A Dolce&Gabbana perfume and a collection of poems, with an art book and tickets for an opera. After our author’s journey in Warsaw, your basket of memories will enrich with something new, this time crossing the rainbow that embrace Italy. This is an http://meetingbenches.com/ journey, where creative places and people invite you to travel. We are in northern Italy, where …Read More »
AESTHETIC TRANSFIGURATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INTROSPECTION – Giovanni Boldini, the master of flowing style of painting.
Enhancing female physical beauty, turning women into spectacular earthly deities. Perhaps this morning you will have visited the Palazzo dei Diamanti http://www.palazzodiamanti.it/, now you are hungry and you are looking for a restaurant. At the Osteria La Compagnia https://osterialacompagnia.wordpress.com/menu/, we recommend a chopping board with culatello bow and typical salami, to which you can add a flan of pumpkin violina …Read More »
EVERY KIND OF MUSIC IS GOOD (EXCEPT THE BORING KIND) – Gioachino Rossini: Give me a laundry list and I will set it to music.
Music is a kind of harmonious language. It is the city of cycling (because of its myriad of cycle paths), but it also has a strong affinity with music and the arts. In Pesaro, during his activity, he allowed a philological reinterpretation of works by a brilliant composer of opera music. Those works, little represented in modern times, are now …Read More »
THE 1900, ITALY OF THE SIXTY YEARS: THE BOOM OF CREATIVITY – The fascinating life of three Italians who have marked the tastes of an era.
When the myths it is a scarf, a straw bag or a prancing horse. Under its skies VITTORIO ACCORNERO DE TESTA was born, one of the protagonists of Italian creativity around the mid-twentieth century. In 1559, the Gonzagas built one of the most powerful European defensive citadels. Even now, Casale Monferrato is well known abroad, as “Capital of the Cold”, …Read More »
A RAMPANT HORSE, IN THE AIR AND ON THE ASPHALT – Enzo Ferrari and Francesco Baracca, in the hands of Vittoria Alata.
When the emblem claims the propensity to win. Its most important monument is the Rocca Estense. Just outside, find the Pavilion (huge quadriportico where there was a porch). Walking towards the east, you will find a monument built in memory of Francesco Baracca. You can visit his museum, with a section dedicated to Cavallino Rampante (used by ENZO FERRARI). Your …Read More »
WHEN THE MIDDLE AGES BRING CREATIVE CONTEMPORANEITY – Guccio Gucci: brand of the deliveror, suitcase and travel bag.
Eclectic, contemporary and romantic, unsurpassed for attention to detail. When you are on holiday, buying souvenirs is something you cannot give up. For centuries, in Florence there are shops that are part of the local tradition and economy. A jewel? To go to the Museo degli Argenti in Palazzo Pitti, you have to cross Ponte Vecchio. Among the many goldsmiths, …Read More »
Oracular wisdom verses, inside Epic imprint. Here you find historical structures, museums and attractions such as the Perugina Chocolate Factory https://www.perugina.com/it During the Middle Ages, Perugia was known for its devotion to the development of arts and culture. Here he was called to work Raphael, when he moved between Florence and Perugia. Today it is a small museum dedicated to …Read More »
To create a new platform for visual arts. Following the traces of Raffaello’s life, our art itinerary arrives in a city where he worked in the Church of San Nicola, Città di Castello. https://www.umbriatourism.it/en_US/-/citta-di-castello Pliny the Younger built his villa (until now identified with walls, mosaic floors and marble fragments). As you can observe, the city is mostly built of brick. …Read More »
It’s CARNIVAL TIME If you hear some discussion about carnivals in Europe, what would be your first association? Most of us probably think of the annually Carnival in Venice. Today, this carnival is a huge celebration, that lasts for two weeks. While several events require invitations and have steep ticket prices, many others, like the candle-lit parade of boats, concerts, and street performances are …Read More »
ALEX LEVIN He was born in 1975. His works are admired worldwide. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, he has been displayed in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections in the U.S., Israel, France, Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland and Belgium. He has been acknowledged by many influential figures, including: Richard Gere, Madonna, jazz player Oscar Peterson, and former president of Israel. Alex Levin …Read More »