BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ITALY

The Dinosaur House in Baratti

by Barbara Palladino Villa Saldarini in Baratti, in the province of Piombino, is one of Italy’s best examples of zoomorphic architecture, stemming from the creativity...

Torre Truglia: between past and present, between the sky and the sea

by Barbara Palladino On a rocky bastion that precipitates right into the sea, Torre Truglia rises on the promontory of Sperlonga. It is a symbol of...

Tindari: a Sicilian gem between myth and legend

by Barbara Palladino Tindari was founded by Dionysius I of Syracuse in 396 BC, and its name comes from Ancient Greek: Τύνδαρις, in honor of Tyndareus, king...

Pollara: a beautiful sunset, caught between the sky and the sea

On Salina, an island in the municipality of Malfa, a thin strip of land made of stones and gravel – the remains of an...

Baron Ricasoli and the origins of Chianti

In Gaiole in Chianti, in the province of Siena, the majestic Brolio Castle is protected by walls up to 16 meters tall. Its imposing...

Castell’Arquato, conflicts and beauty

Castell’Arquato, in the province of Piacenza, is one of the towns in Italy that have best preserved their medieval profile. Indeed, the Ghibelline and Guelf...

The Cefalù Cathedral, a happy cultural encounter

The splendid Cefalù Cathedral, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2015, “is the center from which the whole town’s beauty is diffused, and...

Villa della Torre Allegrini: a 16th-century gem

Villa della Torre Allegrini is located in Fumane, in the province of Verona. Immersed in Valpolicella – an area known for its excellent wines...

Bevagna, art and poetry from the Middle Ages

Welcome to Bevagna, a wonderful medieval town in the province of Perugia, home to an ancient Umbrian population that fought off the Roman expansion...

Venice’s Museum of Punk – the biggest collection in the world

At the heart of Venice, on Piazza San Marco, the Museum of Punk is home to the largest private collection in the world dedicated...

Casa Carbone: the turn-of-the-century home where time has stopped

Casa Carbone – a typical bourgeois home from the 1800s in Lavagna, Genoa, on Liguria’s Riviera di Levante – was ceded to FAI by...

Sassolungo and the view Messner conquered

Reinhold Messner was twenty-five when he climbed to the top of Sassolungo, the highest peak in the massif of the same name, in the...

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After the slopes of the Dolomites, après-ski by LOOX

by Barbara Palladino LOOX is an après-ski hotspot, at the station at the foot of the Obereggen Latemar ski and trekking area in the Dolomites. It...

The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...