IL BORRO, LORO CIUFFENNA (AR)

The name Borro, which probably meant a chasm or gorge in Tuscan dialect, was originally that of a fortress built to defend a strategic area crossed by stretches of the Clodia and Cassia, two important Roman roads. It was for this very reason that control of Il Borro was for so long[…]

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IL BOSCOFORTE, TAINO (VA)

Boscoforte is a house immersed in the wood which has a perfect atmosphere for study purposes. It was built in 1960 by Luigi Vietti with big glass windows and this makes the immersion in the environment even deeper. The house enjoys a wonderful view on the Maggiore Lake and in the distance[…]

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IL CASALE DEL DUCA, URBINO (PU)

The Casale del Duca overlooks the gentle Marche hills, in front of Urbino of which it enjoys a beautiful overview. Its construction is very antique and dates back to the Renaissance period when Duke Federico da Montefeltro was the undisputed lord of the area. The house is peculiar in respect[…]

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IL PARADISO DI FRASSINA, MONTALCINO (SI)

Il Paradiso di Frassina is a winery in Montalcino, where Mozart music plays amid the rows of Sangiovese vines and in its seventeenth-century cellars, where they refine the Brunello, a young Rosso di Montalcino and a blend of 12 grapes. The wines are born from the development of the ‘phonobiological’[…]

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IL PARADISO DI PIANCIANO, SPOLETO (PG)

The Pianciano property, 12 km from Spoleto, extends through olive groves – resembling an antique lace cloth – which dates back to the XVII century. At the far end stands the seventeenth century Villa Paradiso di Pianciano, shrouded in the quietness of century-old cypresses and, across the valley, the medieval[…]

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IL ROCCOLO, VARESE

In the XIX century Il Roccolo was a small house used for bird-hunting, then it was expanded to become a residence. Situated on a hill overlooking the Lake of Varese, with a view on Campo dei Fiori, Monte Rosa and Monviso, it is a peaceful and silent place, perfect for[…]

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IL ROCCONE, PIANCASTAGNAIO (SI)

The Roccone is the spur of rock where Casale il Roccone has stood for over a century and a half, in the center of the Pigelleto Nature Reserve, at the foot of Monte Amiata, in the province of Siena. It is one of the wildest and most peaceful places in[…]

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, BELGRADO

The Italian Institute of Culture in Belgrade represents the Italian Republic for cultural activities in Serbia. The Institute has the objective of promoting Italian cultural heritage in its various expressions through initiatives that can on the one hand present the multiple souls of Italy and on the other offer opportunities[…]

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, PARIGI

The Italian Institute of Culture (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) is an organism of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, with the aim of promoting the Italian language and culture.The istitute organizes many initiatives on the cultural, artistic and scientific Italian life, in addition to  numerous classes of[…]

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ITALIAN EMBASSY, ATHENS

The historic building, the seat of the Italian Embassy in Athens, was built in 1870 by the well-known architect Ernst Ziller at the request of the banker Stefanos Psichas, who wanted to build his own luxurious residence at a short distance from the Royal Palace. Ernst Ziller, of German origin,[…]

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