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Villa Litta, contemporary art delight

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza, near Varese, was built in the 18th century as a “villa di delizia” – meaning a place for pleasure, meant...

The Villa del Balbianello

The Villa del Balbianello, in Lenno, on Lake Como, was the ultimate achievement for Milan-born mountain climber and explorer, Guido Monzino. Monzino bought this beautiful...

The Abbey of San Fruttuoso

In the village of San Fruttuoso – in Camogli, in the province of Genoa – the Mediterranean whispers the lyrics of its most celebrated...

Villa Bolasco and its Park

Villa Bolasco and its Park, in Castelfranco Veneto, in the province of Treviso, used to be known as “the Paradise”. A paradise that was...

Marsala’s salt pond

Marsala’s Salt Pond – amongst big and small dunes, white with salt – is home to wonderful forms of life, both animal and plant,...

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Built between 1932 and 1935, at the very heart of Milan, in via Mozart 14, Villa Necchi Campiglio has the luxury of a heated...

Attrezzeria Rancati

We can imagine the ghosts of famous theater and cinema stars walking around the Attrezzeria scenica Rancati as if they were in a wonderful...

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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...