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Italian Estate Tour Video: ‘Villa Padronale Arezzo’

Just outside Arezzo, in a panoramic position with direct view over the historic center, beautiful manor villa with Italian garden and gatehouse. The villa and the gatehouse have been finely restored and offer a total of 11 bedrooms and 982 sqm of livable surface. The garden, elegant and well-maintained, is the ideal background for events, thanks to the beautiful view over Arezzo.

New Video Walking Tours: Cefalù In Northern Sicily

WALKING IN CEFALU, SICILY: Cefalù is a coastal city in northern Sicily, Italy. It’s known for its Norman cathedral, a 12th-century fortress-like structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring twin towers. Nearby, the Mandralisca Museum is home to archaeological exhibits and a picture gallery with a portrait by Antonello da Messina. The beaches of Mazzaforno and Settefrati lie to the west.

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0:00 Drone Intro & Map of the Walk 1:14 Beach Walk 5:31 Historic City Center Entrance 8:39 Medieval Wash-House 11:29 Porta Pescara 12:55 Tourist Pier 23:50 Street Walk 27:00 Scenic Viewpoint (Bastione di Capo Marchiafav) 31:00 Street Walk Toward Duomo 33:13 Piazza Duomo 38:00 Cathedral 43:37 Street Walk 50:03 Walk towards La Rocca Entrance 52:53 La Rocca Entrance 1:05:43 Scenic Viewpoint (Cross) 1:10:26 Scenic Viewpoint 1:23:00 Ruins of the Castle

New Travel Videos: Italy’s “Terrazza Delle Dolomiti”

Visitors who take the cable car from the Pass to an altitude of 2950 metres, or via path 627, reach a natural terrace with a 360 degree view over the most beautiful summits in the Dolomites: Conca d’Ampezzo, Pale di San Martino, Marmolada and Sassolungo up to the Ortles Group, Cevedale and the Swiss and Austrian Alps.

This spectacular terrace, which gives the Pass its other name of ‘Terrazza delle Dolomiti’, is also home to the Rifugio Maria, which also offers a panoramic terrace.

Travel Videos: “Vernazza – Cinque Terre, Italy” (2020)

Vernazza Italy is one of the 5 centuries-old villages that make up the Cinque Terre on Northwest Italy’s rugged Ligurian coast. Vernazza Italy has colorful houses surrounded by Vernazza’s small marina. Vernazza’s Doria Castle, Clinging to the rocks, Doria Castle is a medieval defensive structure with a cylindrical tower. The Belforte bastion is just below it. Top views in the Vernazza, Cinque Terre Italy in 4K includes aerial of Vernazza in Cinque Terre Italy. Vernazza, Liguria, Italy. View of the marina: in the tilt footage we see the boats moored and the main square of the village where the colorful houses overlook. Vernazza, Liguria, Italy. View on the main street of the seaside village: the houses with colored facades line the street, people walking, tilt movement.

Italian Estate Video Tours: “Castello Torrito”, Umbria

In a very panoramic position in the municipality of Foligno, in the heart of Umbria, we find this beautiful medieval castle. The property, spanning over 500 sqm, currently offers a total of 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. A beautiful garden enclosed by the original walls is ideal for events and weddings and also features a finely restored private chapel. All around, 4.0 hectares of land complete the property.

History: “The Unchained Art Of The Renaissance”

Waldemar Januszczak challenges the traditional notion of the Renaissance having fixed origins in Italy and showcases the ingenuity in both technique and ideas behind great artists such as Van Eyck, Memling, Van der Weyden, Cranach, Riemenschneider and Durer.

Giorgio Vasari, (born July 30, 1511, Arezzo [Italy]—died June 27, 1574, Florence), Italian painter, architect, and writer who is best known for his important biographies of Italian Renaissance artists.

Top Hotel Video Tours: “Hotel Splendido” In Portofino, Italy (2020)

Belmond Hotel Splendido is one of the most enchanting hotels in Portofino. Gaze across the rugged coastline, enjoying prime position above the bay. Delve into the spirit of irresistible glamour at the finest of all Italy resorts as you embrace all that’s best about the Ligurian Riviera.

Experience Italian dining at its best while making the most of the facilities at both our Portofino properties. Start the day with an invigorating motorboat ride or a soak in the saltwater swimming pool. End it with a candlelit dinner and a starlight stroll through the lush flower gardens.

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Arts & Design Podcast: “2020 Venice Glass Week” & Top Brand “Wonderglass”

Monocle On Design: Looking for a crystal-clear take on Venice Glass Week? Monocle’s Ed Stocker checks in with WonderGlass, the brand that bonds traditional Italian craftsmanship with contemporary design.

WonderGlass bonds traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, providing tailor-made solutions to the worlds of architecture, art and fashion – telling a story through our creations we aim to bring individuals into a delightful WonderLand. A surrealistic and dreamlike atmosphere which creates a seamless landscape of lighting, subtle colours and visual elements forming a world that captures people’s imagination.

Founded in 2013, Christian and Maurizio Mussati built their brand through bespoke glass lighting and installations handcrafted in Murano, working with renowned creative minds including Zaha Hadid, Jaime Hayon, India Mahdavi, John Pawson, Nao Tamura, Marcel Wanders, Dan Yeffet and Hideki Yoshimoto.

Now working with their team of WonderLab artisans in the Venetian region and collaborating with leading names in design and architecture such as Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, nendo, RML (Ana Meier & Hervé Descottes) and WOHA architects – WonderGlass offers architects, artists, developers, hotel designers and museums the opportunity to incorporate artisanal creations into projects of any scale.

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Italian Estate Video Tour: “Villa Orseola” In Positano

In the oldest part of Positano, slightly above the historical centre, near an antique church, ancient villa enjoying a beautiful panoramic view of the Amalfi coast and Capri. This aristocratic property (12 bedrooms in total, many with direct sea view) was originally built in 1741 on the ruins of Roman construction and has been recently carefully restored to a high standard and keeping its original magnificent distinctive features.

Culture Podcast: “Wine Windows Of Florence” Date Back To 17th Century

In the era of social distancing, Italians in Florence have revived the custom of serving wine through pint-size windows in centuries-old buildings.

Year 2020: The covid-19 pandemic arrives. Italy is under lockdown starting March 8th. Everyone is confined to home for two months and then the government permits a gradual reopening. During this time, some enterprising Florentine Wine Window owners have turned back the clock and are using their Wine Windows to dispense glasses of wine, cups of coffee, drinks, sandwiches and ice cream—all germ-free, contactless!

Year 1634: The Black Death or Plague has passed through the city of Florence, leaving death and havoc in its wake. The Florentine scholar, Francesco Rondinelli, writes a report about disease contagion and describes the use of the abundant Wine Windows in the city for the safe sale of wine, without direct contact between client and seller. Diletta Corsini describes this important document regarding Wine Windows and their uses almost 400 years ago.

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