MAISON DE L’ITALIE, PARIS

Maison de l’Italie is a university house, hosting professors, researchers and students from all over the world. Funds for the construction of Maison de l’Italie were raised in large part by the Italian senator Enrico Falck, president of the Committee for the Italian Students House in Paris.  The house was[…]

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MANOIR DE SOISAY, BELFORÊT-EN-PERCHE (NORMANDY)

Soisay manor was built by François du Grenier around 1530. The manor house remained in his family until September of 1600, when it was sold to Anselme de Fontenay. Anselme de Fontenay and his wife Marie de la Martelière undertook major works to extend and embellish the manor for themselves[…]

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MARE CULTURALE URBANO, MILAN

Mare Culturale Urbano is an Urban Cultural Centre in Milan. Here at MARE, we share a vision of bringing local and international communities together through culture and art. We are looking to build a stronger relation between artistic knowledge and practices in order to spark off a cultural contamination that[…]

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MASSERIA SPINA, MONOPOLI (BA)

The first settlements of Masseria Spina are among the most important examples of rupestrian civilization, developed between roughly the ninth and twelfth centuries in Puglia. The rocky settlements stood near watercourses of torrential origin, called “lame” or “mene”, and were generally made up of an organic complex of caves each used[…]

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MONTEVETRANO, SAN CIPRIANO PICENTINO (SA)

At the foot of a medieval fortress, the Azienda Agricola Montevetrano is located on a 27-hectare land that a long time ago was part of a great estate owned by the Borbone family. In the 1940s, the villa was acquired by the Imparato family and, forty years later, Silvia Imparato[…]

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MULINO DI ROVEZZANO, FLORENCE

The Mulino di Rovezzano sees its origins in 800 D.C, where the families of millers worked wheat and spelt. In the following centuries it underwent various changes, and became a convent in 1300, a period in which 4 towers were built to protect the inhabitants. The mill activity continued until the[…]

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ORANGERIE DE LANNIRON, QUIMPER (BRITTANY)

Situated on the West Coast of Brittany, this former summer palace of the Bishops of Quimper is a wonderful 38-hectare oasis of parks and gardens on the banks of the Odet river. This extraordinary place will delight lovers of nature (sea, birds, wildlife, fishing and gardens) and seduce fans of[…]

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ORATORIO DEL SS. ROSARIO IN SANTA CITA, PALERMO

The Fellowship of the SS. Rosario in Santa Cita was founded in 1570 after the split with the homonymous company based in San Domenico and ushered in his oratory in 1686. The company, one of the richest and most prestigious, constrained to a rigid behavioral protocol, he devoted himself to[…]

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ORTO BOTANICO, PALERMO

The Orto Botanico di Palermo (Botanical Garden of Palermo) is both a botanical garden and a research and educational institution of the Department of Botany of the Palermo University. Nowadays it hosts a public library, a conference hall and numerous expository halls. The origins of the Orto Botanico can be[…]

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PALAZZO AURIS, OSTUNI (BR)

Palazzo Auris was built in the 1800s in an ornate neoclassical style and boasts an imposing façade caratherized by a smooth ashlar face, divided in two orders. In the lower order, paired Ionic pilasters define the façade, which around the portal develops an harmonic movement of surfaces with the paired[…]

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