown several curve balls at me and I never backed down. I strongly believe in working hard and not giving up on anything I do. My name means ‘Be Strong’, that is who I am!

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Located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock – the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched, Titanic Belfast tells the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. Stimulating enquiry, encouraging independent and collaborative learning and awakening a genuine thirst for knowledge - Titanic Belfast is a unique learning resource for students of all ages. Titanic Belfast welcomes education visitors all year round for self-guided tours of the Titanic Experience. On arrival you will be supported by a welcome host, who will set the scene and give you advice before you enter. Supported by our downloadable resources which cover the activities and themes you’ll find in the exhibition and how these link with curriculum targets in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a self-guided tour allows you and your pupils to explore the sights, sounds and stories of Titanic Belfast at your own leisure.

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Tiramisù Firenze is a line of products for children, handcrafted by mother's caring hands, with natural fabrics such as cotton and linen, breathable and hypoallergenic, suitable to offer a soft caress to the delicate skin of our children.

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Tiramisu is a traditional sweet and food product spread throughout the Italian territory, whose origins are debated and are attributed above all to Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is a spoon dessert made from ladyfingers (or other crumbly biscuits) soaked in coffee and covered with a cream, composed of mascarpone, eggs, and sugar, which in some variations is flavored with liqueur. Tiramisu is among the most loved desserts by Italians, the most requested by foreigners in Italy and has an unchallenged reputation in the world. The Accademia ofTiramisù is a cultural and food and wine association, inspired by the principles of historical, cultural and gastronomic information. Its aim is to disseminate the true geographic origins and the authentic ingredients for the traditional recipe.

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Tikal is the ruin of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala. It is one of the largest archeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. Though monumental architecture at the site dates back as far as the 4th century BC, Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, c. 200 to 900. During this time, the city dominated much of the Maya region politically, economically, and militarily, while interacting with areas throughout Mesoamerica such as the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the distant Valley of Mexico. There is evidence that Tikal was conquered by Teotihuacan in the 4th century AD. Following the end of the Late Classic Period, no new major monuments were built at Tikal and there is evidence that elite palaces were burned.

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I create my works by recycling and reusing materials, which have a new shape and charm. Nature is the protagonist of my creations. Through fashion, I want to help sensitize people to ecology and respect for the environment. The jewels have always had a unique communication power in their kind. Those signed Thya Bijoux by Lidia Sanna characterize and enhance the wearer, giving it grit and originality. By Lidia Sanna.

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French photographer born in 1976, Thomas Jorion lives in Paris and travels the world to achieve his singular and timeless landscapes. Self-taught, he creates his photographs in natural light using an analog large format 4×5” camera. He captures places in ruins or abandoned, and allows us to rediscover and to imagine their past glory in a bygone era. In 2013, La Martinière editions published “Silencio”, a work that combines several of his series: Silencio, The other America, Konbini, The Quest of the soviets… From 2013 to 2016, Thomas Jorion has been focusing his photographic exploration on the former French colonies; these new series lead to a second book published by La Martinière “Vestiges of the empire” and presented on the occasion of his participation in Paris Photo. Since Thomas Jorion has taken over and developed the series “Veduta” on the Italian Palaces and Villas. This series will be presented for the first time in Paris in February 2019.

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Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, is owned and operated by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation with a dual mission of preservation and education. Monticello is the mountaintop home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. Thomas Jefferson enslaved over six hundred people throughout his life. Learn about the men, women, and children who built Jefferson's home, planted his crops, tended his gardens, and who helped run his household Monticello and raise his children. The Monticello plantation was both an agricultural farm, where wheat, tobacco and other crops were grown, and a site of "cottage" industries, including a textile factory, a blacksmith shop, nailmaking and barrelmaking operations, and water-powered mills.

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The Shroud is a linen sheet preserved in the Turin Cathedral. It became famous all over the world for showing the image of a human body. A man with a height between 178 and 185 cm, with a long beard and hair. According to tradition, and the Catholic Church, this should be the true image of the body of Jesus Christ. The fitted sheet has a herringbone texture approximately 441 cm wide by 111 cm wide. The image remained imprinted on the fabric, as in a photograph, after it was used to wrap the dead body. The Turin shroud has a great deal of detail, even if hardly visible to the naked eye. In our days, thanks to modern technologies, it is however possible to clearly observe human blood stains, signs of scourges and nails in the wrists. In any case, the Sacred Linen remains an important element for understanding the Passion of Jesus. Even if over the years the scientific community has expressed many doubts about its truthfulness. The most famous is undoubtedly that of the examination with the Carbon 14 method of 1988. The results showed that a body could have been wrapped between 1260 and 1390. The dating, to remove any possible doubt, was carried out in three different laboratories. The most recent case, on the other hand, is the one that in 2018 saw two Italian researchers as protagonists. The research, which is based on the most modern techniques of forensic medicine, has given a disconcerting result. At least half of the bloodstains would be fake, or incompatible with those of a dead body following a crucifixion. However, these researches did not succeed in discrediting the Shroud in the eyes of the faithful. The shroud in which Christ's body was wrapped is not normally visible to the public. It is exhibited in public in certain periods which are called Exposition. The most recent took place in 1978, 1998, 2000, 2010, 2013. The last was the one held between April 19 and June 24, 2015. The Shroud is a linen sheet preserved in the Turin Cathedral. It became famous all over the world for showing the image of a human body. A man with a height between 178 and 185 cm, with a long beard and hair. According to tradition, and the Catholic Church, this should be the true image of the body of Jesus Christ. The fitted sheet has a herringbone texture approximately 441 cm wide by 111 cm wide. The image remained imprinted on the fabric, as in a photograph, after it was used to wrap the dead body. The Turin shroud has a great deal of detail, even if hardly visible to the naked eye. In our days, thanks to modern technologies, it is however possible to clearly observe human blood stains, signs of scourges and nails in the wrists. In any case, the Sacred Linen remains an important element for understanding the Passion of Jesus. Even if over the years the scientific community has expressed many doubts about its truthfulness. The most famous is undoubtedly that of the examination with the Carbon 14 method of 1988. The results showed that a body could have been wrapped between 1260 and 1390. The dating, to remove any possible doubt, was carried out in three different laboratories. The most recent case, on the other hand, is the one that in 2018 saw two Italian researchers as protagonists. The research, which is based on the most modern techniques of forensic medicine, has given a disconcerting result. At least half of the bloodstains would be fake, or incompatible with those of a dead body following a crucifixion. However, these researches did not succeed in discrediting the Shroud in the eyes of the faithful. The shroud in which Christ's body was wrapped is not normally visible to the public. It is exhibited in public in certain periods which are called Exposition. The most recent took place in 1978, 1998, 2000, 2010, 2013. The last was the one held between April 19 and June 24, 2015.

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The Heritage Portal is a news and information platform for the South African Heritage Sector. It is a volunteer driven initiative that relies on content contributions from members of the heritage community.

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The towering glass spire of The Bell Tower located where Perth meets the Swan River in vibrant Barrack Square, is a touchstone for Australian and international tourists. The Bell Tower is one of the largest musical instruments on earth and was custom built to house the historically significant bells of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace in Trafalgar Square, London. These royal bells date back to before the 14th century! One of Western Australia's unique and visited attractions, The Bell Tower offers tourists fascinating displays on these famous bells and the ancient art of bell ringing, as well as stunning views of the Swan River from the sixth floor open air observation deck. The Bell Tower is the only place in the world where you can view bell ringing in action or where you can even have a go at bell ringing yourself in one of their interactive Bell Tower Chiming Experience tours. In addition to the royal bells, the Bell Tower is also home to the 6,500kg Anzac Bell. Watch the Bell ring at midday for 1 minute.
 

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I was born in Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha), South Africa. I’m an outgoing person who is both introverted and extroverted depending who I’m with. I enjoy meeting and interacting with new people because I believe this is how you learn and grow as a person. I’m forever looking for new adventures or challenges. I’m a go-getter, never afraid to fail because we learn more from our failures and build character from them. I believe one is never too old to learn something new things. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” doesn’t apply in my life. I enjoy the outdoors especially hiking, which has exposed me to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in South Africa. I also love taking game drives and explore our nature especially the animals in their natural habitats. I haven’t had the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of my country. Hopefully one day I’ll travel the world, meet different people and get to experience diverse cultures and cuisines. I had dreams of becoming a medical doctor but due to financial difficulties I settled for a National Diploma in Biomedical Technology. At least I got to work in the medical environment with doctors and other medical personnel for about 5 years. I realised that working in a laboratory was not suitable for my personality because I love people, I enjoy interacting with different people. I enrolled for a Diploma in Marketing and that led me to the pharmaceutical industry where I combined both my medical background and the marketing qualification. I worked in Sales and Marketing departments. I also had the opportunity to turn my passion for fashion into a business adventure and started my online clothing store which was a very exciting and challenging adventure. I learned a lot about importing and e-commerce. When motherhood happened and I took a break to become a stay home mom. I got involved in fitness and nutrition business. I realised that the entrepreneurship bug has got me and needed to empower myself to avoid mistakes I made in my previous business adventures, that is when I decided to register for a BCom degree in entrepreneurship via Unisa, which what I’m currently busy with. I am also teaching English as a foreign language online on freelance basis. I plan to also learn one or two foreign languages as I plan to travel the world in the not-so-distant future. I’m excited about the future and learning more in this university of life.

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Le radici della famiglia Bevilacqua nel mondo della tessitura affondano nel 1499. In quest’anno, infatti, Giovanni Mansueti ha dipinto San Marco trascinato nella sinagoga, segnalando in un cartiglio i nomi dei committenti: tra questi appare un certo “Giacomo Bevilacqua Tessitore”. La Tessitura è stata poi fondata da Luigi Bevilacqua nel 1875, che ha recuperato telai e macchinari anticamente usati dalla Scuola della Seta della Serenissima. L’azienda continua quindi un’antica arte di Venezia, decaduta nel Settecento e rinata nell’Ottocento, combinando tecniche e disegni storici con un tocco di modernità. Vengono prodotti broccati, il velluto soprarizzo, il lampasso chhanno uso nell'arredamento e nell'alta moda.

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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. The thousands of temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan (sometimes spelt Pagan) are the most impressive testament to the religious devotion of Myanmar’s people – and rulers – over the centuries. They combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and provide views quite unlike anywhere else on earth.

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Tel Aviv, an amazing city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, is marked by stark 1930s Bauhaus buildings, thousands of which are clustered in the White City architectural area, and became designated a UNESCO world heritage site. The city was founded in 1909 by the Jewish residents as a modern housing estate on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa, then part of the Jerusalem province of Ottoman Syria. Museums include Beit Hatfutsot, whose multimedia exhibits illustrate the history of Jewish communities worldwide. The Eretz Israel Museum covers the country’s archaeology, folklore, and crafts, and features an on-site excavation of 12th-century-B.C. ruins.

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Tedavi 98 con Angela dell'Oso e Veronica di Pietrantonio create entertainment events: from the theater show, to the production of short films, from shows for dinners to the rental of historical costumes.

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The Teatro Massimo Bellini is an opera house in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. Named after the local-born composer Vincenzo Bellini, it was inaugurated on 31 May 1890 with a performance of the composer's masterwork, Norma. The creation of what was to finally become the Teatro Massimo Bellini took almost two hundred years, beginning with discussions following the disastrous 1693 earthquake which completely destroyed Catania. The construction of a public theatre was discussed, and a foundation stone was finally laid in 1812. Throughout its history, the opera house has performed almost all of Bellini's work. From its beginnings, a wide variety of operas have been performed by some highly renowned singers. In 1951, to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Bellini, Maria Callas sang Norma, repeating her success in 1952 and 1953. In recent years, there has been an infusion of about $2 million, leading to the celebration of the Bellini bicentennial during the 2001 season and to a major renovation of the house.

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The Teatro la Fenice, is one of "the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre", and in the history of opera as a whole. Especially in the 19th century, The Fenice Opera House was founded in 1792, and it was inaugurated on the 16th of May, in the day of Ascension Festivity (Fèsta de la Sènsa) in which was celebrate the Marriage of Venice with the sea. The Opera House, since its birth, tells us the history of Venice. La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers – Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi – were performed. Its name reflects its role in permitting an opera company to "rise from the ashes" despite losing the use of three theatres to fire, the first in 1774 after the city's leading house was destroyed and rebuilt but not opened until 1792; the second fire came in 1836, but rebuilding was completed within a year. However, the third fire was the result of arson. It destroyed the house in 1996 leaving only the exterior walls, but it was rebuilt and re-opened in November 2004. In order to celebrate this event the tradition of the Venice New Year's Concert started. La Fenice is the Theatre of Venice. La Fenice has resuscitated twice from the ashes. La Fenice is Venice and reflects its history and embodies its myth. Water and light, fire and air are the elements that indissolubly constitute his Majesty. La Fenice is ​​consecrated to Apollo and in the Theatre’s blue sky the Hours dance in the middle of a grove, where the audience sits in the stalls. San Marco’s Lion, also illuminated by Apollo on the Royal Box, is Venice itself, unique and uncontested beauty in its sea of ​​enchantment.

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Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-story adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over a 1,000 years. The Pueblo is 3 miles northeast of Taos Plaza. Archaeologists say that ancestors of the Taos Indians lived in this valley long before Columbus discovered America and hundreds of years before Europe emerged from the Dark Ages. Ancient ruins in the Taos Valley indicate our people lived here nearly 1000 years ago. The main part of the present buildings were most likely constructed between 1000 and 1450 A.D. They appeared much as they do today when the first Spanish explorers arrived in Northern New Mexico in 1540 and believed that the Pueblo was one of the fabled golden cities of Cibola. The two structures called Hlauuma (north house) and Hlaukwima (south house) are said to be of similar age. They are considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. The Pueblo is made entirely of adobe -- earth mixed with water and straw, then either poured into forms or made into sun-dried bricks. The walls are frequently several feet thick. The roofs of each of the five stories are supported by vigas -- large timbers hauled down from the mountain forests. Smaller pieces of wood -- pine or aspen latillas -- are placed side-by-side on top of the vigas; the whole roof is covered with packed dirt. The outside surfaces of the Pueblo are continuously maintained by re plastering with thin layers of mud. Interior walls are carefully coated with thin washes of white earth to keep them clean and bright. The Pueblo is actually many individual homes, built side-by-side and in layers, with common walls but no connecting doorways. In earlier days there were no doors or windows and entry was gained only from the top.

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The Taj Mahal in India, is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Constructed over a 20-year period on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India, the famed complex is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, which combined Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. At its center is the Taj Mahal itself, built of shimmering white marble that seems to change color depending on the daylight. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983, it remains one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a stunning symbol of India’s rich history. The plans for the complex have been attributed to various architects of the period, though the chief architect was probably Ustad Aḥmad Lahawrī, an Indian of Persian descent. The five principal elements of the complex—main gateway, garden, mosque, jawāb (literally “answer”; a building mirroring the mosque), and mausoleum (including its four minarets)—were conceived and designed as a unified entity according to the tenets of Mughal building practice, which allowed no subsequent addition or alteration. Building commenced about 1632. More than 20,000 workers were employed from India, Persia, the Ottoman Empire, and Europe to complete the mausoleum itself by about 1638–39; the adjunct buildings were finished by 1643, and decoration work continued until at least 1647. In total, construction of the 42-acre (17-hectare) complex spanned 22 years.

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Taj Mahal. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. Its refined elegance is a conspicuous contrast both to the Hindu architecture of pre-Islamic India, with its thick walls, corbelled arches and heavy lintels, and to the Indo-Islamic styles, in which Hindu elements are combined with an eclectic assortment of motifs from Persian and Turkish sources.

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With more than 50 years of experience in the wool manufacturing industry, the award-winning weaving factory TACS has kept up the good name of Casentino thanks to a production of excellence, respecting the most rigorous and traditional stages of manufacturing of the famous Casentino fabric. TACS was born and developed with Bruno Savelli’s capacity and foresight, then further improved under the leadership of his son Massimo (honoured with the title of Master Craftsman in 2016), today the company looks to the future under the guidance of Massimo’s son, David, who represents the third generation of a family focused on the respect for traditions. It is undoubtedly their love for a style the roots of which lies in the Renaissance Tuscany and that is still an uncontested symbol of elegance in Italy and around the world, that represents the trait d’union with the past. Together with the sale in the factory store, offering factory-direct prices, TACS items are available in the exhibition stands and in the prestigious boutiques all around Italy and are also exported to USA, Great Britain, Holland, Portugal, Japan, Vietnam and Korea: thus TACS Panno Casentino represents a successful example of Made in Italy that has its strength in the importance of the best quality-price ratio.

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Fusing ancient and modernist influences, and built on a site sacred to the local Gadigal people for thousands of years, the sculptural elegance of the Sydney Opera House has made it one of the most recognisable buildings of the twentieth century, synonymous with inspiration and imagination. As Pritzker Prize judge Frank Gehry said when awarding architecture’s highest award to the Opera House’s architect in 2003: “[Jørn] Utzon made a building well ahead of its time, far ahead of available technology... a building that changed the image of an entire country.” Built to “help mould a better and more enlightened community,” in the words of New South Wales Premier Joseph Cahill in 1954, the Sydney Opera House has been home to many of the world’s greatest artists and performances, and a meeting place for matters of local and international significance since opening in 1973. Today it is Australia’s number one tourist destination, welcoming more than 8.2 million visitors a year and one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres, presenting more than 2000 shows 363 days a year for more than 1.5 million people, from the work of the seven flagship arts companies to which it is home to First Nations’ arts and culture, talks and ideas, theatre and dance and the superstars of classical and contemporary music. The breadth of those experiences reflects our visionary 1961 Act, which charges the Opera House not only with the promotion of artistic taste across all art forms, but also “scientific research into, and the encouragement of, new and improved forms of entertainment and methods of presentation.” But while the tale of the Opera House is one of breathtaking triumph, it is also one of personal cost. The building’s design was inspired - entirely unlike anything that had been seen before. Pressures piled upon its architect, Jørn Utzon, who left Australia midway through construction, never to return to see the building completed. Nevertheless, Utzon’s masterpiece would define his career, and redefine the image of Australia both to itself and the world. An exercise in nation building, as Joe Cahill underlined, it was an extraordinary collective act of dreaming in public; a work of art built for the performance of works of art and brought to life by people who believed in the power of imagination. Realising the dream took us all - visionaries and pragmatists, politicians and architects, engineers, artists and, most fundamentally, the people of Australia.

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Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. One of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, it's known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer, and Arctic foxes. To the uninitiated, Svalbard may seem desolate and barren with large open landscapes, sparse vegetation, and endless glaciers. But if you look beyond this first impression, you will discover an eldorado of nature-based experiences – all year round. The seasonal variations this far north are enormous – the long, dark season is replaced by bright winter months, which in turn are replaced by a surprisingly mild summer with sun 24/7.

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Creatività, stile, sperimentazione e innovazione convivono con tutti gli elementi della tradizione nelle perle della ditta S.U.V. fondata nel centro storico di Venezia durante gli anni ‘40 da Umberto Scognamiglio, consolidata dal genero Oscar Sito, il cui figlio Salvatore ne è oggi titolare assieme alla moglie Antonella. Nello storico laboratorio artigianale si respira ancora l’aria dell’autenticità dei prodotti, manufatti artistici di esperti perleri in cui il vetro si mescola e si confonde ad altri materiali preziosi. La lavorazione adottata dal laboratorio è principalmente “a lume”, una tecnica che permette di modellare una canna vitrea facendo raggiungere al vetro una temperatura tale da renderlo “morbido” e quindi modellabile. Con tale tecnica si creano innumerevoli nuances di colore, mescolando a caldo canne differenti e personalizzando ogni singolo pezzo con decori realizzati con finissime vette colorate, fuse sull’elemento di base, o mediante l’accorpamento ad esso di murrine, graniglia in vetro, foglie d’oro o d’argento. Oltre all'attività artigianale di lavorazione a lume, questi artigiani conservano un enorme archivio di perle e usano proprio il vetro storico per le loro creazioni, anche eseguite su misura, perché ne hanno una quantità infinita. Creativity, style, experimentation and innovation coexist with all the elements of tradition in the pearls of the SUV company founded in the historic center of Venice during the 1940s by Umberto Scognamiglio, consolidated by his son-in-law Oscar Sito, whose son Salvatore is today the owner together with wife Antonella. In the historic artisan workshop you can still breathe the air of the authenticity of the products, artistic artifacts by perleri experts in which glass mixes and merges with other precious materials. The process adopted by the laboratory is mainly "lamp-based", a technique that allows you to model a glass rod by making the glass reach a temperature that makes it "soft" and therefore modelable. With this technique, countless shades of color are created, by hot mixing different rods and personalizing each single piece with decorations made with very fine colored peaks, fused on the base element, or by combining it with murrine, glass grit, gold or silver leaves. In addition to the artisan activity of lampworking, these artisans keep an enormous archive of pearls and use historical glass for their creations, even made to measure, because they have an infinite quantity of them. If you are looking for those big antique glass beads but also want to compose something unique of yours with an infinity of other glass objects, this is the right place for you! In addition to the artisan activity of lampworking, these artisans keep an enormous archive of pearls and use historical glass for their creations, even made to measure, because they have an infinite quantity of them. If you are looking for those big antique glass beads but also want to compose something unique of yours with an infinity of other glass objects, this is the right place for you! In addition to the artisan activity of lampworking, these artisans keep an enormous archive of pearls and use historical glass for their creations, even made to measure, because they have an infinite quantity of them.

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Susan Kleinberg is a New York-based artist. Her latest video installation piece, HELIX, derived from her work with the scientific team of the Louvre in April 2018, premiered in at the Museo Internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino in Palermo, Italy on June 2018, coinciding with Manifesta 2018 in Palermo. Susan works for a better world. She spoke with a wide range of people, primarily the least visible in our society, about what would make for a better world. The still photographs, which I took afterwards, were linked to the audio on a DVD. The densely colored DVD runs on plasma screens mounted on the walls. Hanging from the ceiling were painted Chinese fans with the photographs of the participants embedded into them. Visitors fanned themselves in the warm Turkish breeze, as they watched and listened.

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Paola Abraini regina e custode de su Filindeu, i fili di Dio, la pasta che nessuno sa imitare. Paola, 65 anni, nuorese, ha imparato a fare su Filindeu dalla suocera all’età di 16 anni. Da allora ha insegnato questa nobile arte alle figlie e ai parenti e attualmente sono solo dieci le persone al mondo capaci di fare questo tipo di pasta. Lei è ormai famosa grazie alla Bbc, alla Cnn, e ai tanti chef come Jamie Oliver e altre importanti celebrità che vanno a trovarla per imparare a fare questa specialità. Nessuno di loro però è mai riuscito a creare su Filindeu come fa lei. Signora Paola lo vende ad alcuni ristoranti di Nuoro e dintorni. Paola Abraini queen and custodian de su Filindeu, the threads of God, the pasta that nobody knows how to imitate. Paola, 65, from Nuoro, learned to do on Filindeu by her mother-in-law at the age of 16. Since then she has taught this noble art to her daughters and relatives and currently there are only ten people in the world capable of making this type of pasta. She is now famous thanks to the BBC, the CNN, and the many chefs like Jamie Oliver and other important celebrities who visit her to learn how to do this specialty. However, none of them has ever managed to create on Filindeu as she does. Signora Paola sells it to some restaurants in Nuoro and surroundings.

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Studio Vairano Architecture has been active since 1995 in Architectural Planning & Design, and Restoration. The studio has branched out towards projects such as interior design, renovation of historic buildings and cultural initiatives. Its solid track record gives it the ability to manage complex projects and themes, with interior and exterior workgroups. Architect Vairano is the chief of 12 architects dealing with different branches but working as a team.

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Lo Studio inizia l’attività nel 1992 a Firenze e negli anni si concentra nella grafica ed il packaging, nella comunicazione, nell’organizzazione di eventi fino alla progettazione d’interni. Neri Torrigiani collabora con molte realtà del contemporaneo a Firenze: il Museo Marino Marini, i Cantieri Goldonetta di Virgilio Sieni, il premio letterario Gregor von Rezzori, l’Associazione Fabbrica Europa di cui è socio fondatore così come del Centro Produzione Arte ed Extre Toscana Contemporanea.

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Il gruppo dell' Ippogrifo si forma nel 1977 a Firenze, nello storico quartiere di San Frediano, ponendosi come fine la ricerca, l'approfondimento e l'utilizzo delle antiche tecniche dell'incisione su metallo. In particolare è allo studio e l'applicazione dell' acquaforte, e delle tecniche che la completano e accompagnano, come l'acquatinta, la ceramolle, il bulino, che i grafici fondatori dell'Ippogrifo hanno dedicato anni delle loro ricerche e delle loro applicazioni. La strada scelta, oltre a permettere la naturale espressione dell'artista, ha portato alla composizione di un vero e proprio servizio tecnico attraverso il quale, chiunque voglia, possa creare un immagine di alta qualità, da destinare all'arredamento, al regalo, al turismo o alla promozione aziendale, e comunque adatta a tutte le occasioni nelle quali la creazione di un oggetto artistico personalizzato permette di ricordare e mantenere nel tempo le ragioni della sua creazione. All'interno del sito sono visibili molti esempi di incisioni riservate ad Enti, Comuni, Aziende, Negozi o realizzate per privati; nella sezione "servizio" è descritto come poter creare un'immagine su richiesta.

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The Buglioni studio is a space of various professionals, highly technological, in the center of Turin. An innovative study that brings together different and interesting professionals with a very powerful free wifi connection, open to the city. Cristina Buglioni di Monale, a young high-profile civil lawyer, brought together two colleagues in the office, a criminal lawyer and a labor lawyer, an accountant, a computer enthusiast, and an interior designer. Harmony reigns and is contagious, as well as non-traditional but forward-looking communication.

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Architect Alberto Brandinali of Studio Bipiuesse believes that pace is a precious good. In any context, we operate and at any scale, from the single environment to the building and in all the sectors that see us involved: private homes, residential buildings, social welfare facilities, private villas, public places. The aim of our work is to realize effective projects that are able to organize and transform the space in harmony with the needs of those who will use it and will live it. We believe that the project should have a lasting impact on people and the environment.

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, two miles west of Amesbury. It consists of an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing stones, each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons, topped by connecting horizontal lintel stones. The true meaning of Stonehenge - this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.

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Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling Castle’s royal court. Our £12 million project has returned the six apartments in the castle’s Renaissance palace to how they may have looked in the mid-16th century. A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favoured residence of Scotland's Kings and Queens! A great day out for all the family and simply unmissable! Stirling Castle was the key to the kingdom of Scotland, dominating a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands. Its origins are ancient and over the centuries it grew into a great royal residence and a powerful stronghold. During the Wars of Independence, which were civil wars among the Scots as well as a struggle between Scotland and England, the castle changed hands eight times in 50 years. And it is no accident that famous battles such as Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn took place within sight of its walls. In times of peace Scottish royalty came to Stirling to enjoy its comforts, the superb hunting and to hold court – the castle was often the centre of government.

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"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933. The Statue of Liberty is made of copper 3/32 in. (2.4 millimeters) thick, the same as two U.S. pennies put together. The Statue's copper has naturally oxidized to form its familiar "patina" green coating. This patina is as thick, in many places, as the copper behind it and is protecting the copper from naturally wearing away. The Statue is 305ft. 1in. from the ground to the tip of the flame. It is the equivalent height of a 22-story building. In 1886, it was the tallest structure in New York. Classical images of Liberty have usually been represented by a woman. The Statue of Liberty's face is said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother. The torch is a symbol of enlightenment. The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol "Liberty Enlightening the World". The Statue's current replacement torch, added in 1986, is a copper flame covered in 24K gold. It is reflective of the sun's rays in daytime and lighted by 16 floodlights at night. The original torch was removed in 1984 and is currently inside the lobby of the monument.

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Lo squero di San Trovaso sorge lungo il rio omonimo e risale a prima del Seicento. Squero è il tipico cantiere veneziano dove si creano, costruiscono e riparano le imbarcazioni di dimensioni contenute come gondole, pupparini, sandoli, sciopòni e altre barche tipiche della tradizione lagunare veneziana. Il termine squero deriva dalla parola "squara" che indica una squadra di persone che cooperano per costruire le imbarcazioni. È uno dei pochissimi squeri ancora in funzione a Venezia. L'edificio che lo ospita ha la forma tipica delle case di montagna, circostanza eccezionale per Venezia. Il motivo è duplice: da una parte tanto i carpentieri quanto il legname da costruzione provenivano dal Cadore, dall'altra l'inclinazione del piazzale antestante e la tettoia che in parte lo ricopre erano utili in caso di pioggia, oltre che come deposito per gli strumenti di lavoro.

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Mi chiamo Emanuele Pace, sono il Direttore dell’Osservatorio Polifunzionale del Chianti gestito dall’Università di Firenze e sono anche padre di tre bellissimi figli. Ho un sogno: vedere i miei figli realizzati in una vita di successo. Ho anche un desiderio: offrire una simile opportunità a tutti i giovani. Oltre a tutte le attività proposte, abbiamo avviato il progetto Spacelab per mettere i ragazzi in contatto con gli astronauti, seguiranno i loro stessi esperimenti e impareranno tantissimo. Puoi contribuire se pensi che il futuro possa essere migliore!

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Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Since its beginnings at Boccon di Vino a Typical Italian Trattoria, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices, we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.

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Sir John Soane’s Museum is the extraordinary house and museum of the British architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837). On this page, discover the history of the Museum, its founder and its world class collections. Sir John Soane was one of the foremost architects of the Regency era, a Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy, and a dedicated collector of paintings, sculpture, architectural fragments and models, books, drawings and furniture. Born in 1753, the fourth son of a bricklayer, his father’s professional links with architects and his own natural talent for drawing won him the opportunity to train as an architect. A talented and hard-working student, Soane was awarded the Royal Academy’s prestigious Gold Medal for Architecture, as a result receiving a bursary (funded by King George III) to undertake a Grand Tour of Europe. His travels to the ruins of Ancient Rome, Paestum and Pompeii would inspire his lifelong interest in Classical art and architecture. Soane’s inventive use of light, space and his experimentation with the forms of Classical architecture earned him great success as an architect. During his career he won numerous high-profile projects, including the Bank of England (where he was architect for 45 years) and Dulwich Picture Gallery, and created his own extraordinary home and Museum on Lincoln’s Inn Fields. His successes as an architect and his fascination with the history of architecture let to his appointment as Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806. Already an enthusiastic collector, he began to repurpose his home at Lincoln’s Inn Fields as a Museum for students of architecture.

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SINOPIA è specializzata nella produzione e commercializzazione di prodotti per restauro di opere d’arte, decorazione e ristrutturazione. Si distingue per la specificità e la completezza della sua gamma prodotti destinati alla conservazione e al restauro di Beni di interesse storico-artistico. Architetti, arredatori e privati che ricerchino soluzioni personalizzate per intonaci e finiture potranno confrontarsi con le proposte SINOPIA.

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Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore's Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha's teeth. Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities. It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet―and new experiences are created every day.

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Simona Rinciari, creates jewelry with an innovative technique that allows the conservation of the organic plant and the direct contact with the same, leaves, roots, fruits, flowers, vegetables, etc. exhibited in Europe, Japan and America. She invented a procedure, a technique to immobilize them in eternity, to mummify them, almost to vitrify them.

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Simona Lauro, restauratrice di opere d’arte su tela e su tavola, opere d’arte contemporanea e manufatti policromi. Entra nel mondo della conservazione nel 1990 lavorando presso prestigiosi laboratori milanesi, nel 1998 si trasferisce a Novara dove apre il suo studio e vive attualmente. Lavora regolarmente per le Diocesi del Piemonte, su dipinti, pale d’altare e manufatti lignei e collabora da diversi anni con diverse Case D’asta e collezionisti privati in particolare su opere d’arte moderna e contemporanea. Ultimamente ha iniziato una collaborazione con il Museo d’arte Moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, prendendosi cura di alcune opere della collezione VAF STIFTUNG.

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Esegue, negli anni, eleganti opere pittoriche e decorative presso committenze di elevato prestigio in italia ed europa. Sempre alla ricerca dell'innovazione, si pone all'avanguardia con le più recenti tecniche pittoriche. Con il suo staff, composto da validi professionisti, pone estrema attenzione alla pulizia degli ambienti lavorativi, all'ordine a alla precisione. Maestro di trompe l'oei, pittura su superfice piana che crea l'illusione di tridimensionalità nello spettatore. Già in uso nell'antica grecia, nella società romana e nelle epoche successive. Esegue stucchi, marmorini, spatolati. Interventi conservativi e integrativi di pitture murali d'epoca, atti a svelare e salvaguardare la presenza di meravigliosi dipinti.

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The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. The Siena Cathedral (Duomo), begun in the 12th century, is a masterpiece of Italian Romanesque–Gothic architecture. Its main façade was completed in 1380. The original massive basilica, the largest then in the world, with, as was customary, an east-west nave. However, the scarcity of funds, in part due to war and plague, truncated the project, and the Sienese created a subdued version from the original plan's north-south transept. The east wall of the abandoned original folly of a nave still stands; through an internal staircase, visitors can climb for a grand view of the city.

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Sibilla della Gherardesca, sister of Gaddo and Manfredi, a strong, dynamic woman, with no hair on her tongue, proud and Tuscan. One of the Gherardesca in all respects. She raised Pitti images and is president of Fai. She loves to relax in his home, the Castle of Castagneto Carducci, a pleasant place resting just above the historic village. But she does not renounce to fight against the ugliness of which the territory boasts, because she serves respect and good taste, values now lost. Florentine by birth, since she was a child she is divided between the city of Medici and the Maremma that the whole family carries in her heart.

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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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I am 56 years old and love life ! and am engaged to a wonderful man and we have been together for 9 years. I have 1 son who lives in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife and my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have 1 sister who is sadly disabled. She has Motor Neuron Disease and is paralysed from the neck down. She has had this debilitating illness since 1998. I care very deeply for her and continue to walk this hard, painful journey with her. I would love to one day open up a strung of Care Homes called Mandy in honour of her. Watching your disabled sister struggle every day has been heart breaking but through this I have learnt the art of caring, giving and kindness. To be able to help and be there for those less fortunate than you is a heartwarming experience and exceptionally rewarding. My passion is travelling – I absolutely LOVE IT ! My sport is Golf and because I have such an adventurous, extrovert personality I also love a lot of other things like Boating, Fishing, Cooking, Drinking wine and socialising. The list is so long because I am always willing to try new things and experience new places. I am an extrovert in personality and love bringing out the best in people. My profession at the moment is a Key accounts Manager for a Surgical Equipment company. I have been with them for 14 years. I have vast experience in Sales and Customer service and represent my company by calling on all Hospitals – Private and Provincial throughout the entire Eastern Cape. I work with doctor’s in theatre and am skilled in the sale of Medical Equipment for Trauma, Gynie, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastro-Enterology, Ultrasound etc. Prior to being a Surgical Rep I was a Medical Rep for 20 years calling on General Practioners, Pharmacists and Physicians selling Pharmaceutical Drugs. I also have experience in the setting up of Vaccine Clinics and GIT Units. My passion is service and looking after my customers. I love to make a difference in everything that I do and work hard. I love to make people smile ! I am a great organiser and get things done. I am very loyal in business and in my private life and am committed to whatever I sign up for. You will always be able to rely on me. I would say that I am a Spiritual person. I have a genuine passion for seeking out the truth of all things. and placing myself on a sacred path of self discovery. I learn every day and try to live my life with a curious, grateful heart. I believe we can all be kind if we want to be and we can all make a difference in someone’s life if we want to. I Want to make a difference in the world ! I know I can.

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My Bio will tell you about my past and present. The past is important but nothing is more important as the present ME! The Beautiful and strong ME! The ME that makes the people who know and love me happy to be in my presence, the present me is what matters. My values and morals and my way of thinking are what is important, the past was just the "making of", the preview one see's of movies and series, the past is an ancient scroll where most of my life is narrated by my parents, teachers, siblings and the other significant people who come and go from one's life, My present is the true picture of what I am and who I am so let me give you insight into who I am: I am a straight talker yet I am loving and a helpful person who is always willing to learn new things, I follow rules only when it makes sense and is fair. I was born to a mixed-race couple in the "old South Africa (during apartheid)" while the political climate was unstable and in its rebirth stage, my mixed-race background has made me culturally rich. ancestrally I come from a diverse lineage, I have a Scottish and Irish father, a mother with little french a little Indian (Afghan and Pakistani), I have a little of everything, which has made me the odd one out as I look different from the rest of my family, I do not fit in with the brown people, I do not fit in with the white people and there is nothing wrong with that I do not need to be labeled to feel like I belong, I am one of the reasons why our country is known as the rainbow nation a mix and mashed beautiful product of all that is good. my personality and likes have made me the odd one out and the weird one, luckily my husband is just as weird as I am, I always tell him my weird matches his weird, it makes us a perfect match, we were made for each other destined to be together almost as if it was written in the stars, a destiny fulfilled with a happy future in the ahead of us. happy and together forever and always, I still find it hard to believe that there is someone out there who not only gets me, who understands me, my way of thinking, and the way I view the world but most importantly who LOVE'S ME for ME! I consider myself spiritual and not religious although I was raised catholic and attended a convent where a lot of who I am today was made. The making of ME! The sisters of mercy and catholicism had the opposite of the intended effect on me I am not deeply rooted in the catholic faith, even though I had many lovable and amazing teachers and friends who made my school days worthwhile. religion does not make sense to me and I consider much of it to be untrue, designed and shaped to manipulate and to rule the masses or one could say those who prefer not to think for themselves who would rather be sheep and led to the slaughterhouse willingly. My philosophy is this: as long as I love myself and my neighbor I believe Im living the right way and try to instill those principles and values in my two sons. I believe that knowing and giving Love encompasses all the values needed to live a healthy life, Love naturally breeds, respect, forgiveness, and mindfulness. Love means living from the heart when one lives from the heart it naturally voids the ego, the ego destroys the manically malevolent whereas the heart creates and builds, Love is a tool with which one can build a life rich in emotional health, enlightenment, and mental stability. Love is my church, love is my essence and if ever I am in doubt I read up on the writings left to us by all the great masters, Jesus, Muhammed, Buddha the Dalai lama and so many more masters, some of whom are more modern and still living and basically all their writings convey the message of Love. So this me and there is more to me than what is written here, but what is written here is more than enough to get to know me better.

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Born on outskirts of Belgrade – Serbia in family of 4. Immigrated to South Africa in 1991 “running away” from civil war. Even though that I came to South Africa without papers, money, job or being able to speak English, I made this beautiful country my home. My career took me from being a waiter in the restaurant (my first job here) to Restaurant Manager, Sales Manager in Timeshare Company to MD and CEO of ZA Galvanizing. At the end of the August this year I left my last position of Regional Sales Manager of EXIM International. When it comes to business, I am dedicated, punctual, loyal and organized with the skill set that made me achieve any task in front of me with the high rate of success. Privately, I am nature and animal lover, a bit of the environmentalist and lifelong naturist. I am one of the funders and first Chairman of Western Cape Naturist Association – WCNA and South African National Naturist Association – SANNA. Passionate follower and supporter of South African Rugby and F1 Grand Prix.

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Da oltre 15 anni ci occupiamo di comunicazione integrata: facciamo buona comunicazione capace di rappresentare un reale valore aggiunto per aziende, brand, enti e prodotti. Offriamo nuove visioni e prospettive alternative, produciamo idee che prendono vita sui media, creiamo azioni e strategie in grado di colpire il target, di aumentare la visibilità e la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti. Siamo come comunichiamo: senza filtro, senza giri di parole e senza frasi fatte, pronti a rispondere ad esigenze specifiche mettendo sempre d’accordo creatività e mission.Stampa e affissione, spot radio e video, supporti multimediali e siti web: le competenze interne ed il network di professionisti che collaborano con Senza Filtro permettono la realizzazione di azioni comunicative articolate per ogni tipo di esigenza. La nostra Agenzia supporta i suoi clienti anche con specifiche attività di ufficio stampa, gestione social media strategy e consulenza strategica per creare visibilità. Le azioni e il piano di comunicazione sono studiati a partire dalle caratteristiche specifiche di ogni realtà con l’obiettivo di creare materiali stampa ad hoc per valorizzare i contenuti dell’evento sui diversi media sia web che tradizionali. L’agenzia è in grado di offrire inoltre attività di PR e promozione finalizzate a individuare ed a coinvolgere i target di interesse strategico.

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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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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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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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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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The Scottish National Gallery displays some of the greatest art in the world, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Dyck, Tiepolo, Landseer, Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, and Angelica Kauffmann amongst many others. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers the history of Scottish painting – including Ramsay, Raeburn and Wilkie. The Scottish National Gallery comprises both the National Gallery Building and the Royal Scottish Academy Building. Both of these buildings, designed by William Henry Playfair, stand in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The name Schönbrunn (meaning “beautiful spring”) has its roots in an artesian well from which water was consumed by the court. The 1,441-room Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in the country. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. It has been a major tourist attraction since the mid-1950s. In 1569, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II purchased a large floodplain of the Wien river beneath a hill, situated between Meidling and Hietzing. The former owner, in 1548, had erected a mansion called Katterburg. The emperor ordered the area to be fenced and put game there such as pheasants, ducks, deer and boar, in order for it to serve as the court's recreational hunting ground. In a small separate part of the area, “exotic” birds such as turkeys and peafowl were kept. Fishponds were also built. Das kaiserliche Lustschloß Schönbrunn, Ehrenhofseite by Bernardo Bellotto, 1759-1760 During the next century, the area was used as a hunting and recreation ground. Eleonora Gonzaga, who loved hunting, spent much time there and was bequeathed the area as her widow's residence after the death of her husband, Ferdinand II. From 1638 to 1643, she added a palace to the Katterburg mansion, while in 1642 came the first mention of the name “Schönbrunn” on an invoice. The origins of the Schönbrunn orangery seem to go back to Eleonora Gonzaga as well. The Schönbrunn Palace in its present form was built and remodelled during the 1740–50s during the reign of empress Maria Theresa who received the estate as a wedding gift. Franz I commissioned the redecoration of the palace exterior in the neoclassical style as it appears today. Franz Joseph, the longest-reigning emperor of Austria, was born at Schönbrunn and spent a great deal of his life there. He died there, at the age of 86, on 21 November 1916. Following the downfall of the Habsburg monarchy in November 1918, the palace became the property of the newly founded Austrian Republic and was preserved as a museum. After World War II and during the Allied Occupation of Austria (1945—55), Schönbrunn Palace was requisitioned to provide office space for both the British Delegation to the Allied Commission for Austria, and for the headquarters for the small British Military Garrison present in Vienna. With the reestablishment of the Austrian republic in 1955, the palace once again became a museum. It is still sometimes used for important events such as the meeting between U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1961. Since 1992 the palace and gardens have been owned and administered by the Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur-und Betriebsges.m.b.H., a limited-liability company wholly owned by the Republic of Austria. The company conducts preservation and restoration of all palace properties without state subsidies. UNESCO catalogued Schönbrunn Palace on the World Heritage List in 1996, together with its gardens, as a remarkable Baroque ensemble and example of synthesis of the arts.

