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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Carla was born in Turin in 1964. She left her home-town at the early age of 6 months, to eventually return as a young adult and for a relatively short period of time.Moving continously was thrilling, but she needed something that would make her feel at home, a “fil rouge” that would accompany her through these new adventures, something only her's. Her family was very important but not enough to make her feel completetely settled. The art of painting and humoristic drawing became “my very best invisible friends”, they would sit by her at all times, comfort her when most needed, help her to understand what she was experiencing. And the most important thing… "they were just mine!" IShe paints what she wants when she wants... but every day!. Regardless of everything and everyone. Taking inspiration anywhere. She paints her emotions, her feelings, the beauty or the unexpected around her. Random search for passion. She went from faceless people in her early teens to painting gigantic close up of wild animals, to Abstract in an abstract part of her life and then back to reality to been a polaroid of the unexpected around her. One rule OIL Paint. She can humoristically fix that moment so that you will never forget it.
Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. Most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America. It’s known for the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor, striking, iceberg-flanked passageways, and Port Lockroy, a former British research station turned museum. The peninsula’s isolated terrain also shelters rich wildlife, including many penguins.Antarctica is a de facto condominium, governed by parties to the Antarctic Treaty System that have consulting status. Twelve countries signed the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, and thirty-eight have signed it since then. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, prohibits nuclear explosions and nuclear waste disposal, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone. Ongoing experiments are conducted by more than 4,000 scientists from many nations.
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.
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.
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 meters (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-meters (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 meters (92 ft) wide. Vincentian priest Pedro Maria Boss first suggested placing a Christian monument on Mount Corcovado in the mid-1850s to honor Princess Isabel, regent of Brazil and the daughter of Emperor Pedro II, but the project was not approved until 1931.
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.
Chiara Donà dalle Rose, lawyer and member of the board of the University of Architecture of Venice, a woman of high profile and great commitment, cultural, social, and human. Chiara, for many simply "Countess", is a lawyer, member of the board of the IAUV University of Architecture in Venice, founder of Bias, Biennale Contemporary art of the religions of humanity. She is a culture consultant to the Municipality of Castelvetrano. Chiara has many interests, unable to list them all, among others, she works in close synergy with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and, on the Sinai Peninsula, is a humanitarian head of a project to create a hospital for Wish, World International Sicilian Heritage. Chiara is a strong-willed woman who does everything with seriousness and competence. And all with the enthusiasm, sensitivity, generosity and feminine sweetness. She is a champion for Venice safeguard.
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.
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.
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.
Beijing, alternately romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. Beijing is an important world capital and global power city, and one of the world's leading centers for culture, diplomacy, and politics, business and economy, education, language, and science and technology. As one of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing has been the heart and soul of politics throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore the city's ancient past and exciting modern development. Now it has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, with about 140 million Chinese tourists and 4.4 million international visitors in a year.
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.
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).
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.
Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, 817 kilometers (508 mi) from the North Pole. The entire population of the census subdivision Baffin, Unorganized is located here. As of the 2016 census, the population was reported as 62, an increase of 57 over the 2011 census. It takes its name from HMS Alert, which wintered 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the present station, off what is now Cape Sheridan, in 1875–1876. Alert has many temporary inhabitants, as it hosts a military signals intelligence radio receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), as well as a co-located Environment Canada weather station, a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) atmosphere monitoring observatory, and the Alert Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saint Mark’s was the city’s chief monument, temple of civic life as well as of religious faith, bearing witness to the greatness of Venice. For about one thousand years it functioned as Ducal Chapel, coming directly under the Doge who nominated its Primicerius, with episcopal authority, and as State Church under the supervision of the Procurators of Saint Mark. It has always been the church where the Venetian people and government have held their highest celebrations. In 1807 Saint Mark’s became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice and the city cathedral thus closing its thousand years of ducal history. hen thinking about Saint Mark’s Basilica, the first images that come to the minds of many people are those of the mosaics and their golden backgrounds. More than 8000 square metres of mosaic cover the walls, vaults and cupolas of the Basilica. Essentially Byzantine in its architecture, the Basilica finds in the mosaics its natural integrating element. The mosaic decorations were developed through some 8 centuries of the Basilica’s history.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. In summer, Capri's dramatic, cove-studded coastline draws many yachts. The island of Capri is famous for a reason. All those celebrities on yachts anchored in the Marina Grande really do know something you don’t. Capri is an island that has it all; jaw-dropping natural beauty, a see and be seen scene, amazing cuisine, world-class shopping and water in colors you have to see to believe. These are our top 12 reasons to put Capri on your bucket list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Il Castello di Limatola, che sovrasta l’antico borgo medioevale, si trova a guardia della valle solcata dal fiume Volturno, tra il massiccio del Taburno, il monte Maggiore ed i monti Tifatini. Sorge su una collina che sovrasta il Borgo, in posizione strategica. Venne edificato dai Normanni sui resti di un’antica torre longobarda. Al 1277 risalgono gli interventi promossi da Carlo I d’Angiò, da riconoscersi negli ambienti a volte ogivali contigui alla parte più antica della struttura corrispondente al mastio di forma rettangolare. Ai Conti Della Ratta, feudatari di Limatola dal 1420, sono ascrivibili gli interventi sulla cinta muraria più esterna e di ristrutturazione ed ampliamenti attuati in alcuni ambienti sulle scale e sulle logge, di gusto rinascimentale. Grazie al progetto di riqualificazione terminato nel 2010, portato avanti con grande profusione di impegno ed energie, dalla famiglia Sgueglia, attuale proprietaria dell’antica fortezza , il Castello di Limatola, rappresenta oggi un prestigioso punto di interesse storico, artistico e culturale. Da oggi la proposta del Castello di Limatola si arricchisce: chi pernotta in una delle suites potrà usufruire della nostra SPA. Nel periodo natalizio dall'8 novembre all'8 dicembre il mercatino di Natale vede più di 250mila visitatori aggirarsi nelle meravigliose sale e nei giardini.
For over a thousand years, the Castello di Masino has dominated the vast Canavese plain from a height in front of the suggestive morainic barrier of the Serra di Ivrea, an intact and infinite landscape. This strategic position cost the manor frequent disputes, but the noble family of the Valperga, which tradition has descended from Arduino, known in legend as the first king of Italy, kept it from the beginning, documented as early as 1070. Over the centuries the illustrious family converted the castle into an aristocratic residence, then into an elegant holiday residence. All around, a monumental romantic park with one of the largest labyrinths in Italy, a majestic tree-lined avenue, large clearings, and scenic corners that in spring are flooded with exceptional blooms. Going to visit Masino gives each time a different experience: from visiting the Castle, according to different formulas, to a day outdoors to experience the Park or, again, one of the many events organized along the course of the year, perhaps enjoying of the panoramic cafeteria. Also in the company of children, who can have fun with the treasure hunt or visit the Carriage Museum, the Torre dei Venti.
La Perla di Torino links its name to the Piedmont sweet tradition, celebrating quality chocolate in one of the most beloved historical expressions in the MOLE building city: chocolate truffles. With the first 3 creations La Perla Nera, La Perla Bianca and the dark chocolate truffle Extreme, today iconic products, the founder of the artisanal laboratory Sergio Arzilli wanted to celebrate Torino, its adoptive city. He started a path oriented in valorizing traditional chocolate truffle and inventive creations, that in over 25 years of activity conquered the attention – and the palate – of Italian and international gourmands. Sergio Arzilli’s history is a story of success born from a glitch: being diagnosed gluten intolerant, at 38 years old realizes that he cannot continue to work as a pastry chef in the family patisserie. With the intention of not leaving this background experience, he decided to deepen the chocolate world, transforming his curiosity in a continuous exploration itinerary. His passion for good chocolate, transmitted to his daughter Valentina that today, next to him, leads the company, can be translated in high standard of excellence in La Perla di Torino’s laboratory. Each chocolate truffle and each recipe are prepared, today as before, with high quality ingredients and with process that respect the raw materials, to glorify perfumes and flavours.
