DON SERAFINO, MILAN

The house Don Serafino stands out against the great green lung on the western boundaries of the city of Milan. Its panorama includes the gallop track of Milan (Ippodromo del galoppo), the large park of Trenno and the mountain massif of the Monte Rosa. The house is inspired to the[…]

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DYNAMO CAMP, SAN MARCELLO PISTOIESE (PT)

Dynamo Camp Association (ONLUS) offers Recreational Therapy free of charge to youngsters and children aged 6 to 17 with serious and chronic illnesses, their families and healthy brothers and sisters. The activities are conducted at Dynamo Camp and through an Outreach programme in hospitals, homes families and on the Dynamo[…]

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EMBASSY OF FRANCE TO THE HOLY SEE, ROME

Since 1950, the French Embassy to the Holy See has been installed in Villa Bonaparte, near “Porta Pia”. The building was erected in 1749 for Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga, Pope Benedict XIV’s secretary of state. Undoubtedly, it was the proximity of the Palazzo del Quirinale, where he held the position[…]

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EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, LONDON

From 1970 until the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993 the Czechoslovak Embassy has been located on the corner of Kensington Palace Gardens and Notting Hill Gate. The new building, designed by the architects Šrámek, Bočan and Stephansplatz, is a tribute to the so called brutalistic style and in 1971 won[…]

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EX CORDE MONTIS, FLORENCE

This elegant Umbertine residence was built in the period during which the Italian capital was transferred from Turin to Florence. The house overlooks the new Viale dei Colli that connects the city to the panoramic viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangiolo.Sober and majestic, the house was built for a German businessman who[…]

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FARMACIA DEGLI INCURABILI, NAPLES

One of the most beautiful examples of the encounter between science and art is the historical Farmacia degli Incurabili, which is also remarkable as the best preserved hospital pharmacy of the old Realm. Artistically the pharmacy is an unsurpassed masterpiece of Baroque-Rococo style. From a historical perspective, the pharmacy gives[…]

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FATTORIA MANSI BERNARDINI, LUCCA

The land of Fattoria Mansi Bernardini is located on the hills on the North of Lucca, close to the small town of Segromigno in Monte, Tuscany. The Fattoria is composed of Villa Bernardini and the old barn that has recently been turned into a modern house with wide rooms. The[…]

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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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