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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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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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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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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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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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Salvador Dalí , was known for his wild art and a public personality to match, and these two elements helped him rise above the rest of the surrealists. His quote said it all “the difference between me and the surrealists, is that I am a surrealist”. He is memorable because he was a pioneer of the movement. He was involved in all aspects of artistic creation from painting, sculpture, design, drawing, movies, fashion, etc. He applied the surrealist concept to everything he said did. His audacity and rebellious attitude towards art and politics set him aside from others and allowed him to create some of the most famous and recognizable paintings of the 20th century. His unconventional style and sometimes outrageous ideas were highly sought in his commercial work - in fashion, photography, advertising and film - they brought the style to a huge popular audience. Not only did he leave a mark on surrealism but even twenty years following his death, his artwork and influences can be seen almost everywhere around the world. If you stop anyone in the street, most will be familiar with at least one of his images. The name Dalí is magic, he remains an icon.

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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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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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I am a 26-year-old woman, born and raised in Johannesburg where I have lived my entire life. One of my biggest aspirations is to travel across South Africa and eventually the world. Although I was bred a city girl, my heart lies at sea. Another one of my aspirations is to own a home along the South African coast, within walking distance to the beach. I have been known as a bookworm since childhood. I always preferred to have my nose in a book rather than watching cartoons, hence my passions are reading, writing, and editing. Taking my love for books into account, I decided to study English literature, linguistics, and journalism. I have a great love for animals, and I currently have four dogs and a cat. I also love being out in nature. I am always keen to go hiking, take a trip to the beach, or take the dogs for a walk in the park. Another one of my interests is fashion. I have my own sewing machine and often create clothing for myself. I believe we are all responsible for our actions, and we decide where we want to go in life. I think if you want to do something, and you believe you can do it, you can. All you have to do is put in the effort. Nothing comes easy, but if you put the work in you will achieve your goals and be anything you want to be. This is something I live by. I also think that building relationships and being able to work with others is extremely important. Succeeding in your endeavors often depends on how you work with and treat people, not just on what you can accomplish on your own. I have only started my journey, but I am looking forward to experiencing new things, building good relationships, and making the most out of every situation or opportunity.

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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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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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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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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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Sabina Corsini, discendente da una delle più antiche principesche e influenti famiglie fiorentine, sostiene e promuovecon passione e professionalità il Patrimonio Culturale e artistico nel quale è cresciuta e Italiano nel mondo. Con grazia e determinazione, Sabina Corsini si occupa della gestione del patrimonio di famiglia e degli eventi nazionali e internazionali ospitati nei Giardini Corsini, nel Castello di Marsiliana e altri. Dalle cacce a Pitti Uomo ai concerti del Festival Internazionale della Gioventù, è molto attiva anche per la cultura e il sostegno delle arti fiorentine. Sabina Corsini, descendant of one of the most ancient princely and influential Fiorentine families, supports and promotes with passion and professionalism the cultural and artistic heritage in which she grew up and Italian in the world. With grace and determination, Sabina Corsini takes care of the management of the family heritage and of the national and international events hosted in the Corsini Gardens, in the Castle of Marsiliana and others. From the hunts at Pitti Uomo to the concerts of the International Youth Festival, she is also very active for the culture and support of the Florentine arts.

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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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Rufford Abbey Country Park is a 150 acre free entry park and tourist attraction in North Nottinghamshire, centered around the ruins of a medieval Abbey. Founded on the edge of Sherwood Forest 870 years ago, Rufford Abbey is today a romantic ruin, set in a beautiful park. Enjoy its nature, art, history, fresh air and fun. From swans and swallows to cheeky squirrels, there's wildlife galore, woodland to wander, sculpture to admire. Spread a picnic blanket, grab a snack in the Cafe or celebrate with afternoon tea in Lord Savile's Victorian kitchen. Our paths are pram and mobility scooter friendly, so whatever your age, it's easy to get around and explore. Set in the heart of Robin Hood Country the park, which is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council, offers native woodland, a lake and gardens as well as a range of attractions, activities and catering options managed by Parkwood Outdoors.

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Built in 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building is beautiful inside and out—a true landmark of Melbourne. The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. On 1 July 2004, it became the first building in Australia to achieve a World Heritage listing. Located in Carlton Gardens, the pavilion was originally completed in 1880 for the first of two international fairs hosted by Melbourne. On May 1st, 1901, the initial Commonwealth Parliament was held here, an event commemorated in 2001, the centenary of Australian Federation. Today, with its meticulously restored interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall offers an impressive setting for trade shows, fairs and cultural and community events. Access inside the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Rossana Bernacchi lives and works in Florence. Always in the world of fabrics, she recently designed and produced a collection of accessories and knitwear. Her work is proof of a lively creativity and serious professionalism. The drawings, hand-printed exclusively on noble fibers, give life to a unique collection that can simply be called "wearable art". She also creates a collection of home textiles.

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Roma caput mundi, a city of a thousand faces. Rome is the political capital of Italy, but also the center of Christianity and houses within its territory the city-state of the Vatican. The seat of the papacy, its structure today is the result of numerous urban and architectural interventions that have been stratified over the millennia. in Rome imperial is surely the best known. The splendor of antiquity revives throughout the capital: from the Colosseum to the Imperial Fora, the Domus Aurea, the Pantheon and the Circus Maximus. The capital is also a lively city that offers its visitors a multitude of cultural events and museums.

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Chiara Cataldi and Ludovica Saviane at Robin Art Studio design and decorate environments using a team of architects, interior decorators and suppliers, offering a 360 degree consultation to furnish your home and work environments. Specialized in painted tapestries, wall decorations and pictorial interventions on furniture, screens, panels and more, mainly on commission. We organize drawing and painting courses in the studio.

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Roberto Salomone è un professionista originario di Cuneo che ha mantenuto quei profondi valori Piemontesi che hanno l'intelligenza di guardare al futuro e adattarsi, con elasticità, al mondo in continuo cambiamento. Appassionato della Valle Maira, sito Unesco, da cui la sua famiglia trae le sue origini, usa le sue capacità imprenditoriali per creare sviluppo e lavoro per gli uomini d'affari e le giovani generazioni, con uno sguardo rivolto verso la vicina Costa Azzurra e oltre le Alpi. Il suo studio di Dottore Commercialista si trova in pieno centro città, dove da anni col socio dott. Agnese segue i clienti non solo in Piemonte ma anche in tutt'Italia e all'estero. La cura e l'attenzione che pone nel suo lavoro, fa sentire il cliente sicuro e la sua professionalità e conoscenza del settore e delle dinamiche italiane, lo rendono capace di districarsi con certezza e profonda onestà nel dedalo di leggi in continua modifica e aggiornamento, tipiche dello Stato di diritto Italiano. Roberto Salomone is a professional originally from Cuneo who has maintained those deep Piedmontese values ​​that have the intelligence to look to the future and adapt, with elasticity, to the constantly changing world. Passionate about the Maira Valley, Unesco site, from which his family draws its origins, uses his entrepreneurial skills to create development and work for businessmen and the younger generations, with a look towards the nearby French Riviera and beyond the Alps. His firm of Chartered Accountant is located in the city center, where for years with his partner dr. Agnese follows their customers not only in Piedmont but also throughout Italy and abroad. The care and attention he places in his work, makes the customer feel safe and his professionalism and knowledge of the sector and of Italian dynamics, make him able to extricate himself with certainty and deep honesty in the maze of laws that are constantly changing and updated, typical of the Italian rule of law. (1)

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Roberto Giovannini scopre la sua grande passione per la lavorazione del legno nel quartiere artigiano di San Frediano a Firenze: tecnica, manualità ed esperienza che iniziano a prendere forma nella prestigiosa Bottega d’Arte Bartolozzi e Maioli. Nel 1958 apre il suo laboratorio che in poco tempo diventa un riferimento sia per i clienti sia per chi desidera imparare l’arte. Nasce così la scuola per formare i giovani intagliatori per far progredire le nuove idee e preservare l’antica tradizione della lavorazione ad intaglio. Creazioni uniche in legno massello.

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Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, north of Cape Town, South Africa. It takes its name from the Dutch word for seals, hence the Dutch/Afrikaans name Robbeneiland, which translates to Seal Island. Robben Island Museum is a testament of the Triumph of the Human Spirit Over Adversity. Robben Island Museum is responsible for managing and maintaining the assets of the Island. These include the Maximum and Medium Security Prison Complexes, Robert Sobukwe’s House, the Curio and Village Shops, the Village Precinct and associated recreational facilities, the Helipad and runway on the Island, World War II memorials, power generation and water processing plants, Jetty 1 and the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront, the Mayibuye Archives, the three (3) ferries that transport people to the Island and the fleet of buses used by tourists on the Island.

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Giulio Rizzola and Cristina Serafini Sauli share interests, passions and taste affinities that have led to the blossoming of a common artistic project in the field of jewelery. The travels, the art collecting and the study of the architecture are the elements that contribute to the elaboration of the designs that give life to their collections. Their artisan work starts from a project, passes through the lost wax and turns into metal and enriched with precious stones.

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La piattaforma Riusiamo l'Italia serve per promuovere Azioni e progetti di semplicità civile. Essa deriva dal libro pubblicato nel 2014 dal Gruppo 24 ore “Riusiamo l'Italia. Da spazi vuoti a start up culturali e sociali” scritto da Giovanni Campagnoli con post-fazione di Roberto Tognetti. È un "road book" attivato da una ricerca sulle buone pratiche di riuso creativo degli spazi, oggi un modello di rilancio del sistema-paese in quanto l'Italia è "piena di spazi vuoti" e riuscire a riusarne anche solo una minima parte, affidandoli a delle start up culturali e sociali, può diventare una leva a basso costo per favorire l’occupazione e in particolare l'occupabilità giovanile.

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Dal 1870 il Finsterwirt Oste Scuro è la meta ideale per chi è alla ricerca del buon cibo, del buon vino e di un’atmosfera unica. Accanto alla piazza del Duomo di Bressanone, questo antico locale offre qualità autentica senza compromessi e all’insegna di un‘ospitalità che si perpetua ogni giorno, a pranzo e a cena. Lo chef Hubert Ploner cucina piatti creativi e raffinati, realizzati principalmente con prodotti Slowfood, biologici e di provenienza regionale. La carta dei vini sorprende con più di 400 etichette che descrivono non solo l’Alto Adige ma anche altre regioni italiane ed estere. Accomodatevi nelle sale storiche o sulla terrazza con un magnifico pergolato e lasciatevi viziare dalla famiglia Mayr e dal loro team. Se siete qui è perché ve lo siete meritato. Alto Adige, alta cucina. La qualità dei prodotti di prima classe e la creatività dello chef Hubert Ploner fanno del Finsterwirt Oste Scuro un luogo di culto gastronomico nel bel mezzo della città vecchia. A pranzo o a cena, chi visita Bressanone almeno una volta deve fermarsi qui, questo è poco ma sicuro. The Finsterwirt Oste Scuro has been a haven for food connoisseurs since 1870 and boasts delectable menus, refined wines, and a unique ambience. The building is steeped in history and is located right next to Piazza Duomo in Bressanone. Genuine quality and outstanding service are what you come to expect when dining at the restaurant which serves mouth-watering meals every day. Chef Hubert Ploner follows the Slow Food principles and creatively mixes organic and regional ingredients to prepare refined dishes. The wine menu is a veritable encyclopaedia of more than 400 South Tyrolean, Italian, and international labels. Take a step back in time as you sit down in these wood-panelled dining rooms, or head out to the terrace and its beautiful arbour. The Mayr family will take care of your every need: after all, you are worth it. Refined palates feel right at home in South Tyrol. Even more so at the Finsterwirt Oste Scuro. Chef Hubert Ploner deftly and creatively uses exceptional ingredients for his dishes, and the meals have made the restaurant the go-to place at the heart of the old city centre. In other words: when visiting Bressanone lunch or dinner here are an absolute must.

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Casa Badellino, a hotel with a traditional restaurant, is situated in the old heart of Bra, a small town at the foot of the Langa and Roero hills in Piedmont, in northwest Italy. Whether you come for tourism or for business, it’s an ideal setting for a pleasant stay. Casa Badellino awaits you with all the charm of a place that has conserved the architectural style of the local tradition, where time has stood still and the pleasures of the Italian way of life survive intact. A converted townhouse with a traditional courtyard balcony, Casa Badellino welcomes you with all mod cons and exclusive services in the warm and cozy atmosphere Giacomo and Marilena have managed to preserve in the heart of a Slow City, par excellence.

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Benvenuti “Al Vèdel” e “Podere Cadassa”. La nostra storia inizia da qui. Da questo piccolo lembo di terra adagiato sulle sponde del Grande Fiume, racchiuso fra il silenzio della campagna agreste e la magnificenza di quello che fu il Gran Ducato di Parma e Piacenza. Da una parte il fiume Po a delimitare quel caleidoscopio di uomini e racconti che è il Mondo Piccolo narrato da Guareschi e dall’altra parte la Reggia Ducale, la piccola Versailles, nelle cui stanze ancora oggi si rivivono i fasti della vita di corte. Siamo a Colorno, alle porte di Parma. Siamo nella Bassa parmense. Siamo nella Food Valley italiana. È da qui che veniamo ed è da qui che parte il nostro racconto. Tutto ebbe inizio nel lontano 1780, quando l’anziana zia Cleofe decise di trasformare il proprio rustico in uno spaccio di generi alimentari e posto di ristoro per viandanti. “Dalla Siora” aprì le sue porte a viaggiatori, commercianti e compaesani. “Dalla Siora” si poteva trovare ristoro, ci si informava, si riposava. Come in famiglia. La famiglia Bergonzi che continuò negli anni la tradizione dell’ospitalità e dell’amore per la buona cucina, con la trattoria “Marietta” nel 1927, “Da Ernesto” nel 1962 e infine con il ristorante “Al Vèdel” nel 1976. In campagna tutto era fatto in casa. Anche la cucina era artigianalità. E così, come vuole la tradizione di questa terra, a fianco del rustico si trovava il Podere Cadassa, il piccolo laboratorio di famiglia per la produzione dei salumi tipici del parmense, a partire dal più nobile degli insaccati: il Culatello. Il lavoro artigianale delle sapienti mani dei norcini veniva così offerto agli avventori del locale, proprio come succede oggi ai clienti de “Al Vèdel”. “Al Vèdel” è il nome che abbiamo deciso di conservare per il nostro ristorante. “Al Vèdel”, perché la cucina non è solo una questione di famiglia, ma anche di territorio. O almeno questo è quello che proponiamo noi tutti i giorni ai nostri ospiti e che qui si ha la certezza di trovare. “Al Vèdel” è infatti il nome dialettale de “Le Vedole”, la piccola località alle porte di Colorno, dove, da quel lontano 1780, la nostra famiglia ha il piacere di accogliere quei viandanti che nel corso del tempo sono diventati clienti, turisti, gourmand. Tradizione, qualità e ricerca. Questa è la nostra cucina, questo è il nostro sapere, questa è la nostra arte. A family history. A centuries-long history. A story of flavors. Welcome to “Al Vèdel” and “Podere Cadassa” . The Our story starts here. From this small strip of land lying on the banks of the Great River, enclosed between the silence of the rural countryside and the magnificence of what was once the Grand Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. On the one hand the Po river delimiting that kaleidoscope of men and tales that is the Little World narrated by Guareschi and on the other hand the Ducal Palace, the little Versailles, in whose rooms the glories of court life are still relived today. We are in Colorno, on the outskirts of Parma. We are in the Parma lowlands. We are in the Italian Food Valley . This is where we come from and this is where our story starts. It all began back in 1780 , when the elderly aunt Cleofe decided to transform her cottage into a grocery store and a refreshment place for travelers. “Dalla Siora” opened its doors to travelers, traders and fellow villagers. " From the Siora " you could find refreshment, you inquired, you rested. Like in the family. The Bergonzi family who continued the tradition of hospitality and love for good food over the years, with the restaurant " Marietta " in 1927, " Da Ernesto " in 1962 and finally with the restaurant "Al Vèdel" in 1976. In the countryside everything was homemade. The cooking was also handcrafted. And so, according to the tradition of this land, the Podere Cadassa was located next to the cottage, the small family workshop for the production of typical Parma cured meats, starting with the noblest of sausages: Culatello. The craftsmanship of the skilled hands of the butchers was thus offered to the patrons of the restaurant, just as happens today to the customers of “Al Vèdel”. “ Al Vèdel ” is the name we have decided to keep for our restaurant. “Al Vèdel”, because cooking is not just a matter of family, but also of territory. Or at least this is what we offer to our guests every day and that you are sure to find here. "Al Vèdel" is in fact the dialectal name of "Le Vedole", the small town on the outskirts of Colorno, where, since that distant 1780, our family has the pleasure of welcoming those travelers who over time have become customers, tourists , gourmand. Tradition, quality and research . This is our cuisine, this is our knowledge , this is our art.

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Ressource est issue d'une longue tradition de fabrication de peinture puisque la marque ... de la Société Provençale du Blanc Fixe Ocres, et Couleurs, créée en 1946 pour exploiter les carrières d'ocres de Roussillon (1984). Ressource peut ainsi se prévaloir d'une très ancienne maîtrise de la couleur et de la peinture. The roots of the company explain its great expertise in mineral pigments as well as its sensitivity to environmental issues, long before modern regulations were implemented. Ressource has been a sustainable company since the 90s. We are a family-run company, which produces and sells its products mainly for the domestic market and as such, we feel highly committed to the environment. Our awareness in this regard has a direct impact on our vision and our development which involves making responsible choices and acting responsibly for the well-being of our staff and customers and ultimately taking care of the planet today for future generatio

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Progettata dall’architetto Amedeo di Castellamonte per volontà del duca Carlo Emanuele II che voleva farne la sua residenza di caccia e costruita in pochissimo tempo, dal 1658 al 1679, la Reggia di Venaria è sicuramente una delle maggiori e più belle residenze sabaude. Imponente, fastosa, il suo progetto fu ripreso per la costruzione della reggia per antonomasia, quella di Versailles. La Reggia di Venaria fa parte dal 1997 del patrimonio dell’umanità dell’UNESCO. Il complesso, di cui fa parte la reggia, è costituito da circa 80.000 m2 di terreno calpestabile, include il parco ed il borgo storico di Venaria. Al borgo si unirono successivamente altre case e palazzi di semplici cittadini che vollero abitare nei dintorni della Reggia, fino a che Venaria Reale divenne comune autonomo della provincia di Torino. I giardini della reggia furono persi a causa dei francesi di Napoleone che li trasformarono in piazza d’armi. Solo in seguito furono ripresi i lavori di risanamento dell’ambientazione naturale circostante. Dal 2007, dopo otto anni di restauri, gli splendidi giardini del complesso della reggia di Venaria rappresentano il fiore all’occhiello di questa magnifica costruzione con gli spazi dei Giardini all’Inglese, quello dei Fiori e delle Rose, e l’area dei boschetti. Agli inizi del Settecento Filippo Juvarra lavorò al complesso e in particolare alla costruzione della Gran Galleria e parallelamente della Chiesa di Sant’Uberto, incastonata tra i palazzi tanto da non permetterne la costruzione della cupola. Gli ultimi lavori, che riguardavano le scuderie, il maneggio, la scala della Reggia di Diana e la galleria di Sant’Uberto furono realizzati tra la seconda metà del Settecento e l’inizio dell’Ottocento. Designed by the architect Amedeo di Castellamonte at the behest of Duke Carlo Emanuele II who wanted to make it his hunting lodge and built in a very short time, from 1658 to 1679, the Reggia di Venaria is certainly one of the largest and most beautiful Savoy residences. Imposing, sumptuous, his project was resumed for the construction of the palace par excellence, that of Versailles. The Reggia di Venaria has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. The complex, of which the palace is part, consists of approximately 80,000 m2 of walkable land, including the park and the historic village of Venaria. The village was later joined by other houses and palaces of ordinary citizens who wanted to live in the surroundings of the Royal Palace, until Venaria Reale became an independent municipality in the province of Turin. The palace gardens were lost due to Napoleon's French who transformed them into a parade ground. Only later were the restoration works of the surrounding natural setting resumed. Since 2007, after eight years of restorations, the splendid gardens of the palace complex of Venaria represent the flagship of this magnificent construction with the spaces of the English Gardens, that of Flowers and Roses, and the area of ​​the groves . At the beginning of the eighteenth century Filippo Juvarra worked on the complex and in particular on the construction of the Grand Gallery and at the same time of the Church of Sant’Uberto, set between the palaces so as not to allow the construction of the dome. The last works, which concerned the stables, the riding school, the staircase of the Diana Palace and the Sant’Uberto gallery were carried out between the second half of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century.

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The Royal Palace of Caserta is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed by the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies as their main residence as kings of Naples. It is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century. In 1997, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its nomination described it as "the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque, from which it adopted all the features needed to create the illusions of multidirectional space". In terms of volume, the Royal Palace of Caserta is one of the largest royal residences in the world with over 1 million m³ and covering an area of 47,000 m². The construction of the palace was begun in 1752 for Charles VII of Naples (Charles III of Spain), who worked closely with his architect, Luigi Vanvitelli. The palace has 5 floors, 1,200 rooms, including two dozen state apartments, a large library, and a theatre modelled after the Teatro San Carlo of Naples. The garden, a typical example of baroque extension of formal vistas, stretches for 120 ha, partly on hilly terrain. It is also inspired by the park of Versailles.

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The varied beauty of the architecture and the magical atmosphere belie the square's often brutal and bloody history, but the combination makes Red Square a truly fascinating place that you'll want to come back to again and again. Red Square, Russian Krasnaya Ploshchad, open square in Moscow adjoining the historic fortress and centre of government known as the Kremlin (Russian: Kreml). The Kremlin and Red Square were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1990. Dating from the late 15th century, just after the Kremlin walls were completed, Red Square has long been a focal point in the social and political history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. It has had several names, but the present name has been used consistently since the later 17th century. Always a market area, the square has also housed, at various times, churches, Moscow’s first public library and university, a public theatre, and a printing house. Red Square has been the scene of executions, demonstrations, riots, parades, and speeches. Almost 800,000 square feet (73,000 square metres), it lies directly east of the Kremlin and north of the Moskva River. A moat that separated the square from the Kremlin was paved over in 1812. The State Historical Museum (built 1875–83) stands at the northern end of the square. Directly opposite, at its southern end, is the nine-towered Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed (originally Church of the Intercession), built 1554–60 to commemorate the defeat of the Tatars (Mongols) of Kazan and Astrakhan by Ivan IV (the Terrible). Nearby is a white stone platform (Lobnoye Mesto) dating from the 16th century. From there, edicts and decrees were read to the assembled masses, and once a year the tsar would present himself to the people. GUM, the former State Department Store (built 1889–93; privatized 1993), is on the east side, and Lenin’s tomb, designed by Alexei Shchusev and completed in 1930, is on the west. Other graves near Lenin’s tomb flank the spruce-lined Kremlin wall.

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Reale Restauri, azienda specializzata nel restauro di lampadari di piccole medie e grandi dimensioni, dai lampadari muranesi rezzonici ai lampadari Maria Teresa a quelli in bronzo dorato e non, einsomma tutto quello che fa luce da noi trova il punto qualifificato per riprendere lo splendore originale senza perdere il fascino del tempo passato, il tutto trattato con passione e profesionalità unica nel suo genere, da noi si sono appoggiati enti statali grand'hotel prestigiosi. Uno staff esperto e professionale, guidato dal “capomastro” Francesco è a vostra completa disposizione per visionare e studiare quale soluzione sia la più adeguata alle numerose problematiche possibili, consci del fatto che un restauro improvvisato, eseguito da mani inesperte, può causare danni irreversibili sia per la sicurezza dell’apparecchio che per la conservazione estetica e materiale dell’opera. La nostra missione è di preservare al meglio non solo il valore funzionale dell’opera, ma anche il suo valore storico, artistico e testimoniale. Restaurare un lampadario antico è un arte, come ridonare luce a vecchi ricordi, per non fare scomparire la poesia di un’epoca, ma anzi, per ridonare poesia a un presente che sembra l’abbia persa.

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The Rastafari village was created 10 years ago as a cultural sharing center, healing ground, and sanctuary. We promote, protect, and preserve traditional Rastafari practices. Villagers coexist in a living, working, preservation village. Drumming and chanting ceremonies are an important ritual in the elevation to the spiritual world of Rastafari. Irits is our monthly acoustic gathering curated with the aim of creating balance by harmonizing music, food, healing, and art, with culture, preserving living aspects of Jamaican heritage, blending live music, an ital vegan cuisine and local artists.

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Raffaello Sanzio ( Urbino, 28 March 1483 - Rome, 6 April 1520 ) was a painter and architect Italian, among the most famous of the Renaissance. Considered one of the greatest artists of all time, his work marked an essential path for all subsequent painters and was of vital importance for the development of the artistic language of the centuries to come, giving life to a school that made art "in its own way" and that goes by the name of mannerism . A fundamental model for all the academies until the first half of the nineteenth century, its influence can also be seen in 20th century painters such as Salvador Dalí. His major paintings are in the Uffizi Museum in Florence.

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Founded in 1977, Radio Veronica One is one of the longest-running Italian radio stations, which has always been at the top of the Piedmont listening charts. Radio Veronica One is a Hit Radio and has often hosted great artists who have chosen it to promote albums and concerts. Live with an 18-hour speaker, in a mix of successes of yesterday and today.

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QUIN acronimo di QUaderno di INterni. La pronuncia anglofona familiarizza fallace con queen, regina, ma la natura è italica al 100%. Fibra, artigiani stampatori, fotografi, redattori, case. Tutto rigorosamente fatto in Italia. Rivista bimestrale ordinabile nelle rivendite di giornali al casellario home interior. Tuttavia anomala. Impiega carta spessorata patinata, verniciata sui due lati come per i volumi fotografici. Al proposito si dice che l’editore sia poco pratico e che la carta non avrà futuro. Si diranno tante altre cose. Vuole sembrare una rivista semplice, agevole nella lettura e nel giro pagina. Tuttavia la malizia c’è: si annida acuta nei testi e nei singoli scatti fotografici. Rilasciatevi e non fate opposizione. Vi porteremo altrove. Sgombrate la mensola migliore e riponetevi il primo QUIN, lasciando generoso spazio per le sorelle che arriveranno poi. Sospettate dell’amica che vorrà la vostra copia in prestito. Siate dediti al culto bimestrale di QUIN, sfogliatela, tenetela vicina, fatela conoscere, perché in edicola c’è la nuova regina. La regina che parla italiano. QUIN stands for QUaderno di INterni. The English-speaking pronunciation familiarizes fallaciously with queen, queen, but nature is 100% Italic. Fiber, artisans, printers, photographers, editors, houses. All rigorously made in Italy. Bimonthly magazine that can be ordered in newspaper shops at the home interior filing cabinet. However anomalous. It uses coated thick paper, painted on both sides as for photographic volumes. In this regard, the publisher is said to be impractical and that paper will have no future. Many other things will be said. It wants to look like a simple magazine, easy to read and turn the page. However, there is malice: it lurks sharply in the texts and in the individual photographic shots. Release yourself and make no opposition. We will take you elsewhere. Clear the best shelf and put the first QUIN in it, leaving generous space for the sisters who will come later. Suspect the friend who wants your loan copy. Be dedicated to the bimonthly cult of QUIN, browse it, keep it close, make it known, because the new queen is on the newsstands. The queen who speaks Italian. (1)

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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It is also called the Giza Necropolis, and is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, some Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was thus built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. The Great Pyramid consists of an estimated 2.3 million blocks which most believe to have been transported from nearby quarries. The Tura limestone used for the casing was quarried across the river. The largest granite stones in the pyramid, found in the "King's" chamber, weigh 25 to 80 tonnes and were transported from Aswan, more than 800 km (500 mi) away.

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Daniele e Roberto Cavallero, sono figli d'arte da due generazioni:  si occupano di edifici con immensa attenzione all'ambiente in una zona di rara bellezza al confine tra Monferrato e Langhe da poco divenuta Patrimonio UNESCO. Offrono un insieme di servizi, innovativi e tradizionali, che propongono con Progetti Abitativi Lab. Il risparmio energetico, unito al comfort abitativo e rispetto dell'ambiente con l'uso di materiali naturali, riciclabili e sostenibili, sono per loro l'essenza del loro lavoro. Progettano interni  e ambienti e con arredamenti di raffinata bellezza e con eccellenza artigiana oltre all' innovazione tecnologica come la domotica, la progettazione olfattiva, il wellness. Lavorano con passione e dedizione straordinari. Amore, eleganza, nostalgia, futuro: questo è ciò che si prova a vivere in una casa progettata e arredata da Daniele e Roberto. Commistione di tecniche moderne e innovative con principi e scelte d’esecuzione tramandati dalla tradizione artigianale che distingue il nostro Made in Italy da sempre. .

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Rodney Harrison is Professor of Heritage Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. He has experience working in, teaching and researching natural and cultural heritage conservation, management and preservation in the UK, Europe, Australia, North America and South America. His research has been funded by AHRC/UKRI, GCRF, British Academy, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Australian Research Council, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the European Commission. Rodney was Principal Investigator and led both the Diversity theme and the Heritage Futures research programme. [/box[

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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.

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Potchefstroom is an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa. It hosts the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. Potchefstroom is on the Mooi Rivier, roughly 120 km west-southwest of Johannesburg and 45 km east-northeast of Klerksdorp. The official history of Potchefstroom, written by Prof Gert van den Bergh, accepts the official founding date as 22 December 1838. This is due to a newspaper report that appeared in the ‘The Natal Advertiser’ in 1921 which said “Old Mr Barent Swart, of Klerksdorp, furnished me many years ago with . . . an exact date of its founding. His words were: ‘Oudedorp was proclaimed a dorp on December 22, 1838." By the time this was written the town was relocated and the first settlement was known as Oudedorp (old town). Although it has been severely contested, it is generally accepted that Potchefstroom is the oldest town founded by the Voortrekkers north of the Vaal River. Potchefstroom was named after its founder, Andries Potgieter, hence the syllable ‘Pot’ in the name. ‘Stroom’ came from the Mooi River, but about the origin of the ‘chef’ there has been much speculation. It is generally accepted that it was inserted because Potgieter was the leader, chief or ‘chef’ of the Voortrekkers. Another explanation is that people with the surname of Potgieter was nicknamed ‘Potscherf’, an alternative spelling of the name. Combined with ‘stroom’, this was difficult to pronounce and the name later became Potchefstroom instead of Potscherfstroom, which has been used to a certain extent in the early years. Today Potchefstroom is a thriving city with close to 140 000 residents. It is the home of the Potchefstroom campus of the Northwest University. The Northwest University also has two other campuses, in Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark. With more than 55 000 students, it is the second largest university in the country. It's certainly a town worth the visit if you want to have the feeling of real Africa.

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Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbor and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a comune located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is clustered around its small harbor and is known for the pastel-colored houses, exclusive boutiques and restaurants with fish specialties overlook the cobbled Piazzetta overlooking the harbor, where megayachts are docked. A path connects the Piazzetta to Castello Brown, a sixteenth-century fortress with an adjoining museum in which art exhibitions are set up and offers views of the town and the Ligurian Sea.

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Pompeii was an ancient Roman city located in the modern comune of Pompei near Naples in the Campania region of Italy. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Largely preserved under the ash, the excavated city offers a unique snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried and providing an extraordinarily detailed insight into the everyday life of its inhabitants. It was a wealthy town, enjoying many fine public buildings and luxurious private houses with lavish decorations, furnishings and works of art which were the main attractions for the early excavators. Organic remains, including wooden objects and human bodies, were entombed in the ash and decayed leaving voids that archaeologists found could be used as moulds to make plaster casts of unique and often gruesome figures in their final moments of life. The numerous graffiti carved on the walls and inside rooms provide a wealth of examples of the largely lost Vulgar Latin spoken colloquially at the time, contrasting with the formal language of the classical writers. Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors annually.

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La Plaza de España es un espectáculo de luz y majestuosidad. Encuadrada en el Parque de María Luisa, esta plaza fue diseñada por el gran arquitecto sevillano Aníbal González como espacio emblemático de la Exposición Iberoamericana de 1929. El resultado fue una plaza-palacio única en el mundo. Sus proporciones son fastuosas; cuenta con una superficie total de 50.000 metros cuadrados, convirtiéndose sin duda en la plaza más imponente de España. A lo largo de todo el perímetro de la plaza se extiende un canal de 515 metros de longitud, que puedes recorrer a bordo de una barca. Los cuatro preciosos puentes que cruzan el canal representan los antiguos reinos de España. Dos altas torres se erigen en los extremos de la plaza, confiriendo un equilibrio perfecto al conjunto. Estas torres se divisan desde toda Sevilla. La galería porticada que separa el espacio abierto de la plaza con respecto al edificio invita a ser recorrido. En un principio, tras finalizar la exposición, su destino era formar parte de la Universidad de Sevilla, esa es la razón de las hornacinas existentes en cada una de las provincias. Sin embargo tras haber sido utilizada durante la exposición, pasó a ser sede del gobierno militar, sirviendo sus estancias como ubicación de la Capitanía General, albergando años después además la delegación del Gobierno central en Andalucía y al mismo tiempo el Museo Militar de Sevilla. Hoy en día alberga a la subdelegación de gobierno de España. La plaza de España ha sido utilizada como escenarios en múltiples y variadas películas. En este sentido, la Academia de Cine Europeo la ha elegido como Tesoro de la Cultura Cinematográfica Europea, distinción que otorga a espacios y localizaciones cinematográficas de naturaleza simbólica de gran valor histórico para el cine.

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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.

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Pizza is a savory dish of Italian origin, consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and various other ingredients (anchovies, olives, meat, etc.) baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. The term pizza was first recorded in the 10th century in a Latin manuscript from the Southern Italian town of Gaeta in Lazio, on the border with Campania. The modern pizza was invented in Naples, and the dish and its variants have since become popular in many countries. It has become one of the most popular foods in the world and a common fast food item in Europe and North America, available at pizzerias (restaurants specializing in pizza), restaurants offering Mediterranean cuisine, and via pizza delivery. Many companies sell ready-baked frozen pizzas to be reheated in an ordinary home oven. The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (lit. True Neapolitan Pizza Association) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 with headquarters in Naples that aims to promote traditional Neapolitan pizza. In 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was registered with the European Union as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed dish, and in 2017 the art of its making was included on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage

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Pisa is a city and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, straddling the Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower, the city contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces, and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics. The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century and also has the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, founded by Napoleon in 1810, and its offshoot, the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, as the best-sanctioned Superior Graduate Schools in Italy.

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Inaugurated in 2002 on the top floor of the Lingotto complex, the pinacoteca collects a selection of works from the private collection of Gianni and Marella Agnelli. The collection is housed in the "casket", a steel body with a surface of 450 square meters raised to 34 meters from the test track on the roof of the plant. The structure is the work of the architect Renzo Piano. The architectural style represents a starship of crystals that symbolically recalls the futurist style of the original factory. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum periodically hosts temporary exhibitions of modern art.
 

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Located in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa, Pilgrim’s Rest is a small town with a very colorful and exciting history. In 1873 the town and surrounding area was densely populated with prospectors all hoping to make their fortunes in the second of the Transvaal gold fields. It was estimated that in the beginning of 1874 there were some 1500 prospectors working around 4000 claims. As so often happens when an influx of potential customers increases the population of a town, no matter how temporarily, businesses appear overnight to take advantage of the boom, charging outrageous prices that the many hopefuls will pay in order to get the items they need to keep working their claims and survive another week or two. The 1870 gold rush was not the first time the area had been the site of digging. Evidence of mining of the quartz reefs in ancient times were revealed during the most recent efforts to retrieve the gold buried within the soil of the town and surrounding area, as well as other parts of South Africa. Though who the ancient miners were is unknown it has been established that the region of Mpumalanga was part of a transit corridor that moved gold from South Africa to Arabia, India and Phoenicia. Today the town is a tourist location that takes visitors back in time to the days of the gold rush in the 1870’s. When it first became a tourist attraction in 1970 it was changed very little from its heyday and is now a protected historical site. In 1986 the town was declared a National Monument and since then a concerted effort has been made by curators, historians, architects and other interested parties to ensure the integrity of its history is preserved at all times. It is said that there is still gold in the ground which is exciting for visitors to contemplate as they stand on the very site where 150 years earlier men, women and children were frantically digging and panning for the elusive solid nuggets that would make them instantly rich beyond their wildest dreams. The scars of the frantic digging for gold by many prospectors are still obvious despite the passage of time, and are just a part of what makes the town unique and interesting.

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Since the Etruscan era, Pietra di Rapolano is the travertine stone extracted near Siena, in Tuscany. Its chromatic characteristics make it unique, very different from any other travertine, and capable of giving your project a modern look with classic elegance. Given the richness of its nuances, the Tuscan travertine lends itself to creating various environments; it is a material whose technical characteristics make it suitable for every use. Its volume, details, and expressions are worked to perfection.

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Each forcola I create is like a journey. I start by studying the walnut wood trunk, as though I were in a foreign land which will slowly become friendlier. I outline the “forcola” with care respecting the grains of the wood, and then embark on the task, sweating and taking delight in the hard work. Every now and then I observe it as a traveler would when he gazes back to see how far he has come and stops for a moment to contemplate the scenery. I work slowly at times, and at others with a sense of urge, vigor and tenderness until I begin to see the curves and the lines I wanted emerging from the wood. Completing a forcola is a bit like crossing a finish line. I savor the moment as it will stay forever. Something has been created. And I must wait a little longer before embarking on another journey.

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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.

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Piazzaarcobaleno.com is a showcase for handmade products, objects and craftsmanship. Our community is made up of small artisans, lovers of creativity and able to offer true quality.

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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.

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Daverio was born in Mulhouse, Alsace in 1949 from an Italian father, and an Alsatian mother. He is the fourth of six children. Daverio attended the European School in Varese, and then studied economics and commerce at the Bocconi University in Milan Despite completing his cycle of studies, Daverio refrained from writing his final dissertation. As he said, "I was enrolled at Bocconi in 1968–1969, but I don't hold a degree. In those years you would go to university to learn, not to graduate". In 1975 he opened Galleria Philippe Daverio in Via Monte Napoleone in Milan, where he mostly focused on the avant-garde movements of the first half of the 20th century. In 1986, he opened the Philippe Daverio Gallery in New York City. In 1989 he opened a second gallery of contemporary art in Milan, Italy. The gallery eventually went bankrupt and closed in 1997. As a gallerist and publisher, Daverio has organized many exhibitions, including Andy Warhol's Last Supper in Milan. Through his program Passepartout, he explains any kind of art in such a marvelous and down to earth way but cultural deep, that one enjoys to understand everything and get into the subject.

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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.

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The city of Petra, the capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Petra the world wonder is undoubtedly Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, and it is visited by tourists from all over the world. It is not known precisely when Petra was built, but the city began to prosper as the capital of the Nabataean Empire from the 1st century BC, which grew rich through trade in frankincense, myrrh, and spices. Petra was later annexed to the Roman Empire and continued to thrive until a large earthquake in 363 AD destroyed much of the city in the 4th century AD. The earthquake combined with changes in trade routes, eventually led to the downfall of the city which was ultimately abandoned. In 1812 a Swiss explorer named Johannes Burckhardt set out to ‘rediscover’ Petra; he dressed up as an Arab and convinced his Bedouin guide to take him to the lost city, After this, Petra became increasingly known in the West as a fascinating and beautiful ancient city, and it began attracting visitors and continues to do so today. Petra is also known as the rose-red city, a name it gets from the wonderful colour of the rock from which many of the city’s structures were carved.

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Built in 1870, Perth Town Hall is Australia’s only Gothic-style town hall, and the only town hall built by convicts. The Perth Town Hall, situated on the corner of Hay and Barrack streets in Perth, Western Australia, is the only town hall built by convicts in Australia.HistoryDesigned by Richard Roach Jewell and James Manning in the Victorian Free Gothic style, the hall was built by convicts and free men between 1867 and 1870. Its decorations contain a number of convict motifs, including windows in the shape of the broad arrow, and decorations in the shape of a hangman's rope.The foundation stone for Perth Town Hall was laid on 24 May 1867 by Governor Hampton in a ceremony involving a lot of pomp and parade. However, there were torrential downpours. The ceremony went on anyway with an official procession from Government House and a mock battle performed by the Volunteer Regiments, Enrolled Forces of Pensioners, and the WA Country Regiment.In 1929, the Centenary of Western Australia one of the events in the city of Perth was the placing of a commemorative plaque in the northwest corner of the building by the Governor Sir William Campion.

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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.

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The Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park is where the leader of the 1916 Rising, Patrick Pearse, lived and operated his pioneering Irish-speaking school from 1910 to 1916. Set in nearly 20 hectares of attractive parkland in Rathfarnham, Dublin, the museum tells the story of Patrick Pearse and his brother Willie, both of whom were executed for their part in the 1916 Rising. Here you can peruse a fascinating exhibition on Pearse’s life and wander through the historic rooms where he, his family and his students once lived and worked. The romantic landscape surrounding the museum contains a wild river valley, forested areas and some enchanting eighteenth- and nineteenth-century follies. If you are interested in the park’s varied wildlife, you will find information about it in a dedicated room in the courtyard – where you’ll also find the Schoolroom Café.

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Our history is our starting point, solidity and experience are the basis of our future. Family tradition and unity, passion and commitment: these qualities have helped us create a solid business that stands out in every sector. Today Podini Holding is synonymous with quality and excellence, in every field. We get the job done, we are flexible yet solid: these are the qualities that sustain our business. Awareness and dedication push our companies and partners to achieve increasingly better results, to reach the highest objectives together: excellence!

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La Sabauda, situata oltre il Po, a due passi dalla iconica chiesa Gran Madre di Dio, è stata rilevata nel 2013 da Rosa Giorgio, estimatrice della pasticceria mignon. Mantiene l'arredo in legno e specchi di epoca primi novecento. Dietro le quinte opera l’esperto, nonostante la giovane età, pasticciere, il ligure Giorgio Vincentelli. Accanto a paste fresche, paste secche e salatini, realizzati in certosino minuscolo formato, troverete torte tradizionali quali la Sacher e la Tarte au Citron guarnita da un’elegante meringa. Con la bella stagione stanno per fare il loro esordio torte gelato e semifreddi, mignon anche le paste di mandorla, ripiene di ciliegia e amarena oppure profumate alla fragola o al cocco e i petit four. E all’ora di colazione l’invitante viennoiserie (brioche, croissant normali e integrali, pain au chocolat) permette di iniziare bene la giornata.

