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MATERIA, museum of art and dyeing with sustainability

The MATERIA Museum, the Museum of Art and Dyeing, Renewable Energy and Environment was founded in Val di Bisenzio, Cantagallo (Tosco-Emiliano), to study and bring understanding of the environmental sensitivity of this vast territory with its spectacular natural heritage. The Prato area has been famous since the Middle Ages for…

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Transformation in Trani – Bringing the Past to Life

Returning to Trani early in January on a storm-clouded but pleasant winter day we took the opportunity to divert to visit Castel del Monte. From your first view of the pale limestone edifice coming up the road from 10 km away towards the ‘massive’ atop the low mountain, Castel del…

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The Glorious Haberdashery and Costume Museum

Not far from the bustle of the business of Torino is a typical double front door to a courtyard where one of the buttons reads ‘Sartoria Artistica Teatro’, the world’s most outstanding and glorious haberdashery of Giovanni Benso. Enter on call and up three steps to the left you are…

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Knowing history through horse games: Totopoly

Man's life is made up of many elements, from clothes to food, from games and toys to technology, from furnishing to houses. So we can reconstruct the history and feel the spirit of the times attending unusual museums such as the Toy Museum in Zagarolo, near Rome, and playing horse…

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Playing theatre in ancient ruins

"The beauty of the past must be lived and enjoyed in the present", this is the message of Marco Scuotto and his association Extramoenia that organizes theatrical events in the remains of ancient monuments, theatre in ancient ruins. The idea came to Agostino De Angelis, a pupil of the best Italian…

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The Festival of Ceramics in Nove 2015

The small town of Nove, near Venezia, has arrived at the 18th annual Festival of Ceramics, an international event with the participation of artists from all over Europe. Events are scheduled from 5 until 24 September 2015. Coffee with Michele Barbiero, president of Nove Terre di Ceramica, allowed me to…

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Silken Threads from Silver Worms

When you enter Esapolis, the museum of silk worms, insects (and other creepy crawlies), you are first accosted by a pair of glorious large bright green ’praying mantis’ secure in a case with a chameleon and you note that these insects are little threat to humans in our silken threads.…

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Apostol - sculpture of the exquisite

Plaka, the rock shelf lying at the bottom of the Acropolis holds most of the human and mythological joys of Athens, and here we found Apostol. Strolling towards the restaurants of Plaka from Monastiraki Square, escaping the early onset of the evening bongo drums, the feeling of being in a…

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Armenian Art from Cyprus

An exhibition of Armenian art from Cyprus is opened on April 7 at Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia, Cyprus. The exhibition comprised the collection of the Kalfayan family from Thessaloniki in Greece. It consisted of works from the late 16th century to the 19th century. It included artefacts of historical…

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Museum of Bassano Del Grappa – Gallery of Class

Bassano del Grappa was the centre of much war and conflict for over 1000 years until last century. But also for nearly two centuries it has been the home of a classical museum the Museum of Bassano del Grappa – a museum of class – now one of the top…

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