Day trip to Vigevano

Day trip to Vigevano

Under the Visconti and Sforza dynasties, Vigevano reached its maximum splendor becoming a ducal residence and a significantly important place for shopping. The city developed curling around the castle that represented one of the biggest fortified complexes in Europe....
Labyrinth of Arnaldo Pomodoro

Labyrinth of Arnaldo Pomodoro

The Labyrinth: Arnoldo Pomodoro’s one and only environmental installation on which he worked for years, from 1995 to 2011, an artistic evolution. With it, he transformed his creative artistic path into a physical experience made of bronze, fiberglass and copper...
Leonardo’s “Sala delle asse” restored

Leonardo’s “Sala delle asse” restored

An exceptional witness to the presence of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) at the Sforza court, the “Sala delle Asse” is one of the most illustrious rooms of the castle. Located on the ground floor under the north-east “falconer” tower, the room...
Literary tour of Milan: Manzoni’s The Betrothed

Literary tour of Milan: Manzoni’s The Betrothed

“Let the reader immagine the courtyard of the plague hospital, populated by sixteen thousand plague victims; that completely crowded space, with huts and hovels, with carriages, with people; those interminable perspectives of porticoes, on the left and on the...
Villa Ghirlanda Silva and MUFOCO (in Italian)

Villa Ghirlanda Silva and MUFOCO (in Italian)

Villa Ghirlanda Silva is one of the noble villas of the 17th century present in Cinisello Balsamo. It was a “pleasure villa”, a classic suburban home that the nobles of the day used to build outside the city for sojourns and vacations. The southern wing of...
FuturDome + aperitif with music

FuturDome + aperitif with music

Futurdome is a project of museum/housing unique in Italy. It was born of the rennovation of a historic mansion in the “Liberty” style – as Milanese call their city’s own particular kind of Art Nouveau. The mansion had been used for meeting at...
Complex of Sant’Eustorgio

Complex of Sant’Eustorgio

Tradition tells us that Milan’s conversion to Christianity began with St. Barnabus from what is now the church of Sant’Eustorgio. The complex is also renowned for the presence (today, only partial) of relics held to be of the Three Magi, which made the...
Open Care (in Italian)

Open Care (in Italian)

Founded in 2003, Open Care is a European company that offers integrated services for the conservation, management and highlighting of art works and collections. In fact, it’s Open Care that is taking care of the restauration of the Bagatti Valsecchi...
Trip to Vicenza (in Italian)

Trip to Vicenza (in Italian)

The masterpieces of the great 18th century of Venetian art, patrimony of the Pushkin Museum of Moscow, make a special appearance in Italy in the exhibit, The Triumph of Color. From Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi. Vicenza and the Masterpieces of the Pushkin Museum of...
Romanticism

Romanticism

It’s the first exhibit dedicated to Italy’s contribution to Romanticism, which changed the sensibility and imagination of the occidental world in the first half of the 19th century. More than 200 works by the most important Romantic artists have been...
Trip to Florence (in Italian)

Trip to Florence (in Italian)

The National Museum of the Bargello is Florence’s sculpture museum. Its collection of Renaissance statues is considered among the most important in the whole world: masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, Ghiberti, Cellini, Giambologna, Ammannati and other...
Milano and Cinema (in Italian)

Milano and Cinema (in Italian)

If in people’s minds the Italian cities traditionally associated with the world of cinema are Rome (for Cinecittà) and Venice (for the Biennale), Milan’s crucial role in experimenting with this 7th form of art and spreading it outside of Italy’s...