FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI, VENEZIA

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is a non-profit cultural institution based in Venice, Italy. It was founded by Vittorio Cini in memory of his son Giorgio, with the aim of restoring the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore (devastated after 150 years of military occupation) and of creating an international cultural centre that[…]

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FONDAZIONE UGO DA COMO, LONATO DEL GARDA (BS)

The Foundation Ugo da Como was founded thanks to a Royal Decree in 1942 by the Senator Ugo Da Como (1869-1941). It is today a private institution entirely open to the public. Its aim is to “promote and encourage the studies, to inspire love for them in the new generation”[…]

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FORESTERIA DI VILLA VALMARANA AI NANI, VICENZA

Villa Valmarana ai Nani is composed of three buildings, the Palazzina (Owners’ Residence) built in 1669, the Foresteria (Guest-House) and the Scuderia (Stables) built in 1720. They are embraced by a large historical park with rose gardens, a “giardino all’italiana” with its open air theatre and well, a double hornbeams[…]

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FRASSANELLE, ROVOLON (PD)

The Frassanelle park extends for more than 60 hectares at the foot of the northern offshoots of the Euganean Hills Regional Park, halfway between the cities of Padua and Vicenza. Its strategic position, very close to the main communication routes, makes it an excellent starting point to visit all the beauties of the Veneto region,[…]

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HILTON PARK, CLONES (MONAGHAN COUNTY)

There has been a house at Hilton Park since the early 17th Century. When Samuel Madden purchased the estate for his third son in 1734, he built a house incorporating the original building. In 1803 a servant, answering a call of nature or the bell to lunch, history does not[…]

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HÔTEL DE LA ROCHE, MONS (HAINAUT)

  The town house was built following the Parisian model, i.e between courtyard and garden, on land originally occupied by three houses bought in 1750 by Pierre-Joseph de la Roche, the new legal counsel of the city, that he demolished. The architectural concept was directly inspired by the greatest contemporary[…]

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HOTEL LAURIN, SALÒ (BS)

Villa Isabella, now Hotel Laurin, is one of the most well-preserved examples of art nouveau in Italy and offers a perfect blend of history and contemporary comfort. Surrounded by a charming garden with sweet-smelling flowerbeds, the Laurin offers a beautiful view on Garda Lake. The villa was built at the[…]

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HOTEL VILLA FLORI, CERNOBBIO (CO)

Hotel Villa Flori stands in a splendid panoramic position between Como and Cernobbio on the first basin of Lake Como. Facing directly on the water, the villa immersed in its centuries-old park offers a breathtaking view of the lake and the mountains that surround it. Villa Flori reveals itself just[…]

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HOUSE OF CERAMICS, ROMA

The house of ceramics is located in the building designed by Mario Renzi in 1927 in Prati delle Vittorie neighborhood. It is building that has the typical characteristics of the “Roman baroque” here more tending towards the liberty. The history of the house is closely linked to the arts, so[…]

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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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