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Italy


Italy

05 · 16 · 2018 06 · 11 · 2018


Milan


Milan

05 · 16 · 2018 05 · 20 · 2018


Duomo

di Milano

05 · 17 & 18 · 2018


THE MILAN DUOMO IS THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF MILAN,

LOMBARDY, ITALY. IT IS DEDICATED TO ST. MARY OF THE NATIVITY

(SANTA MARIA NASCENTE), AND IS THE SEAT OF THE ARCHBISHOP

OF MILAN. THE CATHEDRAL TOOK NEARLY SIX CENTURIES TO

COMPLETE. IT IS THE LARGEST CHURCH IN ITALY AND THE THIRD

LARGEST IN THE WORLD. THE CATHEDRAL WAS BUILT OVER SEVERAL

HUNDRED YEARS IN A NUMBER OF CONTRASTING STYLES AND THE

QUALITY OF THE WORKMANSHIP VARIES MARKEDLY.


Galleria Vittorio

Emanuele II

05 · 19 · 18

THE GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II IS ITALY’S OLDEST ACTIVE SHOPPING MALL

AND A MAJOR LANDMARK OF MILAN, ITALY. HOUSED WITHIN A FOUR-STORY DOUBLE

ARCADE IN THE CENTER OF TOWN, THE GALLERIA IS NAMED AFTER VICTOR EMMANUEL

II, THE FIRST KING OF THE KINGDOM OF ITALY, AND WAS DESIGNED IN 1861 AND BUILT

BY ARCHITECT GIUSEPPE MENGONI BETWEEN 1865 AND 1867.


Castello

Sforzesco

05 · 18 · 18

THE SFORZA CASTLE WAS BUILT IN THE 15TH

CENTURY BY DUKE OF MILAN FRANCESCO

SFORZA ON THE REMNANTS OF A 14TH-CENTURY

FORTIFICATION. BECAUSE OF ITS STRUCTURE,

IT UNDERWENT SIEGES, DEMOLITIONS

AND RECONSTRUCTIONS THROUGHOUT

THE CENTURIES. IT IS HOME TO THE LAST

MASTERPIECE OF MICHELANGELO, THE PIETÀ

RONDANINI, AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE MUSEO

DELLA PIETÀ RONDANINI, OPENED IN 2015 IN

THE SPANISH HOSPITAL INSIDE THE CASTLE AND

DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE SCULPTURE.


Rondanini Pietà

HOUSED IN THE SFORZA CASTLE IS MICHELANGELO’S RONDANINI

PIETÀ, A MARBLE SCULPTURE THAT HE WORKED ON FROM 1552

UNTIL THE LAST DAYS OF HIS LIFE, IN 1564.


La Triennale di Milano

05 · 18 · 18


SINCE 1923 LA TRIENNALE IS AN INTERNATIONAL

INSTITUTION WHICH ORGANISES EXHIBITIONS

AND EVENTS ABOUT ARTS, DESIGNS,

ARCHITECTURE, FASHION, CINEMA, PHOTOGRAPHY

AND THEATRE. THE TRIENNALE DESIGN MUSEUM,

OPENED IN 2007, IS THE FIRST MUSEUM OF ITALIAN

DESIGN CHARACTERISED BY CONTINUOUSLY

CHANGING CAPTIVATING THEMATIC EXHIBITIONS.

THE MUSEUM SHOWCASES ITALIAN DESIGN BY

MEANS OF A SERIES OF REPRESENTATIONS THAT

ARE RENEWED ANNUALLY. SOME OF MY FAVORITE

EXHIBITS FROM THIS VISIT ARE OSVALDO

BORSANI AND CYCLOPICA: THE HUMAN SIDE OF

INFRASTRUCTURE.


Cimitero

Monumentale

di Milano

05 · 19 · 18


THE CIMITERO MONUMENTALE IS ONE OF THE TWO LARGEST

CEMETERIES IN MILAN, ITALY. IT IS NOTED FOR THE ABUNDANCE

OF ARTISTIC TOMBS AND MONUMENTS. OFFICIALLY OPENED IN

1866, IT HAS SINCE THEN BEEN FILLED WITH A WIDE RANGE OF

CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSICAL ITALIAN SCULPTURES AS WELL

AS GREEK TEMPLES, ELABORATE OBELISKS, AND OTHER ORIGINAL

WORKS SUCH AS A SCALED-DOWN VERSION OF THE TRAJAN’S

COLUMN. MANY OF THE TOMBS BELONG TO NOTED INDUSTRIALIST

DYNASTIES, AND WERE DESIGNED BY WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS.


Typography with James.

JAMES TOOK US ON A TYPOGRAPHY TOUR OF THE CEMETARY,

SHOWING US TYPOGRAPHY THROUGH THE AGES, FROM THE GOOD,

THE BAD, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.