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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.

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Storica pasticceria milanese fondata nel 1817. Luogo di incontro e di incanto famoso in tutto il mondo, Cova celebra l’artigianalità, l’italianità e l’eccellenza, offrendo a una clientela d’élite cosmopolita prodotti di sublime qualità. Corre l'anno 1817 quando Antonio Cova apre il "Caffe del Giardino" al lato del Teatro alla Scala. Le sale sfolgoranti di specchi e lampadari diventano ritrovo del bel mondo dell'epoca e profumano di spirito patriottico, animato di fervore anti-austriaco gli spiriti dell'epoca. Distrutto dai bombardamenti della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, nel 1950 il Cova muove dalla sede originaria verso l'attuale sito di Via Montenapoleone 8, dove diventa un salotto elegante e raffinato, riproponendo arredi ed ambienti mutuati da quelli originari. Distrutto dai bombardamenti della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, nel 1950 il Cova muove dalla sede originaria verso l'attuale sito di Via Montenapoleone 8, dove diventa un salotto elegante e raffinato, riproponendo arredi ed ambienti mutuati da quelli originari. L’espansione internazionale del marchio ha iniziato nel 1993, quando Cova apre ad Hong Kong SAR il suo primo negozio oltre frontiera. Nel 2013 diventa parte del Gruppo LVMH e continua la sua espansione nel mondo. Nascono quindi boutique di Pasticceria in Cina, a Taiwan, negli Emirati Arabi e nella vicina Montecarlo. La storia di Cova si intreccia a quella della città e dei suoi momenti più rappresentativi. Ritrovo di una clientela cosmopolita, di borghesia e nobiltà, il Cova entra a pieno titolo nella storia e nelle storie di Milano. Cortesia e accoglienza sono punti fermi dell'arte di ricevere, che punta a servire la clientela con garbo, gusto e riservatezza. Unendo una presenza attenta al più piccolo cenno e la cordialità di professionisti del settore, nasce un ambiente raffinato dove musica soffusa, tovaglie di lino e divanetti in velluto ospitano esponenti del jet set, viaggiatori accaniti e semplici curiosi. Cova is one of Italy’s oldest pasticceria and an international destination. Celebrated for its product excellence, impeccable service and fascinating interiors, Cova is an institution that exalts tailored craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1817 by Antonio Cova –a Napoleonic soldier– Cova is one of Italy’s oldest pasticceria. Celebrated for its product excellence, impeccable service and exquisite interiors, this historical Milanese institution has always been a place where tradition meets elegance and style. Fashionable rendez-vous for patriots of the Risorgimento, those days Cova hosted the very representatives of the high society and the most stylish crowd. And it has never stopped: from Giuseppe Verdi to Ernst Hemingway to contemporary élite, even after the relocation to Via Montenapoleone 8 in 1950. In 1993 Cova inaugurated its first venue in Hong Kong SAR, beginning its worldwide expansion. Today Cova, part of the LVMH Group since 2013, is present in Hong Kong SAR, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Monte Carlo and Dubai, recreating the traditional Italian combination of creativity and elegance around the world. Milanese culture has inspired and energized Cova that has unveiled its pastry making art, conquering the senses and touching the imagination of its nobility and bourgeoisie. The heritage of the city evolved with Cova, one being essential to the other. The ardor and the artisanal know-how of its Chefs, the exceptional quality of its products and the inner art of hospitality of its discrete service initiated the unique Cova experience in the 19th century and continue nowadays magnifying its heritage and matching the needs of an increasingly conscious clientele.

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Il Bar Pasticceria Converso prende il via nel lontano 1838, grazie ad una licenza di esercizio di confetteria, ottenuta dal capostipite della famiglia Converso. Ma è agli albori del secolo che Felice Converso, il nipote del fondatore, apre nella centralissima via Vittorio Emanuele, la liquoreria, nonché Bar Pasticceria Gelateria di Bra, di cui ancora porta il nome. Successivamente divenuto luogo di ritrovo degli anni novanta di proprietà della famiglia Boglione, oggi il Bar si effigia di un riconoscimento di tutto rispetto, infatti, grazie ai suoi illustri trascorsi storici e grazie all’unicità dei suoi interni, è diventato membro dei "Locali storici d'Italia", associazione patrocinata dal Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. Tutt’ora vengono riproposte le classiche specialità come: le caramelle genziana e menta, la pasticceria mignon dolce e salata, la pralineria, i braidesi di cioccolato al rhum, i gianduiotti, i gelati, i marron glace, i panettoni al moscato senza canditi, ma con un impasto arricchito da uvetta macerata nel moscato ed altre sorprese di fantasia dolciaria.

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L'origine del prestigioso marchio Borsari nasce nella città di Verona, splendida città adagiata sulle rive dell'Adige e patria indiscussa del Pandoro. Nel lontano 1903, il mastro pasticcere Tiziano Golfetti ad aprire, dedicandolo alla Porta Borsari, il suo primo laboratorio artigiano. Dalle sue mani esperte nacquero numerose specialità dolciarie, tra cui in primis il tipico Pandoro morbido e profumato, ma anche Panettoni e Colombe con prelibate farciture alla crema e al cioccolato al profumo di vaniglia che, mastro Golfetti, memore delle mitiche "bursae", inseriva in astucci dipinti. Fedeli alla tradizione artigianale, che rese eccellente quei primi prodotti, i Muzzi, attuali proprietari dell'azienda Borsari, continuano a produrre mille specialità farcite, con la stessa cura dell'antica gloriosa pasticceria.

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Back in 1846, Antonio Rummo launches the family business of milling wheat and making pasta where the grain is good and the waters are pure: Benevento. Our three horses (Bruto, Bello, and Baiardo) pull the wheat from Puglia and Campania to our mill. You can still see them today on every package of pasta. The Italian President awards Cosimo Rummo the Leonardo Award of Excellence “Made in Italy” in honor of the firm’s innovation and product quality. Our pasta is healthy, gluten-free, eco-friendly, legume pasta and other that you can find in many shops through the country and on the website.

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En 1900, cuando se inició la construcción del Park Güell, Barcelona era una metrópolis moderna y cosmopolita que basaba su economía en la potencia de su industria y que superaba el medio millón de habitantes. Ya hacía casi medio siglo que se habían derribado sus murallas y la ciudad nueva, el Ensanche proyectado por el ingeniero Ildefons Cerdà, había crecido de manera espectacular a partir de 1860. Fue la mayor operación urbanística del siglo XIX en Europa. Eusebi Güell encargó a Gaudí el proyecto de hacer una urbanización para familias acomodadas en una gran finca que había adquirido en la zona conocida popularmente como la Montaña Pelada. Su situación era inmejorable, en un entorno saludable y con unas espléndidas vistas del mar y la llanura de Barcelona. En la urbanización se preveían unas 60 parcelas con forma triangular, con una compleja red de caminos, viaductos y escaleras que salvaban la topografía del terreno. Güell quería recrear los parques residenciales británicos y por ese motivo lo llamó Park Güell, en inglés. Gaudí respetó la vegetación existente en la antigua finca, como los algarrobos y los olivos. En cuanto a la introducción de nuevas especies, optó por plantas mediterráneas con baja demanda de agua. Asimismo, ideó diversos sistemas de captación y almacenamiento de agua a partir de los sistemas de riego que conocía del entorno rural de su niñez. De esa manera, tanto la vegetación como la gestión de los recursos hídricos contribuían a evitar la erosión del terreno ocasionada por las torrenciales lluvias mediterráneas, al tiempo que ayudaban a cubrir las necesidades de agua de los habitantes de la urbanización. Las complejas condiciones de la venta de las parcelas, mediante antiguos contratos enfitéuticos, la falta de un transporte adecuado y el carácter muy exclusivo de la urbanización la hicieron inviable. A falta de compradores, las obras se abandonaron en 1914. Solo se habían construido dos de las 60 casas previstas. El parque se convertía así en un gran jardín privado, que Güell cedía para actos públicos, mientras empezaba a aparecer en las guías turísticas de Barcelona como uno de los puntos de atracción de la ciudad. Eusebi Güell murió en su casa del Park Güell en 1918, y sus herederos ofrecieron al parque al Ayuntamiento, que acordó su compra en el pleno municipal celebrado el 26 de mayo de 1922. En 1926 se abrió como parque municipal. La casa de la familia Güell se habilitó como escuela pública, que adoptó el nombre del pedagogo catalán Baldiri Reixac, y la zona situada a la izquierda de la entrada se destinó a vivero de flores ornamentales para el Ayuntamiento. El Park Güell se convirtió así en un parque público muy apreciado por los barceloneses y en un importante foco de atracción de visitantes. Fue reconocido como monumento artístico en 1969 y fue declarado Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por la UNESCO en 1984.

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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.

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Moglie, madre, nonna, Paola Thaon di Revel ama i fiori e la natura. L'eredità è il suo background. È cresciuta in una famiglia dove la disciplina militare era un dato di fatto, così come la voglia di divertirsi. Sei sorelle e un fratello, in una grande villa chiamata “Cimena”, dove molti sono venuti in visita: da Umberto I, agli americani colti, ai vicini Bruni Tedeschi sulla stessa collina. Una vita dedicata al marito, Franco Reviglio e ai tre figli con tanti spostamenti e viaggi, in tutto il mondo. Oggi, i sette nipoti e la casa di campagna, regalano giornate intensamente soddisfacenti. Wife, mother, grandmother, Paola Thaon di Revel loves flowers and nature. Heritage is her background. She grew up in a family where military discipline was a given, as well as the desire to have fun. Six sisters and one brother, in a large villa called “Cimena”, and everyone came to visit: from Umberto I, to educated Americans, to the Bruni Tedeschi neighbours on the same hill. A life dedicated to her husband, Franco Reviglio and the three children with many moves and travels, all over the world. Today, the seven grandchildren and country house, make for intensely satisfying days.

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La Orsolon Restauri dal 1985 si occupa di restauri di dipinti murali, di dipinti su tele e tavole, di monumenti, di stucchi, di materiali moderni e contemporanei. La sete di sapere e l’esperienza hanno fatto crescere le competenze dello studio di restauro portandolo a realizzare progetti e proposte di intervento su beni complessi adottando, in alcuni casi, soluzioni innovative e sperimentali contribuendo alla diffusione di nuove metodologie di intervento. Da più di 25 anni la ditta è attiva nei vari settori del restauro al servizio di Soprintendenze, Enti Ecclesiastici, Enti Pubblici, Musei e privati. La Orsolon Restauri collabora con numerosi professionisti in vari settori della diagnostica e della conservazione, dal restauro dei lampadari antichi ai metalli, dal restauro del legno policromo al mobile.

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Paola Gribaudo, a graduate in Literature and Philosophy in Turin, is the first woman to become Director over the Turin Academy of Arts. Daughter of the famous artist Ezio Gribaudo, who was President of the Academy from 2005 to 2007, and now Honorary President, she inherited from her father the passion for art, the deep interest in culture and international creativity, the will to transmit the sense of research and a language in constant evolution. Collaborator of the publishing houses Skira, Gli Ori, De Agostini, Electa, Rizzoli Internationale, Silvana Editoriale and Thames & Hudson, Paola Gribaudo received in 2011 the honor of "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterand. From her father, who has always followed closely, Paola Gribaudo inherited the passion for her work, perfecting it in continuous travel around the world, weaving strong relationships with artists and intellectuals. These include Botero, Rauschenberg, Nobel laureates Garcia Marquez and Iosif Brodskij. She is expanding the strength of The Accademia Albertina organizing international shows and exhibitions.

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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.

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In Italy, panettone comes with an often varied history, but one that invariably states that its birthplace was Milan. The word "panettone" derives from the Italian word "panetto", a small loaf cake. The augmentative Italian suffix "-one" changes the meaning to "large cake". The origins of this cake appear to be ancient, dating back to the Roman Empire, when ancient Romans sweetened a type of leavened cake with honey. In the early 20th century, two enterprising Milanese bakers began to produce panettone in large quantities in the rest of Italy. In 1919, Angelo Motta started producing his eponymous brand of cakes. It was also Motta who revolutionized the traditional panettone by giving it its tall domed shape by making the dough rise three times, for almost 20 hours, before cooking, giving it its now-familiar light texture. The recipe was adapted shortly after by another baker, Gioacchino Alemagna, around 1925, who also gave his name to a popular brand that still exists today. Specially baked for Christmas, you'll find many different types everywhere in Italy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We welcome you to Palazzo Saluzzo di Paesana, the largest and most complex noble palace in the city, built by Gian Giacomo Plantery between 1715 and 1722 on behalf of the Marquis Baldassarre Saluzzo di Paesana. The main apartment of the Saluzzo located on the main floor of the palace, which still preserves eighteenth-century furnishings and decorations among which the frescoed vaults and over-doors by Domenico Guidobono stand out, was intended by the current property as a space for private, corporate and cultural events , in the same spirit of the Saluzzo di Paesana family, who already at the time explored the avant-garde even outside the moral codes imposed by the eighteenth-century noble label.

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Palazzo Salis é rimasto attraverso i secoli sempre di proprietà dei Conti Sertoli Salis. Si sviluppa su una struttura che presenta una facciata di stile tardo-cinquecentesco, fiancheggiata da due torri, con un portale centrale barocco realizzato su disegno del Vignola. La lunga e complessa storia dei Salis prosegue come Conti Sertoli Salis a partire dal 1800, quando il Conte Ing. Ulisse Salis, eroe del Risorgimento, e sua moglie Teresa Calvi, ebbero una sola figlia femmina, Rita. Con la contessa Rita Salis, sposata al patrizio sondriese Don Francesco Sertoli di Sondrio , prosegue la storia dei Conti Sertoli Salis, con i 3 figli di Rita e Francesco, ovvero Cesare (primogenito Conte), Pietro (padre dello storico N.H. Dott.Renzo Sertoli Salis) e Ulisse . Quest’ultimo, nobiluomo avvocato, fu un illuminato pioniere dei viaggi intorno al mondo degli inizi del '900, lasciando in eredità alla famiglia splendidi album di scatti unici, che hanno dato vita alla mostra fotografica “I viaggi dello Zio Ulisse”. Dal Conte Cesare discendono in linea diretta i nipoti Cesare Virgilio, illuminato imprenditore scomparso prematuramente nel febbraio del 2005 a soli 52 anni, e Francesco, attuale e principale proprietario del palazzo. Oggi palazzo Salis di Tirano si colloca come una delle mete culturali e turistiche di maggior interesse di tutta la Valtellina, visitabile tutto l’anno con visite guidate per piccoli e grandi gruppi. E' una meta di visita ideale per le scuole e gli amanti della storia ed architettura del 600 e 700, ma anche per gli appassionati della natura, dello sport e dell’enogastronomia valtellinese, per un completamento di grande soddisfazione del loro week-end o della settimana di vacanza. Palazzo Salis has remained through the centuries always owned by the Conti Sertoli Salis. It develops on a structure with a late-fifteenth-century façade, flanked by two towers, with a central baroque portal built on the design of the Artchitect 'Vignola'. The long and complex history of the Salis family continues as “Conti (Counts) Sertoli Salis” in 1800, with the Count Engineer Ulisse Salis, hero of the “Risorgimento”, becoming father of a girl, Rita. Countess Rita married a nobleman Francesco Sertoli and received a special permission to continue the family line as Counts Sertoli Salis. 3 sons were born, Cesare (grandfather of the present owners of Palazzo Salis in Tirano), Pietro and Ulisse. The youngest son Ulisse became a lawyer and enjoyed travelling around the world beginning of 1900, thus leaving beautiful pictures of a fascinating and, sad to say, almost disappeared world. From Count Cesare derives in direct line the two nephews, Cesare, admired Entrepreneur that died in 2005 at the age of only 53, and his younger brother Francesco, present main owner of the Palazzo. Today Palazzo Salis represents one of the most important and attractive cultural and turistic destinations of the region and can be visited by groups all over the year. Perfectly responding to those looking for a cultural trip, like schools and historical experts , or lovers of the splendid architecture of the 17th and 18th century, the visit will lead you through 500 years of history and splendid decorated rooms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Once owned by the Pesaro family, this large Gothic palazzo in Campo San Beneto, was transformed by Mariano Fortuny into his own atelier of photography, stage-design, textile-design, and painting. The building retains the rooms and structures created by Fortuny, together with tapestries and collections. The working environment of Mariano Fortuny is represented through precious wall-hangings, paintings, and the famous lamps – all objects that testify to the artist’s inspiration and still give a count of his eclectic work and of his presence on the intellectual and artistic scene at the turn of the 19th century. The collections within the museum comprise an extensive number of pieces and materials which reflect the various fields investigated in the artist’s work organized under certain specific headings: painting, light, photography, textiles and grand garments.

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Il Palazzo Ducale Sangiovanni è un edificio storico, ubicato nell'antica città di Alessano in provincia di Lecce. Viene erroneamente indicato come “Palazzo Gonzaga”, ma la sua costruzione risale alla fine del Quattrocento, al tempo in cui Alessano era sotto la signoria dei Del Balzo. Il Palazzo, dopo i Del Balzo, ha ospitato i De Capua, i Gonzaga, i Brayda, i Guarini, gli Ayerbo d’Aragona. Ultimo proprietario è stato Antonio Zunica, al quale era stato portato in dote dalla moglie Luisa Riario-Sforza, nipote ex-uxore di Giuseppe Maria Ayerbo d’Aragona, ultimo feudatario di Alessano, morto di colera a Napoli nel 1837. Ai primi anni del 900, il Palazzo fù comprato da Carlo Sangiovanni, Enrico Sangiovanni ne è oggi il proprietario. Oggi il palazzo e' in perfette condizioni,  molto ben tenuto dai proprietari, con un bellissimo giardino. Comod come logistica in centro al paese ma nel silenzio del suo giardino protetto dalle mura,  si presta alla perfetta organizzazione di ogni evento speciale e ad una ospitalità lussuosa e rilassante.

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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.

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L'edificio, iniziato nel 1675 con impianto barocco, fu convento dei padri Filippini. Acquisito dallo Stato nel 1855 e risistemato con facciata eclettica da Alessandro Mazzucchetti, ospitò ministeri e uffici pubblici. Nel 1929 divenne Casa Littoria, sede provinciale del partito fascista. Fu in seguito intitolato a Felice Cordero di Pamparato, comandante partigiano con il nome di "Campana", impiccato nel 1944. Sede universitaria dal dopoguerra, ha visto nascere il movimento studentesco nel 1967. Restaurato da Pietro Derossi nel 1997 con Adriano Spada.

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Residenza Sabauda per la Caccia e le Feste edificata a partire dal 1729 su progetto di Filippo Juvarra, la Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi è uno dei gioielli monumentali di Torino, a 10 km da Piazza Castello, in perfetta direttrice. Costruita sui terreni della prima donazione di Emanuele Filiberto all'Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro (1573), è oggi proprietà della Fondazione Ordine Mauriziano, un ente governativo dedicato alla sua conservazione e valorizzazione. Riaperta al pubblico dopo importanti lavori di restauro, la Palazzina di Caccia -fra i complessi settecenteschi più straordinari in Europa- ha piena dignità museale con i suoi arredi originali, i dipinti,i capolavori di ebanistica e il disegno del territorio.

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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.

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Ottagona is an interior-art decoration company based between Milan & Nice. Ottagona in fact believes in a flexible and personal design. We pay attention to the quality of the materials and their duration through time. Ottagona utilizes traditional techniques of painting & decoration but adapting them to new tastes and styles by combining traditional materials such as gold/silver leaves, pigments, marmorino and stucco to new support. Each project is unique and has been studied and created ad hoc for and with each individual client, as "we truly believe that investing on the quality of the spaces means investing on the quality on our lives".

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L’Osteria della Gardetta è stata aperta nel 1935 in una tipica casa nel centro della borgata di Chialvetta grazie alla famiglia Comba. Dal 1978 è gestita da Rolando ed è diventata in breve un punto d’incontro degli amanti della montagna e di quelli della buona cucina. Il Rifugio – Osteria della Gardetta si trova nel centro di una delle più tipiche e ben conservate borgate alpine, dove si trova il museo “La Misoun d’en bot” e che è punto di partenza per molte escursioni sia in estate che in inverno. "La Misoun d’en bot" (in occitano significa "La casa di una volta") all’interno del museo è ricostruita con particolare cura e in sezioni ben strutturate la testimonianza della vita nella casa di un tempo, raccontata dagli oggetti raccolti dalla paziente passione di Rolando nelle borgate abbandonate del vallone di Unerzio. Gli oggetti ritrovati sono circa 1500, disposti in un antico fienile a due piani. Vale la pena una visita, così come il cibo.  

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Osservatorio dei Mestieri di Arte è Associazione tra Fondazioni di origine bancaria che realizza progetti culturali e promozionali finalizzati alla sensibilizzazione, all’informazione, alla ricerca e alla conservazione dell’identità dell’artigianato artistico locale e nazionale con gli obiettivi di valutare e promuovere il settore dei mestieri d’arte, di creare una rete nazionale ed europea d'istituzioni per favorire la comprensione delle varie identità culturali, e di approfondire la qualità delle produzioni, dell’economia e della formazione. La rivista periodica “OmA” è il principale strumento di comunicazione dell’Associazione per analizzare le tematiche dell’artigianato artistico e per valorizzare le eccellenze italiane ed estere. Le iniziative dell’Associazione spaziano dalla pubblicazione di volumi all’organizzazione di mostre e eventi culturali, alle partnership con istituzioni e soggetti nazionali e internazionali per elaborare progetti, e conferire borse di studio e tirocini. L’associazione si occupa inoltre d'iniziative di formazione per favorire nuove e concrete opportunità di scambio culturale e crescita per futuri aspiranti artigiani. Dall’esperienza di ricercatori e professionisti della produzione di artigianato artistico e dei mestieri d’arte è nato OmA, il brand che riconosce il talento dell’artigiano e la qualità della bottega e della lavorazione. La bottega, il laboratorio e l’azienda espongono la targa in ceramica OmA e la certificazione di qualità. Il brand del Talento artigianale e della produzione di qualità conta una rete di artigiani certificati in tutto il territorio nazionale.

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Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum.

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During her childhood in Rome, Osanna and her sister Turchese would play with pieces of art created for their mother by Lucio Fontana, Mario Ceroli and Arnaldo Pomodoro. It could be said that the pieces she creates today are inspired by those wonderful memories, or, maybe, are a result of her own femininity….or maybe both. In recent years, Osanna's attention has focused increasingly on objects and furnishings. Artisanally made, every creation is modeled by hand from wax which is then fused in art foundry. Creations conceived as sculptures, metals blended to create flashes of antique gold: An aesthetic of exclusivity, research on forms and desire to explore shapes are integral parts that inform Osanna Visconti di Modrone designs.

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The Organic Earrings line is an Italian artisan product. They are earrings made by hand, with various types of succulent plants that have undergone the natural drying process. From the collection of products of "waste" of the plant, which undergoes the drying and the natural detachment of the leaves during every summer season, a latent philosophy of recycling / re-use originates which gives the product added value.

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Orecchiette are a pasta typical of Apulia, a region of Southern Italy. Their name comes from their shape, which resembles a small ear. An orecchietta has the shape of a small dome, with its center thinner than its edge, and with a rough surface. Like other kinds of pasta, orecchiette are made with durum wheat and water. Eggs are rarely used. In traditional Southern Italian home cooking, the dough is rolled, then cut into cubes. Each cube is pressed with a knife, dragging it on the board and making it curl (making a cavatello). The shape is then inverted over the thumb. Orecchiette are eaten with broccoli, turnip tops, mussels and mushrooms. Each Apulian family has its own recipe that is handed down from mother to daughter. According to distinguished scholars of Apulian food and wine orecchiette would have originated in the territory of Sannicandro di Bari, during the Norman-Swabian domination, between the 12th and 13th centuries.

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Le orecchiette sono una pasta tipica della Puglia, regione del sud Italia. Il loro nome deriva dalla loro forma, che ricorda un piccolo orecchio. L'orecchietta ha la forma di una cupoletta, con il centro più sottile del bordo e con la superficie ruvida. Come altri tipi di pasta, le orecchiette sono fatte con semola di grano duro e acqua. Le uova sono usate raramente. Nella cucina casalinga tradizionale del sud Italia, la pasta viene arrotolata, quindi tagliata a cubetti. Ogni cubo viene pressato con un coltello, trascinandolo sul tagliere e facendolo arricciare (facendo un cavatello). La forma viene quindi invertita sopra il pollice. Le orecchiette si mangiano con broccoli, cime di rapa, cozze e funghi. Ogni famiglia pugliese ha la sua ricetta che si tramanda di madre in figlia. Secondo illustri studiosi dell'enogastronomia pugliese le orecchiette avrebbero avuto origine nel territorio di Sannicandro di Bari, durante la dominazione normanno-sveva, tra il XII e il XIII secolo. Nel cuore del centro storico di Bari c'è una via ribattezzata “la via delle orecchiette” o “via delle orecchiette”. La via in questione si chiama ufficialmente Strada Arco Basso, caratterizzata appunto da un piccolo tunnel che un tempo attraversato conduce alla più antica tradizione di Bari Vecchia, quella della produzione delle fantastiche e popolarissime orecchiette baresi. Le donne preparano le orecchiette chiacchierando e aiutandosi. Hanno un sapere antico che si tramandano di madre in figlia, di nonna in nipote. Ciascuna famiglia conserva i propri piccoli segreti per la lavorazione delle orecchiette che avviene davanti alla gente e sono una vera attrazione del centro storico di Bari, oltre a rappresentare uno spaccato originale della quotidianità pugliese. La buonissima pasta fresca (poi lasciata asciugare su banchi di legno) può essere acquistata anche dalle stesse signore; queste donne, infatti, per permettere ai turisti di portare a casa il gusto tipico delle orecchiette baresi, mettono la pasta fresca in semplici sacchetti di plastica così da permettere alle persone di tornare a casa con un gustoso “ricordo” pugliese. Orecchiette are a pasta typical of Apulia, a region of Southern Italy. Their name comes from their shape, which resembles a small ear. An orecchietta has the shape of a small dome, with its center thinner than its edge, and with a rough surface. Like other kinds of pasta, orecchiette are made with durum wheat and water. Eggs are rarely used. In traditional Southern Italian home cooking, the dough is rolled, then cut into cubes. Each cube is pressed with a knife, dragging it on the board and making it curl (making a cavatello). The shape is then inverted over the thumb. Orecchiette are eaten with broccoli, turnip tops, mussels and mushrooms. Each Apulian family has its own recipe that is handed down from mother to daughter. According to distinguished scholars of Apulian food and wine orecchiette would have originated in the territory of Sannicandro di Bari, during the Norman-Swabian domination, between the 12th and 13th centuries. In the heart of old town of Bari there is a street renamed “the street of orecchiette” or “street of orecchiette”. The street in question is officially called Strada Arco Basso, characterized precisely by a small tunnel that once crossed leads to the oldest tradition of Bari Vecchia, that of the production of the fantastic and very popular orecchiette from Bari. The women prepare the orecchiette by chatting and helping each other. They have an ancient knowledge that is handed down from mother to daughter, from grandmother to granddaughter. Each family keeps their own little secrets for the processing of orecchiette that takes place in front of the people and are a real attraction of the historic center of Bari, as well as representing an original cross-section of Apulian everyday life. The delicious fresh pasta (then left to dry on wooden counters) can also be purchased by the ladies themselves; these women, in fact, to allow tourists to take home the typical taste of orecchiette from Bari, put the fresh pasta in simple plastic bags so as to allow people to go home with a tasty Apulian "memory". The delicious fresh pasta (then left to dry on wooden counters) can also be purchased from the ladies themselves; these women, in fact, to allow tourists to take home the typical taste of orecchiette from Bari , put the fresh pasta in simple plastic bags so as to allow people to go home with a tasty Apulian “souvenir”.

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Amid the green woods of the Aspromonte National Park, Domenico created the Perrone farm in 1968. The history of the Perrone family was born among the olive trees In the heart of Calabria, our olive trees extend over terraces along the steep slopes facing north-east, at an altitude between 500 and 800 meters above sea level. These particular conditions create a barrier against pests and moulds and allow a harmonious and healthy growth of the plants. The olive trees belong to the indigenous cultivars Sinopolese and Ottobratica and produce small and high quality fruits. The cultivation techniques centered on respect for nature, special attention to the degree of ripeness in the olive harvest and the scrupulous selection of cold-extracted oils make it possible to obtain a genuine product with high and valuable organoleptic characteristics. Since then and with the same passion as always, following the rhythms of nature and the seasons, precious oils, flours, biscuits and other products based on extra virgin olive oil are produced. The history of the Perrone family was born among the olive trees. Oleificio Perrone, superior category olive oil, obtained directly from olives and solely by mechanical means.

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When the Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority. Inside the Gaol, dangerous criminals were held alongside petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill.Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly. Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to find out what life was like for the men and women who lived and died here all those years ago. Old Melbourne Gaol enables visitors to immerse themselves in the stories or past inmates, explore the City Watch House or learn about justice in the Old Magistrates’ Court.

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L'architettura industriale delle OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni, oggi posizionata nel cuore di Torino - in corso Castelfidardo, a pochi metri da Porta Susa e a 50 minuti da Milano con l'alta velocità- ospiterà, in continua rotazione, mostre, spettacoli, concerti - dalla musica classica a quella elettronica - eventi di teatro, danza e arti performative, laboratori, start up, imprese innovative - dai Big Data al gaming - unendo le idee e i valori della creatività con gli strumenti e i linguaggi delle nuove tecnologie digitali.

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Nottingham is a city in central England’s Midlands region. It’s known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, rebuilt many times since the medieval era. In the Lace Market area, once the center of the world’s lace industry, the Galleries of Justice Museum has crime-related exhibits. Wollaton Hall is an ornate Elizabethan mansion with gardens and a deer park.

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The Tournai Cathedral, or Cathedral of Our Lady (French: Notre-Dame de Tournai, Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Doornik), is a Roman Catholic church, see of the Diocese of Tournai in Tournai, Belgium. It has been classified both as a Wallonia's major heritage since 1936[5] and as a World Heritage Site since 2000.There was a diocese centered at Tournai from the late 6th century and this structure of local blue-gray stone occupies rising ground near the south bank of the Scheldt, which divides the city of Tournai into two roughly equal parts. Begun in the 12th century on even older foundations, the building combines the work of three design periods with striking effect, the heavy and severe character of the Romanesque nave contrasting remarkably with the Transitional work of the transept and the fully developed Gothic of the choir. The transept is the most distinctive part of the building, with its cluster of five bell towers and apsidal (semicircular) ends.The nave belongs mostly to the first third of the 12th century. Prefiguring the Early Gothic style, it has a second-tier gallery between the ground-floor arcade and the triforium. Pilasters between the round-arched windows in the clerestory help support the 18th-century vaulting that replaced the original ceiling, which was of wood, and flat. The transept arms, built in about the mid-12th century, have apsidal ends, a feature borrowed in all probability from certain Rhenish churches, and which would appear to have made its influence felt in the northeast of France, as at Noyon and Soissons. The square towers that flank the transept arms reach a height of 83 metres (272 ft). They vary in detail, some of the arcade work with which they are enriched being in the round-arched and some in the pointed style. West portico Bishop Gautier de Marvis (1219-1252) had the earlier Romanesque choir demolished in the 13th century, in order to replace it with a Gothic choir of much grander dimensions, inspired by the likes of Amiens Cathedral. The construction of the new choir began in 1242, and ended in 1255. The rest of the cathedral was supposed to be rebuilt in the same style as the choir, but this was never attempted, the only later additions being the western porch, and a large Gothic chapel which was built alongside one of the side aisles, whose original walls and windows disappeared in the process. The rood screen is a Renaissance masterpiece by Flemish sculptor Cornelis Floris and dates from 1573. The cathedral was damaged by a severe tornado on the 24 August 1999. Assessment of the damage revealed underlying structural problems and the cathedral has been undergoing extensive repairs and archaeological investigation ever since. The Brunin Tower was stabilised in 2003. In recognition of Tournai cathedral's cultural value, UNESCO designated the building a World Heritage Site in the year 2000.

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Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb and dates to c.3,200BC. The large mound is approximately 80m in diameter and is surrounded at its base by a kerb of 97 stones. The most impressive of these stones is the highly decorated Entrance Stone. The flat-topped cairn is almost 0.5 hectares in extent. It is roughly circular and is estimated to weigh 200,000 tonnes in total. It is made up of water-rolled stones from the terraces of the River Boyne. Excavations showed that white quartz stones from quartz veins in Co Wicklow and round granite boulders from the Mourne and Carlingford areas were used to build the revetment wall above the kerb along the front or south side of the mound. The mound covers a single tomb, which consists of a long passage and a cross-shaped chamber. The passage points to the southeast and is just less than 19 m long. It leads in to a chamber with three recesses. A corbelled roof covers the chamber. To construct the roof, the builders overlapped layers of large rocks until the roof could be sealed with a capstone, 6 metres above the floor. After 5000 years, the roof at Newgrange is still water proof. These basins which are on the floor of each of the recesses held the remains of the dead. The remains of at least five people were recovered during excavation, although originally much more bone may have been placed there. Most of the bones found were cremated, although small amounts were unburned. Grave goods of chalk and bone beads and pendants as well as some polished stone balls were placed with the dead. The entrance stone at Newgrange and Kerbstone 52 at the back of the mound are highly accomplished pieces of sculpture, regarded as some of the finest achievements of European Neolithic art. Many more of the kerbstones are also carved, some of them with carving on the side facing inwards. In the passage, some of the stones are beautifully carved particularly the 19th stone on the left, has a design which some visitors say reminds them of a stylised face. In the chamber in the back recess on the right hand side is the world famous tri-spiral design. A circle of standing stones also surrounds Newgrange. Its purpose is unclear, although recent research indicates that it could have had an astronomical function. The Stone Circle was erected sometime after 2000BC since excavation have shown that one of the stones of the circle lies directly on top of the Early Bronze Age Pit Circle. Originally there may have been more stones in the circle. Possibly some were broken up over the years. This was the final phase of building at Newgrange.

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New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.

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New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of the Government of India. The foundation stone of the city was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. It was designed by British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens, and Sir Herbert Baker. The straight and diagonal pattern of the broad tree-lined avenues in New Delhi, with extensive green spaces and wide vistas, contrasts sharply with the crowded, narrow, and winding streets characteristic of Old Delhi. The main east-west axis of New Delhi is Central Vista Park, which is flanked by government buildings, museums, and research centers in a parklike setting.

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Nevio Del Monico, professore di Tecnologia del Restauro, il tecnico dei materiali per il restauro e consulente dei Musei Vaticani voluto dal commissario Sgarbi, ha messo mano e restaurato con tecnica e maestria innumerevoli beni. Appassionato da una vita, è diventato punto di riferimento per tanti giovani del settore. Preoccupato della situazione del nostro Paese, non perde occasione per far sentire la sua voce: "Il patrimonio storico più importante al mondo è gravemente e pressochè irreversibilmente compromesso dall'uso irresponsabile di sabbiature varie e soprattutto da improprie applicazioni di etilsilicati. Le pietre vengono modificate nella composizione petrografica, implodono, polverizzano, scagliano. Ignoranza e speculazione hanno preso il posto della scienza e conoscenza."

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Ten years to the day after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on 11 February 1990, the Nelson Mandela Museum opened its doors. Nelson Mandela insisted that it was not just to be a static collection and tribute to him, but a living memorial to his values and vision. It was to inspire and enrich all who visit it, serve as a catalyst for development and should share the heritage resources linked to him. The Department of Arts and Culture took his words to heart and pledged funding for the Nelson Mandela Museum as part of its series of national legacy projects that honour South Africa’s liberation heroes. The Nelson Mandela Museum is more than a place; it is an experience that allows visitors to follow the footprints of a man whose long walk to freedom began in the foothills that rise from the banks of the Mbhashe River. His journey took him back to the village of Qunu, where he put down roots and grew tall and strong. The young man listened to and learned from his elders, moved by their stories of battles for their land. His battle for liberation would be waged a long way from the rural landscape of his birth. It would take him from studying at the University of Fort Hare in Alice to the mines in Johannesburg; and from the capital cities of the world to a prison cell on Robben Island, before he emerged from his long imprisonment, unbowed and victorious on a summer day in February 1990. His gift is a living one – one that embodies his commitment to the principles of human rights, freedom, peace and democracy. This constantly evolving legacy is housed in the Nelson Mandela Museum, with its two main sites: the Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu, and the Bhunga Building in Mthatha. A third site, Mvezo, is not currently operated by the museum. Here there are exhibitions that celebrate his life and his journey, including Gift to the Nation, which showcases the gifts he has received from the people, institutions and governments around the world, and a collection of images and artefacts that illustrate and illuminate his life. The Nelson Mandela Museum is situated on the N2 highway and is the gateway to the Wild Coast. It offers a memorable cultural experience that gives insight into the life of Nelson Mandela, with guided tours and a heritage trail that follows his in his footsteps.

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L'azienda ND - Tecnologia del Restauro si occupa di progettazione, coordinamento tecnico-scientifico e interventi specialistici per l'edilizia e per il recupero integrativo e conservativo del patrimonio storico monumentale-architettonico. Tecnologia del Restauro si propone nel mercato di: recupero conservativo del patrimonio storico, restauro, edilizia, tenendo sempre in considerazione la massima tutela dell'ambiente naturale, dell'ambiente di vita familiare, dell'ambiente di lavoro. I prodotti e le soluzioni sviluppate sono destinati non solo a chi deve restaurare, ripristinare o consolidare edifici (o parti ed elementi di essi, come colonne, tetti e volte) ed opere d'arte, ma anche a chi, costruendo ex novo qualcosa, ha intenzione di garantire la massima durabilità nel tempo di quello che sta realizzando. L'elevata preparazione e specializzazione dell'intero team, è frutto di studi avanzati in tecnologia dei materiali di scuola americana, uniti ad un'esperienza ventennale in ricerca applicata, finalizzata alla conservazione del patrimonio storico-monumentale e civile

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The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest and most visited art museum. The NGV International building, designed by Sir Roy Grounds, opened in 1968, and was redeveloped by Mario Bellini before reopening in 2003. It houses the gallery's international art collection and is on the Victorian Heritage Register. The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, designed by Lab Architecture Studio, opened in 2002 and houses the gallery's Australian art collection. The NGV's Australian art collection encompasses Indigenous (Australian Aboriginal) art and artefacts, Australian colonial art, Australian Impressionist art, 20th century, modern and contemporary art. The first curator of Australian Art was Brian Finemore, from 1960 until his death in 1975. The NGV's Asian art collection began in 1862, one year after the gallery's founding, when Frederick Dalgety donated two Chinese plates. The Asian collection has since grown to include significant works from across the continent.

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The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy is a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo and his eponymous company. The museum contains 10,000 models of shoes created and owned by Ferragamo. Salvatore Ferragamo (5 June 1898 – 7 August 1960) was an Italian shoe designer and the founder of luxury goods high-end retailer Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. One of the most innovative shoe designers of the 20th century, Salvatore Ferragamo, rose to fame in the 1930s. In addition to experimenting with unusual materials including kangaroo, crocodile, and fish skin, Ferragamo drew on historic inspiration for his shoes. His cork wedge sandals are considered one of the most important shoe designs of the 20th century.

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The Museum of the Earth was designed by New York City architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi. Planning for the Museum of the Earth began in 1994. Construction began in September 2001 and the Museum opened to the public in September 2003. The building received an Excellence in Design Award from the New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2004. Learn directly from PRI’s science educators about the history of the Earth and its life.We offer numerous activities free with admission, such as tours, family-friendly activities during special events and holidays, and fossil identification. We offer related offsite programs, including interpretive walks in the State Parks and fossil collecting, in the summer months. Check out What’s Happening on the Museum of the Earth homepage to learn about upcoming events. Groups of ten of more who make reservations receive a reduced group admission rate. You may also wish reserve a hands-on presentation or a group tour. We serve groups of all ages and backgrounds, such as school groups, Scouts, college classes, tour groups, and many others. The Paleontological Research Institution is a national leader in Earth systems science education programming. We offer a diversity of programs and resources on Earth and environmental sciences, including climate change and energy, paleontology and Earth science, evolution and biodiversity, and conservation of natural environments.

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El Museo Sefardí se encuentra ubicado en el interior de la Sinagoga de Samuel ha-Leví o como popularmente se conoce Sinagoga del Tránsito. Sin embargo, desde sus orígenes, esta sinagoga ha sido objeto de diversos vaivenes y modificaciones ofreciéndonos un apasionante testimonio de la historia de nuestro país. El origen de este espectacular edificio se remonta al siglo XIV, momento en que fue mandado erigir por Samuel ha-Leví, importante figura de la época, que ocupó diversos cargos de gran relevancia en la corte del rey Pedro I de Castilla, como por ejemplo, Oidor de la Audiencia, Diplomático o Tesorero real. Con la expulsión de los judíos en 1492, los Reyes Católicos cedieron la Sinagoga a la Orden de Calatrava a cambio de algunas de sus posesiones, como fueron el Alcázar y los Palacios de Galiana con su iglesia de Santa Fe. Dos años más tarde el edificio pasó a formar parte del Priorato de San Benito. En este momento se producen las primeras modificaciones y se emplean la zona que ocupaba la escuela rabínica y la Galería de Mujeres como hospital y asilo a los caballeros calatravos, y la Gran Sala de Oración pasa a ser templo cristiano y lugar de enterramiento, apareciendo en la documentación como Iglesia de San Benito. Durante el siglo XVI, dejó de ser hospital y asilo para convertirse exclusivamente en iglesia. En esta época se produjeron varias modificaciones arquitectónicas, construyéndose una puerta de entrada a la sacristía, así como un arcosolio empotrado utilizado para dar culto a una imagen de la Virgen, ambos de estilo plateresco. Se adosó un retablo al cuerpo central del antiguo hejal y se colocó el altar principal sobre el primitivo suelo de la sinagoga. La antigua Galería de Mujeres se tapió y pasó a ser utilizada como vivienda. Asimismo, se colocó un entarimado de madera para el coro en el lado Oeste. En 1877 fue declarada Monumento Nacional y desde entonces y hasta 1910 se llevaron a cabo una serie de restauraciones para paliar el mal estado del edificio. En 1910, se confía la antigua Sinagoga al Patronato del Museo del Greco regido por el marqués de la Vega-Inclán que procede a su restauración según los criterios de la época. Así, desde 1910 a 1968, la Sinagoga estuvo bajo la protección y custodia de las Fundaciones Vega-Inclán, realizándose en los años 60 la última restauración, antes de su inauguración como Museo, en la que se hizo desaparecer la antigua sillería coral colocada en la época del Marqués, se repararon yeserías, solados, carpintería y se añadió a las paredes una tapicería en seda que imita tejidos del Monasterio de las Huelgas en Burgos. En 1968 el Museo Sefardí fue declarado “Museo Nacional de Arte Hispanojudío”, y en 1969 la Sinagoga del Tránsito se desvinculó de las Fundaciones Vega-Inclán, organismo que la había gestionado desde principios del siglo XX, comenzando su trayectoria como centro independiente. En 1971 el museo abrió sus puertas al público y desde entonces ha sido objeto de varias mejoras, llevándose a cabo un plan de remodelación integral del edificio para adaptarlo a las necesidades museológicas actuales, así como un nuevo proyecto museológico y museográfico. Por ello se han ido realizando obras arquitectónicas, restauraciones de las yeserías y artesonado, y excavaciones arqueológicas, con el fin de paliar la diversidad de actuaciones sufridas por el edificio a lo largo del tiempo y permitir que la Sinagoga forme parte del nuevo Museo como la principal pieza de su colección.

