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Through innovative, clean and intricate craftsmanship, Michelozzo carved himself a legacy—one that has reverberated throughout the streets of Italy ever since. Michelozzo di Bartolomeo (1396-1472) was an Italian architect and sculptor. His vast contribution to the early Renaissance movement solidified him as one of the most prolific architects of all time. His ingenuity helped pave the way for the development of the central palazzo configuration that defines the visage of Italy—even to this day. Michelozzo...

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Rome offers some of the most desirable and extraordinary travel experiences the world has to offer. The Villa Spalletti Trivelli proves itself to be no exception. An elegant, early 20th-century villa owned by an Italian aristocratic family, Rome’s Villa Spalletti Trivelli is an opulent and intimate hideaway just steps away from the iconic Trevi Fountain. Two plush garden suites are located in the building across from Villa Spalletti Trivelli, connected via the villa’s garden. Each features a double bedroom, two...

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Florence is one of those rare places where the past and present live side by side. The cobblestone piazzas, bell towers, fortresses and palaces of the Renaissance are now home to a contemporary international style. In the same streets that nurtured the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, new Florentine artisans, designers and artists continue to impress the world with their ravishing creations. At Palazzo Tornabuoni beauty is seamlessly interwoven in thirty-eight elegant residences...

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Faraone, the high-end Italian jewelry brand established in 1860, has just launched Faraone Casa D’Aste, a brand new auction department. Well received by collectors and traders, the Faraone Casa D’Aste sees Faraone’s experienced team evaluate fine jewelry masterpieces of all periods, including many iconic brands, from single pieces to entire collections. Over the years, aficionados intrigued by the Faraone brand have included members of various noble families, such as Queen Margherita of Savoy, the Monegasque...

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 Italian fashion has always been immensely influential in terms of chic style, which has made these couture and ready-to-wear items desirable and collectable.  It’s 12 February 1951 and the stage is set for an event that will transform the face of fashion forever. A select group of American buyers and journalists are gathered in attendance at a Florentine villa belonging to Count Giovanni Battista Giorgini. A handful of models – some of whom are members...

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Tuscany, Italy: where its harmonious and tranquil environment allows people to set up home in ideal surroundings.  Helping homeowners make this dream a reality is Tuscan real estate agency Sole di Toscana which has been a force on the real estate market of the Province of Siena since 2007. Owned and founded by Monica who prides herself on helping people “realise their dreams”, the real estate agency specialises in the sale of villas, farmhouses renovated...

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The only city in the world built entirely on water, magical Venice is not simply crammed with fascinating architecture but also boasts some of Italy’s finest art collections in its museums and palaces.  Venice, La Serenissima, is a unique and extraordinary city, one of the world’s great sights. Impossibly romantic, it has fascinated artists, writers and travellers for centuries and, in our traffic-clogged and fast-moving age, its ‘other world-ness’ is still an endless source of...

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