Nella Scuola di Cucina più glamour di Torino organizziamo corsi di cucina amatoriale adatti a tutti gli appassionati che desiderino approcciarsi a questo mondo, partendo dalle basi, per momenti conviviali di apprendimento e divertimento. La programmazione dei corsi, in continuo aggiornamento, permette di scegliere tra diversi argomenti, tutti coinvolgenti e svolti da docenti qualificati. Dai corsi per bambini, ai corsi di team building per professionisti. I corsi di cucina cofinanziati dalla Città Metropolitana di Torino, invece, danno la possibilità di partecipare a percorsi più duraturi, il cui costo è coperto al 70% dall’ente, e solo per la restante parte a carico dell’iscritto.
Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people for the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the classical schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who lives as a refugee in India. Bodhisattvas are realized beings, inspired by the wish to attain complete enlightenment, who have vowed to be reborn in the world to help all living beings.
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.
ARTedilia works in every aspect of restoration with passion and professionalism. The personnel of the firm is divided into specif c teams depending on their skills. The working group for the architectural area is primarily employed in wooden building such as floors, roof, covering and false ceiling, restoration of walling or mixed elevation structures; foundation consolidation utilizing foundation underpinning, curbs and micro piles; furthermore, this team is specialized in plaster or marble finishing always according to the latest techniques developed in the sector thanks to a constant updating and experience. The artistic restoration team is specialized in the recovery of frescos and painting and also in the recovery of wood and stone elements. One of the requirements for obtaining excellent results is the constant training and learning in which all the employees are involved. All the company’s employees take part in a periodical meeting about construction. ARTedilia has developed another activity in addition to high-level restoration work. This activity concern the luxury constructions of hotels, Spa, private house, residences both national and international.
Adriano Olivetti (1901 – 1960) è stato un imprenditore, ingegnere e politico italiano, figlio di Camillo Olivetti fondatore della 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. Adriano Olivetti riuscì a creare nel secondo dopoguerra italiano un'esperienza di fabbrica nuova e unica al mondo in un periodo storico in cui si fronteggiavano due grandi potenze: capitalismo e comunismo. Olivetti credeva che fosse possibile creare un equilibrio tra solidarietà sociale e profitto, tanto che l'organizzazione del lavoro comprendeva un'idea di felicità collettiva che generava efficienza. Gli operai vivevano in condizioni migliori rispetto alle altre grandi fabbriche italiane: ricevevano salari più alti, vi erano asili e abitazioni vicino alla fabbrica che rispettavano la bellezza dell'ambiente, i dipendenti godevano di convenzioni. Per tutelare e promuovere la figura di Adriano Olivetti e il suo pensiero gli eredi hanno costituito nel 1962 la Fondazione Adriano Olivetti con sede a Roma e a Ivrea. "Adriano Olivetti" è un marchio registrato, depositato nel 2018 dalla Fondazione Adriano Olivetti.
Carolina Mazzolari is a Milanese artist known for her multidisciplinary practice involving textile manipulation, painting, photography, video and performance. I visited the studio she shares with her husband Conrad Shawcross in Clapton, London and left feeling both uplifted and inspired by her practice. While her range of mediums in extensive, Mazzolari is formally trained as a textile artist, graduating from the Chelsea College of Art in 2003; with a focus on dyeing techniques and screen printing. As her primary medium, Mazzolari’s textiles are identifiable by their extraordinary level of craftsmanship and detail - often addressing the emotionally charged concepts of grief, love and struggle. She is inspired by psychoanalysis, intuition, cognition, human behavior, and emotional development. Often addressing deep human emotions such as loss, grief, love, and struggle, her works exude an overwhelming power, making memory and the unconscious physical and tangible.
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.
The family-run F.lli Buonannata farm grows, works and ships Sicilian citrus fruits to Italy and, on request, also abroad. In this part of Sicily, in the province of Syracuse, the smell of lemons and oranges pervades the entire farm making these unique jewels their strong point for the flavor. The passion for agriculture and dedication to a work handed down from generation to generation makes the agricultural work in the F.lli Buonannata farm the true leitmotif of every single part committed to the cultivation of the vast fields belonging to the farmers family working in the province of Syracuse. A loving effort conducted under the warm sun of Sicily is what carries out this business reality, rising in the fertile valley of the Anapo and turning out to be a goodness production center. The recognized value for lemons and oranges of the family-run Fratelli Buonannata Farm is confirmed by the possibility of making numerous recipes inspired by the authenticity of these products in accordance with the principles of seasonality, sustainability, and quality.
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.
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.
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.
From the study of the ancient techniques of building, formulation, and production of specific materials for historical, archaeological, monumental restoration and sustainable construction. Calchèra San Giorgio Research and Formulation Center studies and produces specialist materials for restoration, structural consolidation, and renewal of buildings of historical interest. Our focus is developed according to project requirements, historic building techniques and local traditional materials that characterize the physical quality of the structure and its associated culture. We produce mortars, plasters, leveling mortars, coatings, paints, and finishing: breathable, biocompatible and sustainable, free from substances harmful to health and the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The complex of Santa Maria Novella, one of the most beautiful and famous art treasures in Florence, by its nature is either a religious and a museum site. It has currently a new form that seeks to harmonize both the functions. Basilica of Santa Maria Novella was founded by the monks of Dominican Order in the first half of the thirteenth century, becoming one of the most important points of religious and artistic interest in Italy. The celebrity of Santa Maria Novella during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period attracted important artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and Vasari (just name a few), who realized beautiful artworks inside the complex. This particular artistic and religious fortune bound forever the place to its artwork.
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.
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.
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.
Anche se il nome di "Albertina" rimanda a Carlo Alberto di Savoia, a cui si deve la decisiva "rifondazione" dell'Accademia nel 1833, le origini di questa sono molto più remote, tanto che l’Accademia torinese si può considerare una delle più antiche d’Italia. In questi ultimi anni l'Accademia Albertina si è ulteriormente trasformata e rinnovata, promuovendo numerose iniziative didattiche e culturali. Da segnalare, nella fattispecie, la riorganizzazione e la riapertura al pubblico della Pinacoteca, il restauro del palazzo e la razionalizzazione degli spazi interni (tuttora in corso), l'intensa attività di mostre, conferenze, seminari e manifestazioni, la massiccia introduzione dell'informatica nell'Accademia e l'istituzione del nuovo corso sperimentale di Conservazione e Restauro a partire dall'anno scolastico 1997-98. Dal 2019 Paola Gribaudo, la prima donna la prima donna a diventarne direttrice, sta operando con grande forza e innovazione per farla diventare un centro indispensabile di cultura per la città e la nazione.
Paola Gribaudo, laureata in Lettere e Filosofia a Torino, è la prima donna alla presidenza dell’Accademia torinese. Figlia del celebre artista Ezio Gribaudo, che dell’Accademia è stato Presidente dal 2005 al 2007, ora è Presidente Onorario, ha ereditato dal padre la passione per l’arte, il profondo interesse per la cultura e la creatività internazionale, la volontà di trasmettere il senso di una ricerca e un linguaggio in continua evoluzione. Collaboratrice delle case editrici Skira, Gli Ori, De Agostini, Electa, Rizzoli Internationale, Silvana Editoriale e Thames&Hudson, Paola Gribaudo ha ricevuto nel 2011 l’onoreficenza di «Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres» dal Ministro della Cultura Francese Frédéric Mitterand. Dal padre, che ha sempre seguito da vicino, Paola Gribaudo ha ereditato la passione per il suo lavoro, perfezionandola in continui viaggi in giro per il mondo, tessendo forti rapporti con artisti e intellettuali. Tra questi Botero, Rauschenberg, i premi Nobel Garcia Marquez e Iosif Brodskij.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design! Carolina has been renovating houses ever since, first for friends then it becomes a job. She specializes in lime and natural materials and works with high-quality craftsmen. The gift of knowing how to live the interior spaces makes her an attentive and professional interior designer. She cultivates the acquired good taste, with passionate and punctual research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reale Restauri si occupa prevalentemente di restauro di lampadari storico artistici, specializzati in lampadari Maria Teresa in cristallo, sono in grado di riparare o ricostruire, a campione, anche lampadari in ferro, ottone, bronzo e vetro di Murano. Uno staff esperto e professionale, guidato dal “capomastro” Francesco sara’ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Siamo ad Alessano, un piccolo borgo nel cuore del basso Salento nel quale la quiete resiste al trascorrere di un tempo immerso nelle tradizioni e nella storia. L'atmosfera di distacco e riservatezza che avvolge i paesi dell'entroterra viene rafforzata dal contrasto con la confusione estiva che investe Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto e Gallipoli, mete di turismo di massa a pochi km di distanza. Lì il caos, qui un'oasi di pace. Palazzo Ducale si trova nella piazza antica del paese, piazza Castello. Ed eccomi qui, Romana e Salentina . Tanti anni fa ho iniziato a ricevere gli amici degli amici, italiani e stranieri. Il sole, la terra rossa, i tramonti mozzafiato, un mare da sogno, le masserie,l'ottima cucina e l'ospitalità erano spesso gli unici scopi del viaggio. Poi il rispetto delle tradizioni, l'arte, la cultura, la disponibilità degli abitanti, l'artigianato, la storia, il barocco. Le voci corrono e gli amici arrivano. Nella consapevolezza di essere ricevuti in una dimora storica privata, mentre il passato viene rispettato e le tradizioni raccontate, la vita presente viene condivisa, respirando aria di casa. Questo è il mio modo di accogliere gli ospiti, come se fossero degli amici, aspettandoli con un sorriso e rendendoli partecipi di un passato che in armonia si è unito ad un quotidiano al passo coi tempi. Susanna Mariani Sangiovanni
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.