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The National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento is the largest exhibition space in Italian history, the oldest and most important museum dedicated to the Italian Risorgimento. The museum, which was completely re-opened and reopened in 2011, dates back to 1878, when Turin, following the transfer of the capital, wanted to underline its contribution to the process of national unification.

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In 1958 the Museum was opened to the public at Palazzo Chiablese, where part of the extraordinary collection of magic lanterns, objects and machinery of the Prolo collection was exhibited. In the Nineties he gained the choice to enhance the collections, creating a Foundation and above all giving the Museum a new location. The choice finally fell on the Mole and today, thanks also to its location in a building with such a strong visual and scenographic impact, the National Cinema Museum is an unmissable stop for anyone visiting Turin.

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El edificio que hoy sirve de sede al Museo Nacional del Prado fue diseñado por el arquitecto Juan de Villanueva en 1785, como Gabinete de Ciencias Naturales, por orden de Carlos III. No obstante, el destino final de esta construcción no estaría claro hasta que su nieto Fernando VII, impulsado por su esposa la reina María Isabel de Braganza, tomó la decisión de destinar este edificio a la creación de un Real Museo de Pinturas y Esculturas. El Real Museo, que pasaría pronto a denominarse Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura y posteriormente Museo Nacional del Prado, abrió por primera vez al público en 1819. El primer catálogo constaba de 311 pinturas, aunque para entonces en el Museo se guardaban ya 1510 obras procedentes de los Reales Sitios. Las valiosísimas Colecciones Reales, germen de la colección del actual Museo del Prado, comenzaron a tomar forma en el siglo XVI bajo los auspicios del emperador Carlos V y fueron sucesivamente enriquecidas por todos los monarcas que le sucedieron, tanto Austrias como Borbones. A ellos se deben los tesoros más emblemáticos que se pueden contemplar hoy en el Prado, tales como El jardín de las Delicias de El Bosco, El caballero de la mano en el pecho de El Greco, El tránsito de la Virgen de Mantegna, La Sagrada Familia conocida como La Perla de Rafael, Carlos V en Mühlberg de Tiziano, El Lavatorio de Tintoretto, el Autorretrato de Durero, Las Meninas de Velázquez, Las tres Gracias de Rubens o La familia de Carlos IV de Goya. Del Museo de la Trinidad llegaron importantes pinturas como La Fuente de la Gracia de la Escuela de Jan Van Eyck, Auto de fe presidido por santo Domingo de Guzmán de Pedro Berruguete y los cinco lienzos procedentes del Colegio de doña María de Aragón de El Greco. Del Museo de Arte Moderno proceden gran parte de los fondos del siglo XIX, obras de los Madrazo, Vicente López, Carlos de Haes, Rosales y Sorolla. Desde la fundación del Museo han ingresado más de dos mil trescientas pinturas y gran cantidad de esculturas, estampas, dibujos y piezas de artes decorativas por Nuevas Adquisiciones, en su mayoría donaciones, legados y compras. Las Pinturas Negras de Goya llegaron al Museo gracias a la donación del Barón Emile d’Erlanger en el siglo XIX. Compras muy interesantes en los últimos años han sido Fábula y Huída a Egipto de El Greco, en 1993 y 2001, La condesa de Chinchón de Goya en el 2000, El barbero del Papa de Velázquez en el 2003 o, más recientemente, El vino en la fiesta de San Martín de Pieter Bruegel el Viejo en 2010, entre otras. Numerosos legados han enriquecido los fondos del Museo, tales como el Legado de don Pablo Bosch con su magnífica colección de medallas, el Legado de don Pedro Fernández Durán, con su amplísima colección de dibujos y artes decorativas, y el Legado de don Ramón de Errazu con pintura del siglo XIX. Tanto la colección como el número de visitantes del Prado se han incrementado enormemente a lo largo de los siglos XIX y XX, por lo que el Museo ha tenido que ir acometiendo sucesivas ampliaciones en su sede histórica hasta agotar totalmente las posibilidades de intervención sobre este edificio. Por este motivo, el Prado se ha visto obligado a buscar el camino de su reciente ampliación mediante una solución arquitectónica de nueva fábrica situada junto a la fachada posterior de su sede tradicional y conectada con ésta desde el interior.

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El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes fue inaugurado en diciembre de 1896 en el edificio de las tiendas Bon Marché de la calle Florida, hoy Galerías Pacífico. Desde su origen, se planteó como un espacio destinado a albergar arte internacional de todos los períodos históricos, y a promover y consolidar un arte argentino por entonces incipiente. Hacia 1910, en épocas del Centenario de la Revolución de Mayo, el Museo ya contaba en su colección con piezas de los maestros Francisco de Goya, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Edgar Degas y Pierre-Auguste Renoir. En 1911, se inauguró la segunda sede del Bellas Artes: el Pabellón Argentino, una estructura monumental que el país había utilizado en la Exposición Universal de París de 1889 y que fue instalada en la Plaza San Martín. Allí, se exhibieron nuevas adquisiciones que ampliaron la colección, como La ninfa sorprendida, de Édouard Manet, y Orillas del Sena, de Claude Monet. La institución fue trasladada en 1933 a su sede actual: la antigua Casa de Bombas de Recoleta, remodelada por el arquitecto Alejandro Bustillo. Durante esos años, se incorporaron destacadas piezas, entre ellas, Mujer del mar, de Paul Gauguin, Le Moulin de la Galette, de Vincent van Gogh, y Jesús en el huerto de los Olivos, del Greco. Las últimas décadas del siglo XX acogieron a grandes referentes del arte moderno internacional. Así, se sumaron obras de Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lucio Fontana, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko y Henry Moore. The National Museum of Fine Arts was inaugurated in December 1896 in the Bon Marché store building on Florida Street, today Galerías Pacífico. From its origin, it was conceived as a space destined to house international art from all historical periods, and to promote and consolidate an Argentine art that was then incipient. Around 1910, at the time of the Centennial of the May Revolution, the Museum already had in its collection pieces by the masters Francisco de Goya, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1911, the second headquarters of the Fine Arts was inaugurated: the Argentine Pavilion, a monumental structure that the country had used in the Universal Exposition of Paris in 1889 and that was installed in the Plaza San Martín. There, new acquisitions were exhibited that expanded the collection, such as The Surprised Nymph , by Édouard Manet, and Banks of the Seine , by Claude Monet. The institution was moved in 1933 to its current headquarters: the old Recoleta Pump House, remodeled by the architect Alejandro Bustillo. During those years, outstanding pieces were incorporated, including Woman of the Sea , by Paul Gauguin, Le Moulin de la Galette , by Vincent van Gogh, and Jesus in the Garden of Olives , by El Greco. The last decades of the 20th century welcomed great references of international modern art. Thus, works by Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lucio Fontana, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Henry Moore were added.

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The Museum Leonardo da Vinci was inaugurated on 15 February 1953, becoming a foundation under private law in 1999. Extending over 50,000 square meters and attracting more than 530,000 visitors a year, we are the largest scientific and technological museum in Italy and one of the four major in Europe (together with the Science Museum of London, the Deutsches Museum in Munich, and Universcience of Paris). It has achieved major significance today in important areas: an international level of excellence in the protection, conservation, and enhancement of technical-scientific collections and in museological and museographic renewal; the undisputed national leader, and one of Europe’s major leaders, in museum education for STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) through methodological research and a very broad, high-quality offer of education and training; a major contributor in the building of collaborative projects and active dialogue with the world’s principal museums, with research institutions of Italy and abroad, and with the Italian business system; a world reference for the interpretation and the narration of the work of Leonardo da Vinci, the engineer.

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Desde su inauguración en el año 1997, el Guggenheim Bilbao y el perro Puppy -la escultura floral de Jeff Koons situada en el exterior del edificio- se han convertido en el símbolo más internacional de Bilbao. Forman parte de la colección las obras de grandes figuras del mundo artístico: David Salle, Chillida, Jeff Koons, Louis Bourgeois y Robert Rauschenberg son algunos ejemplos. El Guggenheim también ofrece una serie de actividades para todos aquellos visitantes que deseen ampliar sus conocimientos artísticos. El Museo Guggenheim Bilbao es obra del arquitecto canadiense-americano Frank Gehry y representa un magnífico ejemplo de la arquitectura más vanguardista del siglo XX. Con 24.000 m2 de superficie, de los que 9.000 m2 están destinados a espacio expositivo, el edificio representa un hito arquitectónico por su audaz configuración y su diseño innovador, conformando un seductor telón de fondo para el arte que en él se exhibe. En conjunto, el diseño de Gehry crea una estructura escultórica y espectacular perfectamente integrada en la trama urbana de Bilbao y su entorno. Una vez en el Vestíbulo, que sirve de distribuidor, el visitante accede al Atrio, auténtico corazón del Museo y uno de los rasgos distintivos del diseño arquitectónico de Frank Gehry. Se trata de un gran espacio diáfano de volúmenes curvos que conectan el interior y el exterior del edificio mediante grandes muros cortina de vidrio y un gran lucernario cenital. Los tres niveles del Museo se organizan en torno a este Atrio central y se conectan mediante pasarelas curvilíneas, ascensores de titanio y cristal, y torres de escaleras. El Atrio, que también funciona como espacio expositivo, sirve como eje que ordena las 20 galerías que alberga el Museo, algunas de aspecto más clásico y líneas ortogonales y otras de volumetrías más orgánicas e irregulares. El juego de volúmenes y perspectivas permite disponer de espacios interiores en los que, sin embargo, el visitante no se siente en absoluto desbordado.

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Nel 2009, a cento anni dalla morte di Cesare Lombroso, fondatore dell’antropologia criminale, si è riallestito il “suo” museo, unico al mondo, il Museo di Antropologia Criminale “Cesare Lombroso”. Le collezioni comprendono preparati anatomici, disegni, fotografie, corpi di reato, scritti e produzioni artigianali e artistiche, anche di pregio, realizzate da internati nei manicomi e da carcerati.

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Museo della Sindone created in Turin in 1936 and hosted since 1998 in the crypt of the church of the SS. Sudarium, the Museum of the Shroud represents the place that more than any other - beyond the Duomo, where the sheet is permanently preserved, but not visible - offers the possibility to approach the Shroud. It is a unique museum in the world. The origins and the history, the documents and the investigations, the objects and the paintings: all that has accompanied the Sacred Linen and its Ostensions.

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The National Automobile Museum was set up in 1932, on the left bank of the River Po, based on the idea of two pioneers of Italian motoring, Cesare Goria Gatti and Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia, the first President of the Turin Automobile Club and one of the founders of Fiat. However, it was Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, Roberto’s son, after whom the National Automobile Museum was named in 1960, who conceived and put together the initial collection: the “steam vehicle”, designed by Virginio Bordino in 1854, the first Benz model, dated 1893, the first Peugeot model to circulate in Italy, the Pecori, which was the first three-wheeled car built in our country, just to mention a few of the most valuable exhibits. The MAUTO perfectly represents the excellence of the City of Turin, a place of conservation and memory, prestigious and unique in its kind. The National Automobile Museum boasts a collection of over 200 models of the highest quality and historical value, from various countries including Italy. We tell the story of the motor car, its transformation from a means of transport to an object of worship, from its origins right up to the contemporary evolution of creative thought.

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A principios de la década de los setenta Alicia Pietri de Caldera, concibió la idea de crear un museo para los niños y jóvenes venezolanos que no se pareciera a los museos tradicionales. En el periodo 1969-1974 Doña Alicia, en su condición de Primera Dama de la República y Presidenta de la entonces Fundación Festival del Niño, puso en práctica el Programa Arte y Cultura para los Niños, con la intención de desarrollar sus capacidades mediante actividades participativas. El programa evidenció la necesidad de vincular al niño con el arte, la ciencia y la tecnología para despertar aptitudes y dar respuesta creadora a las inquietudes e interrogantes del hombre del futuro. Esta necesidad se transformó en el objetivo de la Fundación Privada Museo de los Niños. Finalmente, el museo fue inaugurado en 1982 en la ciudad de Caracas. El Museo de los Niños de Caracas es único. Un gran laboratorio para experimentar y explorar, en el cual las máximas fundamentales son “Prohibido no Tocar” y “Aprender Jugando”. Un sitio donde se permite: tocar, resolver, explorar, inventar, relacionar, crear, participar y responder. Una nueva alternativa para educar a través de la recreación, estimular el aprendizaje a través del descubrimiento, enseñarle al niño un camino al conocimiento que parte de las cosas simples que lo rodean y lo llevan a otras más complejas. Las áreas básicas del Museo son: Biología, Comunicación, Ecología y Física. Con el pasar de los años se han actualizado muchas de las exhibiciones, para presentarlas de manera más novedosa a los visitantes, tales como las que muestran Los Sentidos, el Corazón y la Alimentación, en el Área de Biología. En el área de Física, la exhibición de Electricidad se transformó completamente para mostrar cómo se produce, se transmite, se distribuye y se consume. En el área de Ecología, se actualizaron las exposiciones acerca de los Parques Nacionales, las Cadenas Alimentarias, Reconoce tus árboles, y la Huerta, así como el estudio de TV y la pared de símbolos en el Área de Comunicación. Además, se han construido nuevas exhibiciones tales como Terremotos y Volcanes, el motor abierto de un vehículo, ADN, la magia de los genes, los Sistemas del Cuerpo, Cuida tu cuerpo y evita la diabetes, la Capa de Ozono y el Calentamiento Global, Ensayo y error, los comienzos de la aeronáutica, NANO, una miniatura inimaginable, el Astronauta, el Satélite Simón Bolívar, la Carrera Espacial, Jugando a ser Amigo Guía y El Rincón de los Cuentos.

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Just outside the city, at the entrance of the Val di Susa, stands the Castello di Rivoli and it's Museo d’arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli. It offers the visitor a rich collection that documents the latest artistic trends with works by masters such as Sol Lewitt and Richard Long, protagonists of Arte Povera such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Transavanguardia, artists like Maurizio Cattelan and Vanessa Beecroft to get to the latest generations.

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Nel fitto dedalo di stradine acciottolate del quartiere Borgo Vecchio Campidoglio, settanta artisti, torinesi e non, sono stati invitati a realizzare opere d'arte in situ: murales, installazioni, dipinti e sculture.

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The museum Museo Civico Pietro Micca is dedicated to the siege of Turin in 1706 and to the historical figure of Pietro Micca. The building is connected to the underlying contrace tunnel system. The museum displays relics, photographs, films and models illustrating the city's defense systems and the military events of the siege of Turin in 1706, as well as the historical events that occurred before and during the Spanish succession war (1700-1713). From the exhibition rooms you can access the system of galleries of contromina of about 400 meters, which develop at 6 and 14 meters below the city floor.

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El Museo Art Nouveau y Art Déco es en esencia un museo de artes decorativas que propone un recorrido temporal que abarca desde las últimas décadas del siglo XIX hasta la II Guerra Mundial. Este periodo de poco más de sesenta años es sin duda uno de los más fecundos de las artes aplicadas. El grueso de las obras que se pueden ver en el museo son objetos utilitarios concebidos bajo unos cuidados criterios estéticos. Esta dualidad, que los hace muy interesantes como documento de una época y de una manera de vivir, hace que muchos de ellos no hayan llegado hasta nuestros días, ya que su uso ha hecho que no hayan perdurado en el tiempo. A través de sus diecinueve colecciones el recorrido por sus salas muestra al visitante la producción de los talleres europeos de artes decorativas de los periodos Nouveau y Déco. Joyas de Masriera o Faberge, vidrios iridiscentes de los talleres Loetz, Kralik, Pallme König o de la escuela de Nancy con piezas de Émile Gallé, los Hermanos Daum o Paul Nicolas. Muebles de Homar, Majorelle, Busquets. Porcelanas de Rosenthal, Royal Copenhagen, Mariano Benlliure, Gustave Guetant o Zuloaga. Los fondos que atesora la Casa Lis muestran la trayectoria de autores tan importantes como Émile Gallé con sus vidrios de capas superpuestas y sus exquisitos muebles o la evolución de Rene Lalique que partiendo de la joyería Art Nouveau orienta su creatividad al diseño del vidrio en las décadas posteriores. Destaca la colección de muñecas de porcelana francesas del s. XIX, que ha sido definida por los expertos como la mejor colección expuesta al público a nivel mundial, o la muestra de criselefantinas de Demetre Chiparus o Ferdinand Preiss, pequeñas esculturas que combinan el metal para las vestimentas y el marfil para las partes desnudas del cuerpo como la cara o las manos y que se han convertido en icono del Art Déco.

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A come Ambiente è il primo museo europeo interamente dedicato alle tematiche ambientali, pensato per offrire a bambini, scuole e famiglie la possibilità di informarsi e riflettere in modo multimediale e creativo su temi attuali come l'energia, il riciclo dei materiali, l'acqua e i trasporti.

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The Vatican Museums (Italian: Musei Vaticani; Latin: Musea Vaticana) are Christian art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display, and currently employ 640 people who work in 40 different administrative, scholarly, and restoration departments. Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze di Raffaello decorated by Raphael, are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. In 2017, they were visited by six million people, which combined makes them the 4th most visited art museum in the world. They are one of the largest museums in the world. There are 54 galleries, or sale, in total, with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum.

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Le Musée national Picasso-Paris a, depuis sa réouverture en 2014, axé une partie de son projet scientifique et culturel sur la création de réseaux de partenaires. Ces réseaux, d’ampleur internationale, visent d’une part, à renforcer les liens du musée avec les autres musées Picasso et musées de beaux-arts du XX siècle, et d’autre part, à mener des recherches approfondies autour de sujets liés à Pablo Picasso, à l’occasion notamment de projets d’exposition. À l’occasion du centième anniversaire du voyage de Picasso en Italie, le Musée national Picasso-Paris a lancé en 2017 « Picasso-Méditerranée », manifestation qui s’est développée selon cinq axes essentiels : scientifique avant tout, mais aussi patrimonial, contemporain, pluridisciplinaire et multiforme. Le projet a consisté à donner une impulsion scientifique et à fédérer autour d'une thématique commune, tissant ainsi un véritable réseau de recherches picassiennes. Le Musée national Picasso-Paris s’est mis à la disposition de soixante-dix institutions culturelles partenaires pour la construction des projets - prêt d'œuvres, gestion d'un site internet, communication visuelle et graphique de la manifestation – tout en permettant à chacun de garder sa singularité. À travers cette manifestation d’une envergure hors du commun, le musée a souhaité avant tout créer un réseau d’institutions culturelles, collaborant pour programmer une série exceptionnelle d’expositions. À cette fin, le musée a largement ouvert sa collection aux prêts, dans une volonté de faire voyager les œuvres de Picasso dans toute la Méditerranée, aire géographique si chère à l’artiste. Le rôle du musée a ainsi été avant tout celui d’un prêteur volontaire, dans une politique dynamique de diffusion de ses collections, pour des expositions de types très variés : monographiques, thématiques, en dialogue avec des contemporains de Picasso ou des artistes d’aujourd’hui, centrées sur une technique, une période, un lieu de vie ou de création, elles ont toutes offert une approche singulière et renouvelée de l’œuvre picassienne sous le prisme méditerranéen. Since its reopening in 2014, the Musée national Picasso-Paris has focused part of its scientific and cultural project on the creation of networks of partners. These international networks aim, on the one hand, to strengthen the museum's links with other Picasso museums and 20th century fine arts museums, and on the other hand, to conduct in-depth research on related subjects. to Pablo Picasso, notably on the occasion of exhibition projects. On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Picasso's trip to Italy, the Musée national Picasso-Paris launched “Picasso-Méditerranée” in 2017, an event that developed along five essential axes: scientific above all, but also heritage, contemporary , multidisciplinary and multifaceted. The project consisted in giving a scientific impetus and federating around a common theme, thus weaving a real network of Picassian research. The Musée national Picasso-Paris made itself available to seventy partner cultural institutions for the construction of projects - loan of works, management of a website, visual and graphic communication of the event - while allowing each to keep its uniqueness. Through this event of an extraordinary scale, the museum wanted above all to create a network of cultural institutions, working together to program an exceptional series of exhibitions. To this end, the museum has widely opened its collection to loans, in a desire to make Picasso's works travel throughout the Mediterranean, a geographical area so dear to the artist. The role of the museum was thus above all that of a voluntary lender, in a dynamic policy of dissemination of its collections, for exhibitions of very varied types: monographic, thematic, in dialogue with contemporaries of Picasso or artists of today, centered on a technique, a period, a place of life or creation, they have all offered a unique and renewed approach to Picassian work through the Mediterranean prism.

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Le Musée Jacquemart-André présente la plus belle collection privée d’œuvres d’art de Paris, associée à l’atmosphère d’une grande demeure du 19e siècle. Découvrez ce magnifique hôtel particulier né de la passion d’Edouard André et de Nélie Jacquemart, son épouse, ainsi que leur éblouissante collection composée, en particulier, d’œuvres majeures des grands maîtres de la peinture flamande, de ceux de la peinture française du XVIIIème siècle ou encore des plus prestigieux artistes de la Renaissance Italienne. The Jacquemart-André Museum presents the finest private collection of works of art in Paris, associated with the atmosphere of a grand 19th century residence. Discover this magnificent private mansion born from the passion of Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart, his wife, as well as their dazzling collection composed, in particular, of major works of the great masters of Flemish painting, of those of French painting of the 18th century or even the most prestigious artists of the Italian Renaissance.

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A public institution under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is both a museum and a center of teaching and research: a forum open to the world presenting artistic, cultural and scientific events, with varied levels of interpretation and approach. From international conferences to more intimate encounters in the Jacques Kerchache Reading Room, from lectures at the Université Populaire du quai Branly (Branly Open University) to debates with contemporary artists, the nature and history of the museum collections continue to address issues at various levels. Due to the very nature of its collections, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac has an international vocation and pursues an active policy of cooperation with the countries from which its collections originate. The museum has built up a culture of exchange based on scientific, cultural and technical cooperation. The museum also has a media library specializing in the areas of ethnology and the history of non-European art.

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Le musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris est le plus ancien musée de la Ville de Paris. Il ouvre au public le 25 février 1880 dans l’hôtel Carnavalet situé au cœur du Marais, l’un des quartiers de la capitale où le patrimoine architectural est particulièrement préservé. Depuis 1880, l’extension du musée a été importante, avec la construction de nouveaux bâtiments et l’annexion de l’hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau en 1989. Aujourd’hui, l’architecture du musée offre une histoire de plus de 450 ans qui se déploie sur deux hôtels particuliers. Depuis plus de 150 ans, ses collections sans cesse enrichies retracent l’histoire de Paris, de la préhistoire à nos jours. The Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum is the oldest City of Paris museum. It opened to the public on February 25, 1880, in the Carnavalet mansion (Hôtel Carnavalet) located in the Marais, a Paris district where the architectural heritage was particularly well-preserved. Since 1880, the museum has been substantially enlarged, with the construction of new buildings and the annexation of the Le Peletier de Sant-Fargeau mansion in 1989. The museum’s architecture now offers a history spanning more than 450 years. For over 150 years, the continuously enriched museum collections have told the story of Paris, from prehistory to the present. More than four centuries of architectural evolution: the museum occupies two transformed and enlarged private mansions.

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Mulinum è un’azienda agricola nata in Calabria dal sogno di dar vita a una filiera del grano completa e controllata in ogni suo passaggio, che parte dalla coltura in biologico di varietà di semi esclusivamente locali per arrivare alla produzione di farine integrali, macinate a pietra. Successivamente le farine vengono trasformate in pane secondo “antiche ricette e con l’utilizzo di lievito madre” e in prodotti da forno dolci e salati. Dall’operazione di crowdfunding lanciata nel 2016 da Stefano Caccavari per avviare il primo Mulinum a San Floro “in provincia di Catanzaro” ha preso forma il progetto di una startup agricola che vuole replicare, grazie a una raccolta fondi permanente e in continua espansione, il modello calabrese in ogni regione italiana, adeguandolo “ogni volta” alle tipicità locali. Mulinum lavora, ogni giorno, per il rinascimento della coltura italiana del grano, mettendo al centro la biodiversità dei semi e la ricchezza delle loro proprietà, che restano integre grazie alla macinazione a pietra. La grande distribuzione interessata a farine e pani di qualità e i panificatori che hanno scelto di utilizzare solo grani antichi locali sono i suoi naturali intrelocutori. Mulinum, infine, vende direttamente e al dettaglio sul suo shop online, a San Floro e in tutti gli altri luoghi dove sorgerà una sua struttura.

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Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic center. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection, and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes. The largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.

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Montréal is the largest city in Canada's Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighborhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to bohemian Plateau.

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Muchos lo consideran uno de los templos góticos más bellos de España. Concebido como el lugar donde se enterrarían los Reyes Católicos su majestuosidad no deja indiferente a nadie. Pasear por el interior de sus muros es empaparse de la historia de nuestro país y descubrir la entrega de los monarcas a San Juan. La vida monacal en San Juan de los Reyes es una de sus señas de identidad. El silencio y tranquilidad que se respiran en todas sus estancias ayudan a abstraerse de la bulliciosa ciudad. El monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes fue mandado construir por los Reyes Católicos en la ciudad de Toledo, en acción de gracias por la victoria en la batalla de Toro de 1476. En ella quedó zanjada definitivamente la guerra por la sucesión al trono a favor de la princesa Isabel, hermana del rey difunto Enrique IV, ya casada con Fernando frente a los partidarios de Juana la hija del matrimonio ilegítimo del rey, su sobrina y ahijada de bautismo. Isabel defendió hasta el final su derecho al trono por cuestiones de legitimidad y conveniencia para Castilla. En 1479 el monasterio recibe el nombre de “San Juan de Portalatyna”, una particular advocación de san Juan Evangelista quien según su leyenda sufrió martirio por orden de Domiciano, en una tina de aceite hirviendo frente a la Puerta Latina de Roma. La reina solicitó y obtuvo del papa un jubileo especial para el día de San Juan ante Portam Latinam. Después pasó a llamarse de los santos Juanes. Con el tiempo, al haber sido una empresa impulsada por la reina, San Juan de la Reina. Finalmente el monasterio ha pasado a la historia como San Juan de los Reyes. El claustro acoge un jardín síntesis del paraíso terrenal poblado de especies que originalmente buscaron evocar el Jardín del Edén. Hoy, arrayanes, ciprés, naranjo, granado y otras especies perfuman el aire con sus aromas y proporcionan a la piedra atractivas notas de color. Dividido en cuatro partes, reflejo de las cuatro partes del mundo y en el centro el pozo de agua, rememora hortus conclusus o huerto cerrado medieval, alegoría de la virginidad de María. A finales del siglo XIX a instancias del gobierno estatal se emprende una restauración integral dirigida por el arquitecto Arturo Mélida, quien también dará las trazas para la Escuela de Artes en el solar del segundo claustro desaparecido. Arquitecto, pintor, escultor y diseñador, Mélida reemprenderá una subjetiva restauración, desde la admiración al monumento, en un neogótico con tintes del romanticismo historicista. El paseo sosegado por sus pandas regala toda la belleza de sus filigranas en piedra y reserva numerosas sorpresas en representaciones humorísticas de animales: dragones, simios, aves fantásticas… talladas por el escultor toledano Cecilio Béjar, quien también trabajó hasta 1967 en la restauración de las imágenes de los santos que pueblan el claustro bajo. Especial ingenio se despliega en las gárgolas, ejemplares únicos y llenos de fantasía.

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Mona Lisa, also called Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, Italian La Gioconda, or French La Joconde, oil painting on a poplar wood panel by Leonardo da Vinci, probably the world’s most famous painting. It was painted sometime between 1503 and 1519, when Leonardo was living in Florence, and it now hangs in the Louvre Museum, Paris, where it remained an object of pilgrimage in the 21st century. The sitter’s mysterious smile and her unproven identity have made the painting a source of ongoing investigation and fascination. The Mona Lisa or Gioconda is a half-light portrait by the Italian renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, that has been described as the best known, the most visited,  the most written about, the most sang about, the most parodied art work in the world. It is thought to be of Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine cloth merchant named Francesco del Giocondo - hence the alternative title, La Gioconda. However, Leonardo seems to have taken the completed portrait to France rather than giving it to the person who commissioned it. After his death, the painting entered François I's collection. One of the most legendary reasons for the Mona Lisa's fame is her mischievous smile. Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in such a way that the eyes of the Mona Lisa fall into the centre of vision of the user, while the lips fall into the peripheral vision.  

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She had a brilliant career as an editor in front of her when she inherited from her father-in-law the small and precious 19th century laboratory of grinding and engraving on glass and crystal. Paola Locchi from 1964 made of a company that risked the closure, the pride of Florence. In love with her crystals she has expanded the workshop Moleria Locchi, creating a refined line of tableware and furniture.

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Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo but I am currently live in South Africa ( Cape Town) about 7 years I am Married to Magalie since 2018 and we have a 2 years old girl. I am a honest, ambitious, friendly, reliable and motivated person. I’m a skilled individual who has excellent training as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). As a result, I have good knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, services, and wireless skills. I am a self-motivated person and I try to exceed my superior’s expectations with high-quality work. Being a fast learner, I quickly pick up business knowledge related to my project. An experienced and customer service with a strong interest to increase customer satisfaction and at the same time making sure all of the operations are being done properly. I believe my strengths are that I am a person who can work under a lot of stress and have excellent communication skills which enable me to handle a leadership position as wells work in a team. I care deeply about workplace professionalism. I regard myself to be a very open minded person, ready for new challenge when it comes to technology. People consider me to be a social, temperament person who does not hesitate in giving my opinion for what I think and believe in. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and it comes naturally to me to maintain a lot of relationships. I love trying new things, creating new methods, and introducing new ideas. I love watching soccer specially when Leo Messi plays , movies and playing games.

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The Mir castle complex is a unique monument of the national culture of Belarus , included in 2000 in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. On the territory of the complex there are the Mir Castle of the 16th – 20th centuries, the church-burial vault of the princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky, the watchman's house, the ruins of the palace of the last owners, an outhouse, a roadside chapel, an English landscape park with a pond, the remains of an Italian garden, earthen ramparts with bastions. The museum has 39 exposition and exhibition halls. Along with sightseeing and thematic excursions, theatrical ones are also provided, and the ceremony "Wedding in the Mir Castle" will make the happy day in your life unforgettable. Mir Castle is an object with a developed infrastructure: two conference rooms for holding high-level events, a hotel with 16 rooms, a restaurant of ancient cuisine, a souvenir shop with products of Belarusian craftsmen.

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Apicoltura Pappalaro da tre generazioni, dal 1925, in Sicilia, precisamente a Floridia, tra agrumeti di arance e limoni, produce un miele naturale profumatissimo senza aggiunta di zucchero. Nel tempo le tecniche lavorative si sono rafforzate e migliorate L’Azienda si trova nella Sicilia sud-orientale, precisamente a Floridia in provincia di Siracusa, tra gli agrumeti di arance e limoni.

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), known best as simply Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered by many the greatest artist of his lifetime, and by some the greatest artist of all time, his artistic versatility was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival, the fellow Florentine and client of the Medici, Leonardo da Vinci. A number of Michelangelo's works of painting, sculpture and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. He sculpted two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, before the age of thirty. Despite holding a low opinion of painting, he also created two of the most influential frescoes in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and The Last Judgment on its altar wall. Michelangelo was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive. In his lifetime, Michelangelo was often called Il Divino.

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Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida, the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. Miami is one of the world’s – most popular vacation spots. The Miami area does indeed offer multiple enticements for everyone: the trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. The bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana. The plush hotels of Miami Beach and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern, sprawling malls and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region. The lures of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis. Miami's major league football, basketball, hockey, and baseball. Boat shows and auto racing. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. An international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port.

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The MIAAO International Museum of Applied Arts Today is an institution belonging to the Turin museum circuit. It is the only Italian museum dedicated to contemporary applied arts and to the enhancement of manual labor. The Museum was born in the centenary of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts in Turin in 1902. The gallery on the first floor houses permanent collections: sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, jewelry, design objects, mechanical and light installations, photographs and paintings.

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Marketing Consultant @ Colombo, Sri Lanka MBA (UK), Certified professional Marketer (Asia), Chartered Marketer, MCIM (UK) ,PGDipM (UK), MSLIM (SL) During my tenure in Audit firm, Financial Industry, Media Organization, Educational Institute, Retail Industry, Petroleum Industry, FMCG Company, Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant , I gained wealth of knowledge & experience, all spiced with a well-honed instinct for positive marketing. With over twenty Four years of relevant experience I am adept at executing any tasks associated with the job. Marketing Consultant - (01/ 2021 – to date) Designed & implemented marketing strategies according to client’s objectives and budget, execute task and monitoring out comes. Influenced team members to establish most effective tools & methods, liaised with top Mgt & give strategic direction & findings. DGM – Marketing - (09/2019 – 12/ 2020) Lanka Sathosa Ltd (LSL) - Ministry of Trade Awarded & won SLIM - Nielsen People’s Awards for LSL, planned & implemented all marketing & advertising campaigns and increased imaged. Drives traffic to store & improved profitability by creating operational in-store action plans, designed & streamlined business strategies, turning around the company (LSL) by increasing foot fall level & basket value. Alliance with Pickme and Postal Dpt. tested and delivered groceries to customers’ doorstep , managed to design of LSL web site, developed & launched e-commerce platform & simplified website booking forms and also achieved highest sales of Rs.17.5Bn in first half 2020 at LSL history. General Manager - (08/2017 –09/ 2019) Infinity Foods (Pvt) Ltd - Market Trader (Pvt) Ltd Responsibility of the overall imported beverages and snacks foods portfolio and tested viability, including strategy direction and P&L. Leveraged new ideas to improved overall business, maintained of all KPI’s and in charge of the Mkt budget and reinforced the brand image . Brand Manager - (08/2015 –08/2017) Lanka Spice (Pvt) Ltd (LSL) - “Mc Currie” Delivered properly the marketing mix, simplified website of “Mc Currie” to increase the profitability, comprehensive strategic PR programs for the exploitation of LSL, channel marketing strategy, excellence in trade execution & secured top tier events for marketing & developed new slogan. Developed and presented the TV commercial to build image of the “Mc Currie” position as a premium brand in the minds of target market segment, turnaround of brand performance & maximized turnover of the year 2016. Head of Sales & Marketing - (03/2011 - 07/2015) The Golden Lane Shops - Maldives Exceeded Mrf.10.2M sales for month of July 2011 in “GL” history, Coached team members to improve their skills & achieved work quality. Responsible for rebranded “GL Style” into one of the strongest sports & casual ware brands in Maldives, has been able to achieved double digits’ growth, successfully handle commercials in Dhi T/V, MNBC, Raajje Radio and adverts on Haveeru newspapers to increased the awareness. Work as a part time Consultant / Trainer for The Hawks (Pvt) Ltd, (B2B Business) in Male, Maldives - (1/11/2012-11/2//2015) Brand Manager - (02/2008 – 03/2011) Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Managed & maintained two brands, which were the Buckinghamshire new university MBA (BUCKS) & Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) status at the AMF and led colleagues and delegated teams to monitor sales. I was an active part of the team that launched "BUCKS MBA" program in Sri Lanka and monitor overall performance of the two brands. Published adverts, strategic alliances with advertising & media agencies, coordinate with head office in UK effectively build brand image in SL. Business Development. Executive. - (04/2005 – 02/ 2008) Wijeya Newspapers Ltd (WNL) An accomplished Mgt. executive for the launch of “IT Times” brand in SL. Identified innovative marketing campaigns, negotiated with major super markets to successful distribution of magazine of the in Island wide and delivered to Sri Lankan Airlines as well & increased the penetration level. Senior Marketing Executive. - (09/2003 – 04/ 2005) Leader Investment (Pvt) Ltd (Forex) Presented for real-time Forex trading advisory services to clients, ensuring they gain maximum return on investment & won customer confidence, reduced & resolved complained, ensured that all clients data was safely stored. build network with top line customers. I was an active part of the team in opening new branch office in Kandy City and led trained & motivated team to manage profitability. Chairman / Managing Director - (12/2001 – 09/2003) AMS Holdings (“SAP” Tea) Responsible for the launched “SAP” brand of tea and negotiated the longer payment terms with suppliers, reduced short expired return stock and saved money, ensured the optimal brand visibility of "SAP" tea. Improved overall penetration of “SAP” range of tea southern provincial area, suburbs of Colombo as well as some of identified super market in the country and maximized sales and streamlined the route plan. Established to worked as a Group Internal Audit Assistant at Sumathi Holdings & presented new findings to the Mgt.- (03/2000 -12/ 2001) During my career as an Audit Trainee at B.R.de Silva & Company, I have managed to visit varies types of companies - (04/1997 - 03/2000) Produced Student at St. Aloysius College – Galle, Sri Lanka (1979 – 1993)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 7.06 million visitors in 2016, it was the third most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind. Its permanent collection contains over two million works,  divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

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Merletto vuol dire Burano, case colorate e donne che in attesa dei mariti pescatori creavano e creano, con ago e filo, piccole meraviglie. E il famoso “punto Burano” non è altro che, in piccolo, il nodo usato per costruire le reti da pesca. Nel negozio “Dalla Lidia”, l’unico che si può vantare del titolo di “storico”, si possono incontrare Paola Toselli, titolare con il figlio Davide Bressanello dell’attività, e Regina Costantini mentre realizzano merletti. Lavoro certosino tra storie, leggende di un’isola delle meraviglie. Lace means Burano, colorful houses and women who, while waiting for their fishermen's husbands, created and created small wonders with thread and needle. And the famous "punto Burano" is nothing but, in small, the node used to build fishing nets. In the "Dalla Lidia" shop, the only one that can boast of the title of "historian", you can meet Paola Toselli, owner of her business with her son Davide Bressanello, and Regina Costantini while making lace. Carthusian work among stories, legends of an island of wonders.

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Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. Melbourne is the most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.

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The feather is magical. A ductile material, a symbol of beauty and power. For three generations we have been recreating fashion and design through the material that man has always had available in nature, the Piuma. The Nanà Firenze brand is born from the craftsmanship of the Mazzanti Piume company. Sculpture hats, ceremonial head-dresses, fashion headbands to wear every day, but also evening bags, accessories that evoke the mysterious mystery of these magical feathers that we all adore. Or over 80 years, Mazzanti Piume has created artificial flowers and feather arrangements, following the solid family tradition, which was passed down for three generations. The millinery was opened in 1935 in Florence by Natalina Acciai and her husband Lelio Mazzanti. As demand for women’s hats declined in the 60s, their son Maurizio shifted the studio’s focus onto the production of feather boas, working with the Moulin Rouge and the Lidò, and major international fashion houses. The atelier also produced plumes for the armed forces. In 1997, Duccio Mazzanti, Maurizio’s son, decided to focus on haute couture. In 2005, he created the brand Nanà Firenze (named after his grandmother). The brand embodies all the experience and creativity of the Mazzanti company, applied to the crafting of headwear. His headbands and headdresses in feather and silk are true miniature works of art. Mazzanti has also continued the business’s other traditional activities, such as restoration, customized feather dying, appliqués for theatre shows, costumes for films, historical costume and Carnival parades, and so on. Naturally, all pieces are crafted by hand. For Mazzanti, feathers are a magical, charming accessory, expressing lightness, softness and feminine sensuality.

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Matera is a city located on a rocky outcrop in Basilicata, in southern Italy. It includes the area of the Sassi, a complex of Cave Houses excavated in the mountain. Evacuated in 1952 because of the poor conditions of life, the Sassi now host museums such as the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, with antique furniture and handicrafts. One of the nearby rupestrian churches is Santa Lucia alle Malve, with 13th-century frescoes.

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Massimo Giletti is a very well known journalist from Piedmont. His father Emilio Giletti was a racing driver and a industrialist, owner of a textile factory in the Province of Biella. He started working as journalist with Giovanni Minoli working in the staff of Rai 2 program Mixer, for six years. In 1994 started working as television host in the daily Rai 2 programs Mattina in famiglia and Mezzogiorno in famiglia, with Paola Perego.[2] In 1996 left those programs and started presenting another show, I fatti vostri, working there until 2002. Between the 1990s and 2000s he hosted also other shows like Il Lotto alle Otto, the charity TV marathon Telethon and the primetime show La grande occasione. From September 2002 switched to Rai 1 presenting the afternoon show Casa Raiuno, aired for two seasons. In summer 2003 has presented the primetime show Beato tra le donne.In 2004/2005 hosted the Sunday afternoon show Domenica in with Mara Venier and Paolo Limiti, and the year after began presenting just a segment of Domenica in, named Domenica in - L'Arena. In the 2000s has also presented the event shows Miss Italia in the World, Sanremo and many other television shows. Recently, Giletti made a factually incorrect observation during a popular Rai 1 TV programme (the above-mentioned Domenica in - L'arena) when he stated that the Maltese armed forces shoot African boat people approaching Malta. He later retracted his statement. Massimo Giletti is a journalist and television presenter, he lives most of the time in Biella, where is his family owned textile company located in Ponzone di Trivero, a village in the province of Biella. And precisely in that place the well-known conductor owns a wonderful villa where he takes refuge when he finishes working in chaotic Milan. The Piedmontese journalist continues to lead very successfully Non è Arena, on Sunday evening in the Milanese studios of Urbano Cairo.

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Successful entrepreneur, he moves from the family business worldwide known as Gancia in the wine sector to food made in Italy. Managing Co-Owner Lentini Production Srl-Lentini Autentica Tradizione Italiana -Turin Italy-Handmade Gourmet Frozen Pizza and Food to make a success with a new challenge.

