Villa Medici a masterpiece in Florence

Villa Medici a masterpiece in Florence

Located only few kilometers away from Florence in the middle of Chianti hills area, The Villa belonged to some of the most prestigious families of Tuscany, and became part of the estates Medici in 1569. The building is protected by government department responsible for monuments and other treasures, and recently has been...
Contemporary Architecture in Ragusa

Contemporary Architecture in Ragusa

Contemporary architecture in Ragusa. This beautiful detached Villa is located in the countryside of Ragusa, between the cities of Noto and Modica, from where is very easy to reach the beauty of the baroque and the beaches of Vendicari and Marina di Ragusa. The house, designed by architect Viviana Haddad, consists in the recovery...
Villas of Sicily - Renovation of Villa Falk - Stromboli

Villas of Sicily – Renovation of Villa Falk – Stromboli

Island of Stromboli (ME), Sicily. Stromboli is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is part of the archipelago located on the north of Sicily. Stromboli is also the name of the Volcano (one of the 3 active Italian Volcanos). The typical dark colour of the lava stone, a charateristic of this island,  makes...
Atlante Italiano | Villages of Tuscany

Atlante Italiano | Villages of Tuscany

A very original story is about the small village of Fighine, in Tuscany. A faboulous place near Siena with an old Castle from XI Century. The village was renewed in the last 15 years, by a group of foreign investors mainly from South Africa. We can say that now English...
Atlante Italiano | villages of Tuscany

Atlante Italiano | villages of Tuscany

Among the many abandoned villages in Italy, there is the medieval village of Castelfalfi, a hamlet of Montaione, located in the heart of the Florentine hills.  The small village with 36 Casali, the typical rural houses, surrounded by fields and woods inhabited by deer and mouflon. The village was abandoned...
Atlante Italiano | villages of Piedmont

Atlante Italiano | villages of Piedmont

The redevelopment and landscape enhancement of the medieval village of Canova, Oira di Crevoladossola (Verbania – Italy) has been going on for several years. The Canova Association, an international non-profit organization, was  founded in 2001, and ever since has been collaborating with many prestigious Universities from all over the World, such...
Atlante Italiano Art & Wine | Sardinia

Atlante Italiano Art & Wine | Sardinia

Atlante Italiano Art & Wine: Cantine Mesa, a project by Gavino Sanna, one of the most famous Sardinian advertising professionals, who wanted to create an extraordinary project for his own land, in his own way. The winery is located in a wonderful place in Sardinia, S. Anna Arresi (CI) . Everything...
Atlante Italiano | Sardinia

Atlante Italiano | Sardinia

Monte Gonare – and the ancient church of Nostra Signora di Gonare (Orani-Sarule NU) - XVII  Century  
Atlante Italiano | Products of Piedmont

Atlante Italiano | Products of Piedmont

The cremino is a type of chocolate invented in Piedmont approximately during the second half of XIX Century. The Cremino is a small cube of chocolate consist of three layers, the external ones of gianduja chocolate and the inner one of hazelnut chocolate.
Atlante Italiano | Tuscany

Atlante Italiano | Tuscany

The Ponte Vecchio is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridgeover the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. Photo © Michela Fancello
Piano Nobile in Venice

Piano Nobile in Venice

Duodo Palazzo Barbarigo is an elegant stately residence located in the very heart of Venice, only few steps away from Rialto bridge and St Mark’s Square. In past times the residence belonged to the noble family of Duodo Barbarigo, who between ’500 and ’600 gave a Doge and a Patriarch to Venice....
Villa Palagio in Tuscany

Villa Palagio in Tuscany

  Restoration of an old cloister from XIII century
Atlante Italiano | Basilicata

Atlante Italiano | Basilicata

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso in Matera : a project to restore the abandoned historic hilltowns of apennine mountains and the Sassi di Matera (UNESCO World Heritage Site) view more here
Atlante Italiano | Contemporary Architecture -  Tuscany

Atlante Italiano | Contemporary Architecture – Tuscany

  Il Pensatoio - rural architecture in Tuscany (Scarlino – Grosseto) – project and construction by “nuvolab” – 2006
Atlante Italiano | Sicily

Atlante Italiano | Sicily

Mount Etna: new natural site was inscribed in the World Heritage List  2013. Mount Etna is an iconic site encompassing 19,237 uninhabited hectares on the highest part of Mount Etna, on the eastern coast of Sicily. Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world....
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Atlante Italiano | Coffee machine

Atlante Italiano | Coffee machine

  Photo © Franco Vimercati, 1998
Atlante Italiano | Levissima

Atlante Italiano | Levissima

  Mineral water bottles. Photo © Franco Vimercati , 1975
Atlante Italiano | Design - Auto show Turin 1966

Atlante Italiano | Design – Auto show Turin 1966

Turin – Auto show 1966 – Lancia Fulvia Coupé. Design Pietro Castagnero
Atlante Italiano | Villages of Piedmont

Atlante Italiano | Villages of Piedmont

Renovation of ancient Village of Canova – Piedmont
Atlante Italiano | Villages of Tuscany

Atlante Italiano | Villages of Tuscany

Medieval town of Tonda, located in the Tuscan hills in the municipality of Montaione.      
Atlante Italiano | Villages in Sicily

Atlante Italiano | Villages in Sicily

Cianciana, a small village in the province of Agrigento, Sicily, is an example of the growing interest for Italy demonstrate by foreigners. During latest years buying a home in Italy is convenient, especially for Dutch, English and German people.  Cianciana is just one of the examples of this trend. The small village has experienced the...
Atlante Italiano | Italian portraits

Atlante Italiano | Italian portraits

Photos © David Seymour
Atlante Italiano | Riviera Ligure

Atlante Italiano | Riviera Ligure

Photos © Alfred Noack
Atlante Italiano | Venice

Atlante Italiano | Venice

Palazzo Papadopoli, was built in 1550 for the Coccina family and designed by the architect and follower of Sansovino, Gian Giacomo de Grigi. The palace was then sold to the Tiepolo family in 1718 a family of collectors who built an impressive library and collected treasures from all over the world. The Tiepolos also employed the...
Atlante Italiano | Palermo, Sicily

Atlante Italiano | Palermo, Sicily

From the movie ’12 directors for 12 cities’ (12 Registi Per 12 Città) 1989 this abstract is directed by Mauro Bolognini
Atlante Italiano | Capri

Atlante Italiano | Capri

Villa Malaparte form the movie “Le Mepris” 1963 directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The design is by the owner, poet Curzio Malaparte and the architect is Adalberto Libera.
The Alphabet of the Plains   Photos © Enrico Bedolo

The Alphabet of the Plains Photos © Enrico Bedolo

Original 70′ Interiors by Carlo Scarpa and Edoardo Gellner Corti delle Dolomiti