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.
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.
The Verace Pizza Napoletana Association (AVPN) was founded in 1984, under the patronage of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Crafts of Naples. The old Neapolitan pizza masters, decided to set up an association, with so much disciplinary and implementing regulation, for the defense and enhancement of pizza, produced and processed according to the ancient Neapolitan traditions and customs. In 1984, Antonio Pace the son of Vincenzo Pace who has been working at the bakery since he was 10, decided to write precise rules for preparing and processing "veracious" pizzas, using, for the codification of the rules and regulations, the help and experience of the old Neapolitan pizza masters. Much work has led to the recognition of pizza as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
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
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.
Alex Polizzi is an English television personality, hotelier, and businesswoman. Since 2008, she has appeared on the British television series The Hotel Inspector on Channel 5. In 2014, Alex launched a new Channel 5 series, Alex Polizzi's Secret Italy, where she visits either lesser-known places within Italy or well-known towns and cities and, using local connections, shows areas that tourists would not ordinarily experience. From 2018, she invited, the restaurateur Oliver Peyton, to join her in a new Channel 5 series Peyton And Polizzi’s Restaurant Rescue. Her contagious smile carries you through her videos into a beautiful unknown experience oh heritage and handcrafts skills. She discovers heritage to be saved for the future generations.
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.
Il Palazzo Ducale è una ristrutturazione dell’originale rocca medievale, come è facile intuire dalla pianta quadrangolare e dalle torri ancora visibili. L’edificio spicca alla vista e si trova sul lato est del borgo storico di Gallese. Forse già in epoca romana in questo luogo erano presenti delle fortificazioni, perché è l’unica zona priva di difese naturali. Nel tempo, la fortificazione cresce fino a diventare un castello medievale. Nel Rinascimento Papa Alessandro VI commissiona la ristrutturazione del castello. Durante il loro governo, gli Altemps trasformano il castello in palazzo, su progetto del Vignola. Dopo di loro diventa proprietà degli Hardouin, a cui appartiene Maria Hardouin, moglie dello scrittore Gabriele D’Annunzio.
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.
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.
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 di 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.
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.
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.
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.
Il Castello di Bevilacqua fu costruito nel 1336 da Guglielmo Bevilacqua e fu concepito come fortezza per difendersi dalle Signorie confinanti. Durante il periodo della Repubblica Veneziana, il castello perse il suo scopo difensivo in seguito ai danneggiamenti subiti in precedenza. Si susseguirono ulteriori danneggiamenti in seguito all'incendio causato dall'esercito austriaco nel 1848. In seguito ai minuziosi restauri ora il Castello Relais è al servizio della comunità, aperto al pubblico per la visita tutti i giorni della settimana dalle ore 9.30 alle ore 18.30. Un posto magico che ospita eventi e soggiorni particolarmente suggestivi. The Bevilacqua Castle was built in 1336 by Guglielmo Bevilacqua and was conceived as a fortress to defend itself from the neighboring Lords. During the Venetian Republic period, the castle lost its defensive purpose due to the damage suffered previously. Further damage occurred following the fire caused by the Austrian army in 1848. Following the meticulous restorations now the Castello Relais is at the service of the community, open to the public for visits every day of the week from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm. A magical place that hosts particularly suggestive events and stays.
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 historical heritage through the quality certification of the best historic homes in Italy for tourism and events. Every day dozens of castles, prestigious villas, and ancient dwellings are evaluated, cataloged and classified by the Italian Register of Historic Houses of Excellence to verify that they meet all the requirements necessary to fill the delicate role of ambassadors of Italian hospitality culture high level.
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 and to attain knowledge and experience from different cultures. These experiences have shaped him a particular acumen in recognizing human being and therefore he helps young people to realize their dreams as he has realized his own. Hans is an inspirational leader and has 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`ll always stays positive.
Angelica Sella coltiva fin da ragazzina un forte interesse per la cultura come espressione dell’essere umano nel suo contesto storico e sociale. Dopo una laurea in filosofia e alcune esperienze lavorative in Italia e all’estero, tornata nella sua amata Biella, si dedica con passione alla valorizzazione del patrimonio storico della Fondazione Sella e ne assume il ruolo di presidente. Ente morale fondato nel 1980 dalla sua famiglia e costruito nei decenni successivi da suo padre Lodovico, la Fondazione ha raccolto negli anni un considerevole archivio di memorie di famiglie, enti e imprese, costituito perlopiù da documenti cartacei e fotografici. Al grande lavoro di catalogazione dedicato ai materiali archivistici si è da sempre affiancato l’obiettivo di divulgarne i contenuti. Questo obiettivo sta ora prendendo, attraverso l’accurata opera di Angelica e del suo affiatato team, una forma più attiva e programmatica, una forma effettiva di heritage telling a beneficio del territorio e della comunità. La visione di fondo è che il futuro ha radici antiche: fare storia non significa solo guardare a ciò che è stato ma ragionare sulle dinamiche della vita sociale, economica, culturale e proprio le fasi di mutamento più intenso hanno maggior bisogno del senso di identità e della consapevolezza che una chiara prospettiva storica può dare.
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.
L’azienda agricola 5f è una piccola realtà che fa dell’elevata qualità dei suoi prodotti le prerogative fondamentali ed i cui principi basilari sono un rapporto di fiducia, tutela e massimo rispetto per il consumatore. La sede dell’azienda si trova nell’entroterra imperiese, patria indiscussa dell’oliva TAGGIASCA. La particolare combinazione di altitudine, terreno e clima tipici della zona, infatti, favoriscono il naturale ciclo produttivo di questa pregiatissima tipologia di ulivo e creano condizioni tali da impedire l’attacco della mosca olearia. I prodotti dell’azienda agricola cinque effe, contraddistinti dal marchio Gerini, sono disponibili in quantità limitata, hanno un rapporto qualità/prezzo decisamente conveniente, inoltre non si trovano nei negozi ma vengono consegnati direttamente a domicilio. Preferiamo infatti conoscere personalmente i nostri clienti in modo da poter soddisfare ogni loro esigenza. Abbiamo vinto il Menzione Regina Oleum nel 2019.
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!
A successful businesswoman, after over 20 years experience in Public Relations and Special Events and Incentive Travels organization, thanks to her personal friendship with the owners of the most beautiful Italian historical houses, Carola's latest creation is Welcome to the Castle is an exclusive selection of some of the best castles, palaces, and historical buildings located in the most important Italian cities and countryside. These locations offer the opportunity to visitors to immerse themselves in the Italian culture: Art, History, Architecture, Landscapes, Territories, Food and Wine. She is also working with the biggest auction house in Italy. Un imprenditrice di successo con oltre 20 anni di esperienza nell'organizzazione di Relazioni Pubbliche e Eventi Speciali e Incentive Travels, grazie alla sua personale amicizia con i proprietari delle più belle case storiche italiane, l'ultima creatura di Carola è Welcome to the Castle, una selezione esclusiva di alcuni dei migliori castelli, palazzi e edifici storici situati nelle più importanti città e campagne italiane. Questi luoghi offrono l'opportunità ai visitatori di immergersi nella cultura italiana: arte, storia, architettura, paesaggi, territori, cibo e vino. Inoltre lavora con la più grossa casa d'aste italiana.