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I am outgoing, dedicated and love new challenges! I believe that a person should work on developing their skills and learning new things all the time. I love sports gaming and fishing during my “downtime”. I believe treating people with integrity and respect will always yield great relationships. I love spending as much time as I can with my family and loved ones. I believe working together as a whole we can achieve great things. I am very optimistic and very open minded when dealing with day-to-day life. I love my animals as they truly bring the best out of me if I have had a long challenging day. Working as a Manager in the Hospitality industry for nearly a decade I have learnt many valuable lessons and feel I have grown each year bringing great personality, enthusiasm and constructive ideas to the table. I have a positive outlook on life and I wish to share that positivity with you someday! Showing compassion for others in this industry and any industry I believe will always get positive results. I am, because we are. Bound together in ways that are invisible, humanity is all about being one. Caring unconditionally, and sharing with everyone around us. Combining a salient philosophy of caring and sharing, with the strength of unity and community. We can determine the course of humanity and our destiny, by challenging the digital status quo. “I am, because we are. Together.”

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Less than a year after her experience at Prada, Marta has presented in December 2010 her first collection of unique dresses. She has found a small but devoted group of customers both locally and internationally and her dresses, which are exclusively made-to-measure, are on sale at her atelier, at Banner and at Biffi in Milano. In july 2011 she partecipates at "Who's on next?" Earning a special jury commendation for her ability in reinterpreting haute couture in a contemporary key. though very young, he has become one of the most talented future fashion stylist. Her love for colors and harmony create beautiful dresses from fabrics for interiors.

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La Marseglia Calce SRL inizia la sua attività poco prima degli anni 50, il Capostipite fu Antonio Marseglia che, in virtù delle sue esperienze lavorative acquisite sin da giovane, iniziò in modo artigianale la propria attività, cuocendo le pietre calcaree nelle cosidette fornaci a mano, ossia cumoli di pietre sistemate a spirale con crescita ad anello e sistema tondeggiante. Alla base del cumolo venivano inserite le fascine e, per non disperdere il calore all’interno della catasta, essa veniva coperta con terra dalla sommità a scendere per tutta la superfice. Tale era il metodo utilizzato sin dall’antichità. Il pregiato ossido ricavato dalla cottura del puro calcare, veniva venduto nella Provincia di Brindisi ed in parte della Regione Puglia. La Marseglia calce, opera nella produzione del grassello di calce da oltre 70 anni, realizzando il prodotto ancora nei metodi tradizionali ed artigianali di un tempo, partendo dalla scelta per bianchezza e pezzatura delle pregiate pietre calcaree pugliesi, che vengono predisposte ed alternate per misure negli altiforni a botte con tiraggio naturale, con graduale cottura a legna. Tale tecnica del progressivo innalzamento della temperatura, incanalata all’interno dell’altoforno, dà la sicurezza di cuocere in modo uniforme le pietre calcaree poste al suo interno. Questa metodologia di cottura è stata da sempre usata (per evitare anomalie di residui, di granuli crudi) e con il successivo invecchiamento in vasca svolto con cura e responsabilità, per ottenere un eccellente prodotto da utilizzare nel Restauro e nel Recupero dell’Edilizia Storica Monumentale. Uno dei punti dì forza dell’azienda consiste nell’offrire un servizio di consulenza svolto da Professionisti e Tecnici nel Settore Edilizia Storica, in grado di analizzare i materiali preesistenti e consigliare il grassello di calce e gli inerti occorrenti alle malte/maltine o scialbi da realizzare. (1)

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Marisa Dal Pont è una professionista eclettica. La sua grande passione è il mosaico con tessere. Prepara lei stessa le tesserine ed esegue tutto il mosaico su suo disegno, ha vinto importanti premi e vorrebbe fare solo quello ma la sua esperienza lavorativa l'ha condotta nell'interior design. Per tanti anni si è occupata di arredi per negozi, lavoro nel quale ha potuto esprimere la sua creatività e competenza. Altra passione sono le case di legno di cui sa moltissimo, ha lavorato per anni con uno dei produttori più importanti del settore. Marisa si occupa anche di piccole ristrutturazioni, lavoro nel quale accudisce il cliente con garbo e intuito e le maestranze con comprensione e fermezza, nulla è impossibile a Marisa e si sa che i problemi e contrattempi nei cantieri sono sempre dietro l'angolo. Risolve col sorriso qualsiasi disagio e il risultato si vede. Appassionata di edifici antichi, castelli ed edifici storici non perde occasione per visitare mostre e luoghi del passato con un occhio attento ai dettagli.   Marisa Dal Pont is an eclectic professional. Her great passion is the mosaic with tiles. She prepares the cards herself and executes all the mosaic to her design, she has won important awards and would like to do only that but her work experience has led her into interior design. For many years she has dealt with furniture for shops, a job in which she has been able to express her creativity and competence. Another passions are the wooden houses he knows a lot about, he has worked for years with one of the most important producers in the sector. Marisa also deals with small renovations, work in which she takes care of the customer with grace and intuition and the workers with understanding and firmness, nothing is impossible for Marisa and it is known that problems and setbacks on construction sites are always around the corner. It resolves any discomfort with a smile and the result can be seen. Passionate about ancient buildings, castles and historical buildings, she never misses an opportunity to visit exhibitions and places of the past with an attentive eye to detail.  

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Marielle Stella is an eclectic artist-artisan with a great creative talent. Designer of jewellery for fashion shows, she also enjoys the mosaics and the design of small furniture that she performs with mastery. The warmth of her land of origin, Sicily, shines through her contagious smile.

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Mariella Balla (Moncalieri, 1957) nasce da due genitori giovani: lei di origini contadine con ambizioni borghesi, lui impulsivo e geniale ebanista e artista del legno. Mariella Balla ha da loro ereditato, insieme a una sorta di insicurezza stabile e di follia creativa, anche il salvataggio delle lumache nei giorni di pioggia. Ha sempre scritto poesia e prosa affidando a diari terapeutici tutta la sua vulnerabilità. Ha tentato di non impazzire del tutto dandosi da fare per la legge Basaglia lavorando con altri giovani idealisti come lei occupandosi degli ultimi. Perché in fondo ultimi erano anche loro. Mariella Balla ha tramutato la sua informale follia in parola. Ha provato a trasformare il male in bene, la guerra in pace e il suo cuore per fortuna non si è inaridito. Ha avuto tanti figli: uno umano che ha trasformato la sua vita in arte, e gli altri figli sono pelosi che cura e ama allo struggimento.

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Maria Gabriella Mattia appartiene, sicuramente, all’élite che anima il panorama artistico dei restauratori. Nata a Torino, con la sua “Rosa dei Venti” vanta un importante curriculum di impresa, protagonista nel recupero di opere di assoluto spessore culturale e artistico. Dal Castello del Valentino al teatro Gobetti a molti palazzi storici affrescati, chiese ed abbazie. E' una restauratrice eclettica che spazia dal lapideo a lavorazioni sul cuoio.

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Marella Caracciolo Chia studied in Oxford and London, currently lives in Rome. She is a journalist and writer. She writes and deals with houses, interiors, and gardens and is a great connoisseur of modern and contemporary art, very sensitive to artists and discovering new talents. Marella is Europe Contributing Editor for Architectural Digest, she writes for the NY Times magazine, for Ville and Giradini where she edits a column and for Io Donna of Corriere della Sera. A bright parenthesis is his first book published by Adelphi.

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Marco Camisani Calzolari has been involved with the Digital industry since 1994, namely, as University Contract Professor in Digital Communication & Transformation and Fake News/Propaganda, in addition to being a prominent Keynote Speaker and Writer on the subject. Originally born in Milan, Marco, a well-known media personality, now lives in London and has become a British citizen. Marco is also a Digital Advisor for important multinationals such as Henkel, Roche, Atlantia, Danieli and so forth. As a Digital book writer, he has authored several publications on Digital Strategy and he is a regular contributor to many magazines inherent to digital-related topics, as well as various national TV and Radio channels where he is a long-established name, always hosted not only for his distinct competence but also great popularity with the public.

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In the beautiful Monferrato land, the Azienda agricola Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta, offers wines and hospitality. This boutique winery is harvesting the fruit of centuries of dedication, innovation and respect for the terroir. Among the wines we can find both high ends wines, like Sant'Emiliano, Colpo d'Ala and Marchese Leopoldo- and quality wines at friendly prices, such as Rollone, Futurosa and others. All wines that are clear on the palate while telling the tales of the terroir. In the last year of the last century, the Marchesa Barbara Incisa della Rocchetta made major investments in moving the winery from the centuries-old cellars of the family castle to La Corte Chiusa in the heart of the village. From here it's easy to take a walk in the vineyards of the estate and admire the amazing view of the Monferrato hills. Filiberto and Francesca, son and daughter to Barbara Incisa, continue Today the tradition of excellence in wine making and hospitality with a unique experience.

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Museo d'Arte Orientale è uno dei più recenti musei di Torino. Ubicato in pieno centro, ha sede nello storico Palazzo Mazzonis e ospita una delle raccolte artistiche asiatiche più interessanti d'Italia. L'Oriente in tutta la sua bellezza artistica: una collezione che racconta alcune tra le più affascinanti culture asiatiche.

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1885 Apre l'osteria Manuelina, frequentata negli anni da grandi come Montale, D'Annunzio ed Einstein: inizia la rivoluzione della Focaccia di Recco. Manuelina si sposta nella sede attuale e diventa il ristorante tipico amato da tanti buongustai e citato da Umberto Eco nel Pendolo di Foucault. Nasce la Focacceria Manuelina, un fast food tipico a pochi metri dal Ristorante. La Focacceria Manuelina sbarca a Milano con il secondo punto vendita nell’Annex Rinascente. È l’anno di una nuova grande rivoluzione! Il Ristorante diventa Il Ristorante Gourmet, per un’esperienza ancora più immersiva e di gusto. Oggi siamo noi, i pronipoti di Manuelina, a portare avanti la tradizione. Negli anni siamo riusciti a mantenere la sua passione, la sua dedizione e il suo rispetto per la qualità della cucina e delle materie prime fino a far diventare “Manuelina” un vero e proprio brand che racchiude il rinomato Ristorante, un Taste Hotel a 4 stelle, un prestigioso catering e naturalmente la nostra Focacceria Bistrot. In 1885 the Manuelina tavern opens, frequented over the years by greats such as Montale, D'Annunzio and Einstein: the Focaccia di Recco revolution begins. 1960 Manuelina moves to its current location and becomes the typical restaurant loved by many gourmets and mentioned by Umberto Eco in Foucault's Pendulum. Focacceria Manuelina is born, a typical fast food a few meters from the restaurant. Focacceria Manuelina arrives in Milan with the second store in the Annex Rinascente. It is the year of a new great revolution! The Restaurant becomes the Gourmet Restaurant, for an even more immersive and tasteful experience. Today we, the great-grandchildren of Manuelina, carry on the tradition. Over the years we have managed to maintain his passion, his dedication and his respect for the quality of the cuisine and raw materials until "Manuelina" becomes a real brand that includes the renowned Restaurant, a 4-star Taste Hotel , a prestigious catering and of course our Focacceria Bistrot.

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Mandy Shrimpton is the quintessential people’s person. Mandy believes that success is measured by the quality of our human-relationships rather than the results we manifest through sheer will. Mandy firmly established herself as the heart of the non-profit organisation that she co-founded and ran with her adoring husband for 17 years. Mandy loves walking in nature with her family, hugging trees, and preserving the environment. She also enjoys being creative and is particularly fond of painting flowers. As a very happily married and devoted mother to four children, Mandy has cultivated a deep appreciation for the culinary arts and relishes the spare moments she gets to watch her favourite cooking shows. This initiative reflects how Mandy sees the world, helping to create positive synergy. Fostering unity and courteous community, building partner relationships and motivating affiliates. Born and bred in Africa, Mandy understands the concept of Ubuntu. I am, because we are. Together we can make the world a better place. Using her skills and experience to make a difference. Helping others see through the fog of new technologies, avoid common marketing mistakes and develop better business strategies. With a subtle blend of motherhood and effective project management, Mandy is the perfect professional partner, to show others the merits of this initiative. Shining a light on the path to prosperity, while not losing our footing in family values and humble humanity. Sharing is caring, while enriching ourselves spiritually and materially. We cannot give freely, if we don't have. "Sometimes the world makes more sense, through the eyes of a mother. Using protective instinct and family fortitude, to help one another." ~ Mandy Shrimpton

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I MagazziniOz sono un’ iniziativa di CasaOz pensata per svilupparne l’esperienza, offrire a ragazzi e adulti la possibilità di studiare, gustare, scoprire, cercare, raccontare, regalare, stare, lavorare, sostenere. Una cooperativa, una rete di persone, un progetto. Utile, per il sociale. I MagazziniOz servono a creare un modo nuovo di fare qualcosa di “utile” e di renderlo utile davvero, per tutti. Ci sono perché c’è CasaOz, perché l’attività di quella casa ha bisogno di nuove risorse, di azioni condivise, del coinvolgimento dei cittadini e di un sostegno che vada oltre il concetto di non-profit. Per questo, ogni giorno nei MagazziniOz si fanno anche cose diverse da quelle che succedono in CasaOz ma anche altre che invece fanno parte delle attività di CasaOz e saranno semplicemente in un altro luogo. MagazziniOz is an initiative of CasaOz designed to develop their experience, offer children and adults the opportunity to study, taste, discover, search, tell, give, stay, work, support. A cooperative, a network of people, a project. Useful, for social impact. MagazziniOz are used to create a new way of doing something “useful” and making it really useful, for everyone. They are there because CasaOz is there, because the activity of that house needs new resources, shared actions, citizen involvement and support that goes beyond the concept of non-profit. For this reason, every day in MagazziniOz they also do things different from those that happen in CasaOz but also others that are part of the activities of CasaOz and will be simply in another place.

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En lo alto de la montaña, grandes e impresionantes bloques de piedra unidos entre sí sin amalgama alguna conforman uno de los centros religiosos, políticos y culturales más importantes del imperio incaico: Machu Picchu. Descubierta en 1911 por Hiram Bingham, la Ciudad Inca está dividida en dos grandes sectores: el agrícola, con una vasta red de andenes o terrazas artificiales, y el urbano, con bellas construcciones como el Templo del Sol. Sus andenes de un verde intenso y la imponente cordillera que la rodean conforman un hermoso paisaje que supera cualquier expectativa. Machu Picchu es hoy Patrimonio de la Humanidad y orgullo del Perú. Ubicada en el corazón de los Andes peruanos, la sagrada ciudadela inca construida alrededor de 1450 y descubierta en 1911, esconde aún enigmas y misterios sobre su real propósito continuando ocultos hasta el día de hoy y que despiertan el interés tanto de visitantes como arqueólogos de todo el mundo. Debido a su estratégica ubicación en la cima de una alta montaña, existen diversas teorías sobre lo que pudo significar para los incas. Unas sostienen que fue construido como un gran mausoleo para el inca Pachacútec, mientras que otras afirman que fue un importante centro administrativo y agrícola cuyas zonas de cultivo sirvieron para el sustento de sus habitantes. Sin embargo, también se considera que fue utilizado como un necesario nexo entre los Andes y la Amazonía peruana o como una residencia de descanso para el gobernador inca. Lo cierto es que Machu Picchu conforma uno de los más grandes símbolos detrás de lo que fue la impresionante arquitectura e ingeniería del Imperio Inca. Si bien su origen aún es objeto de estudio, el valor y trascendencia que representó en su época, así como su imponente diseño, le han valido para ser considerada una de las siete maravillas del mundo moderno.

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I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive towards. Not only that, but I’m always looking for ways and opportunities to better myself and achieve greatness. I’m highly organized, always take notes and use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. Furthermore, I keep a clean workspace and filing system, so I’d always be able to find what I need. Also, I find this increases efficiency and helps me stay on task. In addition, I love meeting new people and learning about their stories, it always gives me new perspectives. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I like making them feel at home in my presence. I find this skill is especially helpful when dealing with new clients or even strangers when meeting for the first time. I am result-oriented, constantly checking in with the results to determine how close or far I am, and what it will take to make it happen. Pressure inspires and acts as a great motivator. I pride myself on making sure people have the right information because it drives better results, and I feel a sense of responsibility to keep everyone on the same page when it comes to work-related matters. I would describe my personality as a little of everything. Likewise, I am creative, adventurous, driven, curious, enthusiastic, observant, positive, and self-aware. This is what makes me easy to work with and makes the people who surround me happy to be in my presence. When it comes to my work I am attentive, helpful, patient, respectful, supportive, and very flexible. This is what I believe makes me so easy to adapt to any situation thrown my way. Life is full of ups and downs. I know this is a cliché, but this phrase summarizes my whole existence. Sometimes my life is fun, happy, and almost enviable and at times my life is sad boring, and uninspiring. I have never tried to be perfect, but one thing is true — I AM WHO I AM.

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I am a philosopher specialized in philosophy of mind and language. In particular, I am interested in the nature of consciousness, and the way in which we experience and interpret the world. I started my studies at the Central University of Venezuela in 2006, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (2011) and a master’s degree in logic and philosophy of science (2015). In 2012, the university offered me a position as a professor of philosophy and I taught several courses there until 2017, when I enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have also published several papers in philosophy journals and participated in various international events. In 2020, while writing my PhD thesis, I realized that I had been immersed in philosophy for too long and decided to use my experience to rejoin the real world. In my years studying philosophy, I have learned many things, but the most important is that the world is what we make of it, there is not ultimate truth, no final word. We create our reality. Knowledge has somehow separated us from others and nature, perhaps it can also reunite us. Although I was born in Venezuela, my family is a blending of different nationalities and traditions. I have lived and studied in different countries, which are all part of who I am and what I want to be. My actions define me, not my nationality or my origins. I do not believe in borders or limits; they are only in our minds. The sensation of not belonging can be liberating, once we realize that, by not belonging somewhere, we belong everywhere. I speak three languages (Spanish, English, and Italian) and I enjoy learning from other cultures, as well as transmitting the values of my own. I also enjoy music, sports and nature.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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Aunque este magnífico edificio civil, construido entre 1541 y 1551, se venía utilizando como espacio expositivo, al menos, desde comienzos del pasado siglo XX (vale la pena recordar que en la Lonja se celebró en 1919 una Exposición Hispano-Francesa de Bellas Artes que reunió, entre otros, nombres tan destacados como los de Beruete, Domingo, Iturrino, Nonell, Picasso, Regoyos, Vázquez Díaz, Zuloaga, Mariano Benlliure, Clará, Gargallo, Julio Antonio, Macho; y de 1942 a 1945 las muestras del Salón Internacional de Otoño de Fotografía, que sigue vigente desde 1925; y durante los años 1943 a 1955 la mayoría de las trece ediciones del Salón de Artistas Aragoneses), será desde comienzos de los años 70 de dicha centuria cuando, con exposiciones como la de Manuel Viola en 1972 y la de Pablo Serrano en 1975, el uso habitual de la Lonja como sala de exposiciones comience a tomar verdadera carta de naturaleza, convirtiéndose en permanente y exclusivo desde mitad de la década siguiente. La Lonja, por sus características, emplazamiento y ya consolidada trayectoria, viene siendo considerada la primera y principal sala de exposiciones de Aragón, como consecuencia de lo cual es permanente espacio de referencia para acoger los más destacados y ambiciosos proyectos expositivos de carácter público que se realizan en nuestra Comunidad (tanto los propios del Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza como los de aquellas otras instituciones y entidades con las que colabora), circunstancia que asegura la proyección y el éxito de todos ellos, pero da lugar a que las sucesivas programaciones anuales deban conciliar muy diferentes aspectos y dar cabida a temáticas y contenidos también muy diversos, lo que por otra parte corresponde perfectamente al carácter y titularidad de la sala. Haciendo de la necesidad virtud, a lo largo de los últimos veinticinco años la programación se ha venido caracterizando por la presencia de grandes muestras de carácter histórico, dedicadas a presentar visiones actuales de distintas culturas o periodos históricos (entre las más recientes citaremos El oro de América. Tesoros precolombinos de Costa Rica; Egipto milenario; Hispania. El legado de Roma; Los mayas; Bhután; Una mirada al siglo XX en Aragón; La Ilustración y el proyecto liberal; Tuareg; El teatro romano. La puesta en escena; Siete mil años de arte persa; Africa. La figura imaginada; Tesoros del Museo Nacional de Escultura) junto a monográficas de grandes figuras del arte universal ya clásico o contemporáneo (como las de Gargallo, Tàpies, Genovés, Condoy, Aguayo, Zuloaga, Pablo Serrano, Ibarrola, Broto, Miró, Picasso, Lagunas, Orús, Luis Berdejo, Fernando Botero, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Chillida) y un importante número de exposiciones colectivas dedicadas a ofrecer diferentes visiones, a veces más generales y en ocasiones muy específicas, del arte de nuestro tiempo en sus diversas disciplinas y especialidades, tanto el correspondiente a los ámbitos españoles, como a los internacionales.

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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.

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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.

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“The key to unlocking complexity, is simplicity itself” This is the lesson that I have learned time and time again, not just in business, but life as well. Hence my perspective, in that we can complicate life or take a pragmatic approach. I grew up in a single parent household, with my father and younger sister, uncommon in my community whereby most single parent would be one’s mother, but this has shaped my thinking…not everything is what it seems. Firmly believe that personal and moral growth is a direct consequence of uplifting communities and protecting the vulnerable. Recently, I was the MD of a rural firefighting programme and still remains one of my passions in terms of assisting underserviced communities. I’ve worked in television, mainly satellite broadcasting, the South African revenue service, back into broadcasting, then firefighting and now green economy initiatives including a component of green building construction and manufacturing. Personally, an avid motorcycle enthusiast as well as a proponent of animal welfare. As you will notice from my pictures, motorcycles and pets. Right now, we have 10 pets, 4 dogs and 6 cats. All are adopted and some rescued, save for the German Shepherd.

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I am a positive, happy person who loves all aspects of my life. I love the beach, animals and children. I am a people’s person. I grew up in the Kruger Park and that is where my love for animals and people comes from. Love working with people from all over the world. I have three beautiful children and an amazing mom whom I adore. I received the most precious gift of all very recently when I was blessed by becoming a grandmother. Like most young people and since I can remember, I had a dream… I just wanted to be a teacher when I grow up. Like a lot of young people, I did not have the means to pursue my dream. At the age of sixteen, I started working in the Kruger Park tourist shop as a cashier during school holidays. Naturally, when I matriculated and because I could not attend a college or university to study what my heart desired, I started working for SANParks. I worked in different departments from the tourist shop to finally being promoted to year in advance bookings at SANParks head office. I will always “want to be a teacher in my heart but never will I be disappointed for the foundation I had. Working for SANParks gave me the opportunity, confidence and knowledge to work with tourists from all over the world. They had a huge hand in the way I see people and the quality of work I offer. I will always be thankful. I am a loyal, loving, understanding, empathetic and kind individual. I learned a lot about people over the years. People tend to confide in me and I am a very good listener. I can solve problems easily because people listen to me and usually follow my advice. It makes it a lot easier to solve problems in the work place concerning personnel and clients too. I have a sixth sense about people and it usually turns out to be spot on. The way in which I treat people, they will follow my orders without question. I learned a lot during my years working for different companies and working in different departments and environments. I know how to handle myself and every situation and challenge I am faced with. I am hard working and not afraid to learn new things. I am a quick learner and I always follow through on everything I do. Even if it is a new challenge I have to tackle and always give a hundred and one percent doing everything that has to be done. I am not afraid to walk the extra mile and to do everything to the best of my ability. I gained a lot of professional work experience. This includes... working as a reservations officer, receptionist, personal assistant, book keeper, financial administrator, school tutor and even running my own business for several years. I loved all the careers I pursued but my favorite by far was the work I have done with clients. It would be a honor and privilege to invest the experience I have gained and the skills I have mastered into your company and to share it with the world.

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I’m a proactive recent college graduate (International certificate in Cyber Defence) from the Institute of Advanced Cyber Defence in Sandton, South Africa. During the course of my academic career, I also managed to accrue nearly 10 years of work experience. I had the privilege of working for Absa Bank Limited as a Forex Teller and an International Banking Consultant, where I learned valuable professional skills in foreign exchange, global banking, and branch operations. While working at Absa bank, I was exposed to a culture that had a high demand of customer or client services. I learnt to be a much organised individual and now able to deal with projects at hand and also to work under enormous pressure. I was awarded Teller of the year for two consecutive years and had been an ”A” performer influencing my colleagues to do the same. The role of being second in charge at the Teller department empowered me to lead, supervise and initiate action. I empowered myself by studying and finishing a Certificate in Banking, after which I registered and obtained a Higher Diploma in Banking specialising in Treasury and International Banking. My passion for International Banking and Financial markets led me to register and obtain a certificate for Regulation and Ethics of the SA Financial Markets with the South African Institute of Financial Markets. In 2015 I wrote an article about ” My purpose and Journey” within Barclays Africa and won that competition for a trip to Robben Island to meet the then Barclays Africa CEO Maria Ramos and the late political icon Amhed Kathrada. My broad range of interests brings me into contact with the diversity of people and that talent South Africa and the world offers. I want to promote this talent and creative output especially of local people. I am a hard worker, good organizer, very good with numbers, energetic and responsible individual. I started my schooling with a desire and passion to make an impact to every situation encountered. Education has taught me that world of work does not need greater minds, but the determination and desire to what one does. In both my academic and professional life, I have been praised as a hard-working individual by my lectures and peers. Whether working on academic, extracurricular, or professional projects, I apply proven teamwork, best customer service and critical thinking skills. I’m a very spiritual person who is passionate about the well being of others. My love for God led me to dedicate each morning into writing and sharing daily prophetic words and worship songs to my entire network including friends in Europe , and also guiding some on their spiritual journeys.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Italian art and culture has influenced and shaped many of the things we enjoy today, over centuries, to name just a few, fashion, food, architecture, invention, legal systems even - if this isn't enough for you, what of the joy you experience when you hear the language spoken... Exploring Italian art, lifestyle and culture is tops on my #bucketlist My bio informs the "why" and the "how" I'll tick this item off my list... I have for too long, been as a ship anchored, safely in Port. This is not what this ship was made for - I yearn to set sail, to explore the world. The time is near, the winds of change favourable. I have a few projects I’m busy with presently and I’m pregnant with promise and ambition. I am excited, committed, determined to tick off every item on my #BucketList, among the items - to #Managemybusiness #WorkFromWherever #exploreItaly, most of all, committed to move forward into the fullness of my raison d’être. Professionally trained as an attorney, practicing family, contract and insurance law, on a part-time basis, allowing me to pick and choose my clients and cases. I am also a business owner and manager of a SCUBA diving training and charter company, a qualified SCUBA diver instructor, coach and mentor to dive professional trainees. Personally, I am a 42 year old woman, living and working in a beautiful corner of the world, at the edge of the Garden Route, in a little town called Mossel Bay, South Africa for 10 years. I’m married 9 years and I have a 17 year old son. I also have two adult step-daughters and two young (step) grand-daughters. I am a also a #dreamer and I dream big dreams. I am an extrovert, not shy to shine, unafraid to lead. I have entrepreneurial vision but pragmatism and circumstance have made for very practical decisions over the last two decades, leaving my dreams shelved, to gather only dust. I have it settled deep within my spirit, the desire to impact lives, in a beneficial way, and to do so, not just at home, but far and wide.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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La Sagrada Familia es un templo excepcional, tanto por lo que respecta a su origen y a su fundación como por lo relativo a sus propósitos. Fruto de la obra del genial arquitecto Antoni Gaudí, fue un proyecto impulsado por y para el pueblo, y ya son cinco generaciones las que han ido viendo la evolución del templo en Barcelona. Actualmente, con más de 135 años desde la colocación de la primera piedra, la Basílica sigue en construcción. La construcción del Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia (en catalán, Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família), conocido simplemente como la Sagrada Familia, se inició en 1882. Se trata de la obra maestra de Gaudí y es el máximo exponente de la arquitectura modernista catalana. Es uno de los monumentos más visitados de España, junto al Museo del Prado y la Alhambra de Granada. Además,​ es la iglesia más visitada de Europa tras la basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano. La Sagrada Familia es un reflejo de la plenitud artística de Gaudí. Trabajó en ella durante la mayor parte de su carrera profesional, especialmente en los últimos años de su carrera, donde llegó a la culminación de su estilo naturalista, haciendo una síntesis de todas las soluciones y estilos probados hasta aquel entonces. Gaudí logró una perfecta armonía en la interrelación entre los elementos estructurales y los ornamentales, entre plástica y estética, entre función y forma, entre contenido y continente, logrando la integración de todas las artes en un todo estructurado y lógico.​ La Sagrada Familia tiene planta de cruz latina, de cinco naves centrales y transepto de tres naves, y ábside con siete capillas. Ostenta tres fachadas dedicadas al Nacimiento, Pasión y Gloria de Jesús y, cuando esté concluida, tendrá 18 torres: cuatro en cada portal haciendo un total de doce por los apóstoles, cuatro sobre el crucero invocando a los evangelistas, una sobre el ábside dedicada a la Virgen y la torre-cimborio central en honor a Jesús, que alcanzará los 172,5 metros de altura. El templo dispondrá de dos sacristías junto al ábside, y de tres grandes capillas: la de la Asunción en el ábside y las del Bautismo y la Penitencia junto a la fachada principal; asimismo, estará rodeado de un claustro pensado para las procesiones y para aislar el templo del exterior.

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La Pedrera, también conocida como Casa Milà, es el edificio civil más emblemático de Antoni Gaudí, tanto por su innovación constructiva y funcional, como por las soluciones decorativas y ornamentales. Es un edificio Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO y también la última obra civil del arquitecto. La Pedrera es el único centro de interpretación de Gaudí en Barcelona, imprescindible para conocer la totalidad de la obra del arquitecto y su inspiración. En 1900 el Paseo de Gracia era la avenida más importante de la ciudad, donde se empezaron a construir edificios emblemáticos, se instalaron los mejores teatros y cines y las tiendas, restaurantes y cafeterías más exclusivas. Fue también donde los burgueses más adinerados y con más empuje decidieron edificar sus casas y, en una carrera de osadía y exhibicionismo, encargaron los proyectos a los arquitectos más prestigiosos del momento. En 1905 Pere Milà y Roser Segimon contraen matrimonio. Atraídos por la fama del Paseo de Gracia, compran una torre con jardín que ocupa una superficie de 1.835 metros cuadrados y le encargan al arquitecto Antoni Gaudí la construcción de su nueva residencia con la intención de ocupar el piso principal y alquilar el resto de las viviendas. Construida entre 1906 y 1912, el edificio se compone de una sucesión de muros de piedra en su exterior. Mientras, el interior consta de distintos patios pintados, columnas y diversas habitaciones. La fachada, ondulada, está abierta con grandes ventanales y balcones de hierro forjado. Por su parte, en la azotea se sitúan las chimeneas, verdaderas esculturas dignas de ser admiradas, desde donde se puede contemplar una vista espléndida sobre toda Barcelona. Después de muchos años de abandono, La Pedrera fue declarada Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO en 1984. En 1996, fue restaurada y abierta al público como centro cultural. Actualmente, desde enero de 2013, el edificio es la sede de la Fundación Catalunya La Pedrera y aloja un importante centro cultural de referencia en la ciudad de Barcelona por el conjunto de actividades que organiza y por los diferentes espacios museísticos y de uso público que aloja. Uno de los proyectos de la Fundación es “La Pedrera inédita”, que contribuye a ampliar el conocimiento de este edificio de más de 100 años de historia.

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La Gondola is perhaps the most famous boat in the world, certainly the most photographed. Its unique silhouette has become the symbol of Venice over the centuries. Carlo Donatelli Passi, a Venetian who grew up among his streets and fields, became an engineer at the Polytechnic in Milan, an officer in the Navy during the Second World War, and he has always passionate about sailing boats and precision naval mechanics. After many years of research and after having built a gondola on a perfect scale 1: 100, he publishes La Gondola: a unique, detailed and historical book, very documented and even fun. It's certainly a book to read before going to visit Venice, and certainly an amazing gift that you may find on the web.  

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Immersa in un parco secolare sorge la settecentesca dimora di campagna Villa Lucia. L'interno della villa, disabitato per anni, apre al pubblico come luogo d'incontro e con il ristorante "La Chimera" la cui cucina, tipicamente piemontese, affonda le sue radici nella conoscenza approfondita della tradizione per innovarla con originalità e personali interpretazioni artistiche. Il menu cambia periodicamente, studiato da Lucia in base ai prodotti del territorio e della stagione. Il fascino antico delle preziose sale, sapientemente restaurate, si contrappongono a quelle ridipinte interamente a nuovo secondo lo stile dell'artista contemporaneo Franco Novarino. A lui, al piano superiore della Chimera Ristorante Pinacoteca, è dedicato lo spazio espositivo permanente un museo pinacoteca.

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La Alhambra, denominada así por sus muros de color rojizo («qa'lat al-Hamra'», Castillo Rojo), está situada en lo alto de la colina de al-Sabika, en la margen izquierda del río Darro, al este de la ciudad, frente a los barrios del Albaicín y de la Alcazaba. Su posición estratégica, desde la que se domina toda la ciudad y la vega granadina, hace pensar que existían construcciones anteriores a la llegada de los musulmanes. Su conjunto, completamente amurallado, posee una forma irregular limitada al norte por el valle del Darro, al sur por el de la al-Sabika, y al este por la Cuesta del Rey Chico, que a su vez la separan del Albaicín y del Generalife, situado en el cerro del Sol. Se tiene constancia por primera vez de ella en el siglo IX, cuando en 889 Sawwar ben Hamdun tuvo que refugiarse en la Alcazaba y repararla debido a las luchas civiles que azotaban por entonces al Califato cordobés, al que pertenecía Granada. Posteriormente, este recinto empezó a ensancharse y a poblarse, aunque no hasta lo que sería con posterioridad, ya que los primeros monarcas ziríes fijaron su residencia en lo que posteriormente sería el Albaicín. A pesar de la incorporación del castillo de la Alhambra al recinto amurallado de la ciudad en el siglo XI, lo que la convirtió en una fortaleza militar desde la que se dominaba toda la ciudad, no sería hasta el siglo XIII con la llegada del primer monarca nazarí, Mohamed ben Al-Hamar (Mohamed I, 1238-1273) cuando se fijaría la residencia real en la Alhambra. Este hecho marcó el inicio de su época de mayor esplendor. Primero se reforzó la parte antigua de la Alcazaba, y se construyó la Torre de la Vela y del Homenaje, se subío agua del río Darro, se edificaron almacenes, depósitos y comenzó la construcción del palacio y del recinto amurallado que continuaron Mohamed II (1273-1302) y Mohamed III (1302-1309), al que también se le atribuyen un baño público y la Mezquita sobre la que se construyó la actual iglesia de Santa María. A Yusuf I (1333-1353) y Mohamed V (1353-1391) les debemos la inmensa mayoría de las construcciones de la Alhambra que han llegado a nuestra época. Desde la reforma de la Alcazaba y los palacios, pasando por la ampliación del recinto amurallado, la Puerta de la Justicia, la ampliación y decoración de las torres, construcción de los Baños y el Cuarto de Comares, la Sala de la Barca, hasta el Patio de los Leones y sus dependencias anexas. De los reyes nazaríes posteriores no se conserva prácticamente nada. De la época de los Reyes Católicos hasta nuestros días podemos destacar la demolición de parte del conjunto arquitectónico por parte de Carlos V para construir el palacio que lleva su nombre, la construcción de las habitaciones del emperador y el Peinador de la Reina y el abandono de la conservación de la Alhambra a partir del siglo XVIII. Durante la dominación francesa fue volada parte de la fortaleza y hasta el siglo XIX no comenzó su reparación, restauración y conservación que se mantiene hasta la actualidad.

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L'Arco Azzurro of Alberto Giampieri is an amazing place. Ever since I was young I started modeling what have been my toys, I then found this passion in adulthood and decided that it would become my way of life. I try everyday to came back to what I call The Essence, the unconscious pleasure that every child feels in creating with fantasy and that often we end up forgetting during our adulthood. By Alberto Giampieri.

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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.

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In 794, Kyoto (then known as Heian-kyō) was chosen as the new seat of Japan's imperial court. The Emperors of Japan ruled from Kyoto in the following eleven centuries until 1869, when the court relocated to Tokyo. Kyoto is considered the cultural capital of Japan and a major tourist destination. It is home to numerous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens, many of which are listed collectively by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Prominent landmarks include the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji and the Katsura Imperial Villa. Kyoto is also a center of higher learning, with Kyoto University being an institution of international renown.

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Kylie Flavell is one of the most popular influencers of the moment who, with more than 143,000 followers, brings to the world all the charm of Italy made of art, culture and above all gastronomy. Influencer, filmmaker, producer and cook in love with the Italian tradition, the beautiful Kylie has chosen the design of our kitchens to bring elegance, style and refinement to her video recipe format “From Italy with love”. This is an expected appointment on her social networks followed by numerous and passionate followers, lovers of good Italian cuisine. A column that we will not fail to share also on our Facebook and YouTube profiles. Her style is so unique and captivating, we invite you to follow and share her video recipes set in a splendid Tuscan farmhouse, immersed in the warmth of the most authentic Italian style. Kylie Flavell is someone who believes in kindness and beauty and the power of believing in yourself and your dreams. And the best way for her to share this with the world was by becoming firstly, a writer and magazine editor, and later, a filmmaker, TV presenter, YouTuber and passionate storyteller in all forms. On the way, she has done a range of other jobs, from a dishwasher in a tiny cramped kitchen of a restaurant to an assistant and translator in a couture atelier in Rome. She's lived lavishly and experienced magnificent scenes that one might think only happen in films... and had been a broke struggling artist, living in a flat in Rome with no windows and no electricity - which turned out to be equally cinematic. TV shows maker as the creator, host and one-woman production company that have aired all over the world, including shows on National Geographic Channel and Discovery in 70 countries. She's also won awards for work with brands, such as her web series Hooked Up, commissioned by Airbnb, which had her filming alone in a different country every episode, and reached over 10 million views. She presented the unique approach to filmmaking at the Cannes Film Festival and other international events, how she taught herself every aspect of production in order to bring audiences the quality of cinema and television, with the intimacy and authenticity of YouTube.

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I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my last job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work. I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive toward. I’m not comfortable settling, and I’m always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness. I am an excellent communicator. I pride myself on making sure people have the right information because it drives better results. Most business issues stem from poor communication, so I feel a responsibility to keep everyone on the same page. I am results-oriented, constantly checking in with the goal to determine how close or how far away we are and what it will take to make it happen. I find this pressure inspiring and a great motivator for the rest of the team. I am highly organized. I always take notes, and I use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. I like to keep a clean workspace and create a logical filing method so I’m always able to find what I need. I find this increases efficiency and helps the rest of the team stay on track, too. I’m a people-person. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I like making people feel comfortable in my presence.

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Kermes is a publishing project dedicated to the themes of restoration, conservation, and protection of cultural heritage. It is aimed at all interested scientific, professional and economic sectors: scientists and researchers, teachers and students of universities, academies and training institutes, restorers, artisans, entrepreneurs, but also public administrators, museum officials, gallery owners and other figures related to the market of works of art.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton; 9 January 1982) is a member of the British royal family. Her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is expected to become king of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, making Catherine a likely future queen consort. Catherine grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was announced in November 2010. They married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The couple's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis of Cambridge are third, fourth, and fifth in the line of succession to the British throne. The Duchess of Cambridge's charity works focus mainly on issues surrounding young children, addiction, and art. To encourage people to open up about their mental health issues, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex initiated the mental health awareness campaign "Heads Together" in April 2016. The media have called Catherine's impact on British and American fashion the "Kate Middleton effect". In 2012 and 2013, Time magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

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Kamchatka is a 1,250km-long peninsula in the Russian Far East. Kamchatka is extremely geologically active and has numerous volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and even a lake of acid. It contains the southernmost expanse of arctic tundra in the world and is notable for its wealth of arctic wildlife, fish, game, and marine life. Nineteen of Kamchatka's volcanoes constitute the "Volcanoes of Kamchatka" UNESCO World Heritage Site. A vast volcanic peninsula that is almost entirely wilderness, Kamchatka is a place of extraordinary primal beauty, rushing rivers, hot springs and snow-capped peaks. Getting here takes time and effort, and exploring the region even more so, but few visitors leave anything other than awestruck.

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Il J-Museum, noto per esteso come Juventus Museum, è un museo storico-sportivo multimediale bilingue dedicato alla società calcistica italiana per azioni Juventus Football Club, con sede nell'area nord-occidentale della città di Torino. E' un museo all’avanguardia e tecnologico che si rivolge sia ai tifosi bianconeri, che possono riassaporare le gioie che la tradizione vincente della Juventus ha offerto loro, sia a un pubblico più ampio, che attraverso la storia della società potrà rivivere quella del Paese.

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Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Other Soweto museums that recount the struggle to end segregation include the somber Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex. Commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, this rapidly changing city is the vibrant heart of South Africa. After almost 20 years of decline and decay, Johannesburg is now looking optimistically towards the future. Its center is smartening up and new loft apartments and office developments are being constructed at a rapid pace. The hipster-friendly neighborhood of Maboneng is considered one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the world. However, the wealth divide remains stark, and crime and poverty haven't been eliminated.

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My name is Jean-Mark Lufuluabo,born on 25 of November 1990 in mbuji-mayi,D.R.Congo.And I am the first born of a family of 8 children. I attended high school in the same city ,majoring in biology and chemistry.By the age of 20 I was a manager in a family business, combining it with college. Where I studied commercial and financial sciences in ISC(Institute Superieur de Commerce) this time in another city called Lubumbashi. I speak 5 languages ;English French,Swahili,Lindale and Tshiluba.I am also Skilled in HTML,CSS,JAVASCRIPT and J query. I moved to South Africa in 2015,loved the adventure so far.In South Africa I attended a fire training with Pulse Training Academy, then after worked as fire Marshall in Harbour dry dock at Cape Town’s port. I have worked also for Tessara (ex Grapetech) in Epping Cape Town , And currently working as delivery partner with Picup and UberEats. As a person ,I love sports, hiking ,reading . I would like to fly if I had the means to do so. Above all, I am open minded person, who seeks to improve each and everyday.

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Jane’s focus on direct action comes from her training as an environmental scientist (MA, Oxford University, M. Phil. Imperial College London) and international experience as a consultant on sustainable development. She founded We are Here Venice to protect and preserve Venice and it's lagoon and especially to stop the big ships by coming inside Venice. Research investigations have covered climate change and wetland ecology plus methodological issues like indicators and valuation approaches and the integration of different branches of knowledge and/or levels of uncertainty to overcome complexity and characterize urgent issues. She is also very much into the cultural life and events in Venice always for a wake-up call in protecting Venice.

