SUZANNE VALADON (1865/1938), FRENCH PAINTER – To become model for Toulouse-Lautrec, after the birth of a son.

Taught herself, thereby formed a style all her own. The painter Suzanne Valadon was born in this village in 1865. Bessines-sur-Gartempe is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, western France). Obviously, your “author’sjourney ” needs to host you in a 16th century palace, the Manoir Henri IV http://www.henri4-hotel-restaurant.fr/manor-henry-iv.html The hotel’s restaurant will propose you traditional French dishes. In Paris, …

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MARIE BRACQUEMOND (1840/1916), FRENCH PAINTER – When a new style is not just a new way of painting, but a way of seeing things.

One of the three great ladies of the Impressionist movement. All year round, the landscape is fantastic with rocks and scum. In these places a woman was born who had her own way of painting things. Here, scattered in very different districts (the district, Argenton, Trémazan and Kersaint), the municipality of Landunvez is famous for the five kilometers of its …

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LOST PARADISES – Heloise Letissier / When creativity combines music with video art, drawings and photography.

The pansexual artist, romantic or emotional, regardless of the gender identity of the people. Here was born a special French songwriter.  It’s France’s sixth biggest city, an important university town with a rich variety of bars and pubs. Visiting Nantes you can know “Le Briord“, a rustic café with local art displayed on the walls. https://www.lebonbon.fr/nantes/drink-decouvertes/le-briord-a-la-bonne-franquette/ One Saturday a month, …

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FROM BAVARIA NICE TO THE HOUSE OF BUDDENBROOK – German creativity, through five shades of art.

Schnitzel and wurst as you read Thomas Mann, listening to music by Masha Qrella. You’re welcome in Aschaffenburg, “the Nice of Bavaria”, hometown of a famous German painter, where a wonderful experience awaits you at the Zum Goldenen Ochsen, Hotel & Gasthaus am Schlossgarten. Located in the nearby half-timbered building, the Oechsle Restaurant welcomes you with typical local dishes, to …

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IN THE LANDS OF GERMAN CREATIVITY – An author’s journey in five stages.

Seeing Germany, with the eyes of art. Traveling Germany, never forget that the creativity of the inhabitants of an terrestrial latitude and longitude it’swrapped in flavors, smells and atmospheres, books and poems, songs and paintings. Everything is useful to tune emotionally to culture. That’s why, when you decide to visit this land, you should also know the fruits of the …

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OSWALD ACHENBACH (1827/1905), GERMAN PAINTER –2,000 paintings, but approximately two-thirds are privately owned.

Turning into a typical representative of the Gründerzeit period. If you are looking for urban buzz and lifestyle off the main drag, try shopping in the Flingern district and on Lorettostraße. Yes, really Düsseldorf is an inspiring city, that can fulfil your shopping wishs. Here you find the exclusive Königsallee (with its luxury brands), the lively Schadowstraße (with its wide …

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ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER (1880/1938), GERMAN PAINTER – When human figure its central into the art.

When a painter creates appearances of things. You’re welcome in Aschaffenburg, “the Nice of Bavaria”, hometown of a famous German painter, where a wonderful experience awaits you at the Zum Goldenen Ochsen, Hotel & Gasthaus am Schlossgarten. Located in the nearby half-timbered building, the Oechsle Restaurant welcomes you with typical local dishes, to be enjoyed in a rustic atmosphere. The …

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WHEN SOFT MIST DRINK YOUR HORIZON – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / Living as a free man, without religious or social attachments.

Nothing is more difficult to see with your eyes, than what you have under your nose. It’s located on both sides of the Main River. The southern part of the city contains the Germany’s largest city forest. Frankfurt am Main, is the fifth-largest city in Germany, and was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire. Roman …

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BETWEEN ANCIENT ATMOSPHERES, TASTE AND MEMORIES – Traveling in Italian creativity, from Rome to Quargnento.

When creativity also perfumes gnocchi with pesto. Your fairy-tale? It requires nothing more than to be lived, with a dream location. At Realis Hotel Castello della Castelluccia https://www.lacastelluccia.com/en/index, via Carlo Cavina 40 Rome, nothing is left to chance. Here, the ceiling with beams and the antique terracotta floor, the marble bathroom and the four-poster bed create a unique setting for …

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TRAVELING EXCITINGALLY – Italy, through the fruits of its land and the creative nuances of its artists.

Creative refinement, traveling. Everything is useful to tune emotionally to culture. That’s why, when you decide to visit Italy, you should also know the fruits of the earth, sniffing and eating its typical local products. In ancient communities, in fact, the word “culture” originally indicated the cultivation of the soil, but with the passing of time it assumed the meaning …

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CARLO CARRA’ (1881/1966), ITALIAN PAINTER – One of the main creative wings, behind the wonders of Italian Futurism.

Dreaming of becoming an influential artist, while others would marvel at. Its territory offers you the possibility of relaxing walks in country lanes that give you spectacular panoramic views of the hills. What can you do in Quargnento? Follow the paths of the Art dedicated to Carlo Carrà, visit its Town Hall, the Basilica of San Dalmazio and Villa Cuttica …

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TAKE ME AWAY – Fabrizio Moro / The autodidact who plays guitar, piano and bass.

Writing and arranging songs, with Calabria in the heart. Your fairy-tale? It requires nothing more than to be lived, with a dream location. At Realis Hotel Castello della Castelluccia https://www.lacastelluccia.com/en/index, via Carlo Cavina 40 Rome, nothing is left to chance. Here, the ceiling with beams and the antique terracotta floor, the marble bathroom and the four-poster bed create a unique …

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