The Last Supper

05 · 21 · 18

THE LAST SUPPER, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST

RECOGNIZABLE PAINTINGS, IS A LATE 15TH-

CENTURY MURAL PAINTING BY LEONARDO

DA VINCI HOUSED BY THE REFECTORY OF THE

CONVENT OF SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE

IN MILAN. THE WORK IS PRESUMED TO HAVE

BEEN STARTED AROUND 1495–96 AND WAS

COMMISSIONED AS PART OF A PLAN OF

RENOVATIONS TO THE CHURCH AND ITS CONVENT

BUILDINGS BY LEONARDO’S PATRON LUDOVICO

SFORZA, DUKE OF MILAN.


Verona


Verona

05 · 21 · 2018 05 · 24 · 2018


Museo

Lapidario

Maffeiano

05 · 22 · 2018


THE MUSEUM LAPIDARY MAFFEIANO OPENED IN 1738 AND FEATURES

A COLLECTION OF ANCIENT STONE CARVINGS & INSCRIPTIONS. IT IS

ONE OF THE OLDEST LAPIDARY MUSEUMS OF EUROPE.


Basilica di San Zeno

05 · 23 · 18


THE BASILICA DI SAN ZENO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEDIEVAL

CHURCH IN VERONA. IT WAS FOUNDED IN THE 5TH CENTURY AND

REBUILT IN THE 12TH CENTURY. IT FEATURES ROMANESQUE FACADE,

BRONZE DOORS, AND MANY IMPORTANT ARTWORKS INSIDE.


THE CHARMING AND VERY WELL-KEPT COURTYARD JUST OFF THE

ENTERENCE OF THE BASILICA.


THE CRYPT, WHERE THE SARCOPHAGUS OF SAINT ZENO IS KEPT, HAS

9 NAVES AND 49 COLUMNS.


Basilica di

Sant’Anastasia

05 · 23 · 18

THE BASILICA OF SAINT ANASTASIA IS A MASTER EXAMPLE OF

ITALIAN GOTHIC STYLE. IT WAS CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN 1290 AND

1481. THE FAÇADE IS THE ONLY PART THAT REMAINS UNFINISHED

AND IS THE LARGEST CHURCH IN VERONA.


Chiesa di

San Fermo

05 · 23 · 18


SAN FERMO IS A REFINED EXAMPLE OF THE GOTHIC STYLE SPREAD THROUGHOUT

ITALY. IT IS A UNICUM IN WHICH THE TYPICAL ROMANESQUE STYLE IS COMBINED

WITH THE GOTHIC STYLE. IT IS ALSO EXEMPLIFIES REFERENCES TO THE FRENCH

ARCHITECTURE STYLE BEING BROUGHT INTO ITALY.


SAN FERMO IS COMPOSED OF TWO CHURCHES CONNECTED AND

SUPERIMPOSED ONE TO THE OTHER.


Cornuda


Cornuda

05 · 24 · 2018 05 · 28 · 2018


Tipoteca Italiana

Foundry

05 · 24 · 2018


MUSEUM, ARCHIVE, LIBRARY, PRINT SHOP,

GALLERY AND AUDITORIUM: TIPOTECA IS A

DYNAMIC AND FUNCTIONAL SPACE, OPEN TO

THE WORLD OF TYPOGRAPHY AND TYPE AND

GRAPHICS DESIGN. IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1995

AND IS ITALY’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE MUSEUM

FOCUSING ON THE HISTORY OF TYPE AND

GRAPHIC DESIGN, WITH COLLECTIONS FROM ALL

OVER THE COUNTRY.


Introduction to Tipoteca.

TIPOTECA IS A MUSEUM, AN ARCHIVE, LIBRARY, PRINT SHOP,

GALLERY, AND AUDITORIUM. THE ARCHIVE THAT TIPOTECA HOUSES

INCLUDES MANY IRON HAND-PRESSES, CYLINDER AND PLATEN

PRESSES, PRINTING AND CASTING EQUIPMENT, AS WELL AS

THOUSANDS OF TYPEFACES, MATRICES, AND PUNCHES.


Le Corderie

Ristorante

05 · 28 · 18


“THE ACT OF COOKING WITH

JOY IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE

GENEROUS SMILE OF WELCOME

AND SCRUPULOUS SERVICE.

WE BELIEVE IT AND ANYONE

WHO CROSSES THE THRESHOLD

CATCHES IT IMMEDIATELY.”

—LE CORDERIE


Cooking with Cristina.

TOOK A COOKING CLASS WITH CRISTINA, WHERE WE LEARNED

ABOUT MAKING GNOCCI FROM SCRATCH WITH A HOMEMADE

TOMATO SAUCE, AND TIRAMISU FOR DESSERT.