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I was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, but raised in Jozini, Kwa-Zulu Natal and a Diver at heart. School Holidays was spent on the beach and in the ocean at Sodwana Bay. My Passion for acting started at a young age when I was approached by my arts teacher to play the lead as “Joseph” in that year’s school play, “Joseph and his technicolor dream coat”. In 2006, I moved to Saldanha bay Naval Base to conduct my basic training and upon completion, reported to Simon’s Town Naval Base Diving Centre. I worked at the Naval Diving Centre until mid- 2007, but reported for duty aboard SAS Spioenkop (Naval Warship) later that year and for the rest of my stay in the SA Navy. I resigned from the SA Navy at the end of 2009 to further pursue my childhood passion for Acting, after it had been re-ignited back in 2007, when a Production Company came to shoot the one part series, “Diver’s Down”, at the Naval Diving Base where I was stationed. Since then, I performed numerous small roles in Films and TV Shows with goals and aspirations to become a successful actor in the industry. Years later and struggling in the industry I started a Photography business in 2017 shooting headshots for actors in the industry and also specializing in Real Estate Photography. I also worked in the hospitality industry during this time working my way up to head of staff at a fine dining Italian Restaurant in the Bellville area of Cape Town. December 2018 I made the very hard decision to hang up my Actor’s hat and retire from the industry as I needed to make a change. So with a fire in my belly and a pursuit of a new career I embarked on an old passion within the boating world. I completed my Yacht Master Coastal and SAS Day Skipper certificate followed by a plane ticket to Nice, France. I spent a month walking countless amount of steps that would make “Discovery Vitality” proud on the docks of the various harbors handing out my cv in an attempt to book work as crew on board. With a few days worth of day work under the belt and finally booking an interview for a possible crew position, my visa expired and I needed to come home. Luckily I was being strongly considered for a position aboard but I needed to wait for the boat to come out of the drydock. With this I flew back to SA with a hopeful heart knowing that I would soon return to France. As things go, the opportunity was cancelled (Owner preferred a merger of the two available roles and he preferred a female). What to do now? Unemployed and with depleted finances of not being able to return I started looking for work and was unemployed until Sept the same year when I finally got an opportunity to begin work as a Junior Site Supervisor for a Construction Business (not ideal, but hey challenge accepted and gotta pay dem bills son!). I have since then worked for the same company, building weigh bridges, expanding warehouses, pouring concrete floors and laying paving. I have learned so much and have grown allot since then. Recently I approached and dusted off my photography equipment again and am in the process of starting this up as well. Being in the construction industry has sparked allot of ideas and have given me a new passion for real estate, especially as an Investor. People tend to describe me as ambitious, hardworking, punctual and goal-oriented. I have high attention to detail and work really well in both a team environment and on my own. I am pro-active, a problem solver and creative at heart. I won’t stop until the project or task is completed. More personally I enjoy the outdoors, love being fit and healthy and spending my off time with my most valuable assets; family and friends. Short term goals: – To learn and grow the new skills required to perform given tasks efficiently and with excellence. -To prove myself a valuable asset, as a hardworking, dependable and trustworthy individual to my fellow colleagues, managers and seniors. Long term goals: -To become one of the best in my department and be seen as the go to guy for a specific job or task. -To become manager and coach to younger generations looking to enter my industry. -To eventually run a team of managers, teaching them to effectively run their teams with excellence. I believe in serving others with excellence. The effort you put in will reap the results you desire. I also believe that being truthful, respectful and trustworthy are very important keys to success and I strive to live by these principles daily.

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Lo shiatsu è una tecnica di trattamento manuale le cui origini vanno ricercate nelle antichissime pratiche manipolatorie di Cina, Giappone e India. Ivana fin dalla nascita sviluppa una sensibilità acuta verso l'altro e una forte empatia naturale. Ivana, seguita da grandi maestri, impara crescendo fino ad arrivare ad essere una delle operatrici di Shiatsu più amate e conosciute in Italia. Scrive Occhi Azzurri oltre i cielo nel 2017.

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ITALY Magazine is produced by an international community of people who love Italy and Italian culture. We are dedicated to delivering content that celebrates beauty and authenticity in Italian travel, lifestyle, language and food to help our readers stay connected to ITALY in a meaningful way. Since 1999, ITALY Magazine has been the world’s most trusted source for everything authentically Italian. Fall in love with ITALY through our feature articles, catch up with the latest news, purchase authentic Italian products, learn the language, find your own Italian property, make your travel bookings, and join our forums to share your passion for ITALY with others. Mike FullerAs the new Publisher of Italy Magazine, Mike Fuller is re-visiting his publishing roots from 25 years ago. Mike was the former publisher of Student Travels Magazine between 1995-1999 and during that same period developed a number of custom publishing projects for the British Tourist Authority including Britain on a Budget as well as special supplements aimed at the 50+; the gay and lesbian; and, the honeymoon markets. A native of Montreal, Mike currently resides in Boston but travels extensively to Italy where he spends most of his time in his favorite city, Rome. Mike has been visiting Italy for over 35 years and traveled from north to south several times but his biggest regret so far is that he has yet to make it to Sicily.

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L’Italia possiede il patrimonio naturalistico, botanico, paesaggistico e artistico fra i più ricchi del mondo, in virtù della sua morfologia articolata, che le regala climi, microclimi, terreni e ambienti diversi, della sua storia e e cultura. Fin dall’antichità, il Bel Paese è stato meta di viaggiatori stranieri, dai pellegrini che nel Medioevo si recavano a Roma per ottenere l'indulgenza, ai commercianti e banchieri, agli scrittori, ai pittori e agli architetti che fin dal Rinascimento vi si recavano per affari e studio. Nel Sette-Ottocento un soggiorno nel Bel Paese diventò una tappa obbligatoria del lungo viaggio, il cosiddetto Grand Tour, che i giovani delle ricche famiglie europee e in seguito americane, dovevano compiere per completare la propria educazione: e molti di loro rimasero incantati dai nostri giardini e paesaggi, che descrissero nei loro scritti o raffigurarono nei loro dipinti. L’Italia ha infatti ancora molto da offrire ai viaggiatori curiosi di tutto il mondo, siano essi botanici, naturalisti, ornitologi, paesaggisti, architetti, vivaisti, giardinieri per professione o per passione: una scelta vastissima di parchi e giardini storici e contemporanei, orti botanici e roseti, paesaggi mutevoli, fioriture nascoste, boschi antichi e alberi secolari. E, ancora, passeggiate in luoghi poco conosciuti, spiagge, torrenti e forre d’acqua dolce, riserve e oasi naturalistiche, vigneti e oliveti; coltivazioni locali ritrovate e prodotti tipici, frutto di sapienze antiche, musei botanici e agricoli, collezioni botaniche, e last but not least, il fior fiore dei vivai italiani, grandi e piccoli, uniti dalla medesima passione e curiosità per la ricerca botanica e la sperimentazione colturale. Italian Botanical Heritage vuole essere proprio questo: un luogo di incontro per noi tutti appassionati di piante, giardini, natura.

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Italia che Cambia è un’associazione di promozione sociale e una testata giornalistica registrata. Raccontiamo, mappiamo e mettiamo in rete chi produce un cambiamento positivo dal basso del nostro paese, in una direzione di maggiore sostenibilità ed equità economica, sociale, ambientale, culturale. Italia che cambia è un progetto che vuole raccontare, mappare e mettere in rete quel pezzo di paese che di fronte a un problema si attiva per cambiare concretamente le cose senza delegare o aspettare che qualcuno lo faccia al suo posto. Vuole inoltre offrire strumenti di facilitazione dei processi di trasformazione positiva in atto nel Paese con l’obiettivo di far emergere le potenzialità di coloro che “vogliono cambiare” fornendo l’esempio, il know-how e il supporto della rete di progetti già in atto. La visione e i valori che hanno dato vita al progetto Italia che Cambia sono racchiusi nei “Sette Sentieri” che sono quindi alla base della selezione delle realtà presenti nella mappa e delle notizie proposte ogni giorno. Sette sentieri di transizione verso una società più equa, giusta e sostenibile. I vari punti non li abbiamo scelti noi dal nulla: ci sono stati segnalati, raccontati, trasmessi dalle realtà che abbiamo incontrato lungo il cammino. Li abbiamo voluti scrivere, raggruppandoli e organizzandoli per rendere espliciti gli obiettivi e gli ideali che ci muovono e che stanno alla base del nostro progetto. Non sono dei punti di partenza ma di arrivo. Le realtà che raccontiamo, che abbiamo incontrato e che potete trovare sulla mappa, pur seguendo ciascuna il suo sentiero particolare, condividono con noi questo percorso e mirano verso la stessa meta. Inoltre grazie ad un lavoro che nel 2015 ha coinvolto oltre 100 ambasciatori e ambasciatrici, rappresentanti di altrettante associazioni, comitati, imprese, università, istituzioni, abbiamo scritto 17 documenti di visione/azione per cambiare l’Italia. Li abbiamo chiamati Visioni 2040 e vanno ad integrare, approfondendoli, gli elementi che emergono dai Sette Sentieri. Nel marzo 2018 è uscito il libro “E ora si cambia”, che raccoglie i documenti riassunti ed aggiornati, a cura di Andrea Degl’Innocenti e Daniel Tarozzi. Il nostro obiettivo, quindi, è duplice: da un lato far emergere questa italica moltitudine – che abbiamo potuto incontrare in anni d'incontri in giro per le venti regioni italiane – e dall’altro contribuire alla costruzione di un nuovo paradigma culturale che metta al centro la de-mercificazione della realtà, le relazioni umane, la facilitazione, i processi non giudicanti, la sostenibilità umana, ambientale, economica e sociale.

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Tra il 1760 e il 1763 il conte Vittorio Amedeo Costa di Carrù e Trinità, che fu governatore di Novara e poi vicerè di Sardegna, dava incarico all’architetto Birago di Borgaro per la costruzione del suo palazzo affacciato su via San Francesco da Paola. Al palazzo venne successivamente annesso il complesso detto “delle Cascine”, frutto di acquisti di case da reddito che si affacciavano sulle attuali vie Giolitti e Accademia Albertina. Nel 1837 nella proprietà delle Cascine venne a collocarsi il Ricovero delle figlie della Misericordia, istituzione assistenziale fondata in connessione con le Dame della Carità di san Vincenzo de’ Paoli, da Luigia Alfieri che ne affidò il funzionamento alle Figlie della Carità; l’opera venne proseguita dopo la sua morte da Luisa Costa, moglie di Cesare Alfieri, e da Costanza Alfieri marchesa Tapparelli d’Azeglio. Nel 1882 moriva la contessa Costanza Luserna di Rorà, vedova del conte Costa di Carrù e Trinità, che a sua volta aveva fondato il “Ritiro Carrù” e che con testamento segreto lasciava precise disposizioni sull’utilizzo del palazzo di via Accademia. Nel 1882 il conte Carlo Alfieri affidò, in accordo con Paolo Costa della Trinità, l’amministrazione provvisoria del Ritiro Alfieri, al quale era di fatto unito il Ritiro Carrù, all’ing. Melchiorre Pulciano. A questi il conte Costa dà incarico, tra il 1892 e il 1896, per «opere di sistemazione del fabbricato». Nel 1896 avvenne la fusione ufficiale dei due ritiri in un unico Istituto che funzionava come educandato per fanciulle cattoliche di non agiata condizione. Negli anni della seconda Guerra mondiale l’edificio ospitò altre istituzioni, come l’Educatorio della Provvidenza e un ospedale del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta provvisto di ambulatorio medico chirurgico e pediatrico. Subì gravi danni alle coperture e all’ultimo piano che furono interamente rifatti. Nella seconda metà del secolo scorso l’Istituto fu trasformato in convitto femminile con 75 posti letto sostituendo le originarie camerate in camere a due letti. All’inizio del 2003 venne elaborato un progetto di ristrutturazione e restauro conservativo che venne sottoposto alla Compagnia di San Paolo e alla Fondazione CRT che si fecero carico dei lavori di ristrutturazione. Between 1760 and 1763, Count Vittorio Amedeo Costa di Carrù e Trinità, who was governor of Novara and then viceroy of Sardinia, commissioned the architect Birago di Borgaro to build his palace overlooking via San Francesco da Paola. The complex called “delle Cascine” was subsequently annexed to the palace, the result of the purchase of income-generating houses that overlooked the current via Giolitti and Accademia Albertina. In 1837 on the property of the Cascine the Shelter of the Daughters of Mercy was placed, a welfare institution founded in connection with the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de 'Paoli, by Luigia Alfieri who entrusted its operation to the Daughters of Charity; the work was continued after his death by Luisa Costa, wife of Cesare Alfieri, and by Costanza Alfieri marquise Tapparelli d'Azeglio. In 1882 Countess Costanza Luserna di Rorà died, widow of Count Costa di Carrù and Trinità, who in turn had founded the “Carrù Retreat” and who with a secret will left precise provisions on the use of the building in Via Accademia. In 1882 Count Carlo Alfieri entrusted, in agreement with Paolo Costa della Trinità, the provisional administration of the Retiro Alfieri, to which the Retiro Carrù was in fact joined, to Eng. Melchiorre Pulciano. To these Count Costa gave assignment, between 1892 and 1896, for "works to refurbish the building". In 1896, the two retreats were officially merged into a single institute that functioned as a boarding school for Catholic girls of not well-off conditions. In the years of the Second World War the building housed other institutions, such as the Educatory of Providence and a hospital of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta equipped with a medical, surgical and pediatric clinic. It suffered serious damage to the roofs and the top floor which were entirely redone. In the second half of the last century, the Institute was transformed into a boarding school with 75 beds, replacing the original dormitories with two-bed rooms. At the beginning of 2003 a renovation and conservative restoration project was elaborated which was submitted to the Compagnia di San Paolo and to the CRT Foundation which took charge of the renovation works.

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The Greenlandic Inuit are the most populous ethnic group in Greenland. Most speak Greenlandic  and consider themselves ethnically Greenlandic. The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island. There are an estimated 51,000 Inuit people living in this country, and the vast majority of them live in the southwestern corner. However, there are three distinct major Inuit groups: Inughuit, Tunumiit and Kalaallit. Approximately 10 percent of the Inuit people live in remote regions, and each group speaks its own language. They are citizens of Denmark.

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Inspirazioninfiera was started from two friends bloggers who love creativity in all its forms.They tell each other the stories of all those who live by their passions, whatever they may be.

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The desire for a home... This is the spirit that gave birth to Cesare for the study MOSSO Tecnico immobiliare, from the union and synergy of technicians and mediators, to be able to meet all the needs concerning "the home world". The technical department, allows us to solve all the problems related to our property, ensuring its legal compliance, construction and land registry, studying with our customer all the possible opportunities to enhance our good.

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Wamkelekile (‘Welcome’ in isiXhosa) to one and all! My name is Iman Martin – ‘Iman’ having both Arabic and African meanings for ‘faith’. Just like my name, I come from a multicultural background: my mom has Indian and Malaysian origins, while my dad is from the Griqua people/clan in South Africa. In the same vein, I am a Muslim and have Christian relatives with who I am very close. It is because of my diverse background that I feel I was raised to be both tolerant and respectful towards those that are of a different culture, religion, or ethnicity. Cape Town has been the only home I know, and I’ve never ventured far out of it. I do however envision myself travelling to different parts of the world a few years from now. I am passionate about women’s empowerment and women having the choice to choose for themselves! I have recently graduated from the University of Cape Town, with a Bachelor of Social Work (Psychology Major) and placed on the Dean’s Merit List, awarded for consistent academic achievement. Through hard work and perseverance, I was fortunate to have received a scholarship from the Department of Social Development for three of my four years of study. My mini-thesis explored the experiences and challenges of 1st-year students at UCT adjusting to university. Studying social work has not only allowed me to better understand those around me and their thought processes but also, to better understand myself and the possible reasons why I am the way I am. As part of my course requirements, I had to complete field practicals – by putting the theory that I was learning in class to practice in a real-world environment. My field practice experience ranged along a spectrum: from providing social work services to underprivileged youth in a primary school in Bonteheuwel, to interning in the more affluent area of Upper Wynberg, at an international school. This experience further fostered my innate empathy and non-judgemental outlook for those around me. I am someone who is not afraid to get my hands dirty, work hard and help out where I can: currently job hunting, I have occasionally been helping my father with renovations to his property that include painting, plastering, applying putty, etc. This has taught me many practical things that I hope to apply when I own my own house one day. A few months before now, I worked as a Personal Assistant to a therapist and social worker. This was a remote job that taught me valuable organisation and time-management skills. In my early years of study, I found myself working a sales assistant job at the Robben Island Museum Gateway store, and found that my favourite part of the job was interacting with the different tourists that happened upon our humble store and hearing their stories – where they were from and why they decided to visit SA, etc. I love reading, and since a young age, I’ve been considered a bookworm. I mainly enjoy supernatural and sci-fi novels and webcomics, as well as other forms of content such as newspaper and magazine articles (need to know what’s happening in the world around me). English was also my favourite subject at school, and I think this was also encouraged by my English-teacher mother who was quick to correct any incorrect grammar and pronunciation when my siblings and I spoke incorrectly. I often assisted her in marking her learners’ English examination scripts and as a result, am quick to pick up on spelling or grammatical errors. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, long walks with my dog Ninja, and photography. This has led me to submit a piece that is currently being exhibited at the Zeits Mocca Art Museum, in their long-running ‘Home is Where The Art Is’ exhibition. Furthermore, my faith has given me strength through the darkest times and taught me to be tolerant and understanding of those around me. I am still very much figuring life and myself out as I go along and am always open to learning from those around me.

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Art, culture, landscape, cultural heritage, civil rights, international cooperation, Africa, classical music. These have been and will always be themes to which Ilaria Buitoni Borletti will dedicate her commitment.

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Ilaria Boeri becomes architect with a Master's Degree Thesis in Architecture, for the Sustainable Project at the Polytechnic of Turin, for a proposal of natural ancient paths on the layout of the medieval roads still existing on the territory of Costigliole d’Asti. Passionate about her territory, she specializes in Bio architecture, collaborates with various entities and develops a deep experience and knowledge in the field and of natural construction sites. Her passion is the Langhe and its historical buildings with special sensitivity to the Unesco landscape and its natural and oenological resources.

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Il Sentiero di Leonardo 26 giorni e 540 km a piedi: da Milano a S. Bernardino lungo l'Adda e il Lario - da S. Bernardino a Milano lungo la Mesolcina, il Ticino e il Naviglio pavese. La nascita di un Sentiero dedicato a Leonardo da Vinci intende mettere in attenzione territori e luoghi che - dal capoluogo milanese alla Svizzera dei Cantoni Grigioni e Ticino - videro Leonardo da Vinci protagonista indiscusso con la sua attività di artista, studioso della natura, geologo, alpinista, ingegnere e inventore. Oltre al capoluogo di Milano, la Martesana, il corso dell’Adda, il ramo lecchese del Lario, la corona alpina, l'attuale Svizzera italiana, il corso del Ticino, i Navigli Grande e Pavese furono gli ambiti da lui più esplorati e studiati. Leonardo da Vinci, affascinato in Lombardia dall'acqua fluente e interessato al moto dei fluidi, trovò lungo il corso abduano e del Ticino i motivi di studio, di riflessione e a seguire di creazione-invenzione che poi si tradussero nelle sue celeberrime produzioni artistiche e tecnologiche, le quali tuttora stupiscono e affascinano il mondo intero. Il percorso del Sentiero di Leonardo ricalca una sentieristica già nota e consolidata, nel seguito sintetizzata: Alzaia della Martesana da Milano a Trezzo sull’Adda, Alzaia del fiume Adda da Trezzo sull’Adda a Lecco, Sentieri lungo i Piani Resinelli da Lecco ad Abbadia Lariana (in futuro, quando sarà disponibile, la ciclopedonale lungolago), Sentiero del Viandante da Abbadia Lariana a Piantedo Via Francisca da Piantedo a Chiavenna, Via Spluga da Chiavenna a Madesimo, Passo del Baliscio da Madesimo a San Bernardino, Valle Mesolcina da San Bernardino a Bellinzona, Sentiero svizzero 7 da Bellinzona a Lugano e Ponte Tresa, Via Francisca da Ponte Tresa a Busto Arsizio, Alzaia del Naviglio Grande da Busto Arsizio ad Abbiategrasso, Sentieri del Parco del Ticino da Abbiategrasso a Pavia, Alzaia del Naviglio Pavese da Pavia a Milano La suggestione del percorso prefigurato è tale da configurare il Sentiero di Leonardo come una originale valorizzazione dei territori coinvolti, portandolo a competere - grazie alla presenza di numerosi temi attrattivi - coi più blasonati cammini europei. 26 days and 540 km on foot: from Milan to S. Bernardino along the Adda and Lario - from S. Bernardino to Milan along the Mesolcina, Ticino and Naviglio Pavese. The birth of a path dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci intends to focus on territories and places that - from the Milanese capital to the Switzerland of the cantons of Grisons and Ticino - saw Leonardo da Vinci the undisputed protagonist with his activity as an artist, nature scholar, geologist, mountaineer. , engineer and inventor. In addition to the capital of Milan, the Martesana, the course of the Adda, the Lecco branch of the Lario, the Alpine crown, the current Italian Switzerland, the course of the Ticino, the Navigli Grande and Pavese were the areas he most explored and studied. Leonardo da Vinci, fascinated in Lombardy by flowing water and interested in the motion of fluids, found along the Abduano and Ticino courses the reasons for study, reflection and subsequent creation-invention which then resulted in his famous artistic and technological productions , which still amaze and fascinate the whole world. The path of Leonardo's Path follows an already known and consolidated path, summarized below: Towpath of the Martesana from Milan to Trezzo sull'Adda, Towpath of the Adda river from Trezzo sull'Adda to Lecco, Paths along the Resinelli Plains from Lecco to Abbadia Lariana (in the future, when the lakeside cycle path will be available), Path of the Wayfarer from Abbadia Lariana to Piantedo, Via Francisca from Piantedo to Chiavenna, Via Spluga from Chiavenna to Madesimo Passo del Baliscio from Madesimo to San Bernardino, Mesolcina Valley from San Bernardino to Bellinzona, Swiss path 7 from Bellinzona to Lugano and Ponte Tresa, Via Francisca from Ponte Tresa to Busto Arsizio, Towpath of the Naviglio Grande from Busto Arsizio to Abbiategrasso Trails of the Ticino Park from Abbiategrasso to Pavia, Towpath of the Naviglio Pavese from Pavia to Milan. The suggestion of the prefigured path is such as to configure Leonardo's Path as an original enhancement of the territories involved, leading it to compete - thanks to the presence of numerous attractive themes - with the most noble European paths.

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Among the rolling hills of Recanati, the Agriturismo Raggio Verde, ideal for spending pleasant holidays in the Marche region. The farmhouse, completely renovated, obtained from an old farmhouse, offers a synthesis of the Marche's motifs: nature, tranquillity, marvellous scenery, history, and culture. The Agriturismo Raggioverde is located on top of a hill and looks directly towards the historic centre of Recanati (just 5 km), offering a "postcard" view.

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Vito Salerno, Il ragazzo del legno, is a young man of just 26 years but his is an ancient profession that, unfortunately, is disappearing. Chessboards, clocks, tables: these are the exclusive objects that Vito Salerno, a very young craftsman from Chiaramonte, produces from wood in his garage, used as a laboratory.

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The base-concept of Handmade is Cool ...by Il Neonato di Graziella is to transmit, even to the little ones, the love and the warmth of the Made in Italy style, completely handmade, revisited, however, in all original and trendy. Each t-shirt comes from a unique and distinctive theme given by the experience of the ten-year collections, each print comes from an embroidery or an application made with crochet, strictly unique, original and hand made!

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At Il Grifo e la Fenice, run in Italy, this is what we love in the objects we deal with: their uniqueness, the care with which they were designed and made by the various Mastri who have taken care of every detail up to elevating them, in some cases, to real works of art. , gilding, bronzes, marbles, inlays, slabs, chisels, precious finishes, secrets sometimes difficult to reveal, often unimaginable levels to reach: many skilled hands have gone along shaping the material to make it vibrant and aesthetic in all its parts.

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Il Cartiglio Libreria Antiquaria was founded in 1985 by Roberto Cena and Elsie Deferre, current co-owners of the business with his son Luca Cena. Over the years prestigious and thematic catalogues have been published. The Gallery participated and participated in the main Italian exhibitions of the sector and at the Turin antique biennials organized by Roberto Cena himself as President of the Piedmont Antiques Association. The bookshop is amazing, just only a visit tells us so much about the history, the views and the technical skills in the past. The Cartiglio Antiquarian Library is located in the centre of Turin, under the magnificent arcades of the so-called "King's Walk" in via Po, and is arranged over three exhibition floors. It offers valuable antique books and prints, manuscripts, Neapolitan gouaches and watercolours, ancient geographical maps, historical documents, graphics by old masters and the best authors of the '900. For years, he has collaborated with institutions and prestigious companies, providing them with books and prints for corporate gifts. Roberto Cena carries out appraisals and evaluations with confidence and competence in collaboration with numerous professional firms. He is registered in the Roll of Experts and Experts of the Turin Chamber of Commerce and is the expert witness of the Turin Court.

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Buongiorno! Mi chiamo Elena Matteuzzi e gestisco IL CAPOCHIAVE, il blog degli amanti dell’architettura tradizionale. Sono un architetto e mi occupo di divulgazione delle tecniche costruttive pre-moderne, restauro architettonico e miglioramento sismico degli edifici storici. Ho scritto un libro sugli intonaci decorati del centro storico di Siena e conseguito un master in restauro e consolidamento del costruito storico con una tesi sul restauro strutturale di una pieve cinquecentesca a Città di Castello (Perugia), che nel 2018 ha vinto la prima edizione del premio di restauro CO.RE. (sezione "ricerche post laurea). Ho aperto questo sito per aiutarti a scoprire un mondo affascinante e offrirti servizi professionali di alto livello: CONSULENZE SPECIALISTICHE PER AZIENDE, ARCHITETTI E INGEGNERI – Esecuzione di fotopiani e modelli 3D a partire da semplici fotografie. – Rilievo critico comprendente lo studio e datazione delle varie fasi costruttive, il riconoscimento di materiali e tecniche costruttive, l’individuazione delle influenze stilistiche, l’esecuzione di ricostruzioni ipotetiche, eccetera. – Rilievo e analisi dei dissesti e del quadro fessurativo. – Rilievo e analisi del degrado secondo la Norma UNI 11182 (ex Normal). – Valutazione della qualità muraria con l’Indice di Qualità Muraria (IQM) e stima delle sue caratteristiche meccaniche (resistenza a compressione, resistenza a taglio e modulo di elasticità). – Analisi stratigrafica degli elevati. – Datazione di edifici con metodi “stilistici” (mensiocronologia, cioè misurando le dimensioni dei mattoni o dei conci di pietra di una muratura; cronotipologia, cioè sulla base dell’aspetto di elementi costruttivi come portali, archi, scale, architravi, balaustre, capitelli, eccetera). – Ricostruzione ipotetica di facciate e intonaci decorati. – Esecuzione di ricerche storiche anche d’archivio. RESTAURARE CON STILE Ogni edificio storico ha caratteristiche uniche e irripetibili dovute a secoli di modifiche e stratificazioni. Tutti possono avere una casa nuova ma un vecchio muro ha impiegato moltissimo tempo per acquisire un aspetto “vissuto” e possederlo è una cosa per pochi. Ma come ristrutturare una vecchia casa conservando il suo fascino? Basta Restaurare con stile! Una consulenza altamente qualificata che prevede un accurato colloquio iniziale per valutare i tuoi desideri, il sopralluogo sul posto con il rilievo completo, lo studio di alcune soluzioni progettuali e consigli specifici sui materiali, dettagli e lavorazioni. La soluzione ideale per una casa dalle prestazioni avanzate e molte vicende da tramandare! SOS AFFRESCHI In molte zone d’Italia la tradizione delle facciate affrescate è tuttora molto viva e sentita. Gli antichi intonaci decorati valorizzano e donano un fascino unico e irripetibile a qualsiasi edificio: vanno dunque trovati, tramandati e salvati. Abiti in un palazzo con la facciata, il cortile o gli interni affrescati ma bisognosi di restauro e manutenzione? Stai ristrutturando casa ma sospetti che sotto gli intonaci più recenti si nascondano le tracce di antiche decorazioni? SOS Affreschi è il servizio per te! SISMA CHECK-UP L’Italia è un paese sismico e gli ultimi terremoti di Norcia, Amatrice e Ischia lo hanno dimostrato ampiamente. Non possiamo prevedere i terremoti ma la prevenzione risulta fondamentale. Proprio per questo Sisma check-up è la soluzione ideale! Un’analisi veloce e non invasiva della tua casa per individuare: – Eventuali problemi urgenti come crepe o cedimenti – I punti più vulnerabili in caso di terremoto – Alcuni consigli operativi.

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The holiday farm Agriturismo Il Calesse takes its origin from the farm F.lli Giuntini, existing from 1860, and it is located on the green hills of Montalbano region, in Tuscany. The estate and the farmhouse have been totally restructured to be able to accommodate guests and to offer them genuine and relaxing holidays. The farm is composed of woods, olive groves, vineyards, and it produces olive oil, wine, and lumber.

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Joan Mestre Ramis (Felanitx, Majorca) is the president of FICAL: the Iberian Forum of Lime (Cal). A non-profit association whose purpose is the development of research, training and dissemination of the production and use of the lime. FICAL can be part of both physical and legal persons, with the capacity to act as requested, provided they accept the rights and obligations that correspond to them as members of the association.

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I'm Italian, the name of our mosaics that are entirely handmade. From the initial idea, the working table is ready with all the materials: marbles, stones, Venetian Smalti and Venetian Golds, stoneware. We keep on with ancient tradition of mosaics, martellina and tagliolo are still tools of the trade. We design and create the mosaic in all forms: cladding and decorative inserts for walls and floors, original and contemporary decor, furnishing accessories, tables, mirrors, frames, lamps, clocks, jewelry, small customised items.

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At I mosaici di Lastrucci all mosaics are entirely produced in the according to the original techniques dating back to the 16th century, which highlight the natural colour of every stone. The tools used are of ancient origin; progress and technology have not been able to create suitable substitutes for them, because the original tools were crafted for recreating a sense of beauty that modern technology is unable to reproduce. All mosaics are entirely produced by the Masters Iacopo and Bruno Lastrucci.

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El Hotel Humboldt se encuentra ubicado en la cima del Cerro Ávila en Caracas, Venezuela. Este edificio es un ícono en la arquitectura venezolana por su diseño de vanguardia. Su construcción se realizó en 199 días de 200 dispuestos por el gobierno de entonces, entre los meses de mayo y noviembre de 1956. El hotel formó parte de un gran proyecto de modernización de la ciudad, en donde la principal intención de esta obra era unir a Caracas con el Litoral a través de un complejo turístico y recreativo que involucraba un teleférico como medio de transporte. El hotel Humboldt se caracteriza por ser una cápsula del tiempo que nos lleva directamente a los años cincuenta del siglo pasado. El hotel es una isla en medio de un verde apabullante, un faro que se divisa desde casi cualquier rincón de Caracas, un homenaje a la luz del trópico. También es un espacio para el descanso y la diversión, donde la historia y la tecnología se unen para brindar una experiencia de altura, a más de 2.200 metros sobre el nivel del mar. Este complejo hotelero, con sus amplios espacios sociales, es quizá la obra más conocida del arquitecto venezolano Tomás Sanabria (1922 – 2008), quien junto a los ingenieros Gustavo Larrazábal y Oscar Urreiztieta logró construir y poner en funcionamiento el hotel en solo 199 días, ¡justo un día antes de vencer el plazo establecido para su finalización! El edificio está construido a una altura de 2140 metros sobre el nivel del mar. El resultado de esta construcción vanguardista es una torre cilíndrica con 70 habitaciones adosadas a un cuerpo bajo destinado a áreas sociales, entretenimiento y servicios, alojados bajo una serie de cubiertas abovedadas y prismáticas. En la parte alta del edificio se encuentra un bar con vistas panorámicas de 360 grados que fungen de mirador para apreciar la iluminada ciudad de Caracas hacia el sur y las tonalidades azul del Mar Caribe hacia el norte. La fachada del edificio está hecha con cristal y aluminio, materiales que se implementaron con la finalidad de ayudar a mantener un ambiente cálido en el interior de la edificación, y que además permitió facilitar el mantenimiento rutinario de limpieza desde adentro por medio de ventanales basculantes. Entre los datos interesantes que vale la pena destacar de esta edificación es que el alto coste de su mantenimiento lo mantuvo cerrado por más de 20 años y no es sino hasta 2019 que abre sus puertas nuevamente al público. Sin embargo, en aras de conservar el ambiente de la época del momento de su construcción, toda la decoración está inspirada en el estilo de los años 50’ y se mantienen muchos de los recursos originales que se utilizaron en aquel entonces, tales como los pisos, las barandas de aluminio, entre otros. La principal forma de acceso a este hotel en la cima del Cerro el Ávila sigue siendo mediante el teleférico de Caracas, desde el cual se pueden apreciar unas increíbles imágenes de la ciudad mientras se van adentrando en medio de la montaña. Sin embargo, para los amantes de la naturaleza y el tracking también es posible realizar el ascenso caminando.

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El Hostal de los Reyes Católicos es un edificio que fue construido en el año 1492. En 1501, este edificio fue destinado por los Reyes Católicos para atender a los enfermos y peregrinos del divino Xacobe, según se puede leer en la inscripción latina que recorre el friso superior de la portada. El proyecto de las obras se debe al arquitecto real Enrique Egas. Delante de la fachada se puede ver una fuerte cadena del siglo XVI sostenida por pilares esmeradamente tallados que delimita la propiedad del hospital y que tiene su origen en las disputas de propiedad entre el Ayuntamiento y las autoridades del hospital. Cuenta con una hermosa portada plateresca, obra de los maestros franceses Martín de Blas y Guillén de Colás. En las pilastras de esta portada podemos ver de abajo arriba, las figuras de Adán, Santa Catalina y San Juan Bautista en la izquierda y las de Eva, Santa Lucía y María Magdalena en la derecha. En el friso de la puerta, estructurada a modo de arco triunfal romano, aparecen alineadas las figuras de los doce apóstoles. En las pechinas sobre el arco se pueden ver los medallones que recogen los bustos de los reyes Isabel y Fernando. Sobre el friso, en el cuerpo superior se abre la ventana del Aposento Real, reservado para hospedar a los monarcas cuando acudieran a Compostela, esta parte se encuentra bordeada por las imágenes de Cristo, la Virgen, Santiago, San Juan Evangelista, San Pedro y San Pablo. Dos grandes escudos, con las armas de Castilla flanquean así mismo, la portada. Recorriendo todo el frente del edificio vemos los balcones diseñados por fray Tomás Alonso, apoyados en ménsulas muy trabajadas que representan figuras fantasiosas. La cornisa se decora con una minuciosa cadena en la que sobresalen grotescas y obscenas gárgolas. El espacio interior está estructurado en una planta rectangular con cuatro patios. El más artístico de estos patios es el que se encuentra de primero al entrar del lado izquierdo, en el que destaca sobre todo, la puerta que conduce a la antigua sala de San Luis. El interior del Hostal alberga una hermosa capilla ojival, declarada Monumento Nacional en 1912. La parte más interesante de esta capilla de planta de cruz latina, situada entre los cuatro patios, es el crucero al que se accede a través de un enrejado de hierro de hermosa factura, obra del cerrajero francés Guillén. La bóveda del crucero, confeccionada en piedra litográfica de Coimbra, es de una bellísima filigrana.

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Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighborhood is its center for dining, nightlife, and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels, with volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. Sites relating to the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor include the USS Arizona Memorial. In this cosmopolitan capital city, you’ll find everything from historic landmarks to fine dining to world-class shopping. Home to the majority of Oahu’s population, Honolulu stretches across the southeastern shores of the island, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, encompassing world-famous Waikiki Beach along the way.

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Homo Faber Guide is an online platform dedicated to craftsmanship that allows you to discover artisans and their masterpieces; explore museums, visit galleries and shops selling unique objects; enjoy experiences in cities across Europe. Homo Faber Guide is a signature project developed by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, which was set up in 2016 thanks to the intuition of Franco Cologni and Johann Rupert. The Michelangelo Foundation’s mission is to celebrate and preserve master craftsmanship, and for this reason it has created a European map of the most significant representatives in this field, with the aim of connecting all its protagonists: artisans, designers, gallery owners, art curators, collectors and enthusiasts of high-quality handmade pieces.

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St. Petersburg's most popular visitor attraction, and one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums, the Hermitage is a must-see for all first-time travellers to the city. With over 3 million items in its collection, it also definitely rewards repeat visits, and new-comers can only hope to get a brief taste of the riches on offer here, from Impressionist masterpieces to fascinating Oriental treasures. One estimate has it that you would need eleven years to view each exhibit on display for just one minute, so many visitors prefer to organize a guided tour to ensure they have time to catch all the collection's highlights. Art aficionados, however, may find it more rewarding to seek out for themselves the works that they are particularly interested in.The bulk of the Hermitage collection is housed in the Winter Palace, formerly the official residence of the Romanov Tsars, and its several annexes. However, there are a number of other sites that constitute part of the Hermitage, including the recently opened Storage Facility in the north of St. Petersburg, which offers guided tours through some of the museum's vast stocks. Our guide to visiting the Hermitage is designed to help you find your way around this enormous collection, with a detailed tour of the main site and individual information on each of the affiliated museums.

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Hermès International S.A., or simply Hermès, is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer established in 1837 by Thierry Hermès. He created some of the finest wrought harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade, so that later specializes in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewelry, watches and ready-to-wear. Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage with horse. Hermès has become an icon all over the world with so many wondrous stories and such an illustrious past, Hermes conjures up a story to it that many other fashion houses can’t even begin to compete alongside. The fact that the stunning bags they create remain so prized is a testament to the fashion house’s design brilliance and luxurious quality.

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The AHRC Heritage Priority Area team – led by Professor Rodney Harrison, University College London – works with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the heritage research community, and heritage partner organisations, to draw together and stimulate the development of a wide range of research across the arts and humanities that make an important contribution to understanding heritage. We take on an expansive view of heritage, and aim to encourage and stimulate work that highlights intersections between natural and cultural heritage, and key global challenges. ​We are currently working with AHRC to develop a programme of events and activities which will help us to address these aims. We have our own specific set of research themes which we aim to engage as part of our research and leadership activities.

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Heritage Help has been created by the JCNAS (Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies), with the support of HistoricEngland, to offer information and advice on matters related to the management and protection of local historic environments. The JCNAS (Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies) brings together a group of national societies interested in the historic environment of England and Wales. Seven bodies form its core membership: the Ancient Monuments Society, Council for British Archaeology, Garden History Society, Georgian Group, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Twentieth Century Society and Victorian Society. All are national, voluntary sector organisations. These societies are described in planning acts, government circulars and other guidance documents as 'The National Amenity Societies'. Together these societies represent many thousands of members who care about all aspects of the historic environment. Through this membership of enthusiasts, and the work of the professional staff in individual organisations, the JCNAS exists to promote understanding, appreciation and care of historic buildings, sites and landscapes. The core membership of the JCNAS works closely with a range of other organisations that share a concern for the historic environment. These include public-sector bodies such as Cadw and Historic England, organisations representing professional memberships such as the Institute for Historic Building Conservation, private owner-organisations such as the Historic Houses Association, as well as voluntary sector bodies with specialist interests such as the Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages (ASHTAV) and Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA). Links to all JCNAS members and associated organisations can be found in the Heritage Help directory. The core member-organisations of the JCNAS have a statutory position in the planning process as advisers on certain types of application. Additionally, each organisation is involved with activities such as advice-giving, campaigning, education and training, as well as offering a range of activities and events for members.

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Been there, done that... doing it all over again! Herby, a product of South Africa, vintage '63, Internaut since '82. Roaming the world since the age of 23 to date. Jack of all trades, master of none. Techie, pilot, nomad. Can travel~live~work, anywhere. Global village citizen, living without boundaries, my primary passions are aviation, the sea and Ubuntu Synergy. I am, because we are. Together. We create unity, foster community, motivate affiliates to generate residual revenue, and facilitate networking events. It's time to LIVE your life! My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. I believe charity begins at the cash register. Just say no to donations. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. Constantly bombing your mind with books and exercise, are two battles that win the war of longevity. I want to grow old. There is no planet B. I'm a big fan of renewable resources and ethical commerce. Gardens, farming, trees and bees, and anything that carries fleas. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. Noble causes that need proactive participants. Anyone can help: Scholars, students, employment seekers, those just over broke. Single and stay-at-home parents. Business owners, administrators and managers of any ilk. Retrenched and retired folks who still have much to give. Everyone can become successful super affiliates. Generating residual income is easy, and I will be your guide. With 40+ years in technology, aviation and extensive travel, this digital nomad has a wealth of experience to share. Helping others navigate the fear of failure and proven pathway to success. Point-and-click easy here >> https://herbyolschewski.com/action/worksheet/

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Situated at Badi Choupad, Pink City of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal was built in 1799. It has 953 windows on the outside walls. The honeycomb shaped and beautifully carved windows allow breeze to blow through the palace and makes it a perfect summer palace. It was built as an extension to the City Palace nearby. See below for more information about Hawa Mahal. In 1799, the Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Sawai Pratap Singh, grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ordered Lal Chand Usta to construct an extension to the Royal City Palace. The Purdah system at the time was strictly followed. Rajput royal ladies should not be seen by strangers or appear in any public area. The construction of Hawa Mahal allows the royal ladies to enjoy from every day street scenes to royal processions on the street without being seen. The five-stores palace was built in the form of Krishna’s crown because Sarai Pratap Singh was devoted to Krishna, the Hindu god. The mahal has a total of 953 small casements each with small lattice worked pink window, balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices. This allows cool breeze blow through the mahal and keep it cool and airy in summer. Despite the large number of windows, each of them are size of a peep hole such that the royal ladies were not to be seen by the public. The top three storeys are a single room thick, namely Vichitra Mandir, Prakash Mandir and Hawa Mandir. The Maharaja worshipped the Krishna at the Vichitra Mandir. while the Prakash Mandir provides an open terrace to both sides. Worth noting is that there are no steps to the upper floors but ramps. They are for the palanquin of the royal ladies. The autumn celebrations took place on the Sharad Mandir on the first floor. Don’t miss out on the colourful glassworks on Ratan Mandir on the second floor. Contrast to the rich decoration of the exterior, the interiors of the mahal is much simpler. But it is also where you will find the best view of the city of Jaipur.

