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The Camparino: the iconic venue of Milan’s aperitivo

by Barbara Palladino The De Filippo brothers were regulars at the time they treated the boards in Milan, and Vittorio De Sica unfailingly sipped his cocktail...

The San Martino Charterhouse: wonder of the Gulf of Naples

The San Martino Charterhouse (Italian: Certosa di San Martino) is perched on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples – a strategic location picked...

Dreamy atmosphere at the Tenuta Mosé Charming House Relais

by Barbara Palladino The Tenuta Mosé Charming House Relais is a real gem, hidden at the heart of Salento in the hamlet of “Li Cudi”...

Chapter Hotel: industrial details for New York’s vibe

by Barbara Palladino Although you might feel like you are in the Big Apple, this is Rome – and the most historical and typical part of...

Combo: a cosmopolitan spirit right off of the Navigli

Located in one of Milan’s typical 19th-century houses built around a central courtyard, Combo is a multifunctional space: hostel, bar, live-streaming web radio, but...

Velona’s Jungle: tropical-chic atmospheres at the heart of Florence

by Barbara Palladino Velona’s Jungle is in the very center of Tuscany’s capital, in Borgo Ognissanti, just a stone’s throw from the Lungarno: a luxury...

Hotel Danieli: luxury and tradition in Palazzo Dandolo, between Venice’s calli

Palazzo Dandolo is located in Venice’s Castello sestiere, on the bank of Schiavoni – just a stone’s throw from the central Piazza San Marco,...

Casa Iris: bed & breakfast with period frescos and eclectic-chic style

by Barbara Palladino Casa Iris is grounded in history and has the refined style of a place where time seems to have stopped. Located in Orbetello,...

Bonfanti Design Hotel, hospitality in style

The Bonfanti Design Hotel has announced its opening later this year, on 20 December. Located in Chienes, in the Puster Valley, the structure had previously...

The mild and lovely air of Villa Baronessa

Villa Baronessa rises just outside the city center of charming Caldaro, a town along the Wine Road in southern South Tyrol. The old pavilion in...

Modateca Deanna: a historical and technical archive. Style lives here

by Barbara Palladino Over 3,000 square meters for 50,000 pieces (accessories excluded): the Modateca Deanna, Centro Italiano di Documentazione Moda is a huge fashion archive and attracts...

“The Pure”, salad with a clean conscience

“The Pure” salad restaurant – located on Corso Magenta, in Milan – was born out of a close collaboration between architecture firm Nomade and...

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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...