VILLA DELLA PERGOLA: AN ENGLISH GARDEN

 

The splendid Villa della Pergola, also known as Villa Hanbury, Alassio (Ligury), is the subject of a new book published by the Italian publishing house Mondadori. Entitled: “Un Sogno Inglese in Riviera” (An English Dream in the Riviera), with the subtitle: Le stagione di Villa della Pergola (the seasons of Villa della Pergola), the book recounts the history of the 19 th century manor house and its magnificent 22,000 sqm garden.

 

12 Jun 2012 More

ANCIENT GARDENS OF ROME

 

A recreation of the ancient gardens of Rome provides a plus for garden lovers exploring Rome's Palatine Hill this summer. Archaeological gardeners have replanted the flower and kitchen gardens of the House of Augustus, the Nymphaeum and stadium of Domitian and the Domus Flavia, both with the original plants used in Roman times, or else creating special floral compositions to recall erstwhile visual effects.

 

09 Jun 2012 More

PIENZA CELEBRATES RETURN OF "THE PIVIALE"



The town of Pienza (Umbria), totally redesigned as an “ideal city” by Pope Pius II and consecrated in 1462, welcomes back one of its most famous treasures after a delicate 2-year restoration operation carried out by the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena.

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06 Jun 2012 More

MAYO PALACE SILVER COLLECTION ON DISPLAY



163 rare examples of antique European silversmithing art are on display at the Palazzo dÔ¿½ Mayo  in Chieti (Abruzzo) after a long research and restoration process carried out by the Fondazione Carichieti. 
 

03 Jun 2012 More

MSC DIVINA BREASTS THE WAVES



The latest luxury liner to join the MSC fleet, the MSC Divina, baptized in Marseilles on the 26 May,  is dedicated to Italian film idol, Sofia Loren. The ship, which can accommodate 4,363 guests, has 16 decks named after Ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

31 May 2012 More

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