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This superb harbor at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico with easy access to the Gulf Stream, the main ocean current that navigators followed when traveling from the Americas to Europe, led to Havana's early development as the principal port of Spain's New World colonies. This final establishment is commemorated by El Templete. Havana was the sixth town founded by the Spanish on the island, called San Cristóbal de la Habana by Pánfilo de Narváez: the name combines San Cristóbal, patron saint of Havana, and Habana, of obscure origin, possibly derived from Habaguanex, a Native American chief who controlled that area, as mentioned by Diego Velasquez in his report to the king of Spain. Havana is Cuba’s capital city. Spanish colonial architecture in its 16th-century Old Havana core includes the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a fort and maritime museum. The National Capitol Building is an iconic 1920s landmark. Also in Old Havana is the baroque Catedral de San Cristóbal and Plaza Vieja, whose buildings reflect the city’s vibrant architectural mix. Most people travel to the Caribbean for a beach vacation, but Cuba has a totally different allure. The legends of Fidel and Che, Cuba’s communist order, the American embargo and the country’s isolation have turned Cuba today into a tourist magnet. People mostly come here to experience the Cuban way of life and to witness the history writing of Cuba. And sure, the dazzling beaches are the cherry on top.

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Hans-Juergen Wiegand is a man who lives his work passions and family, with determination. A philanthropist, who has held important positions in the chemical and automotive world, in particular with Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz). He loves to travel, attaining knowledge and experience from different cultures. These experiences have shaped him, with a particular acumen in recognizing the best in human beings. Hans thrives on helping young people, to realize their dreams, as he has realized his own. Hans is an inspirational leader, with the competence to restructure and transform organizations. He is very flexible with people, and stands like a rock when it comes to principles. Whatever happens, he will always stay positive.

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Creare tende e padiglioni dal fascino antico, esotico, a volte fiabesco, nasce dall’esigenza di conciliare la nostra passione per tempi e luoghi lontani con la concreta necessità di realizzare coperture belle da vedere ma anche solide e resistenti per creare nuovi luoghi di vita all’aperto. La ricerca stilistica e l’ispirazione concettuale di Guido Toschi Marazzani Visconti, spazia dalle tende da guerra delle Campagne Romane, agli accampamenti medioevali per giostre e tornei, dai lussuosi padiglioni sette/ottocenteschi fino a spingersi alle suggestioni esotiche delle tende berbere del nord Africa. Nel corso degli anni abbiamo ideato numerosi modelli dalle forme e dalle dimensioni più varie, ma solo quelli che hanno dimostrato le migliori performance di affidabilità e durata sono entrati a far parte della nostra collezione permanente e brevettata. Ogni dimora possiede un fascino e un’identità propri. Il fine delle nostre creazioni è quello di integrarsi armoniosamente allo stile di ogni casa e giardino, esaltandone la bellezza e svelandone nuove possibilità abitative. Questo ci porta a creare coperture sempre nuove e personalizzate nelle forme, dimensioni e decori, seguendo i desideri e le esigenze di ogni nostro cliente. Tutte però ideate e realizzate nel segno della bellezza e della funzionalità. Non solo tende e padiglioni. Il nostro amore per l’esterno ci porta a progettare e realizzare terrazzi e giardini, treillage in legno e ferro, comodi cuscini, roulon e materassini in tessuto idrorepellente, resistenti all’umidità e alla pioggia in tutti i colori presenti in collezione e passamanerie multicolori. Designing Tents and Pavilions in an ancient, exotic, sometimes fairy-tale style, stems from our need to combine our passion for distant times and places with the need to create beutiful but useful products. Guido Toschi’s Design reveals a passion for the Historic and the Exotic. His work being inspired by the Lists of medieval Jousting Events, other by the Luxury Pavilions of the 17th and 18th centuries, still more by the traditional tents of North Africa’s Berber People. Over the years we have designed numerous models with the most varied shapes and sizes, but only those that have shown the best performance in terms of reliability and durability have become part of our permanent and patented collection. Every house has its own charm and identity. The purpose of our work is to harmoniously integrate with the style of each house and garden, enhancing their beauty and revealing new housing possibilities. This leads us to create new models all the time, customized in shape, size and decoration. Following the needs and desires of any customers. All however designed and built under the sign of beauty and functionality. Not only Tents and Pavilions. Our love for the outdoors leads us to design and create furnishing and accessories for terraces and gardens, treillage in wood and iron, comfortable cushions, roulons and mattresses covered in waterproof fabric, resistant to moisture and rain, customizable with stencil decorations and trimmings.

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Dalla City all'azienda di famiglia nel grossetano. Due mondi forse agli antipodi, sicuramente molto distanti tra loro, ma non per Guido Pallini, 33 anni, che dopo aver lasciato il suo lavoro come banchiere d'investimento a Londra, ha preso la decisione di tornare alle sue radici nella fattoria di famiglia, un'attività di allevamento di bufale per la produzione di latte. Pallini ha sempre coltivato la visione di trasformare questa azienda agricola in rapido declino in un'azienda di produzione di formaggio. Integrare altre attività nel loro funzionamento hanno contribuito a rendere l'azienda più sostenibile. Oggi La Maremmana è una fabbrica di formaggio a pasta filata di formaggio di bufala prodotto esclusivamente con il latte del proprio bestiame. Dalla mozzarella di bufala alla burrata fino alla ricotta fresca, il sogno di Pallini di salvare l'azienda di famiglia è diventato realtà.

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Gucci is an Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence, in 1921. He started with hand made bags and belts made with beautiful soft Italian style and handcrafted leather. Gucci climbed to 41st position in the magazine's annual 2009 "Top Global 100 Brands" chart created by Interbrand. Gucci is also the highest-selling Italian brand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide as of September 2009, and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores. In the Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands list, Gucci is ranked the 38th most valuable brand. As of January 2015, the creative director is Alessandro Michele.

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Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition. Thunberg is known for her blunt, straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address what she describes as the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg’s urgent message to tackle the climate crisis has sparked a wave of action from the global school strikes to political promises for zero-emission economies. But if we’re serious about Global Goal 13 for climate action, we need to wield our most powerful weapon of all: our vote. With elections coming up in the UK and the US over the next year, Thunberg’s call to engage with our democratic rights couldn’t be more timely.

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The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications that were built across the historical northern borders of ancient Chinese states and Imperial China as protection against various nomadic groups from the Eurasian Steppe. The frontier walls built by different dynasties have multiple courses. Collectively, they stretch from Liaodong in the east to Lop Lake in the west, from the present-day Sino–Russian border in the north to Tao River (Taohe) in the south; along an arc that roughly delineates the edge of the Mongolian steppe; spanning over 20,000 km (12,000 mi) in total. Today, the defensive system of the Great Wall is generally recognized as one of the most impressive architectural feats in history.

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The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of south India and the neighbouring islands. The site includes three great 11th- and 12th-century Temples: the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram. The Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram, built by Rajendra I, was completed in 1035. Its 53-m vimana (sanctum tower) has recessed corners and a graceful upward curving movement, contrasting with the straight and severe tower at Thanjavur. The Airavatesvara temple complex, built by Rajaraja II, at Darasuram features a 24-m vimana and a stone image of Shiva. The temples testify to the brilliant achievements of the Chola in architecture, sculpture, painting and bronze casting.

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Da più di 25 anni Grazia esegue pavimenti dipinti con materiali naturali. Dopo gli studi artistici, ha preso coscienza di essere un artigiano, perché ha imparato a piegare le sue abilità tecniche alle esigenze dei luoghi e al continuo confronto col committente. Di conseguenza, quasi senza soluzione di continuità, Grazie si è scoperta artista. Dal 2014 conduce un seminario workshop annuale di mosaico, presso il Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale. Ha collaborato con la Craviolatti Mosaici di Torino in qualità di mosaicista e con Diego Maria Gugliermetto per i rivestimenti di elementi di interior design.

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Il Gambrinus: il più importante Caffè di Napoli. Tra i locali più celebri della penisola, membro dell'Associazione Culturale Locali Storici d'Italia, salotto letterario partenopeo, celebre galleria d'arte, animatore della cultura cittadina, questi in breve i tratti d'eccellenza del Caffè che dal 1860 è punto di riferimento tra i più importanti della cultura della nostra città . La storia del Gran Caffè Gambrinus inizia con l'Unità di Italia quando, nel 1860, al piano terra del palazzo della Foresteria, l'elegante edificio del 1816 che oggi ospita la sede della Prefettura, viene aperto il “Gran Caff蔝. Affacciato direttamente su Piazza Plebiscito e Palazzo Reale, il Caffè diventa in breve tempo il salotto del bel mondo cittadino. La fama dovuta all'opera dei migliori pasticceri, gelatai e baristi provenienti da tutta Europa procura subito al Caffè la benevolenza della famiglia reale e il riconoscimento per decreto di “Fornitore della Real Casa”, onorificenza tributata dai Savoia soltanto ai migliori fornitori del Regno delle due Sicilie. Nel 1885 il Gran Caffè sembra essere sul punto di chiudere, ma di lì a poco le sue sale sarebbero state aperte ai napoletani e ai viaggiatori in una nuova più grande magnificenza. Nel 1890, infatti, Mariano Vacca, uomo avveduto e frequentatore di artisti e attori, prende in fitto i locali della Foresteria e ne affida la ristrutturazione all'architetto Antonio Curri, docente di Architettura, nonché Ornato nella Real Università di Napoli e professore onorario dell'Istituto di Belle Arti. Grazie alla perizia di più di quaranta tra artigiani e artisti, il Caffè diventa uno scrigno prezioso di opere d'arte: le sale vengono decorate con i marmi di Jenny e Fiore, gli stucchi del Bocchetta, i bassorilievi del Cepparulo e le tappezzerie del Porcelli; le pareti decorate dai più importanti paesaggisti napoletani. Il Caffè diventa una preziosa galleria d'arte nel cuore nobile di Napoli e viene valorizzata con l'ultima conquista della modernità , l'illuminazione elettrica. Per festeggiare la rinascita, il Caffè viene ribattezzato “Gran Caffè Gambrinus”, in nome del leggendario re delle Fiandre inventore della birra. L'intenzione è quella di fondere nell'immaginario le due più famose bevande d'Europa: la birra, nordica, bionda e fredda, e il caffè, scuro, bollente, piacere tipicamente napoletano. Inaugurato ufficialmente il 3 novembre 1890, il Gran Caffè Gambrinus diventa da subito il cuore della vita mondana, culturale e letteraria della città : re, regine, politici, giornalisti, letterati e artisti di fama internazionale ne fanno il luogo dove incontrarsi, discutere e scrivere versi, come nella migliore tradizione europea del caffè letterario. Le sale iniziano ad essere indicate per l'argomento degli incontri e dei simposi che vi si tengono: la sala politica, la sala della vita, la sala rotonda. Il Caffè è ormai tappa obbligata per qualsiasi visita della città : non c'è un solo viaggiatore che, arrivato a Napoli, rinunci a fare sosta al Gran Caffè Gambrinus. Lo storico locale partenopeo è sbocciato nel periodo della Belle Epoqué; infatti durante gli anni del primo novecento era il centro della cultura e dell'arte della città ; ricordiamo tra gli ospiti più illustri l'imperatrice d'Austria Sissi, che degustò un ottimo gelato alla violetta, Gabriele D'Annunzio che scrisse al Gambrinus i versi della celebre canzone “A'vucchella”, Matilde Serao che fondò il quotidiano “Il Mattino” seduta proprio ai tavolini del caffè, Benedetto Croce che fece di Napoli la sua seconda città , lo scrittore irlandese Oscar Wilde che si recò nella città partenopea con Lord Alfred Douglas dopo i tristi giorni di prigionia, Ernest Hemingway, il filosofo francese Jean-Paul Sartre che scrisse pensieri su Napoli ai tavolini del Gambrinus “davanti a una granita che guardavo malinconicamente mentre si scioglieva nella sua coppa di smalto” e tantissimi altri. Sull'onda francese anche a Napoli verso la fine dell'Ottocento arrivò il Cafè Chantant o detto anche Caffè Concerto. Insieme al Salone Margherita, il Gambrinus fu uno dei ritrovi più frequentati dalla nobiltà napoletana. Con il passare del tempo, nella versione napoletana del Cafè Chantant si andò a delineare e a definire la figura della “sciantosa”, personaggio principale del concerto (il termine deriva da una storpiatura della lingua napoletana della parola francese chanteuse che letteralmente significa “cantante”. Il Gran Caffè Gambrinus prosperò fino al 1938 quando il prefetto Marziale ne ordinò la chiusura perché considerato luogo antifascista e da quel giorno i locali furono ceduti in parte al Banco di Napoli. Dei fasti che vide il Gambrinus, con questa scissione rimase solo il ricordo, imboccando una triste strada di decadenza. Agli inizi degli anni '70 Michele Sergio dà inizio alla battaglia per recuperare i locali del Caffè situato nel cuore di Napoli. Grazie al lavoro minuzioso di restauro degli antichi stucchi e di recupero dei pregevoli affreschi, il Gran Caffè Gambrinus rinasce a nuovo splendore. La battaglia è vinta. Napoli si riappropria della sua storia. Riportato ai suoi antichi fasti, il Gran Caffè Gambrinus torna ad essere il cuore pulsante e il salotto elegante della città . Oggi, il lavoro di valorizzazione iniziato da Michele Sergio è portato avanti dai figli Arturo e Antonio Sergio che fanno ancora grande l'unico storico caffè letterario della città di Napoli. The history of the Gran Caffè Gambrinus begins with the unification of Italy when, in 1860, the “Gran Caffè” was opened on the ground floor of the Foresteria building, the elegant 1816 building which now houses the headquarters of the Prefecture. Directly overlooking Piazza Plebiscito and Palazzo Reale, the café quickly becomes the living room of the beautiful city world. The fame due to the work of the best pastry chefs, ice cream makers and baristas from all over Europe immediately procured the benevolence of the royal family and the recognition by decree of "Supplier of the Royal House", an honor bestowed by the Savoy only to the best suppliers of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In 1885 the Gran Caffè seems to be about to close, but soon its rooms would be opened to Neapolitans and travelers in a new, greater magnificence. In 1890, in fact, Mariano Vacca, a shrewd man and frequenter of artists and actors, rented the premises of the Foresteria and entrusted the renovation to the architect Antonio Curri, professor of Architecture, as well as Ornato at the Royal University of Naples and honorary professor of 'Institute of Fine Arts. Thanks to the expertise of more than forty artisans and artists, the Café becomes a precious treasure chest of works of art: the rooms are decorated with Jenny and Fiore marbles, the stuccoes by Bocchetta, the bas-reliefs of Cepparulo and the tapestries of Porcelli; the walls decorated by the most important Neapolitan landscape architects. The Caffè becomes a precious art gallery in the noble heart of Naples and is enhanced with the latest conquest of modernity, electric lighting. To celebrate the rebirth, the coffee is renamed “Gran Caffè Gambrinus”, in the name of the legendary king of Flanders, inventor of beer. The intention is to fuse in the imagination the two most famous drinks in Europe: beer, Nordic, blonde and cold, and coffee, dark, hot, a typically Neapolitan pleasure. Officially inaugurated on November 3, 1890, the Gran Caffè Gambrinus immediately became the heart of the social, cultural and literary life of the city: kings, queens, politicians, journalists, writers and artists of international fame make it the place to meet, discuss and write verses, as in the best European tradition of literary coffee. The rooms begin to be indicated for the subject of the meetings and symposia that are held there: the political room, the room of life, the round room. The Caffè is now a must for any visit to the city: there is not a single traveler who, having arrived in Naples, gives up stopping at the Gran Caffè Gambrinus. The Neapolitan local historian blossomed during the Belle Epoqué period; in fact during the years of the early twentieth century it was the center of culture and art of the city; we remember among the most illustrious guests the empress of Austria Sissi, who tasted an excellent violet ice cream, Gabriele D'Annunzio who wrote to Gambrinus the verses of the famous song "A'vucchella" ??, Matilde Serao who founded the newspaper " The morning"?? sitting right at the coffee tables, Benedetto Croce who made Naples his second city, the Irish writer Oscar Wilde who went to the Neapolitan city with Lord Alfred Douglas after the sad days of imprisonment, Ernest Hemingway, the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre who wrote thoughts about Naples at the tables of the Gambrinus "in front of a slush that I looked sadly as it melted in its enamel cup"? and many others. On the French wave also in Naples towards the end of the nineteenth century the Cafè Chantant or also called Caffè Concerto arrived. Together with the Salone Margherita, the Gambrinus was one of the most popular haunts of the Neapolitan nobility. Over time, in the Neapolitan version of the Cafè Chantant the figure of the "sciantosa" was outlined and defined, the main character of the concert (the term derives from a distortion of the Neapolitan language of the French word chanteuse which literally means "singer "??. The Gran Caffè Gambrinus prospered until 1938 when the prefect Martial ordered its closure because it was considered an anti-fascist place and from that day the premises were partly sold to the Banco di Napoli. Of the glories that Gambrinus saw, with this split only the memory remained, taking a sad path of decadence. At the beginning of the 70s, Michele Sergio began the battle to recover the premises of the café located in the heart of Naples. Thanks to the meticulous restoration of the ancient stuccos and the recovery of the valuable frescoes, the Gran Caffè Gambrinus is reborn to a new splendor. The battle is won. Naples regains its history. Returned to its former glory, the Gran Caffè Gambrinus is once again the beating heart and elegant lounge of the city. Today, the enhancement work started by Michele Sergio is carried out by his sons Arturo and Antonio Sergio who still make the only historic literary café in the city of Naples great.

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Die GLS Bank ist in Deutschland die Refernz für sozial und ökologisches Banking. Wer bei der GLS Bank Kunde ist, kann sich sicher sein, dass sein Geld dazu beiträgt die Zukunft zu gestalten, die wir uns alle wüsnchen. Investitionen gehen in eigens sehr strickt aufgelegte Fonds welche das 1.5°C Ziel bereits erfüllen. Keine Kinderarbeit, keine Waffen, kein Genforschung oder andere negativ Themen - sondern erneuerbare Energien, Soziales und Kultur, ökologische Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, nachhaltige Wirtschaft und weitere positiv beitragende Vorhaben werden ausschließlich unterstützt. Als Kunde bei der Bank trägt man dazu bei, dass ausschließlich diese positiven Projekte gefördert werden. Der strickte Zuspruch zu sozial und ökologischen Projekten wird bei allen Produkten, die ein Kunde von seiner Bank kennt (Baugredite, Firmenkredite, Altersovrsorge, Anlagen, Investitionen etc) unabweichlich eingehalten. Privatpersonen, Firmen und Vereine werden darüber hinaus aktiv unterstützt ihrn eigenen Impact zu verbessern. Die GLS Bank ist eine Universal-Bank, bei welcher man nahezu alle Finanzdienstleistungen in Anspruch nehmen kann - jedoch immer unter einer strickten sozial, ökologischen und nachhaltigen Perspektive. Die Bank ist überwiegend in Deutschland tätig. Es können alle Dienste online wahrgenommen werden und es gibt mehrere Filialen für den persönlichen Besuch. Desweiteren besticht die Bank durch Ihre Rechtsform, die Genossenschaft. Die mitgleiderbestimmte Gesellschaftsform ist darauf gegründet in Gemeinschaft einen gesellschaftlich positiven Beitrag zu leisten. Mit der GLS Bank gibt es keinen Bedarf mehr als Privatperson sowie Firma bei einer konventionellen Bank zu sein und indirekt Umweltvernichtende Projekte zu unterstützen. Die GLS Bank bietet den vollumassenden Banken-Service mit reinem und ehrlichem guten Gewissen. Klimaschutz kann so einfach sein: Werde jetzt Mitglied bei der GLS Bank. The GLS Bank is the reference for social and ecological banking in Germany. Anyone who is a customer of GLS Bank can be sure that their money will help shape the future that we all want. Investments are made in specially designed funds that already meet the 1.5 ° C target. No child labor, no weapons, no genetic research or other negative topics - only renewable energies, social affairs and culture, ecological agriculture, nutrition, sustainable economy and other positively contributing projects are exclusively supported. As a customer at the bank, you help ensure that only these positive projects are funded. The strict encouragement to social and ecological projects is inevitably complied with for all products that a customer knows from their bank (building loans, corporate loans, old-age provision, systems, investments, etc.). Private individuals, companies and associations are also actively supported to improve their own impact. The GLS Bank is a universal bank, where you can take advantage of almost all financial services - but always under a strict social, ecological and sustainable perspective. The bank operates predominantly in Germany. All services can be used online and there are several branches for personal visits. Furthermore, the bank impresses with its legal form, the cooperative. The member-determined form of society is based on making a socially positive contribution in community. With the GLS Bank, there is no longer any need to be a private person or company with a conventional bank and indirectly support environmentally damaging projects. GLS Bank offers the full banking service with a clear and honest good conscience. Climate protection can be so easy: become a member of GLS Bank now.

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My name is Glorymar Hernandez, but I prefer to be called “Glory”. I was born in the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, and grew up amid the crowds of the city, the tranquility of the Andean mountains and the joy of the Caribbean coast. A mixture that has taught me to enjoy wherever I am, that aroused my curiosity to know the world, and that has helped me to adapt, with relative ease, to changes. I have a degree in Philosophy, my research works are in Philosophy of Language. Since 2019 I have been working as a Spanish teacher. I decided to start teaching my mother tongue thanks to my experience learning other languages. I had the opportunity to live for a year in Ireland, where I went to learn English and, currently, I am in Italy, where I have had the opportunity to learn Italian. These experiences allowed me to realize that, although seeking perfection when trying to “speak like a native” is the ideal, what really matters is being able to communicate, make ourselves understood and be open to the experience of knowing other cultures and understand that there are many different points of view. Professionally, I have had the opportunity to work in different contexts such as banking, outsourcing consular procedures, and teaching at university level. The biggest lesson I learned from these experiences is that I am not an office person. I prefer to own my time and have the freedom to work wherever I am. For this reason, I have decided to dedicate myself to teaching Spanish online and to enter the digital world. I consider myself a very curious and versatile person, that is why in my free time I enjoy handcrafting (such as sewing or knitting), volunteering, being in contact with nature, and trying to learn new things, like playing the guitar. Regarding my geographical preferences, the beach and the mountains are my main refuges, because I can escape from the noise of the city and connect with myself. That is why I would like to be able to live with my husband on a mountain, not far from the sea.

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Gli amici di Venezia Onlus è un’associazione di volontariato nata a Venezia il 24 luglio 2007. Il fondatore è Giorgio Girelli che, con la moglie Brunella Cortesi e nove amici, decise di raccogliere fondi per progetti mirati a favore dei bambini del Terzo mondo e per lo sviluppo e la crescita effettiva di alcune comunità locali tra le più povere al mondo. Gli ambiti d'intervento sono: salute, istruzione e sviluppo agricolo. L’associazione e i suoi soci, circa 150, prestano la loro attività gratuitamente e il 100% delle somme raccolte viene utilizzata per i progetti programmati.

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GA Giuntini Ferramenta, azienda storica è uno fra i maggiori grossisti distributori di porte in Toscana e in tutto il Centro Italia. La ferramenta Giuntini esiste dal primo Dopoguerra, quando un giovane Archimede Giuntini intraprese l’attività con i mezzi del tempo: mentre la moglie Giorgia si occupava della vendita al banco, Archimede si spostava in bicicletta e raggiungeva i falegnami fino a Prato per portar loro la ferramenta. Così nacque la “GA” Giuntini, il cui marchio ancora oggi con Marco Giuntini, custodisce le iniziali del suo fondatore. Negli anni dell’Italia che cresceva, la Giuntini ferramenta conquistò la fiducia di artigiani e falegnami specializzandosi come ferramenta professionale per il mobile, a servizio di quel “bello e ben fatto” che il mercato richiedeva.

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After a 9-year apprenticeship at the master Giuseppe Nunnari, Giovanni Consolo opened his workshop Restorations of Time in 1999, providing his skills and his talent on the art of restoration at the service of private clients and prestigious antique dealers.

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The princess Giorgiana Corsini takes refuge to work, almost without the knowledge of who goes to the palace: she moves the edges with the looseness of an elf, with the energy of a Piedmontese soldier. She created Artigianato e Palazzo, she was president of Friends of the Countryside. The aim of these activities is the preservation of the territories, the houses, and villas of the villas, the effort to reapply the owners, helping laws, taxes, costs, to make the restorations to try everything to go ahead these chaps.

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Two individuals, Chiara Ferraris, and Giorgio Gros, two professionals join in Gioara to develop an ambitious and innovative project. Our mission is to combine noble materials, work them with specialized and innovative techniques, create custom and design products, make use of 100% Italian professionals, be competitive and follow the customer in every choice.

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The Boboli Gardens is a historical park in the city of Florence. Born as the grand-ducal garden of Palazzo Pitti, it is also connected to the Forte di Belvedere, a military outpost for the safety of the sovereign and his family. The garden, which welcomes over 800,000 visitors every year, is one of the most important examples of Italian garden in the world and is a veritable open-air museum, for the architectural-landscape setting and for the collection of sculptures, which ranging from Roman antiquities to the twentieth century. The Boboli Gardens is one of the most famous gardens on the peninsula.

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Lo Studio Giaquinto è un riferimento sia sul territorio nazionale, dove si è radicato, sia in campo internazionale, sviluppa e integra le specifiche competenze con il contributo di professionisti multidisciplinari che operano in équipe, finalizzato a una soluzione personalizzata dei temi affrontati sia in scala urbana che nei dettagli. La ricerca costante di giovani competenze qualificate in settori complementari quali domotica, qualistica, ergonomia, innovazione tecnologica e materiali compositi ne qualifica l’eccellenza.Lo Studio offre servizi di progettazione architettonica, progettazione urbanistica e riqualificazione urbana, concept-design e comunicazioni, studi di fattibilità e sostenibilità, progettazioni esecutive e analisi dei costi.

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Our wine is the reflection of our values. When you pour some of it into a glass, stop to observe the purple waterfall that slips into the shining crystal, feel the scent that emanates, raise the glass and, moving it under the light, appreciate its ruby highlights. Bring the wine to your lips and savor. The sun, the earth, the wind between the vine leaves, the bunches, the ancient tradition, the hills ... THE WINE, that since 1896 our family produces.

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Genoa is an amazing port city and is the capital of the Liguria region. It is known for its important role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the historic center is the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, in Romanesque style with a black and white striped façade and frescoed interiors. Narrow streets lead to monumental squares like the Piazza de Ferrari, with its characteristic bronze fountain and the Carlo Felice opera house. It has the biggest ancient city center still remained as it eas through the centuries. Famous all over the world for its handmade focaccia.

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La Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino si trova in via Magenta 31 a Torino, in Italia. Fu fondata attorno al 1891-95. Ospita le collezioni artistiche permanenti dell'Ottocento e del Novecento. Uno sguardo all’arte moderna italiana e alle tendenze internazionali dell’arte contemporanea compresa una tra le più importanti raccolte di video d’artista.

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The Galleria Sabauda is an Italian art gallery located in Turin and is one of the most important collections of pictorial art in Italy. Hosted since 2014 in the Manica Nuova dl Palazzo Reale, within the complex of the Royal Museums of Turin, it has over 700 paintings ranging from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. The history of the art gallery dates back to 1497 when the Savoy gathered together the ancient works acquired by the family into an inventory. The first real catalog dates back to 1631 and is carefully preserved in a special case.

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The museum of the Uffizi Gallery, constitutes for quantity and quality of the works collected one of the most important museums in the world. It contains the most important existing collection of Raffaello and Botticelli, as well as fundamental groups of works by Giotto, Tiziano, Veronese, Tintoretto, Pontormo, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Dürer, Rubens and others. Inside are housed some of the greatest masterpieces of humanity: Cimabue, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Mantegna, Titian, Parmigianino, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto and Sandro Botticelli.

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Chiara e Massimo Ferrero fondano la loro galleria d'arte nel 2010 e dal 2011 acquisiscono l'attuale spazio espositivo al secondo piano dello storico edificio di Villa Nesi a Ivrea. I galleristi sono principalmente collezionisti d'arte e negli anni hanno acquisito e approfondito la conoscenza di artisti nazionali e internazionali.Dal 2017 la galleria d'arte si avvale della consulenza artistica di Ermanno Tedeschi per una ricerca sempre piu affinata degli artisti al fine di rispondere al meglio alle richieste e esigenze del collezionista.Sempre nel 2017 nasce una collaborazione e condivisione artisti con gallerie d'arte di New York. "

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The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It's considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos' species later inspired his theory of evolution.

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Gabriele Pici sculpts the Pietra Leccese, a limestone rock that, thanks to its characteristics of porosity and ductility, allows him to untie unique and sinuous forms from the inert block; these forms that materially translate his own imaginary. Every stroke he inflicts on the piece does not betray any hesitation. The security and decision in the act of creation give life to a heroic gesture aimed at bringing out an already existing masterpiece, still trapped in a piece of ivory-colored stone.

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Fratelli Feltracco si occupa in modo speciale del restauro di antichi pavimenti alla veneziana. È di fondamentale importanza rispettare la tradizione e la storia nella ricostruzione degli stessi. Per noi è basilare innanzitutto capire in che epoca il terrazzo è stato costruito, individuare i materiali con cui è composto ed intervenire in modo da non stravolgere le sue caratteristiche storiche. Durante il restauro del terrazzo alla veneziana, vengono utilizzati gli stessi materiali naturali di un tempo per ricostruire fedelmente ogni particolare con il giusto valore cromatico e la giusta valenza granulometrica. Fratelli Feltracco sia nel nuovo che nel restauro del terrazzo storico utilizza una levigatura a secco, aspirando contemporaneamente, in quanto, grazie a questo procedimento si migliorano i risultati cromatici e si ottimizzano le tempistiche di lavorazione, ottenendo in tal modo la perfetta ricostruzione dell’originale storico.

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Quella del bottonificio F.lli Bonfanti è una lunga storia lastricata di preziosi bottoni e di raffinate fibbie, che ha avuto inizio nel primo dopoguerra a Torino. Era il 1948 quando Walter Bonfanti fonda la sua azienda coinvolgendo nell’ impresa tutti i suoi fratelli ed avvalendosi di una volenterosa ed eccellente manodopera locale. Nel giro di alcuni anni i bottoni Bonfanti si guadagnano il giusto riconoscimento delle migliori sartorie e case di moda italiane del tempo. La Fratelli Bonfanti, forte dei propri risultati, conquista nuovi mercati esteri portando il “Made in Italy” oltre i confini nazionali facendo si che circa il 75% del fatturato sia realizzato grazie all’esportazione. Francia, Germania, Spagna, Portogallo, Inghilterra, Svezia, Svizzera, Russia, USA, Cina, Giappone, Brasile ed altri paesi diventano il nuovo mercato della F.lli Bonfanti. Dalla Madreperla al Corno per arrivare sino ai metalli pregiati ed alle resine chimiche ogni singolo bottone viene realizzato con la stessa cura, la stessa passione e la tradizione di un tempo. Sempre in linea con i dettami delle tendenze moda e con le esigenze dei clienti. La terza generazione della famiglia è costituita da Chiara e Serena Bonfanti, figlie di Mario, che dotate della stessa passione di famiglia per l’innovazione hanno immaginato e realizzato, in collaborazione con l’artista torinese Paolo Gillone in arte Jins, una nuova collezione di bottoni. Questa è la storia della famiglia Bonfanti giunta con orgoglio alla terza generazione, “con la folle illusione e la modesta certezza di essere riusciti a costruire qualcosa”, come racconta Mario Bonfanti.

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From 1913 to today. A long story ours, handed down from father to son, made of experience, study, research, artistic sensitivity, passion for beauty. The reproduction of the classic piece of furniture has always been our intent to build every single piece, destined to last over time and capable of the most free combinations, in compliance with the artisan tradition of Brianza. The work done with the use of solid wood, the manual carving made by skilled artisans, the spring padding, the careful choice of fabrics are the unmistakable signs of each. exemplary.

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Reviglio was born in Turin. He was also educated in Turin. His undergraduate thesis was about improving efficiency in state-owned companies. Reviglio worked as a professor of public finance at the University of Turin. He was a member of the Socialist Party and served as the minister of finance and of balance for many years with different prime ministers. After working at the University of Turin for two more years he left his job in 1983 and became the president of the Italian energy firm Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, which is commonly known as ENI. He was appointed to the post in order to reorganize and improve the firm. He achieved goals in large degree. He dedicated his life and his skills to the common good of his country and of Europe. He worked also for the MF and as a senior advisor at Lehmann Brothers. After leaving office and politics, he is the emeritus professor at the University of Turin, grandfather and finally enjoying his country house.

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Franco Novarino è un artista che non segue correnti, ma artefice del suo personalissimo stile. Col mezzo della sua professionalità ha raggiunto una padronanza tecnica degli artisti del passato, pur non seguendo l'uno o l'altro maestro. Le sue opere sono frutto di un emozione, di un sentimento o di una lotta interiore. Lavora anche come pittore e restauratore di affreschi.

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Franco Dal Bello, an artisan restorer expert in mortars and lime decorations. He works with the same passion as the first day when he started as a young boy. His wide experience in old buildings helps him solving any difficult situation on facades and in humidity situations using only natural materials.

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Francesca Guicciardini nasce a Firenze nel 1978 da una storica famiglia fiorentina, qui studia presso l’istituto d’arte di Porta Romana, seguendo lezioni di decorazione e grafica. Durante questi anni inizia a sperimentare la pittura murale, prima direttamente sui muri di casa propria, poi per piccoli committenti fiorentini. Nel 1997 si diploma e si rasferisce a Roma, dove inizia a studiare computer grafica, alternando gli studi a decorazioni per committenze in giro per l’Italia. Lavora per un paio d'anni come grafica per l’artista romani Matteo Basilè, segue un corso di montaggio video presso Cinecittà per realizzare documentari durante i suoi lunghi viaggi nel sud del mondo, dove si porta sempre dietro l’occorrente per realizzare gli acquarelli che ispirano i suoi lavori di decorazione. Dal 1999 ad oggi ha decorato svariati muri, ville, casali e locali pubblici in giro per il mondo, specializzata nella decorazione “classica” (molto in voga nelle ville toscane del xix secolo), Francesca ha saputo coniugare gli studi di grafica, all’arte orientale conosciuta durante i viaggi in Asia, senza dimenticare il Rinascimento fiorentino che l’ha circondata e ispirata durante la sua formazione artistica. As a young girl, raised in one of the oldest Florentine families, Francesca began by painting the walls of her mother's home, and it was while still at the Art Institute that she began to receive her first commissions. Over the years she has applied her talent as an artist and eye for design to walls all around Italy. She always prefers to work closely with her commissioner and since her days as a young student, she has painted Florentine apartments, ancient Roman villas, Tuscan country homes, and public spaces. After her studies she moved to Rome, where her talent was nurtured by her work for the Roman artist Matteo Basilè. At the same time she was also specializing in graphic design and editing, and it was her capacity in her studies that bought her to Cinecitta' where she directed small documentaries based on her voyages around the world. Francesca's passion for travel has bought her to some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. Her travels could last up to a whole year if she felt inspired. The result of these travels has been an extraordinary collection and study of the various decorative themes and ornaments she encountered along the way. Today Francesca specializes in combining the knowledge she has acquired over the years, and during her travels, to work on some of the most important walls in Europe. Her main passion remains classical decoration, a reminder of the Italian Renaissance that surrounded her most of her life, but her originality comes from joining this innate passion with her knowledge as designer and avid traveler.

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Handmade terracotta floors made bit by bit according to the unchanged rules of mixing, molding, and baking in a hoffman oven. Passionate research and careful study allow to fornace polirone to make repairs and reconstructions of ancient and historical floorings. Fornace Polirone is continuing the centuries-old tradition of " Fornace Morselli" in Mantua. From 1982, Alberto Cappelli and Roberto Pasqualini, along with sisters Morselli ( Nadia and Norma), restarted the activity in an old kiln in Borgoforte, near Mantua. Using the old walnut molds they restarted to produce various types of artifacts (bricks, frames, floors, vases, etc.) Over time, it has improved the specialization in floors manufacturing, on specification or on sample.

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On the Gianicolo hill, better known to all as the Fontanone, the Paola water fountain is located at the end of the aqueduct activated by Paolo V Borghese (from which it takes its name) to supply water to the Trastevere district that until then had had to settle almost only for wells and river water. In fact, the Paolo aqueduct was the original Trajan aqueduct restored in the Renaissance. The water was brought from Lake Bracciano and in ancient times it was used to move the mills of Rome. An arm of the aqueduct was detached to bring water to the Vatican and the fountains of the gardens and those of St. Peter's Square. The beautiful fountain was built by Flaminio Ponzio in collaboration with Giovanni Fontana between 1610 and 1612.

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Foundation Sella is a non-profit organization and social utility, collects, preserves and enhances memories of people, institutions and companies: a vast archive available to researchers and the community, a service for those who know the importance of knowing what we come, a service for those who entrust the documents of his ancestors. The archive contains mainly paper documents and photographs, collected in funds related to the donor.

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La Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo è un'istituzione senza scopo di lucro nata a Torino nel 1995 che sostiene l'arte contemporanea e in particolare la produzione dei giovani artisti. La Fondazione ha due sedi: Palazzo Re Rebaudengo a Guarene d’Alba, residenza settecentesca tra le colline del Roero, e il Centro torinese, un’architettura museale costruita ex novo in un quartiere che testimonia il passato industriale della città e le sue trasformazioni.

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The Fondazione Musei Civici is a private entity reporting to a Board of Directors that manages a public heritage of eleven museums. It has only one founding member, the City of Venice. MUVE is a network of autonomous museums with a central direction. In addition to traditional museum activities (recovery, conservation, study, promotion), it includes a wide range of cultural activities and services: research, training, dissemination, teaching, production of temporary events, in a ceaseless dialogue with the territory and its visitors.

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The Foundation, named after Mario Merz, was founded as a contemporary art center in 2005, with the aim of hosting exhibitions, events, educational activities and carrying out research and the study of art. The headquarters were originally the central of the Officine Lancia, a fascinating example of industrial architecture in Turin in the 1930s, which rises along the axis of the so-called "Spina centrale", a development urbanistic director on which numerous public art works have been carried out.

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Welcome to marioluzi.it the only official website entirely dedicated to the great Poet and Senator Mario Luzi. The portal hosts the Mario Luzi International Prize and the homonymous Mario Luzi Foundation with the aim of representing an absolute reference point for the promotion of the life and works of the great poet. The Mario Luzi Award is a literary competition, dedicated to published and unpublished poetry. The poetry contest Mario Luzi is considered among the most important literary prizes in the field of poetry competitions.

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The Piera, Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero Foundation was set up in 1983 as the “Ferrero Social Initiative”; since 1991. The “family” style of the Ferrero company is still a fundamental characteristic easily seen in its production operations. This approach includes a sense of social responsibility at both a global level and in individual employment relations, despite the considerable size that the company has reached. From the very beginning, this sense of "family" has been a widespread sentiment amongst the workers who, with their dedication and in a climate of mutual trust, have contributed to the success of the Ferrero brand. In over sixty years, several generations of people have worked for Ferrero, which can boast experience of long-term employment like few other companies. Presided over by Maria Franca Ferrero, general secretary Bartolomeo Salomone, the Foundation embodies the idea of Pietro's son Cavaliere del Lavoro Michele Ferrero who, in 1946, worked together with his brother Giovanni to found the confectionery company that has become a multinational corporation.

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The Cassa di Risparmio di Torino Foundation is a private, non-profit legal entity, endowed with full statutory and management autonomy. He has always held an important social function of redistribution of wealth, both in the form of charity in the strict sense, and also alongside public initiatives. The Foundation exclusively pursues aims of social utility and promotion of economic development, directing its activity and allocating resources in the fields of scientific research, education, art, conservation and enhancement of cultural assets and activities and environmental assets , health care and assistance to weak social categories. The Foundation's operational area is mainly composed of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta.

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Adriano Olivetti (Ivrea, 11 aprile 1901 – Aigle, 27 febbraio 1960) è stato un imprenditore, ingegnere e politico italiano, figlio di Camillo Olivetti fondatore della Ing. C. Olivetti & C., la prima fabbrica italiana di macchine per scrivere. Uomo di grande e singolare rilievo nella storia italiana del secondo dopoguerra, si distinse per i suoi innovativi progetti industriali basati sul principio secondo cui il profitto aziendale deve essere reinvestito a beneficio della comunità. La Fondazione Adriano Olivetti nasce nel 1962 ad opera di alcuni familiari, amici e collaboratori del grande imprenditore prematuramente scomparso due anni prima, con l’intento di raccogliere e sviluppare l’impegno civile, sociale e politico che ha distinto l’operato di Adriano Olivetti nel corso della sua vita. La Fondazione, con sede dapprima a Ivrea e subito dopo a Roma, si propone "la promozione, l’incoraggiamento e l’organizzazione gli studi che sono diretti ad approfondire la conoscenza delle condizioni da cui dipende il progresso sociale". La Fondazione ha lo scopo di promuovere, sviluppare e coordinare le iniziative e le attività culturali, che siano dirette a realizzare il benessere, l’istruzione e l’educazione dei cittadini, attraverso il progressivo diffondersi, in armonia con i principi della Costituzione, di forme comunitarie, rispondenti alla configurazione urbanistica, produttiva, sociale, ambientale e culturale della collettività, secondo le idee di Adriano Olivetti. Coerentemente a questo mandato, la Fondazione svolge con un approccio interdisciplinare attività di ricerca e promozione culturale e scientifica in quattro principali aree d’intervento: Istituzioni e società; Economia e società; Comunità e società; Arte, architettura e urbanistica. In questi ambiti, la Fondazione promuove programmi di studio e sperimentazione in particolare indirizzati ad approfondire la conoscenza delle condizioni da cui dipende il progresso sociale, che caratterizzano la Fondazione come istituzione operativa sul territorio, in una politica culturale che predilige la collaborazione con altre istituzioni di analoga natura e con enti pubblici e privati, nazionali ed internazionali.

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Florence, the capital of Tuscany, hosts many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of the most famous places is the Duomo, the cathedral with a tiled dome designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto's bell tower. The Accademia Gallery exhibits the sculpture of Michelangelo's David while in the Uffizi Gallery there is Botticelli's Birth of Venus and the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci.

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Flo and Flo a Firenze realizza camicie su misura uomo, donna e ragazzi fin dal 1959. Nata 60 anni fa in prossimità della salita che porta a Fiesole, Flo and Flo è erede di quella tradizione che ha legato il nome di Firenze alle lavorazioni artigianali di alta qualità. Nel laboratorio in via Cairoli, le lavorazioni delle camicie avvengono anche oggi in maniera del tutto artigianale, in base ai canoni non scritti, ma tramandati di generazione in generazione. Vengono prese le misure secondo regole sartoriali, per conformarsi alla personalità di chi la indossa. Il taglio è eseguito manualmente in laboratorio, pezzo per pezzo. Le cuciture sono realizzate con la massima accuratezza e alcune parti vengono eseguite su richiesta del cliente a mano come, per esempio, le cifre.

