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Category: ITALY

MILAN fornasetti

As a longtime fan of Fornasetti’s work, I could not visit Milan without a visit to Fornasetti HQ and Showroom on Courso Venezia. Bold, whimsical and distinctive – Fornasetti’s work […]

MILAN poldi pezzoli MUSEO

his former private Palazzo from the 17th century, now Museo, is located on Via Manzoni, Milan (near Teatro alla Scala) is the private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879) who was the last heir of the possessions of two prominent families.

MILAN bagatti valsecchi

Villa Bagatti Valsecchi. A mansion located between Via Gesu and Via Santo Spirito in Milan,  Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi’s extraordinary collections showcasing their love for the past and the Italian Renaissance

Sicilian Aristocratic Villa Garden

This beautiful Villa and garden have been in the San Guiliano family for over 800 years. The estate includes the chapel, below, a South American inspired garden from a stay […]

Taormina, Sicily + Mt. Etna

How thrilling to be standing in a Greek Theater from the third century B.C., overlooking Mt. Etna and the Ionian Sea and Taromina. Aside from the spectacular views, the Teatro […]

two VILLAS in RAVELLO, Amalfi Coast

Villa Cimbrone in RAVELLO, high on the Amalfi Coast, offers spectacular panoramic views, from the part of the estate appropriately called The Terrace of Infinity… The estate dates to the […]

Ninfa Gardens, Sermoneta Italy

With over 160 varieties of roses and 1300 ornamental trees, the beautiful Ninfa Gardens have been called both the most romantic and the best in the world. Located two hours […]

Villa D'Este Tivoli Sue Womersley photo Interior Decorator White Rock

Villa d’ESTE Tivoli, garden tour

Villa d’Este was Built in the 1550’s by Ipolito d’Este, grandson to Cardinal Borgia. It is famous for its water features, as Ipolito hired French engineers for the hydrolics as […]