PALAZZO WILSON-GATTAI, FIRENZE

The English artist Frederick Wilson, born in Hull (England) in 1828, came to Florence to study the Renaissance, fell in love with the city its green, its hills and therefore settled there.In 1870, when Florence became the capital of Italy, he designed his residence in the new piazza d’Azeglio and[…]

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PALAZZO ZURLA DE POLI, CREMA (CR)

Built in 1520 by the nobleman Leonardo Zurla on the foundation of a medieval tower named “El Zorla“, Palazzo Zurla De Poli is an exemple of hunting lodge from the sixteenth-century Lombard canons, in the season of the domination of the Serenissima on Crema. The splenor of the environments is manifested[…]

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PAZO DE CHAIOSO, MACEDA (GALICIA)

The Galician word Pazo comes from the Latin Pallatium. Even though this house has been a rural house of the noble families, the word Palace suits the dimension and the sumptuousness of the buildings and of the garden. The historical complex of Pazo de Chaioso, including a private chapel, dates back to the end[…]

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PLACE DE VOSGES, PARIS

Place des Vosges, located in the Marais neighborhood, is the oldest square in Paris.Caterina de’ Medici in 1563, after the death of her husband Henry II, had the Hôtel des Tournelles demolished, which since 1388 had been the royal palace. She initiated the construction of the Tuileries palace abandoning the[…]

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PODERE AI VALLONI, BOCA (NO)

Podere ai Valloni was the first winery to be registered as a Boca DOC producer. The ancient Cà Finazzi started producing Boca in the 18th century.The Boca DOC was born in 1969, but sadly, after only a few years the vines almost disappeared in the whole region.In 1980 Guido and[…]

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PODERE LE BAGGINE, LUCCA (LU)

Le Baggine was born in the 1400s, as a storehouse for agricultural products and tools, immersed in a valley hidden between the hills of Lucca, in an area rich in water springs. In the eighteenth century the farm took the name “Le Baggine”, and a delegation of friars settled there,[…]

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PODERE MARELLA, CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO (PG)

Podere Marella is a working organic wine estate on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, in the vicinity of Lake Trasimeno. The property is set in the midst of vineyards, olive trees and mature oak woodland – an oasis of privacy and tranquillity far from the crowds and yet within very[…]

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PODERE PIETRAIO, GUARDISTALLO (PI)

The “Pietraio” is a traditional ancient Tuscany farmhouse. Situated on the hills in the Municipality of Guardastallo, in the province of Pisa, 9 km away from the sea and its pine groves. It offers a marvellous view both on the plain and on the sea from the Elba Island to[…]

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POGGIO VERDE, BALZANÒ (LC)

Poggio Verde is a 19th century villa framed by the greenery of northern Brianza. For generations, it has been the residence of the Crosti family and their guests from all over the world. With a notarized deed signed on November 11, 1897 indeed, the current owners’ great uncle Carlo Bondonio[…]

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RELAIS MONASTERO SANTA TERESA, NARDÒ (LE)

Nardò. An art city, rich of palaces, towers, eclectic villas, castles, masserie, monumental gardens, natural parks, extended on a territory of 33 km, whose 23 on the coast with a crystalline and unpolluted sea. A sheer melting pot of Greek, Roman, Norman, Spanish and French dominations. In this unique location,[…]

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