Ettore works since ever with his father Adriano Spada a very well known Master Craftsman in architectural restoring. He is someone you can always count on, reliable for any duty and taking care of the organization of construction sites, providing materials. He would go up to the moon for you if needed. 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.
A civil lawyer of great professional intuition, she comes from an important Piemontese family and divides her time between the Turin and Chieri associated study. Cristina is experienced in corporate law, providing legal services and consulting to companies, compliance programs about administrative and criminal liability, privacy, health and security at work. In the office of Via Amerigo Vespucci, an employment law attorney, a criminal law attorney and an accountant, they are part of her team. She spends one day a week pro bono at the Consumers Association to support those who cannot afford a lawyer. Avvocato civilista di grande intuizione professionale, proviene da un’antica famiglia piemontese e divide il suo tempo tra lo studio associato di Torino e Chieri. Grande esperienza in diritto societario, fornitura di servizi legali e consulenza alle aziende, programmi di conformità in materia di responsabilità amministrativa e penale, privacy, salute e sicurezza sul lavoro. Nell'ufficio di Via Amerigo Vespucci, un avvocato penalista e un commercialista, fanno parte della sua squadra. Dedica un giorno alla settimana pro bono all'Associazione Consumatori per sostenere chi non può permettersi un avvocato.
Elena Matteuzzi gestisce Il Capochiave, il portale degli amanti dell’architettura tradizionale. E' un’architetta innamorata degli intonaci decorati, delle vecchie travi di legno, dei muri consunti e ricoperti d’edera, dei borghi medievali con i vicoli ombrosi. Il suo obiettivo è contribuire alla tutela di tutto questo: si occupa di restauro architettonico e miglioramento sismico degli edifici storici. Ha scritto un libro sugli intonaci decorati del centro storico di Siena ed ha conseguito un master in miglioramento sismico con una tesi sul restauro strutturale di una pieve cinquecentesca a Città di Castello (Perugia).
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.
Ema 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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela Delsanto è un artista del cibo. La sua passione e la sua ricerca trovano le radici nel mare del Golfo dei Poeti dal quale assorbe i profumi e l'attenzione al più semplice dei suoi prodotti: le acciughe. Lungo il percorso della tradizione della pesca a mano, fino alla ricerca degli aromi e dell'oilio extra vergine dei pendii che guardano il mare, Angela concepisce un biscottino unico e specialissimo che combina le preziose materie prime. Il risultato è un eccellenza ormai conclamata, vi invitiamo a provarla!
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.
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.
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.
Pensiamo di essere una novità per l'insieme di servizi, innovativi e tradizionali, che proponiamo in un unica azienda: Progetti Abitativi LAB. Siamo figli d'arte da due generazioni, nel nostro ufficio di Bioarchitettura ad Alba costruiamo o ristrutturiamo edifici pensando anche alle nevessità dell'ambiente che ci circonda. Puntiamo sul risparmio energetico unendo comfort abitativo e rispetto dell'ambiente e usando materiali naturali, riciclabili e sostenibili. Progettiamo gli ambienti e gli arredamenti di raffinata bellezza e indiscussa eccellenza artigiana e innovazione tecnologica come la domotica, la progettazione olfattiva, il welness. Dedichiamo particolare attenzione ai materiali che selezioniamo con cura. Lavoriamo con passione e dedizione straordinari, così ci dicono...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa, colloquially named the Mother City. Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor, and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum. A coming-together of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes, there's nowhere quite like Cape Town, a singularly beautiful city crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park.
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.
Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It's known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings from the area’s indigenous groups. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai, and Talkeetna. Anchorage is the place where young spirits and adventurous souls come to play. Alaska activities including famous wildlife, spectacular mountain vistas, fascinating cultures and icy blue glaciers all await your discovery. Metropolitan luxuries mix with unrivaled natural wonders to make Anchorage an unforgettable destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Auckland, based around 2 large harbors, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the center, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near Downtown, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade. Rated as the third most liveable city in the world, Auckland is an exhilarating mix of natural wonders and urban adventures. The urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution. Today is the capital and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The Boston area's many colleges and universities, one among all the famous MIT, make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
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
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.
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.
Guglielmo Marconi, Premio Nobel per la Fisica nel 1909, effettuò la prima trasmissione radiotelegrafica effettuata il 1903 con un trasmettitore a scintilla. Marconi individuò nella zona di Coltano tra Pisa e Livorno il luogo adatto per costruire la prima stazione radio italiana a onde lunghe. Coloro che arrivando da Livorno e da Pisa entrano nel territorio di Coltano, si trovano davanti a dimensioni senza spazio e senza tempo con l’impressione di giungere in un altro pianeta, un piccolo borgo ricco di storia e circondato da un ambiente dove l’uomo non ha completamente vinto sulla natura. Le origini di Coltano si perdono nel tempo. Solamente con l’arrivo dei Granduchi Medicei iniziò quel percorso che in molti decenni portò al miglioramento del territorio, soprattutto con la costruzione della Villa Medicea. Oggi necessita di essere valorizzato aiutando la Proloco di Coltano che fa già tantissimo. Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909, did the first radiotelegraph transmission in 1903 with a spark transmitter. Marconi spotted Coltano area between Pisa and Livorno, as the place to build the first Italian radio station longwave. Those who are coming from Livorno and Pisa entering the territory of Coltano nowaday,found themselves without space and time with the impression of arriving on another planet. Coltano, a small town rich in history and surrounded by an environment where man it has not completely won over nature. The Coltano origins are lost in time. Only with the arrival of the Medici Grand Dukes began the journey that in many decades led to the improvement of the territory, especially with the construction of the Villa Medici. Today needs to be enhanced by helping Proloco Coltan that is already doing a lot.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical center of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the de jure capital of Belgium. Besides the strict center, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders, famous for its antique fabrics and painters. Today, although the seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg, most of the activities of the parliamentary committees take place in Brussels, while the general secretariat of the institution is in Luxembourg. The Edinburgh summit in 1992 and the Amsterdam Treaty in 1999 sanctioned this state of affairs.
Roberto Salomone is a professional with deep Piedmontese values that have the intelligence to look to the future and adapt, with elasticity, to the ongoing changing world. Passionate about the Maira Valley, a Unesco site, from which his family takes its origins, he uses his skills as an entrepreneur to create development and work for new businessman and young generations, with an eye looking abroad to the nearby Cote d'Azur and beyond the Alps. Roberto Salomone è un professionista con 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, un 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.
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.
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.
Three generations of the Bonomi family have worked hard and with the foresight to realize what are now the Azienda Agricola and the Agriturismo San Faustino, two pearls set between the Pizzo Badile and the Concarena, in the beautiful Valcamonica. It took luck, a lot of work and study, but only thanks to this and the tenacity of a family that has never left their land, today the San Faustino Farm is a modern company, based on respect for tradition and of the rhythms and cycles of nature.
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.
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.
Andrea Tibaldi è un artigiano-artista mosso dalla sacra fiamma della calce e dei materiali totalmente naturali. Discepolo di Adriano Spada, ha sperimentato negli anni con lavoro e passione, ed ha raggiunto risultati altissimi, per tutte le lavorazioni a calce: dai muri, ai marmorini, ai pavimenti. Si prepara lui stesso i materiali, utilizzando inerti che raccoglie personalmente dalle vicine montagne. Tiene corsi per insegnare le antiche maestrie a nuovi artigiani appassionati dei nostri tempi moderni.
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.
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.
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.
I first set out to travel the world in 1986. Exploring many places, experiencing various cultures and tracing my own heritage. Traveling through life is a personal journey in body, mind and soul. While we may not always know what lies ahead, one thing is for sure... we all come from somewhere. With a good understanding of our past, it's easier to embrace the future. One step at a time, meandering with meaning, navigating as we go along. Getting lost is a bonus. After all, it's just a place we have not been to before. That said, life is short... and I now find myself more discerning when choosing a route. The ArtAcadia.org path is unique and interesting. Lined with limitless possibilities. It's a good way to give back. As a Heritage Ambassador, I look forward to helping others forge their way to a fabulous future!
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.
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.
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 .
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. Seguita da grandi maestri, impara crescendo fino ad arrivare ad essere una delle operatrici di Shiatsu più amate e conosciute in Italia. Scrive Occhi azzuri oltre i cielo nel 2017.
La Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio 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 catalogs 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.
