DONNA FUGATA SAVES HISTORIC GARDEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0ne of the few remaining examples of the unique circular walled gardens of the Sicilian island of Pantelleria has been saved for posterity by Donna Fugata, one of Sicily’s top winegrowers.

20 Dec 2008 More

ALTA BADIA CHEF'S CUP

 

Gourmets will have their little corner of heaven in the Italian Alps this January, when the 2009 edition of the Chef’s Cup Sudtirol takes place at the resort town of Alta Badia, near Bolzano.

 

17 Dec 2008 More

ITALY'S INDUSTRIAL TOURISM

Italy is synonymous with the fine arts and its world-famous painting and sculpture galleries. Lesser well-known are the numerous museums dedicated to its rich industrial and crafts heritage. The Italian Touring Club has recently published a guide book entitled “Turismo Industriale in Italia”, listing a vast variety of museums large and small documenting this fundamental aspect of Italian life.

Some examples of places of interest include: the Galleria Ferrari, Maranello, near Modena, resplendent with its mythical racing car models, trophies and photographs, as well as the Alfa Romeo Historic Museum at Arese (Milan) exhibiting some of the company’s finest cars dating from 1910 to the present day, the Guglielmo Tabacchi Safila Gallery at Padua, specialised in examples of spectacles and optical instruments from the Middle Ages onwards, the shoe paradise of the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Palazzo Spini Feroni, Florence, with over 10,000 pairs of shoes designed and produced by the celbrated footwear manufacturer and cocktail king Martini & Rossi’s Museum at Pessione di Chieri, near Turin.

Other industrial gems include the National Railway Museum (Naples), the Barilla pasta manufacturers historic archive (Parma), the Fiat Archive and Historical Centre (Turin), the Olivetti typewriter and calculator Historic Archive (Ivrea) and the Alessi Museum with a display of its innovative designs in household objects (Crusinallo di Omegna, near Verbania).   

For information: www.museimpresa.com

13 Dec 2008 More

MURANO XMAS GLASS

 

The Island of Murano in the Venice lagoon has been famous for its glass creations for centuries.

11 Dec 2008 More

NAPLES: SAN CARLO THEATRE FACELIFT

 

Naples’ celebrated San Carlo opera house is to undergo a vast three-year restyling operation.

07 Dec 2008 More

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