Tipoteca Workshop

with Lucio Passerini

05 · 25 · 2018 05 · 27 · 2018


Venice


Venice

05 · 28 · 2018 05 · 31 · 2018


Basilica di

San Marco

05 · 28 · 18


THE SAN MARCO CATHEDRAL

WAS BEGUN IN ITS ORIGINAL

FORM IN 829 AS AN

ECCLESIASTICAL STRUCTURE

TO HOUSE AND HONOUR THE

REMAINS OF ST. MARK BUT DID

NOT BECOME THE CATHEDRAL

CHURCH OF VENICE UNTIL 1807.

IT IS THE MOST FAMOUS OF THE

CITY’S CHURCHES AND ONE OF

THE BEST KNOWN EXAMPLES

OF ITALO-BYZANTINE

ARCHITECTURE


Palazzo Ducale

05 · 28 · 18


DOGE’S PALACE IS A MASTERPIECE OF GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILDING

AND ITS SCULPTURAL DECORATION DATE FROM VARIOUS PERIODS. IT WAS THE SEAT

OF THE VENICE GOVERNMENT FOR CENTURIES UNDER ITS NAMESAKE THE ELECTED

RULER OF VENICE. IT WAS THE VENUE FOR ITS LAW COURTS, CIVIL ADMINISTRATION

AND BUREAUCRACY AND THE CITY JAIL, UNTIL ITS RELOCATION ACROSS THE BRIDGE

OF SIGHS. IT OPENED AS A MUSEUM IN 1923.


Bridge of Sighs.

THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS IS AN ENCLOSED BRIDGE WITH HAS WINDOWS

WITH STONE BARS. IT PASSES OVER THE RIO DI PALAZZO, AND

CONNECTS THE NEW PRISON TO THE INTERROGATION ROOMS IN

THE DOGE’S PALACE.


The Peggy

Guggenheim

Collection

05 · 28 · 2018


THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION IS A MODERN ART MUSEUM ON THE GRAND CANAL IN THE

DORSODURO SESTIERE OF VENICE, ITALY AND IS ONE OF THE MOST VISITED ATTRACTIONS IN VENICE.


Firenze


Firenze

05 · 28 · 2018 05 · 31 · 2018


Duomo

di Firenze

06 · 01 · 18


THE CATHEDRAL OF FLORENCE BEGAN IN 1296 DESIGNED BY

ARNOLFO DI CAMBIO IN A GOTHIC STYLE AND WAS STRUCTURALLY

COMPLETED BY 1436. THE DOME WAS DESIGNED BY FILIPPO

BRUNELLESCHI. THE EXTERIOR OF THE BASILICA ISFEATURES

MARBLE PANELS IN VARIOUS SHADES OF GREEN AND PINK,

BORDERED BY WHITE, AND HAS AN ELABORATE 19TH-CENTURY

GOTHIC REVIVAL FAÇADE. THE CATHEDRAL COMPLEX, IN PIAZZA DEL

DUOMO, INCLUDES THE BAPTISTERY AND GIOTTO’S CAMPANILE.


Gallerie

degli Uffizi

06 · 02 · 18


THE UFFIZI GALLERY ONE OF THE MOST

IMPORTANT AND MOST VISITED ITALIAN

MUSEUMS. IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE LARGEST

AND BEST KNOWN IN THE WORLD, AND

HOLDS A COLLECTION OF PRICELESS WORKS,

PARTICULARLY FROM THE PERIOD OF THE ITALIAN

RENAISSANCE. AFTER THE RULING HOUSE OF

MEDICI DIED OUT, THEIR ART COLLECTIONS WERE

GIFTED TO THE CITY OF FLORENCE. IN 1765 THE

UFFIZI WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

AND IN 1865, IT FORMALLY BECAME A MUSEUM.

THE UFFIZI IS ONE OF THE FIRST MODERN

MUSEUMS.


Basilica di

Santa Maria Novella

06 · 01 · 18


THE BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLA WAS

FOUNDED BY MONKS OF THE DOMINICAN ORDER

IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 13TH CENTURY. THE

MARBLE FACADE OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLA IS

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EXAMPLES OF THE

FLORENTINE RENAISSANCE, DESPITE HAVING BEEN

INITIATED IN PREVIOUS PERIODS. IT WAS ONLY

FINALLY COMPLETED IN 1920. THE PHARMACY

ATTATCHED TO SANTA MARIA NOVELLA USED

MEDICINAL HERBS GROWN IN THE MONASTIC

GARDENS TO MAKE MEDICATIONS, BALMS AND

POMADES FOR THE MONKS’ INFIRMARY.


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