With grace and determination, Sabina Corsini deals with the family's property management and national and international events hosted in the Corsini Gardens, in the Castello di Marsiliana and others. From huntings to Pitti Uomo to the concerts of the International Youth Festival, she is also very active for the culture and the support of the Florentine arts.
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 al lavorazioni sul cuoio.
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 Saone con una visione ampia, oltre a quella fieristica, e sta realizzando un progetto di 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 inernazionale.
A carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside among the many cousins and friends, the mountains, skiing and the love for culture and art that I breathed at home and among family friends, my Venetian grandmother, were my training. Artists, university professors, friends of father and mother who walked around the house. Living in the United States, Ancona, England, my classmates, only public schools, believed I was a foreigner. This habitat has brought me here, in the depths of my soul, an undisputed love for beauty and architecture as an art of immediate communication. Thanks to a move that took me to the most remote Italy, I met the first true artisans in 1987. Since then, the many experiences with them, the renovations, the lime and here I am, at ArtAcadia.org ready to give the opportunity to all we, to enhance the cultural heritage of our country and continent: our roots, our gold.
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 di 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, è dedicato lo spazio espositivo permanente un museo pinacoteca.
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.
L'avvocato penalista Paragano, da anni specializzata nella difesa della donna. Apparea dolce e gentile ma in campo si trasformerà nell'accanito difensore dell' ingiustizia subita. L'intuizione e l'analisi attenta, la guidano con successo attraverso i casi più difficili. Di base a Torino, segue casi in tutt'Italia.
Cristina Persano, un artista che ha da sempre un talento per i colori. I suoi quadri sono acquarelli collages composti da brillanti colori, che vanno e vengono e linee di parole ritagliate, pieni di pura bellezza. Ciascuno vedrà le parole per i momenti importanti della propria vita. Cristina trae grande ispirazione dalla natura.
Alberta Florence is the fruit of the vision of Giulia Mondolfi. Giulia took her degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic University in Milan, followed by a further specialization degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Florence. From the beginning of 2014, she began to dedicate part of her time to two other of her great passions – fashion and fabric. In parallel with her work as a landscape architect, she designed the first prototypes for her atelier, Alberta Florence.
The Italian Association for Cancer Research (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, or AIRC) was founded in 1965 by a group of researchers at the Istituto Tumori in Milan, including Umberto Veronesi and Giuseppe della Porta, with invaluable support from eminent local businesspeople. What AIRC does is to raise funds and give out grants for cancer research, and keep the public up to date on the latest news in this field.
Dr. Osteopata, expert in Kinesiology and operator Manual lymphatic drainage with the Vodder method, Giorgia 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.
Founded in 1928 as the first art academy with complete academic programs in China, China Academy of Art, undergoing changes in name and location, continues to yield outstanding achievements known both at home and abroad. CAA has experienced early hardship, ample maturity and leaping expansion as a vanguard in art. With a mission to revitalize Chinese art, it is in active dialogue with the world and has great influence in the development of modern and contemporary art in China.
Banca della Calce specializes in the use of lime for the creation of the highest quality materials; the company proposes itself as a reference point in the development and distribution of knowledge of technologies related to this material with very ancient origins but with a "green" and sustainable future.
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.
A multimedia platform divided into two different areas: the first for the reservation of hospitality in castles, palaces and villas in Italy and the second for the online sale of products strictly from the same (cosmetics, publishing, gadgets, wine etc.). This is the first goal of Assocastelli, the Association of the ownership of castles, palaces and villas in Italy, promoted to Aspesi (National Association of Real Estate Promotion and Development Companies) to enhance the vast heritage of historic houses on the Italian territory.
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.
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.
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 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.
Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It's also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises Mt. Otemanu, a 727m dormant volcano.
The Cradle of Humankind region in South Africa, which is approximately 90 minutes' drive from the Johannesburg city centre, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about stones and bones, wine and dine in tranquil surroundings, try out a range of adrenalin-pumping activities, have a beautiful wedding, discover a range of wonderful wildlife and experience culture and craft. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight in the country. It's the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils. The area is also home to a diversity of birds, animals and plants, some of which are rare or endangered.
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.
The Greenlandic Inuit (Greenlandic: kalaallit) are the most populous ethnic group in Greenland. Most speak Greenlandic (Western Greenlandic, Kalaa) and consider themselves ethnically Greenlandic. They are citizens of Denmark.
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."
Called by the ancient Romans, "Anphitheatrum Flavlum" (Flavian Amphitheatre), the Colosseum is the most famous and impressive monument of ancient Rome, as well as the largest amphitheater in the world. The name is undoubtedly linked to the large size of the building but derives above all from the fact that nearby there was a colossal statue of Nero and bronze. In 1990, the Colosseum, along with all the historical center of Rome, the Vatican extraterritorial zones in Italy and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, while in July 2007 was included among the New seven Wonders of the World. The construction took place in the area occupied by the enormous house of Nero 's Domus Aurea , built after the great fire of Rome in 64, which was supposed to be a valley surrounded by the hills of Velia , Palatine, Celio , Opium , and Fagutale and was crossed by a stream that ran in the direction of the Tiber along a path that roughly follows the actual street of San Gregorio.
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".
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 Mona Lisa or Gioconda is a half-leght portrait by the italian renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, that has been described as the best known, the most visited, thr 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.
The Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte is a project created in 2001 by the Fondazione CR Firenze and is also a non-profit association of Italian banking foundations, committed to the protection and promotion of artistic craftsmanship and the heritage of art crafts. At the center of the Observatory are a series of cultural and promotional activities aimed at promoting knowledge, information, research and preservation of the identity of a territory, with the aim of promoting the artisanal artistic sector, the creation of a national and European network of institutions to promote the understanding of the different cultural identities that include a thorough examination of issues such as the quality of production, economy and training.
The Mulinum project was born in San Floro in Calabria, is the first agricultural supply chain where the ancient grains become flour and sweet or savory. It is a community of people who put the defense of territory and tradition first. The Mulinum project was born of a crowdfunding in 2016, in 2017 the opening of the first Mulinum San Floro (Cz) and in 2018 the birth of Mulinum Buonconvento in Tuscany -Siena. The creation of new Mulinum continues in every province of Italy.
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.
The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, 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.
Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre". The nearest large town is Alice Springs, 450km away. Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians, Aborigens, and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also includes the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation.
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.
Today you can still find the friulane veneziane close to the Rialto Bridge, at Piedàterre, a treasure-trove store run by Alessandra and Renato. They choose the fabrics, match them to the colours, the cloths and the wefts, according to the impulses of the present, past or future. You can spot them, for example, worn by orchestra conductors of the Fenice Theatre. The friulane veneziane have the beauty of simplicity: a beauty with no make-up, a beauty at once natural and timeless.
Philippa is an Artisan Jeweller. 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.
Padrevecchi Cornici is one of the most revered craft workshops in the world. It is specialised 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.
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.
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.
Present in the world of interior design since its origins, CASKEL designs and produces, entirely in Italy, radiators for indoor heating. The internal call center within the company provides timely and professional information so as to respond in a timely manner and any request, even particular. By Silvia Pedoni.
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.
In the course of her professional activity she 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.
Unique works made with the ancient Florentine goldsmith's techniques. Creations that are born to satisfy the desires of an increasingly international clientele. Jewelery 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.
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.
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, creating a refined line of tableware and furniture.
SMN 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.
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. He creates unique and small limited and numbered series, using mainly wood but also metal and stone.
Sabrina Fossi Design is a company producing 100% Italian handcrafted homeware products. Its aim is to bring the best Italian craftsmen skills in each product giving to the final customers an outstanding product quality. Sabrina Fossi Design started its own production in 2013.
"The city of Bagan formerly known as Pagan, formally named Arimaddanapura (the city of the enemy crusher) and also known as Tambadipa (copper earth) or Tassadessa (dry land), was the old capital of several kingdoms ancient in Burma. It is located in the central dry plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River, 145 kilometers south-west of Mandalay. UNESCO has unsuccessfully tried to name Bagan as a world heritage site. "
The Pantheon is a building of ancient Rome located in the Pigna district in the historic center, built as a temple dedicated to all past, present and future deities. It was founded in 27 a.C. dall'arpinate Marco Vipsanio Agrippa, son-in-law of Augustus. One of the oldest buildings built with still whole lime.