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"All things are possible" I love the outdoors, travelling, animals and people. I was an ardent hiker, and this allowed me to visit some of the most amazing hiking trails in South Africa. What inspires me most is the ability to positively impact the lives of others through the plethora of skills I have acquired over the many years of experience. I have the ability to add value wherever I am placed. I am energized by strategy, new challenges, and the search for the most efficient and impactful solutions. My career began in education. As an educator I enjoyed the children. I know this will always be part of who I am as I will always be passionate about teaching and will continue sharing knowledge, mentoring, and coaching, etc. I ventured into the corporate environment as I excelled with my financial skills and thought that my career would entail the chartered accountant route. I did the required academics, got the job and my focus was numbers and more numbers. Again, I was challenged because my love for people was not satisfied. I once again did a complete change in my career by studying, job shadowing and taking on projects in the learning and development and human resource departments. One of my memorable periods was asking the CFO of the organization to give me the opportunity to split my job in two areas to show my capabilities and therefore be considered for a position that was eventually created for me. This was exciting and I thrived in this environment. I felt like I was adding value as the position focused on the growth and development of the youth, once again. I knew that I could accomplish more and add more value through venturing out on my own. I started my own business which offers the services of learning and development, strategy, human resources and finance. This has been an exciting journey with many challenges.

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Il Filatoio Rosso di Caraglio, il più antico setificio rimasto in Europa, tra i pochi in Italia a essere stato recuperato con finalità museali, diventa oggi un insostituibile testimone di questo recente passato (il secondo dopoguerra ne segnò definitivamente la fine) di cui non si è persa memoria. Edificato tra il 1676-'78 per volere di Giovanni Gerolamo Galleani, fu fabbrica di filati di seta fino alla metà degli anni '30 del '900 e convertito successivamente in caserma tra il '39 e il '43. Nei decenni che seguirono fu adibito a molteplici destinazioni d'uso, senza però che fossero affiancate opere di manutenzione. Il degrado era ormai tale da far temere che il suo destino fosse inesorabilmente segnato, tuttavia ci fu un'importante svolta: negli anni '90 il Consiglio d'Europa definì il Filatoio "il più insigne monumento storico-culturale di archeologia industriale in Piemonte". Prese progressivamente piede la consapevolezza che il Filatoio fosse un bene prezioso, pertanto andava preservato. Nacque nel 1999 un Comitato, oggi Fondazione, per la tutela e, nello stesso anno il Comune di Caraglio fu in condizione di acquisirlo. Con contributi europei e regionali fu restaurato e adibito a museo.

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We have to return to the ‘40s to discover the roots of this success. These were the years when Piera and Pietro, Michele’s parents, transformed a pastry shop into a factory. The Ferrero’ Family was the first Italian manufacturer after World War II to open production sites and offices abroad in the confectionary sector, turning the Company into a truly international Group. These first and decisive steps forward were thanks to the products “invented” by Pietro Ferrero and his son Michele, who was then very young. The product was Nutella made of chocolate and hazelnuts, invented because of the lack of chocolate during the war. Another key to success was the effective sales network organized by Giovanni, Pietro’s brother, who died in 1949. Following the success of the company in Italy, Michele Ferrero decided to start producing also abroad. In 1956 a large plant in Germany was inaugurated and a short time later a plant in France. It was the prelude to a rapid expansion of Ferrero in Europe, with the establishment of commercial offices and production centers all over the world.

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Federico Spinola ha più di 30 anni di esperienza nella supervisione di investimenti attraverso l’Europa, l’America Latina e l’Asia. Dopo una carriera iniziata lavorando per la Martini & Rossi, nel 1986 si trasferì in Argentina per amministrare aziende agricole. Tornato a Ginevra nel 1993, fondò la Parly Company SA, una società di consulenza di investimenti internazionali. Sua preoccupazione primaria è vedere la città di Genova mantenere un ruolo attivo nell’economia e nei valori sociali del nuovo secolo. Attivo in diverse organizzazioni non-profit internazionali, ha partecipato alla creazione dell’Alliance for Rabies Control, (lotta contro la rabbia). Ha costituito il Marwar Trust, una organizzazione dedita al controllo della popolazione canina e al controllo della rabbia nella città di Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India del Nord; è stato cofondatore del World Animal Forum (WAF), l’annuale riunione annuale dei Direttori Generali delle 8 più importanti associazioni di protezione di animali nel mondo. È stato membro dei consigli di associazioni musicali come il Mozarteum Argentino, il Mozarteum de Jujuy, la De Sono Associazione per la Musica, l’Unione Musicale di Torino e attualmente è nel consiglio Milano Musica.

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As a designer of experience Federica Piccoli focuses on the inter-connection between land, culture, food and wellbeing. Starting from the personality of the producer/locations, the sensory and emotional experiences are focused on recovering personal rhythm and perception of time and space, and on finding the starting point to fully live blissful moments. "The seven senses of wine", "Tasting ∞ Meditation", and "Esperienze immersive di degustazioni erranti" are examples of designed paths. Wine, chocolate, food and well-being is her passion. She is very active in the land of wine in Italy, from Piedmont Monferrato and Barolo down to Puglia Primitivo passing through Chianti and Montalcino in Tuscany. Federica Piccoli lived abroad for many years, these experiences made her appreciate more and more the importance of appreciating little moments of joy through high quality food and wine that she found in her homeland: Italy. She created a format for wine tasting through the cellars where the wine is produced that one must do at lest once in a lifetime.

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I have been involved in the music industry for the better part of my life. As a performer and creator, I have had the opportunity to entertain many people over the years. I have a great passion for music and the arts in general. As an avid reader, I take great pleasure in immersing myself in the prose of those who are highly skilled in the literary arts. This stood me in great stead when I embarked on a course in Journalism a million years ago. Although I never completed the course, certain skills have stuck with me to this day. My journalistic endeavour was eclipsed by my musical passion. A passion that has given me much joy and also lead to much heartache. Nonetheless, being a staunch collector of music, it wasn’t long before I utilised this collection, and branched out into spinning records on dance floors around the country. Having grown up in Cape Town, South Africa, in the ‘80s, I was embroiled in the struggle for freedom. Battling the apartheid regime. This struggle, which was so much a part of everyday life, gave me a sense of something bigger than myself. A sense of community and belonging to something that was more important than my own personal well-being. Generally speaking, I would like to believe that I am an artist at heart. When I say that I don't mean that I like to draw or paint or any of the other physical manifestations of art. What I mean is that I approach life as art. If that makes any sense. I am the proverbial Jack of all trades. Master of a few. I think my biggest asset is that I am always willing to learn. That is something that I intend to keep doing until the last breath escapes my body.

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Farmacia Santa Maria Novella completed four hundred years of uninterrupted activity in 2012. The Dominican friars settle in Florence in the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Vigne, which later became Santa Maria Novella, and started to cultivate in their gardens the plants and officinal herbs to prepare the medicines for the infirmary of the monastery. The monks created for Caterina de’ Medici, who became the bride of Henri II, King of France, and is still produced today by the Officina di Santa Maria Novella. Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. The Dominican friars shortly after 1221, the year of their arrivaI in Florence, the pharmacy used medicinal herbs grown in the monastic gardens to make medications, balms and pomades for the monks' infirmary. When news of the quality of the products produced by the pharmacy reached the outside world, it was decided to open to the public. With Eugenio Alphandery at the helm, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella both perpetuates and renews the ancient traditions of herbal care. Using only natural raw materials of the highest quality and continuing to follow the ancient procedures originated by the Founding Fathers, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella focuses exclusively on the herbalists art, basing all its preparations on traditional herbs and oils of natural origin. The vast majority of the medicinal herbs used in its products are grown locally on the hills around Florence. Today Santa Maria Novella's retail operations have expanded rapidly to include locations in every major Italian city, and 75 shops throughout the world, in countries including the United States, Panama, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and South Africa.

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The Falkland Islands consist of two main islands and several hundred smaller islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of southern South America. They are a United Kingdom Overseas Territory, but nearby Argentina claims jurisdiction under the name Islas Malvinas. Most visitors to the islands come between October and March (Southern Hemisphere summer) to enjoy the spectacular wildlife and quaint rural lifestyle. The windswept and almost-treeless territory is made up of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, as well as hundreds of smaller islands and islet. The most popular reason to visit is for the scenic beauty and the flora and fauna. Conservation is high on the islands' agenda. Bird and marine species are the most prevalent fauna and include five species of penguin, four species of seal, albatross, petrels, the Falkland flightless steamer duck (logger duck), other duck species, geese, hawks and falcons. The striated caracara (johnny rook) is a rare bird of prey found only on the Falkland Islands and some islands off Cape Horn. Porpoises and dolphins are often sighted with the occasional sighting of whales.

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We are a woodworking workshop founded in Venice when Giorgio Girelli took over the old "Artigianelli" carpentry, and since then we have been working in the historic centre of Venice. We design and manufacture bespoke furniture, design objects, prototypes, window frames, windows, interior and exterior doors, armoured doors, dark windows. Likewise, we also dedicate ourselves to the restoration by combining also, in this case, the knowledge of ancient work methods with the possibilities offered by modern materials.

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Professor Fabio Fratini, National Research Council (CNR), CNR-ICVBC Department, Faculty Member. Studies Heritage Conservation and is working at the CNR for Heritage Conservation in Florence. A true expert passionate for antique plasters he analyzes them and can tell you the composition and their history and much more.

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Ho passato gran parte della mia infanzia a San Erasmo e porto dentro molti ricordi legati a quello che mi hanno raccontato i miei nonni, ma sopratutto ricordo la cucina di mia nonna che ho sempre rigorosamente preferito a quella di mia madre (pur essendo diventata una degna erede nel tempo!). Conosciuta come l’orto di Venezia è una delle isole più grandi e meno conosciute della laguna, ma ricca di sapere tramandato. Propongo un’esperienza unica e diversa con il cibo e la natura. Lo scopo è quello di avere una piacevole esperienza diretta gustando prodotti km0, inebriati da profumi dimenticati di piante ed erbe aromatiche. E’ una riscoperta delle originali connessioni tra uomo e natura, tanto più significativa nell’ottica di uno sviluppo integrato del rapporto tra uomo e territorio. Scoprire da dove vengono i prodotti alimentari, rapportarsi con la crescita delle piante, sperimentare direttamente il contatto con gli animali diventano pratiche di grande valore formativo, seppur vissute in modo semplice. Ecco come nasce” Experientia”, per divulgare la filosofia del saper mangiare bene. Una roulotte itinerante che vuol diventare un punto d'incontro per chi ama stare all’aria aperta, oppure per i giovani che hanno voglia di un buon hamburger! I spent most of my childhood in San Erasmo and I carry many memories related to what my grandparents told me, but above all I remember my grandmother's cuisine which I have always rigorously preferred to that of my mother (despite having become a worthy heir in time!). Known as the vegetable garden of Venice, it is one of the largest and least known islands in the lagoon, but rich in knowledge handed down. I propose a unique and different experience with food and nature. The aim is to have a pleasant direct experience tasting km0 products, inebriated by forgotten scents of plants and aromatic herbs. It is a rediscovery of the original connections between man and nature, all the more significant from the perspective of an integrated development of the relationship between man and territory. Finding out where food products come from, relating to plant growth, directly experiencing contact with animals become practices of great educational value, albeit lived in a simple way. This is how "Experientia" was born, to spread the philosophy of knowing how to eat well. A traveling caravan that wants to become a meeting point for those who love being outdoors, or for young people who want a good hamburger!

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Europa Nostra is the leading citizens’ movement to protect and celebrate Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. We are the voice of all who believe that cultural heritage is vital for our economy, our society, our culture, our environment, our well-being and for the future of Europe. As Europeans – people who have lived here for generations as well as people who have newly arrived – we have to take full responsibility for transmitting this heritage in good shape to future generations.

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EU 2018 Cultural Heritage, the Council of the European Union is one of the main institutions of the Community. Together with the European Parliament, it discusses and adopts laws based on proposals from the European Commission. The website Culture of the Flemish government in the Flanders.

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Ettore lavora da sempre con suo padre Adriano Spada, conosciutissimo maestro di restauro architettonico. E' una persona affidabile su cui si può sempre contare, affidabile per qualsiasi compito gli venga richiesto per l'organizzazione dei cantieri, l'approvvigionamento di materiali e il trasporto. Andrebbe fin sulla luna se necessario.

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Ermanno Tedeschi is a refined gallery owner operating in Italy and abroad with galleries in Turin, Milan, Rome and Tel-Aviv. After his long international experience, he continues his activity in the art world in different ways and with new different tools. His passion and professional skill is to sew tailor-made projects for public and private spaces, organize specific artistic activities for collectors and promote meetings in the studios of the artists that he has always followed in recent years. His professional advice in the purchase and sale of works of art is given with leaner and more flexible tools. He deeply believes in the cultural aspect that he considers closely connected with the art market.

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Eolie Shop Online for only typical products from the Eolian Islands. From the love for the culinary excellence of the Aeolian islands territory and from the desire to make them finally accessible and appreciated to all, the Eolie Shop project is born. An online store that enhances the history, traditions and quality of the island’s producers who work every day to keep an age-old food and wine culture alive.

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Live and love as if there is no tomorrow! Hi, my name is Emmerentia. I was born in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, in the ‘60’s, which means that I'm an original, retro hippie chick at heart with the good, old-fashioned values to back it up. The highs and lows I’ve dealt with in life have taught me a valuable lesson…time is not guaranteed and is therefore not to be lost. I am enjoying my journey, still learning new life lessons and growing to become the person I am meant to be. I must pay tribute to the University of Experience and the School of Hard Knocks for the valuable contributions you have made to my life path thus far. Stronger. Wiser. Blessed. My passion is to help others to reach their full potential. It is even more difficult to do that in one’s own life (it’s so easy giving advice to others, isn’t it?) but making a direct contribution or figuratively planting a seed and watching it take root in someone else’s life is deeply rewarding. We are on this planet to live good lives and to make a positive difference to our direct environment, wherever our feet may fall. Aim for the stars; never forget your roots. Be yourself, stay humble, be kind, be grateful, make love an action…not a word. My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. There is no planet B. I’m a big fan of renewable resources, organic gardens and farming and hugging a tree. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. I am an excellent chef in my kitchen 😊 and I love baking (to put it mildly). My cakes and tarts are wickedly good and not being gluten intolerant is still my highlight of the previous decade! My downtime is spent walking, jogging, going to the beach, horse riding and playing golf. With over 38 years’ combined experience, accumulated by time spent in the corporate world and having 3 businesses over the years, I have a wealth of experience to share and utilize. Words, in a personal bio, aren't plentiful. Not to me, at least. I feel that the chances of someone reading about what your opinion is of yourself and BELIEVING it is remote. The tough part is that you don't know me, nor I you, yet I'm trying to “convince” you that what I say is who I am as a person and that what I say is what it is. The eyes are windows to the soul…that isn't exactly happening here, and that sense cannot always be replaced through words alone. So, the moral of the story is that what I list below as my key character traits, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, experience, etc. is in reality simply just that. Traits: Dedicated, honest, loyal, trustworthy, tenacious, dependable, creative, methodical, sense of integrity, ethical, tough but fair, empathetic, lighthearted and friendly. Strengths: Comfortable in a team environment or working independently, management, skills utilization, delegation, human relations, conflict resolution, analysis, strategizing, implementation, problem solving, business administration. Weaknesses: Impatience, self-critique, injustice and rudeness stirs my temper, being micro-managed, cheesecake. Experience: Sales, sales management, customer relationship management, business administration, directorship and general management of 3 x businesses previously owned/co-owned. Summary: A self-starter who gets what's required done, pronto. I am self-motivated, enjoy new challenges and try my best to excel at what's before me. I love working with people, as this is simply my passion.

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Emma Castè, restauratrice preziosa attenta all'opera su cui mette le mani esperte, è anche una donna impegnata nel tessuto sociale artistico. Promotrice di eventi artistici e mostre, ha l'esperienza nel mondo dell'arte per creare confronti e dibattiti sulla situazione del Restauro in Italia. Ha restaurato palazzi e chiese antiche con particolare attenzione alla formazione e ai materiali utilizzati, una mosca bianca del settore e forse anche per questo apprezzata a livello nazionale e internazionale.

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Emanuele Tozzoli has been painting and creating since he was old enough to pick up a brush, learning the art from his father, a renowned painter and sculptor. Attracted by the most hidden parts of human nature, it descends in its depths in search of the original figures. Emanuele Tozzoli lives his art as a deep path of openness and knowledge, investigating the subtle nature of artistic composition. Tozzoli enjoys using different materials together. He is intrigued by the depth that is created by combining different mediums. All his works are mixed media, mainly using acrylics, oil pastels, spray paints, markers, pens, wall glazes and collages. He worked for several years as a decorator and restorer of wall paintings with the Turin art master Silvio Scarafiotti, this had a major impact on his work method and way of conceiving painting and art. With an instinctive and visceral workflow, it lets loose what comes from the unconscious, using a recurring symbology. Each work is the result of a primitive flow where the painting becomes the materialization of a dreamlike and extravagant interior world.

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Born and raised in South-Africa by a single mother in humble surroundings. Doing Taekwondo for years and attained my International black belt with the following principles, this was apart of my childhood that guided me into my adult life: Showing courtesy to others no matter what level of society labelled them; training continuously whether I was up for it or not; showing integrity, even when no one was watching; perseverance when I wanted to give up; self control when it was difficult to compose myself and learning from my couch to have a indomitable Spirit. Finishing school it was expected of me to follow in the "Afrikaaner Man's" footsteps to have a job where you work many long hours a day, week in and week out, get your salary, sleep and repeat. My passion for music gave me the confidence to follow my heart and to head towards Cape Town for a short holiday, but I ended up staying here and studied for Audio Engineering, whilst completing my studies and gaining experience in the industry. COVID19 affected the industry drastically and I had decided to use my spare time productively by enrolling in courses such as Social Media marketing and Programming. I also started a small business where I rent out my sound equipment and host small gatherings and events. Helping friends with their business promotions and seeing how people enjoyed the events I have hosted, it made me realize that I have a passion to better others and their circumstances. Following my dreams against all odds lead me to where I am today and to appreciate every single moment by not wondering about the past or worrying about the future. Focusing on the task at hand and having it complete well within the deadline is what I strive to achieve and I love learning and gaining knowledge along the way to further myself in everything and anything I get the opportunity for. I am ready for new challenges and know that having a healthy work balance will help me to reach my full potential.

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I am Elnet Girly Ndlovu. I am 29 years old. I was born and raised in Mpumalanga, South Africa. I graduated from high school in the year 2012 and am currently studying for a higher certificate in economics and management sciences through the university of south Africa. I have also obtained a certificate in business administration and Computer literacy of which I seek to study further to do entrepreneurship. I began my career as a customer service representative in 2014 . Naturally,I have a growth mindset that enables me to grow and to help me by learning from mistakes to improve myself continually.I am kind, loving, caring and a person who is full of empathy often. I am a go-getter, positive, bubbly person who loves a positive fun filled environment.I am self motivated and also enjoy motivating my team members. I work well in a team or individually. I am passionate about education, uplifting others, entrepreneurship and making a better society for the future generation to come while walking the journey of self-discovery I have more than four years experience in customer service and administration combined with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Administrative Assistance, Meeting Scheduling, Executive Support. I have excellent interpersonal skills,I am also a fast learner and adapt quickly to a new environment My hobbies are reading books, listening to music, walking and learning new things.

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Textile graphic designer, Elisabetta Zara is passionate about her work and about art.

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Elisabetta Marongiu is an Architect specializing in conservation and restoration of heritage at the Turin Polytechnic, she divides her work between Turin and Basel. Born as a restoration technician, she develops her professional skills on-the-job site by acquiring skills in managing and scheduling work. Passionate about painting, music and photography, she loves art in all its forms. "To achieve great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only to design but also to believe“ Anatole France.

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Born from two old families in northern Italy, I have always had a passion for interior decoration, and for the greenery design. The passion for the sea and the boats has also led me to undertake activities in the restoration and preparation of boats 'era. Manager of historical houses, I have the competence and professionalism to manage large properties with class. The interest in art and music leads me to the discovery of our magnificent country, trying to promote, through social media, the visited places.

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Elena Amodei, la cui famiglia ha fondato la scuola di Palazzo Spinelli, ha avuto l'intuizione di fondare il Salone dell'Arte e del Restauro di Firenze. Da più di dieci anni ne è la direttrice e se ne occupa con grande professionalità e gestione innovativa. Conduce il Salone con una visione ampia, oltre a quella fieristica, e sta realizzando un progetto d'interrelazione tra entità internazionali, che non sempre dialogavano tra loro. Firenze, Villa Vittoria, si prestano naturalmente ad accogliere associazioni, restauratori, ministeri, artigiani, musei e università del settore provenienti da tutto il mondo per dialogare sui temi del restauro Internazionale. Elena Amodei, whose family founded the school of Palazzo Spinelli, had the intuition to found the Salone dell'Arte e del Restauro in Florence. She has been its director for more than ten years and has been dealing with it with great professionalism and innovative management. You lead the Salone with a broad vision, in addition to the exhibition one, and you are carrying out a project of interrelation between international entities, which did not always dialogue with each other. Florence, Villa Vittoria, naturally lend themselves to welcoming associations, restorers, ministries, artisans, museums and universities in the sector from all over the world to dialogue on the themes of international restoration.
 

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The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum in the world, entirely dedicated to the Nilotic civilization and is considered, by value and quantity of the finds, the most important in the world after that of Cairo. Many internationally renowned scholars, beginning with the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics, Jean-François Champollion, who arrived in Turin in 1824, have since devoted themselves to the study of his collections. When it was founded (1824), the Museo Egizio was housed in the building called the Collegio dei Nobili, built to a design by Michelangelo Garove from 1679 on. It was used to exhibit the first antiquities in the Drovetti collection, purchased by King Carlo Felice. Following alterations by Giuseppe Maria Talucchi and Alessandro Mazzucchetti, the building was enlarged and adapted to its new use in the second half of the 19th century. Already in 1832, however, the Museum was opened to the public. Between 1903 and 1937, the archaeological excavations conducted in Egypt by Ernesto Schiaparelli and then by Giulio Farina brought some 30,000 artefacts to Turin. The Museum underwent a first reorganization of the rooms in 1908, and a second, more important one, in 1924, with the official visit by the king. Starting from the 1980s, partly as a result of increasing numbers of visitors, it became necessary to plan a new itinerary for visitors that led to the installation of new exhibition spaces. In particular, the reclamation and masonry underpinning of the Schiaparelli Wing created extensive underground spaces devoted to the archaeological activities at Assiut, Qau el-Kebir and Gebelein. On the ground floor, a large room was recovered to house antiquities from the Predynastic Period and Old Kingdom.

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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. The Museo Egizio is world’s the oldest museum devoted entirely to ancient Egyptian culture. Discover the fundamental stages of its formation, from the creation of the collection to the present. In 1824, King Charles Felix acquired the material from the Drovetti collection (5,268 pieces, including 100 statues, 170 papyri, stelae, mummies, and other items), that the French General Consul, Bernardino Drovetti, had built during his stay in Egypt. In the same year, Jean-François Champollion used the huge Turin collection of papyri to test his breakthroughs in deciphering the hieroglyphic writing. The time Champollion spent in Turin studying the texts is also the origin of a legend about the mysterious disappearance of the "Papiro Regio", that was only later found and of which some portions are still unavailable. In 1950 a parapsychologist was contacted to pinpoint them, to no avail.

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Immersa nel paradiso delle colline venete, nel comune di Mussolente, in provincia di Vicenza e a poca distanza dal comune di Bassano del Grappa, Casa Eger vi aspetta con i suoi prodotti. Dal 1927 l’attività trova la sua sede in Via Eger 20, in una grande casa padronale dove si svolgono le attività di produzione artigianale e di vendita di stoffe e tessuti. Il personale, affidabile, attento e competente di Casa Eger vi accoglierà e vi accompagnerà a conoscere gli ambienti di questo fantastico luogo ricco di colori, geometrie, stoffe pregiate e tessuti raffinati. Lasciatevi incantare dalla nostra selezione di stoffe di altissima qualità, sapremo consigliarvi con gusto e professionalità per le vostre necessità di arredamento della casa, dai tendaggi per vestire le finestre e donare atmosfera agli ambienti domestici, le lenzuola pregiate per un fresco riposo, o le tovaglie ricamate a mano per arricchire le tavole. I tessuti di Casa Eger sapranno emozionarvi: realizzazioni artistiche di qualità e soluzioni personalizzate e di prestigio per trasformare ogni ambiente dotandolo di eleganza e creatività. Le soluzioni di arredamento proposte sono adatte non solo per le abitazioni private, ma anche di alberghi, ristoranti e residence.

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Edoardo Reviglio, nasce a Torino, vive a Roma ed è Capo economista e Responsabile della ricerca economica e statistica presso la Cassa depositi e prestiti. Insegna economia alla LUISS Guido Carli di Roma e all’International University College di Torino. Dopo anni di studi ed esperienze all'estero, ricopre numerosi importanti incarichi. Animato da un profondo senso dello Stato e da un forte ed appassionato ideale di giustizia, si differenzia largamente dal comune senso di potere che anima importanti figure attuali nel settore economia e finanza .

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Greetings to one and all. My name is Edith, I am a child of the universe and I want to share that every day is a beautiful day. True, our emotions fluctuate but at some point during each day we will recognise that the day is a gift we have received and if we be true to ourselves this will bring a smile and with it feel good energy. We should take this feel good energy and build on it so that each day it comes easier and earlier and like a muscle it will grow, become more evident and gather momentum and we will feel better for it. I believe in kindness and forgiveness towards others and myself. In a couple of months I will begin the first year of my sixth decade on planet Earth. Twenty years ago I was facing a life threatening illness and not doing too well, I am a miracle. I believe we are all miracles. Some would differ it can be a topic for discussion. I am a widow and live with and take care of my 87 year old mother and 7 year old granddaughter to whom I am foster mother. Thankfully both are well. We live in a truly beautiful spot, the Deep South, Cape Peninsula, CT, South Africa, blessed in many ways I have much wonder and appreciation for this. I was born in Cape Town, grew up and completed my education in the best place in the world to have grown up at that time, yes! Zambia in the sun. I have very fond memories of my formative years in Zambia and still consider myself Zambian. It is the national anthem I sang as a child and I loved the then president, KK, Kenneth Kaunda. I returned to South Africa in 1980 to attend college and begin my independent years and in 1982 I moved to the newly independent Zimbabwe where I spent the next 21 years before returning to my roots in 2003. I have extensive administrative experience - getting things organised, getting things done. With a stable track record, I am able to diversify within different industries. As part of a team I have a strong focus to resolve challenges and enjoy leaving any tasks I am busy with in a user friendly state (do unto others). I pride myself on my attention to detail & due diligence, going the extra mile in terms of improved efficiency and cost effectiveness. I did a one year secretarial course in 1980 and my working life began from there. Living and learning life then became what I did, marriage, babies, etc. I guess I was lazy to further my qualifications, in hindsight I think I would have made a damn good surgeon LOL. Seriously, I have good eye, hand coordination, a good touch, and, consciously, I have become better at threading the needle. I believe strongly in being true to and honest with myself and I think I was then because family means more to me than a career. And now, I am ready to start that next chapter in my career. I am blessed. I have over the years done various short courses including a deep tissue massage course so I am a certified masseuse however I only massage family and friends as I am no longer physically (strength and stamina) up to doing a job I am comfortable to charge for. Thought that was worth mentioning as it brings me pleasure to help others breathe and take time out. I have always worked in administrative support positions from Girl Friday to Executive PA and everything in between and in many different industries. My last couple of jobs have been from home (virtual) and in a new field namely customer service. This shift was challenging and I am proud to say I managed it pretty well. Working from home is what is necessary at this time given my current living circumstances. This change and the challenge that came with it reminded me that I have strong determination which is a very good thing. I am concerned for my granddaughter’s generation and what life will be like for them as adults, especially the environment they will find themselves in physically, mentally, emotionally. I would love to become more knowledgeable and active in the conservation of water, a precious natural resource that as long as it comes out of the tap when we open the tap many do not really appreciate just how precious it is and therefore the need to respect and conserve it. And, I would love to see the curricula in our educational systems adapting to educating our children to be more self-aware, mindful and able to guide their minds when it comes to EQ. Easy does it.

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. With a long rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress, it is alive with many exciting tales. When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens – and even the odd pirate or two. Though parts of it remain in military use, the castle is now a world-famous visitor attraction. It’s also an iconic part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Edinburgh Castle has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence – King Malcolm Canmore and Queen Margaret first made their home here in the 11th century – and as a military stronghold. The castle last saw military action in 1745; from then until the 1920s it served as the British army's main base in Scotland. Today it is one of Scotland's most atmospheric and popular tourist attractions.

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Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials. Edinburgh's Festival Fringe is the world's largest successful arts festival, which last year spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues.

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The Eco Museo Urbano of Turin is an ecomuseum concerning the city of Turin. To get to know the history of the districts of Turin, it is possible to take part in the activities offered by the Urban Ecomuseum: present in all the city's boroughs, it tells its story through a rich program of activities organized in exhibitions, theatrical performances and debates.

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Eccellenza Italiana è una community di persone che vuole promuovere l’Italia nel digitale, attraverso una comunicazione semplice e innovativa. Ti portiamo con noi alla (ri)scoperta delle eccellenze del Bel Paese. L’Italia è un Paese meraviglioso, ricco di diversità e piccoli mondi nascosti. La nostra community nasce proprio con lo scopo di andare alla ricerca di quei mondi, per coinvolgere gli utenti nella scoperta di curiosità, tradizioni e primati legati all’Italia. Le persone sono la nostra forza e di questo andiamo orgogliosi. I creators sono la voce che ci accompagna in questo viaggio attraverso l’Italia. Raccontiamo storie d’Italia: il nostro passato, il nostro presente e il nostro futuro. Italian Excellence is a community of people who want to promote Italy in the digital world, through simple and innovative communication. We take you with us to the (re) discovery of the excellence of the Bel Paese. Italy is a wonderful country, rich in diversity and small hidden worlds. Our community was born precisely with the aim of going in search of those worlds, to involve users in the discovery of curiosities, traditions and primates related to Italy. People are our strength and we are proud of this. The creators are the voice that accompanies us on this journey through Italy. We tell stories of Italy: our past, our present and our future.

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Easter Island, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called Moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries. The Moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called Ahus. Ahu Tongariki has the largest group of upright Moai. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park

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Durga natural colors and paints represent a historic line in the field of green building in Italy. In fact, since 1995 they are known in the field of restoration and sustainable construction. Durga products today make up a catalog of about 50 items, all biodegradable, including paints, thinners, paints and wall colors, detergents and household products.

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Duccio Mannucci & Partners is a dynamic press and marketing office, based in Florence, specialized in communication strategies, communication plans, press office, and public relations. Their clients are both profit and non-profit organizations to whom they provide pieces of advice for events, marketing, sponsorship, and fundraising. They organize and promote projects of high social value, particularly for children and adolescents with psychological distress. They are particularly interested in the protection and development of the territory and historical-artistic heritage of Florence and Tuscany.

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Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture. Dublin's streets are a busy fusion of both past and present – a 1,000-year-old mix that has inspired writers, visitors and political firebrands alike. From the city’s Viking roots by the banks of the river Liffey to its atmospheric medieval churches along gracious Georgian streets, walk these streets and you'll be taking a journey through history.

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1962 Ivo Dotto costruisce per hobby il primo trenino su rotaia azionato da motore. Il fascino e il successo di tale trenino sono confermati dai sempre più numerosi bambini che ogni giorno si fermano col naso incollato al recinto per vederlo in movimento, speranzosi di poter fare un giretto. Nasce il primo trenino su pneumaticiIl 1966 rappresenta una svolta molto importante nella tradizione dei trenini, fino ad allora concepiti soltanto su rotaia. “Liberare” il trenino dal vincolo del binario significò rendere versatile un mezzo di trasporto che da quel momento venne utilizzato per gli scopi più diversi. Nasce il primo trenino su pneumatici per il trasporto di adulti. Quello che era nato come un'attrazione per bambini diviene ora un mezzo di trasporto all'interno dei parchi e non solo. I treni Dotto ben presto iniziano ad essere venduti anche al di fuori dei confini nazionali. Nasce il primo treno elettrico L’attenzione per l’ecologia e l’ambiente ha portato DOTTO TRAINS a realizzare la linea Muson River in versione elettrica, per riscoprire l’emozione di viaggiare a contatto con la natura, gustando la varietà dei paesaggi che ci circondano. Il treno TM970, dal design aerodinamico è adatto anche alle città più moderne. Per soddisfare mercati sempre più esigenti, DOTTO TRAINS progetta e realizza modelli sempre più evoluti e sofisticati tecnologicamente, capaci di circolare in qualsiasi tipologia di ambiente. Nuova linea di treni: Funny Trains Sono treni molto colorati, dal simpatico design che sembrano usciti dai fumetti. Questa linea è stata studiata principalmente per i parchi divertimento, ma ben si adattano anche in villaggi turistici e Resort. I treni elettrici Dotto nel rispetto dell'ambiente. Nasce Dottobus, ecologico per natura. L’attenzione per l’ecologia e l’ambiente che da sempre contraddistingue la filosofia aziendale di DOTTO TRAINS, ha portato alla realizzazione di diverse linee di treni elettrici, senza rinunciare alla consueta affidabilità, manegevolezza ed efficienza che contraddistinguono DOTTO TRAINS. Dottobus Enclosed Euro 6 Shuttle bus dal design moderno, con motore Euro 6 a basse emissioni, può essere decorato con grafica personalizzata. Ben si presta come transfer aeroportuale e come bus urbano. Dotato di riscaldamento e aria condizionata, è ideale sia nelle località con clima rigido che torrido. Dottobus Enclosed in versione elettrica Shuttle bus elettrico dal design moderno, ecologico al 100%, può essere decorato con grafica personalizzata. Ben si presta come transfer aereoportuale e come bus urbano. Dotato di riscaldamento e aria condizionata, è ideale sia nelle località con clima rigido che torrido. BIG BOY La nuova locomotiva made in Dotto La nuova potente locomotiva 4x4 con motore Turbo Diesel Euro VI è in grado di affrontare percorsi in salita fino ad ora ritenuti inacessibili, con pendenze anche del 25%. In 1962 Ivo Dotto built the first engine driven train on rails as a hobby. The allure and success of this little train were proved by the increasing number of children who stopped and glued their noses to the fence every day to watch it in action, ever hopeful that they might be lucky enough to have a ride. he first road train was launched 1966 marked a very important turning point in the history of these small trains, which had only run on rails until now. “Freeing” the train from its tracks transformed it into a completely versatile means of transport that could now be used for an amazingly wide range of different purposes. The first road train for adults was launched. What initially began as a children’s attraction now became a means of transport used in parks and many other places. It wasn't long before Dotto trains began to be sold outside of Italy as well. The first electric train was launched Understanding the importance of environmental awareness and protection led DOTTO TRAINS to build an electric version of the Muson River line so you can rediscover the thrill of travelling through the countryside while savouring the rich and varied landscapes around us. The TM970 is launched, a train with an aerodynamic design also perfect for modern cities. Over the last years DOTTO TRAINS has designed and built more advanced and technologically sophisticated models, that suit every type of setting, meeting the needs of increasingly demanding markets. A new line: Funny Trains The brightly coloured trains with fun, appealing designs that look just like cartoon characters. This line was primarily designed for amusement parks but Funny Trains are also ideal for holiday villages and resorts. Dotto's eco-friendly electric trains. The new Dottobus. Eco-friendly by nature. Environmental awareness and protection has always been a key part of the DOTTO TRAINS philosophy and this led to the creation of different lines of electric trains that maintained the same reliability, easy handling and efficiency for which DOTTO TRAINS is renowned. The first Dottobus Enclosed Euro 6 was launched. The Euro 6 low emission shuttle bus, with a modern design, can be decorated with customized graphics. It is suitable as an airport shuttle and city bus. Fitted with heating and air conditioning, it is ideal for places with cold or hot climates. Dottobus Enclosed electric model The 100% eco-friendly electric shuttle bus with a modern design can be decorated with customized graphics. It is suitable as an airport shuttle and city bus. Fitted with heating and air conditioning, it is ideal for places with cold or hot climates. BIG BOY The new locomotive made in Dotto. The new powerfull 4x4 locomotive, with Euro VI Turbo Diesel engine, will be able to climb slopes of even 25% getting to peak never thinked before.

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Domenico Papalia, artista poliedrico calabrese, scultore e restauratore, esprime al meglio la propria arte ideando e realizzando sculture astratte e figurative utilizzando qualsiasi materiale: marmo, pietra, bronzo, legno, argilla, ferro, ecc. Oltre alla realizzazione delle Sue meravigliose opere, Domenico Papalia, nel corso degli anni, ha eseguito innumerevoli lavori di restauro, soprattutto restauro pittorico e pubblicazioni editoriali quali nel 2010 L’uomo e la materia, nel 2005 Le Vibrazioni e nel 2004 La Pietra Verde. Insignito di riconoscimenti, onorificenze e vincitore di diversi premi risulta essere a livello locale e  nazionale un artista di riconosciuta importanza e fama. Impegnato nella comunicazione dell’arte, come docente, ha illustrato il significato delle sue opere e le tecniche a platee vaste in seminari, convegni, presso la propria galleria durante le varie visite effettuate da scolaresche, gruppi e associazioni e durante le lezioni frontali effettuate nelle istituzioni scolastiche. Tutte le opere dell’artista Domenico Papalia sono tali da trasmettere emozioni profonde e sensazioni di bellezza estetica e rendono universale l'amore  per l’arte in tutti coloro che le osservano. La motivazione, il talento, la professionalità, l’esperienza di vita, acquisite negli anni, fanno si che i suoi lavori prendano vita, forma, colore trasmettendo vibrazioni, emozioni a chi osserva l’opera nella sua essenza. Ama profondamente la terra dov'è nato con tutte le sue contraddizioni e la sua meravigliosa natura fonte d'ispirazione di molte delle sue opere.

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Domenico Dolce was born in Polizzi Generosa (near Palermo, Sicily) on 13 September 1958. His family owned a small clothing business, where Domenico worked from childhood. Stefano Gabbana was born in Milan on 14 November 1962. He studied graphics but soon turned to fashion. After a brief period working as assistant designers, they founded the Dolce & Gabbana label, which had its first runway show as part of the New Talent group in Milan in 1985, upon the invitation of Italian fashion promoter Beppe Modenese. Dolce and Gabbana's First Collection In 1986 they produced their first collection, called "Real Women." In 1987 they launched their knitwear line and in 1989 their beachwear and lingerie lines. Beginning in 1988 they produced their ready-to-wear line in Domenico Dolce's family-owned atelier, located in Legnano, Milan. The first Dolce & Gabbana men's collection appeared in 1990. In 1994 they launched the D&G label, inspired by street style and a more youthful look. The clothes were produced and distributed by Ittierre. Slowly, the pair launched other product lines, including knitwear and accessories, and gained notoriety particularly for their sensual dresses and menswear, which won them the 1991 Woolmark Prize. In the early 1990s, pop star Madonna selected them as her costume designers for her “Girlie” world tour and wore one of their jewel-encrusted corsets to the Cannes Film Festival. Throughout the ‘90s, the duo were famed for their overtly feminine, colourful garments, which stood in stark contrast to the wave of minimalism that was sweeping across fashion at the time. For several seasons’ campaigns and runway shows, the pair have cast ordinary men and women, typically from their native Italy. They have designed for everyone from AC Milan to Motorola and have also co-authored a dozen or so books detailing their collections and legacy. In June 2013, Dolce and Gabbana were charged and convicted of tax evasion, however the duo successfully appealed to overturn their conviction and were pronounced innocent by the Italian Supreme Court of Justice in October 2014. “We have always been honest, and we are extremely proud of this recognition by the Italian Court of Justice. Viva l’Italia,” said the pair in a statement at the time. In late 2018, the duo came under media fire for when the brand posted a marketing campaign featuring an Italian model eating Italian food with chopsticks, that was deemed derogatory to Chinese culture. Following the outrage, Gabbana was ousted online for a racist feud between him and another Instagram user. With Chinese consumers making up a sizeable chunk of the luxury market, the brand lost a large part of its Asian-Pacific market due to boycotts. By November, the brand cancelled its Shanghai fashion show. the first quarter of 2019, social media engagement for the brand fell by 98 percent compared to the same time last year. In 2019, the brand also announced it would extend its style sizes to 14-18, as of its pre-fall 2019 collection. Following its international faux pas that same year, the brand staged it’s Alta Moda fashion show in the Temple of Concordia, a UNESCO World Heritage site turned into its own ancient Greece-inspired runway. Although their personal relationship ended in 2005, as The New Yorker puts it, “Gabbana is the eyes for Dolce’s hands,” and they have continued to work together on an enduring empire, crafted from scratch, by their love of their homeland and the scope of their romantic imagination.

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Dr. Osteopata, expert in Kinesiology and operator Manual lymphatic drainage with the Vodder method, Giorgia  Fasolo combines professionalism with love for her work, the results are evident from the first, sometimes unique, session. It operates in Turin but also moves elsewhere.

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The Diomede Islands, also known in Russia as Gvozdev Islands, consist of two rocky, mesa-like islands: the Russian island of Big Diomede, and the U.S. island of Little Diomede (part of Alaska) or Ignaluk, also known as Krusenstern Island. The Diomede Islands are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia, which borders the Chukchi Sea to the north and the Bering Sea to the south. Because they are separated by the International Date Line, Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of Little Diomede, but not completely; due to locally defined time zones, Big Diomede is only 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede (20 in summer). Because of this, the islands are sometimes called Tomorrow Island (Big Diomede) and Yesterday Island (Little Diomede).

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Il Registro Italiano delle Dimore Storiche di Eccellenza si occupa della tutela, della valorizzazione e della promozione del patrimonio storico attraverso la certificazione di qualità delle migliori dimore storiche d’Italia per turismo ed eventi. Ogni giorno decine di castelli, ville di pregio e antiche dimore vengono valutati, catalogati e classificati dal Registro Italiano delle Dimore Storiche di Eccellenza per verificare che siano in possesso di tutti i requisiti necessari per ricoprire il delicato ruolo di ambasciatori della cultura dell’ospitalità italiana di alto livello. The Italian Register of Historic Houses of Excellence deals with the protection, enhancement, and promotion of the histor