Italian ‘House of Gucci’ Tour Takes Guests From Milan To Lake Como

Italy’s first LGBTQ+ tour specialist, Quiiky Tours has developed a new “House of Gucci” tour, which takes guests to visit the film’s iconic locations firsthand, from Milan to Lake Como. The popularity of Ridley Scott’s 2021 film—a decadent crime drama based on the real lives of the family behind the famous Italian fashion empire—has been … Read more

Palermo Art Scene | The Georgetown Dish

As I mentioned in my last article, I was very exited about the opening of the first. Palermo International Biennial. Well, I visited it and I can’t hide my disappointment. I was expecting a serious International contemporary art event, hosted by a respected organization with knowledge of museography and exhibit design. And of course, an … Read more

Netflix shares “long-term” Italian commitment; unveils slate as Rome office opens

Netflix Rome office opening. Pic credit: Virginia Bettoja/Netflix Netflix has unveiled a new slate of Italian productions across scripted, unscripted and film, after officially opening its new Rome office last week. Situated in the heart of the Italian capital, the office will home around 70 members of staff and join existing European bases for the … Read more

Ateliers Alfonso Femia Redevelopment and interior design of the new Ersel Bank in Milan

The Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia studio has recently completed the redevelopment project for the building and interior design of the new Ersel Bank headquarters in Via Caradosso, in Milan. The studio led by architect Alfonso Femia had won, in 2018, the invitation-based competition for the redevelopment of the original building, built in the 1930s and designed … Read more

History Book – Burning vanities in Florence

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Monday, February 7th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Next up: The WORLD History Book. Today, an anti-apartheid milestone, the birth and death of a pioneering author, and flames in Florence. Here’s … Read more

Crowds Returned to Milan Furniture Fair After 2-year Hiatus

milan — Italy’s furniture and design industry embraced the Milan Furniture Fair after a two-year pandemic delay with unapologetic, over-the-top statement pieces, multi-purpose furnishings adapted to small spaces, and sustainable creations by young designers pushing the industry toward a greener path. . After a surprising pandemic redecorating boom, the industry is looking to an uncertain … Read more

Bill Gates buys 17th century palazzo in Rome for $170 million.

Bill Gates is purchasing a palazzo in Rome to convert into a lavish six-star hotel through Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – which he co-owns with a Saudi prince. Four Seasons has put down a $21 million down payment toward the $170 million purchase price of the Palazzo Marini, a sprawling 17th-century complex just steps … Read more