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.
Joan Mestre Ramis (Felanitx, Majorca) is the president of FICAL: THE IBERIAN FORUM OF THE 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.
Its aim is to bring to life the ancient art of fresco through workshops, student lectures, website and a video. The workshops, often held at medieval festivals throughout Italy or at universities, expose viewers and students to all aspects of fresco creation. April 2013 Bottega Affresco was registered in the European Consortium of Historical Re-Enactments, C.E.R.S.
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.
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.
For three generations TACS produces the Casentino Cloth, the only and inimitable one. The company was founded by Bruno Savelli, who was joined by his son Massimo and his nephew David. Located in Stia, in the middle of the green Casentino hills, it has always created fabrics with excellence and quality, respecting the traditional production stages that are still performed according to the artisan rules.
A long journey, driven by my passion for music. What brought me to create musical instruments? At the beginnig I started studying music, then I decided to write music, and finally I said to myself: “why not “build“, the music?”
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.
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.
The Hermitage, or Hermitage, officially the State Hermitage Museum (in Russian: Государственный Музей Эрмитаж ?, transliterated: Gosudarstvennyj Muzej Ėrmitaž), is located in Russia in St. Petersburg, on the side of the Palace and houses one of the most important art collections of world; the building was originally part of the imperial royal palace that for two centuries hosted the families of the Romanov tsars, until 1917, the year of the beginning of the October Revolution. It is one of the most visited art museums in the world.
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.
Abu Simbel, is an archaeological site of Egypt. It is located in the Governorate of Aswan, in southern Egypt, on the western shore of Lake Nasser, about 280 km south-west of Aswan by road. It dates back to 1264 A.C.
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 Food to make a success with a new challenge.
Maria Paola Pedetta founded the brand “Dejamis”, based on a new concept for fur coats: recycling of old pieces, mixed with materials coming from all around the globe; no more buttons, folders, or traditional cuts, but a true revolution of conventional furs. She acquires a consultation with several firms and, starting from this year, investing her experience in a new studio, where it is possible to create from nothing, build an idea and make research; In other words, invent an idea.
An ancient home of the early twentieth century, renovated and decorated following what has always been my passion for art and color.It is also the place where my interior projects are born and where I teach courses in decorative painting techniques.
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 center of Venice. We design and manufacture bespoke furniture, design objects, prototypes, window frames, windows, interior and exterior doors, armored doors, dark windows. 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.
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.
Atelier della Calce is a restoration and interior design boutique builder, specializing in lime. Based in Turin, Italy… we use this web presence to showcase our work, publish a portfolio of completed projects and let interested parties know where we exhibit. We’re pleased to help and readily available. Welcome to the world of sublime Italian artisans
Successful entrepreneur and honorary sommelier, today he 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.
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.
Designing tents and pavilions in an ancient, exotic, faity-like style comes from combining our passion for old times and far away countries with the need of making solid products. Beautiful to loook at, and useful to live in.
We are 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.
The desire for a home ... This is the spirit that gave birth to the study MOSSO Tecnico immobiliare s.r.l., 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.
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.
I sculpt the Pietra Leccese, a limestone rock that, thanks to its characteristics of porosity and ductility, allows me to untie unique and sinuous forms from the inert block; these forms that materially translate my own imaginary. Every stroke I inflict 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.
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.
Principe Corsini is not just a brand. In the things we do and in how we do it, we are in the history and values of our family, almost 1000 years of history that we find in our wines, in our way of offering food and hospitality in our estates. Leave a mark. This is the unsaid task, but daily present in the mind of the Corsini Family. Wine, oil, hospitality, looking for the perfect equation between agriculture and conservation.
The Network School in Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities aggregates over sixty organizations between universities, research institutions, schools, higher technical institutes, cultural institutes, associations and public and private companies, with the common goal of giving birth to a widespread campus' able to activate the development of a training offer coordinated with the national system to build the complex digital skills essential to the increasingly complex and heterogeneous comparison with the smart society, within the framework of a scalable model at European level.
In 2009 in Viale Volta in Florence we inaugurated our Center for the development of habilitation for people with Down Syndrome or other intellectual disability. We are committed to offering parents and their children a complete response, both medically and socially, along with support throughout the development process, from birth to inclusion in school and in the workplace.
Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte is a non-profit association of Italian banking foundations, committed to the protection and promotion of artistic craftsmanship and the heritage of art crafts. At the center of the Observatory are a series of cultural and promotional activities aimed at promoting knowledge, information, research and conservation of the identity of a territory, with the aim of promoting the artisanal artistic sector.
The contemporary Arual Dem jewels are unique pieces made by hand with magazine paper, recycled cardboard and valuable cardboard from important paper mills such as Fabriano. Arual Dem is a project of eco-sustainability and fashion design focused on jewelry and accessories in paper, material considered poor but which instead has an intrinsic richness and infinite possibilities of processing. Everything is focused on craftsmanship: the hands are guided by the knowledge, experience and passion create beauty.
Bruna Tatafiore continues her research on the union of different materials for the production of clothing and accessories. This creative path begins by drawing on paper with pencils and crayons, then bringing the creations on the fabric or painting or using scissors, threads and sewing machine, using colored ribbons, velvets, silks and anything else has awakened her curiosity.
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.
Ann Hepper, a nice Irish lady who has lived in Florence for a long time, has been making the most beautiful boxes in the city for years. The boxes she produces are made with hand-dyed papers and many are of English origin. In addition to a ready-made and assorted sample, you can take advantage of a tailor-made service: you can choose the shape, size and fantasy of the card. You can range from the simplest box to the multi-tiered jewelry box. All the creations of the skilful hands.
Artist and goldsmith, Andrea Cadoni realizes precious jewelry from shells of strong creative inspiration and skilful craftsmanship. His creations are unique, with a strong communicative impact and, as in the most compelling narratives, we stop to read the details, always manifold, sculptural and multifaceted. He grew up in the village of Montevecchio, a charming town in western Sardinia, where he developed a strong bond with the island nature that will then be codified and expressed in his creations.
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.
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 characterize and enhance the wearer, giving it grit and originality. By Lidia Sanna.
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.
Our mosaics 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.
Vito Salerno 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.
The urban Ecomuseum 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.
The Casa Clementina is an association founded with the aim of rediscovering and safeguarding national and international textile culture. The project was born from the passion for hand weaving and natural dyeing, but above all from the discovery that many textile traditions, considered by now uneconomical, were disappearing. Sissi Castellano and Stefano Panconesi meet in India on the occasion of a world conference on natural colors; they both had the same passions and the uncontrollable desire to save so many textile techniques from oblivion and to share them through teaching in a space dedicated to them.
Cecilia Falciai is specialized in the art of Scagliola and in the technique of the Florentine mosaic made by hard stones and marbles. She design and manufacture different types of creations, from tables and panels to small interior decors and jewellery, also on commission, available for restorations too. The art of Scagliola has always fascinated her. From her father she has inherited everything she knows about this technique.
Destination Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official partner of the Municipality of Florence operating since 1995 as destination promoter of the city with the aim to increase quantity, quality and scientific importance of events, conferences and international weddings to be held in the city.
Il FAI,Fondo Ambiente Italiano, è una fondazione italiana fondata nel 1975 con lo scopo di agire, senza scopo di lucro, per la tutela, la salvaguardia e valorizzazione del patrimonio artistico e naturale italiano attraverso il restauro e l'apertura al pubblico dei beni storici, artistici o naturalistici ricevuti per donazione, eredità o comodato. Promuove l'educazione e la sensibilizzazione della collettività alla conoscenza, al rispetto e alla cura dell'arte e della natura e l'intervento sul territorio in difesa del paesaggio e dei beni culturali italiani.
Art for Excellence si occupa di marketing e tecniche di comunicazione. Da circa 10 anni organizza eventi culturali e aziendali, dalla fase di progettazione ed ideazione, personalizzata in base alle specifiche esigenze del cliente. Dall’individuazione della location più adeguata, a quella del personale di sala più qualificato; dall’allestimento, all’inaugurazione, accompagnando il cliente fino alla fase di chiusura evento nel settore artistico.
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.
The Consortium Il Cappello di Firenze founded in Florence. Its members are among the leading companies in this sector, the heirs to the traditional art of working with straw which found its greatest expression in the area of Signa from the latter part of the 19th century up to the present day. The manufacture of the world-famous Leghorn hat developed in this very region. Today the companies of the Consortium export their products all over the world.
