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The Glamour of Italian Fashion

 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...

Home Sweet Home—A Tuscan Dream

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...

Water City Venice

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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