Andrea Palladio is probably the most influential of all architects, its success and heritage – Palladianism - spanning over more than five hundred years and covering almost all continents. In 2010, the 111° Congress of United States of America nominated Palladio “Father of American Architecture” recognizing that “large part of architectural monuments in the USA, directly or indirectly inspired by Palladio’s writings and projects, form a large and invaluable part of the cultural heritage of the Nation”.
A barely 12 miles of rocky and almost inaccessible coast on the eastern side, Levante, the sun-rising land of half-moon shaped Liguria region have been transformed, centuries of hard work, into a landscape of extraordinary and unique beauty. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso a Mare are the five villages – Five Lands, hence Cinque Terre, which were founded around the year 1000 by population coming from the valleys beyond the eastern mountain ridge of ...
Prosecco Hills: the latest and 55th UNESCO Heritage Site in Italy
July 8, 2019
The beautiful landscape of rolling Prosecco hills has been finally recognised as the latest UNESCO heritage site of Italy and counting 55. This area, yet undiscovered, offers all the paraphernalia of iconic Italian images from vineyards to cypress and oak trees, to medieval little churches to turrets, imposing castles to Renaissance palaces. Come celebrate with us and join one of our walking and biking tours.
In 1482, when Leonardo Da Vinci was 30 years old, he was sent by the Medicis as a human peace offering to the Duke of Milan. So impressed was the Duke with Da Vinci’s genius that he gifted him a beautiful Milanese vineyard, over a hectare in size.