CRIZU gives old books a second chance: all pages are folded by hand, one by one, with art and patience until and old volume is transformed into a new and marvelous paper sculpture. Old manuals and encyclopedias are reborn into sophisticated pieces of design. The shape changes, but the book remains intact: it can still be read and scrolled through or, more simply one can admire it’s metamorphosis in an object of art and design. Old, but new. Poetic in it’s simplicity. The folded is done by hand, one page at a time. All done slowly and without interruption, repeating each gesture thousands of times, watching the paper transform under the fingers: touch is more important than sight. It is an art that requires patience and dedication, a sort of meditation where the rhythm of the gestures synchronize with the rhythm of the soul until the metamorphosis is complete.
D'Ado Cravatte is a new brand created by Giuliana Di Agostino after a 30-year experience in the field of hand-made ties. meeting the needs of many important companies (ZEGNA, GUCCI, TOM FORD, YSL, BRIONI) I decided to make available my work experience for a select group of customers wishing to have a customized and high-quality customized product "begins the adventure of D'needle Cravatte, a high-quality product reflecting the class man who loves the taste of the sartorial product.
From the oven of the heart of Puglia, Danieli offers the Forno delle Puglie. The delights of tradition made by hand as then with local extra virgin olive oil. The main product of this company, a product that owes its success, is the tarallo, proposed in various forms and aromatizations.
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.
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.
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. "
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
DE GUSTIBUS nasce agli inizi del novecento nella borgata marinara di Siculiana Marina in provincia di Agrigento. Gerlando Piro, patriarca di una delle più antiche famiglie del borgo, lavora il pesce azzurro sotto salamoia usando fusti di castagno. Oggi, i prodotti dell'azienda DE GUSTIBUS , rappresentano nel panorama gastronomico ed alimentare nazionale, l'essenza della tradizione siciliana, fatta di equilibrio tra i sapori tipici del mare e della campagna intorno alla Valle dei Templi.
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.
Raro is an atelier where bags are designed and developed with traditional artisan techniques, we uphold the rebirth of a centenary heritage as the framework of a modern classic. A romantic soul that directly draws from the past to look at it with renewed eyes: a fresh take on tradition that aims to keep high quality and ancient techniques, combined with minimalist and modern designs, with thoughtful details conceived for everyday life.
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!
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.
I worked with communication in different fields: culture and arts, transportation, customer rights, NIMBY situations. At the same time, I cultivated my passion for well-being treatments and techniques. Then these two parallel activities merged in one when my traditional communication skills combined with my love (and ability) for talking and listening to people to help them feel better. That's how the events I plan now were born.
The thread of the history of Toppino is the pursuit of excellence, which we pursue daily with care and perseverance. Always against the current, Toppino anticipates the times to offer its customers tailored solutions, in compliance with the highest quality standards. In 1930 the family laboratory specializes in the construction of grained products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High Cultural Education and Cultural Heritage. 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.
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.
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.
The Federighi 1926 spa has its roots in the textile and household linen sector since 1938. The entry into the company of the two sisters, Mariangela and Claudia Federighi, in the early 2000s, marks the beginning of the Blanc Mariclò project; Mariangela and Claudia finished university studies enter the family business and winning the initial resistance create a project in which they blend their stories, passions and intuitions, creating a line of shabby chic furniture of great personality and success.
The company Creaciones Fejomi S.L. was set up in 1980 by brothers Miguel and Fernando Prado Hervás, a family business that has become consolidated over the years.At the outset, the company was engaged in manufacturing English style furniture for sale on the Spanish market. The company Creaciones Fejomi S.L. was set up in 1980 by brothers Miguel and Fernando Prado Hervás, a family business that has become consolidated over the years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Royal Palace of Venaria Reale is one of the Savoy Residences, part of the UNESCO Serial site inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1997. The Venaria palace was designed by the architect Amedeo di Castellamonte. It is a fascinating architectural and environmental complex, an immense, varied and evocative space. After a long restoration, which gave life to the largest construction site in Europe, the Reggia di Venaria and the Royal Gardens were reopened to the public in 2007.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The museum 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.
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.
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.
Just outside the city, at the entrance of the Val di Susa, stands the 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.
Palazzo Pitti è stata la residenza del Granducato di Toscana, già abitata dai Medici, dagli Asburgo-Lorena e, dopo l'Unità d'Italia, dai Savoia.Al suo interno è ospitato un complesso museale composto da gallerie e musei di diversa natura: la Galleria Palatina (la galleria d'arte conserva capolavori di Raffaello, Tiziano, ecc.) sistemata secondo il criterio della quadreria settecentesca, gli Appartamenti Reali, l'Appartamento della Duchessa d'Aosta e il Quartiere del Principe di Napoli (ordinariamente non visitabili dai turisti), la Galleria d'arte moderna (con le opere dei macchiaioli) e altri musei specializzati.
The 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.
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.
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.
Nel 2009, a cento anni dalla morte di Cesare Lombroso, fondatore dell’antropologia criminale, si è riallestito il “suo” museo, unico al mondo. 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.
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.
L'architettura industriale delle OGR, 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.
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.
It was the Royal Madame Maria Giovanna Battista, in 1678, to provide the capital of a Turin Academy of painters, sculptors and architects. Centuries of Italian and Flemish painting: from the masterpieces of the Renaissance workshops to the most recent works by masters and students of the Accademia of Fine Arts in Turin still active. The institution of the annexed Pinacoteca was instead the work of Carlo Alberto, in 1837.
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.
Superga, Soperga in Piedmont, is one of the highest hills (672 m asl) of Torino, which rises east of the city center, on which the basilica of the same name is built .The Basilica is dedicated to the Madonna delle Grazie, whose wooden statue is kept in the Chapel of the Vow. You can also reach it with the Sassi-Superga cog railway, about 3 km long, using the original wagons of 1884.
Villa della Regina, part of Turin muesums Complex, was commissioned by Cardinal Maurizio di Savoia, built according to a project by Ascanio Vitozzi at the beginning of the 17th century. It was restructured according to a project by Juvarra that in the first half of the eighteenth century paid particular attention to the villa in relation to the gardens. Reopened to the public after a careful restoration, it rediscovers the ancient splendor, scenographic backdrop of the city, in the center of the Italian gardens with pavilions, water games and agricultural areas that are once again productive. On the hills behind the villa, a famous vineyards produces red sapcial wine.
The rich exhibition occupies three rooms connected to the hall of the Palazzo Reale halls: the Sala della Rotonda, so-called because the link between Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Madama, the magnificent Beaumont Gallery and the Medagliere, specially designed, were inserted here. from Pelagio Palagi to collect coins, medals and seals belonging to the Royal House.
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.
Architect Alberto Brandinali 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.
For 700 years the Frescobaldi family has combined tradition, experience and innovation with creativity and the pursuit of excellence. The family has always looked to develop and celebrate the diversity of Tuscany’s terroir. Being proud owners of some of the greatest vineyards in this region they have always sought to maintain the identity and autonomy of each property. FRESCOBALDI represents the true diversity of Tuscany and its six estates, are all located in the most suitable areas for the production of fine wines.
CAM Arts Consulting, founded in 2013, operates in the world of the arts with particular reference to cultured music and fine arts. Its activities, including Florence, Milan and Turin, range from the training sector to the 2.0 communication sector, to the enhancement and development of the Italian musical heritage together with the enucleation of new musical paths linked to cultural heritage.
By giving a voice to historic women artists AWA rescues and reclaims the ‘hidden half’ of Florence’s art. Women world-wide band together to support art and conservation. Myriad paintings and sculptures by ground-breaking women artists have been overlooked for centuries and many works are currently in need of restoration.
Man, his needs and his well-being are at the center of design. Designing spaces means pre-seeing the future by investigating the possible ways to exploit them and live them: feel the air, the light and the scents that come from the windows, the heat that will emanate a fireplace, the colors and fabrics that will animate the walls ... means having an overview. The architecture of a house is similar to a dress, it must be tailor-made for the person who will live it.
Studio10 is our will to do normally human projects, the result of uncommon reflections on common feelings. Our goal is to convey the understanding that a better project can lead to a better life through a design able to calm the mind and cause pleasure, while maintaining the ability to increase the value of the investment. The partnership between Roberto Baccioni and Simona Bianchi began with the design of museum displays and with the renovation of luxury homes.
The exhibition Artigianato e Palazzo artisan workshops and their commissions, now in its 25th edition to be held at the Corsini Garden in Florence, was founded in 1995, from an idea by Neri Torrigiani and promoted by the princess Giorgiana Corsini, mainly to re-evaluate the figure of the artisan and his work to the present day, considering it a high expression of quality and technique, linked to the client, but insisting on the idea of a "modern" handicraft, without forgetting the fundamental element of tradition. And speaking of "artifact" (from the Latin "manu facere": doing with the hands), the exhibitors of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO have always been called aloud to show live the various processing techniques in which they excel. Along the exhibition itinerary, the visitor is led to discover how the craftsman manually creates the product by making it live in small workshops reconstructed in the Garden and in the Limonaie.
The Cyril et Grenadine jewels, blown glass works, porcelain, stones and silver by Sabine-Laure Giesbert, a Canadian medical psychologist who has always been involved in voluntary activities (using the proceeds from his works to finance activities and infrastructures in Africa, South America and in countries afflicted by war.
He followed his university career teaching Architectural Design at the faculty of Florence until 2009 and at the same time worked as a freelance mainly in the field of restoration in continuous contact with the responsible Superpositions. In the last few years there has also been a great development in the field of agriculture and specifically in the cellars for wine production and sale.
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 jobsite 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
BaBo design architect specialized in Feng Shui with years of an in-depth study of the subject, I live in Genoa and I work as a Feng Shui consultant architect for individuals and companies availing of the Quality Management 2000 Company I own. During the consultancy, I use different schools and styles of Feng Shui, and various methods and techniques of the Chue style, as well as the basics of Eastern energy astrology. The passion for nature has also led me to deepen the themes related to the design of Bioenergetic Gardens.
Degree, protection and recovery of historical heritage. Architect in charge of the restorings of important historical sites in the Middle East, his skills are strongly perfomrming in each project with passion and high professional results. Skills also in the glass sector designer, and teacher of green building training courses.
The studio, deals with projects at different scales, mainly dealing with monumental buildings, in full respect of the historical roots of the pre-existences, with attention to the needs of contemporary lifestyles. A team of professionals develop the projects in every detail starting from the restoration of the existing ones to reinvent new spaces entirely designed - from furnishing accessories to landscape interventions - with particular attention to the recovery of local technologies and materials.
Quallio Immobiliare operates both in the real estate administration (that is, of buildings belonging to a single person, family group or single company), the field of the sale and the lease, whether it be real estate units or entire buildings, for residential, industrial / commercial or tertiary residential purposes. Specialysed in old buildings.
In charge of the conservation restoration of the historic Villa Rey, a seventeenth-century hillside property owned by the City of Turin of valuable historical, artistic and architectural value made on behalf of the Villa dell'Arte Onlus association. The yard was used as an educational laboratory and experimentation of advanced technologies in the field of restoration.
Since 1938, our shop in Rome 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.
From 1868 we extract limestone from our quarries and through the cooking in the ovens of the Piasco plant we transform it into live lime and its derivatives. We offer our customers eco-friendly and natural products, made by specialized personnel with modern means, aimed at satisfying multiple needs in different sectors. Lime proved to be useful in construction, in agriculture, in breeding, in the steel industry, in the purification and for numerous other applications.
Cà Albrizzi was born from an idea of Alba Giannelli and Adalberto Cremonese, initially it was a bookbinding and cartonage laboratory, nowadays the activity carried out by Alessandro Gianni adds the sale of fabrics, mats, carpets, lighting, small furniture and gift items.
Alessio Sorrentino and his son Vincenzo create small works of art engraving corals, cameos, turquoise and precious shells. A real art, where the hands are guided by the original shape of the raw material, from which delicate and particular works arise. An ancient and unique work, handed down from father to son, a work of patience, dexterity, where the hands of Alessio and Vincenzo join the mind of Silvia and give the public objects of extraordinary beauty.
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.
Among the rolling hills of Recanati, the Agriturismo Raggioverde, 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, tranquility, marvelous scenery, history, and culture. The Agriturismo Raggioverde is located on top of a hill and looks directly towards the historic center of Recanati (just 5 km), offering a "postcard" view.
Gentili Fragranze is an artisan company that produces soap with the old method of "cold saponification", using only high quality raw materials and certifying the products as organic and vegan. Every single product is processed, cut, shaped and packaged by hand because no passage is automated and the great passion for handmade things is the basis of Gentili Fragranze's work.
Antico Forno Santi carries out its activity in the Pistoia laboratory. In a small and characteristic workshop, thanks to a lot of creativity and passion, his fabulous biscuits were born. And it is through respect for tradition and the secrets of old recipes that today can present, with great pride and satisfaction, the fruit of his work. So, welcome to this little world of sweetness.
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.
The collections Goddess Capri Sandals Style consist of jeweled sandals, classic Capri sandals leather sandals and dresses. All creations are made entirely by hand and tailored with a manufacturing process that has always the cobbler artisans of Capri island are passed down from generation to generation in accordance with a specific specification.
Prickly pears and Sicilian puppets, are just some of the flagships of the company BaroccOro.The designer Marinella Stornello is inspired by the tradition of Sicily but not only with the collections that depict a series of details and imaginative elements, all strictly handmade.The designer Marinella Stornello is inspired by the tradition of Sicily but not only with the collections that depict a series of details and imaginative elements, all strictly handmade.
Artist, craftsman and decorator of the highest level, in business since 1987. He has worked in every part of the world with projects of various sizes but always of extremely sophisticated taste. Quality, creativity and refined aesthetics are the distinctive features of his business.
Alison Woolley started her career as an apprentice in a traditional Florentine ‘bottega’ decorating furniture in the Renaissance style. Over the years this specialized work blossomed into expertise in creating luxuriously decorated surfaces of many kinds, from interior murals to fabric and stencil design. Today, you can see the artist's refined and meticulous hand on works such as two hand-painted harpsichords for the Opera of Versailles and designs for Salvatore Ferragamo.
Andrea Besana, classe 1975, artigiano con un diploma in grafica pubblicitaria nel 1994, si ri-diploma alla Scuola di Mosaico di Spilimbergo nel 2002. Vincitore di significativi premi di settore, è un artista del mosaico e mastro terrazziere, con al suo attivo importanti lavori e opere realizzate in Italia e all'estero. Parallelamente si occupa di mosaico contemporaneo e di opere musive, apprezzandone la libertà compositiva e il forte potere evocativo. Il suo laboratorio è specializzato in progettazione mosaici, realizzazione ex novo e restauro di pavimentazioni monolitiche e alla Veneziana.
Independent Museums and Institutions Professional, Journalist, and art expert. Andreina is the greatest expert in antique ceramics and porcelains. During her travels around the world, she studied deeply different styles and technics, especially in the East countries. After many years in Rome she moved to Turin and now she has many important roles in Museums and Associations among them she is Curator of the Exhibitions in Torino, Museo Accorsi and President of Filatioio di Caraglio, Cuneo.
The holiday farm 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.
Adriano is a Maestro, expert in architectural restoration with a great passion for all the habitats and the well-being of all that lives. Very curious, he spends time researching organic materials, especially lime and their transformations with new techniques, to make them suitable to our time, taste, way of thinking and living. Able to transmit to young masons, restorers, decorators and painters the manual skill that comes from a life lived in the yards of historic buildings, teaches marmorino and all related techniques, as they did 2,000 years ago. He manages up to 10 construction sites together with passion and dedication. Always looking for answers, he sometimes finds them. Il Maestro Adriano, esperto in restauro architettonico ha una grande passione per tutti gli habitat e il benessere di tutto ciò che vive. Molto curioso, dedica tempo alla ricerca di materiali organici, specialmente alla calce e alle loro trasformazioni con nuove tecniche, per renderli adatti al nostro tempo, gusto, modo di pensare e vivere. Capace di trasmettere ai giovani muratori, restauratori, decoratori e pittori quella manualità che viene da una vita vissuta nei cantieri di edifici storici, insegna il marmorino e tutte le tecniche affini, come si facevano 2.000 anni fa. Gestisce fino a 10 cantieri insieme con passione e dedizione. Sempre alla ricerca di risposte, a volte le trova.