The Editors: CURA. magazine ’s Ilaria Marotta & Andrea Baccin on their passion for art and Rome

Scan any art newsstand and your eyes will be sure to lock onto the latest issue of CURA. Magazine with its striking cover of artworks by international emerging and established artists. Founded by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin in 2009, CURA. has fast become the art crowd’s favorite read thanks to its commitment to the […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Vigilius Mountain Resort South Tyrol

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The intoxicating feeling of isolation begins with the cable car ride to the summit. As the small Alpine town of Lana falls away below, there is nothing else to do but take in the breathtaking vista as you rise above the veil of clouds shrouding the valley. At the top; breathe in, breathe out, and […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Villa Le Maschere Tuscany

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Few things feel more Italian than Tuscany in the global collective imagination. All good things about the country here are brought to the highest level: dreamy landscapes, the best food and wines and a unique historic cultural heritage. The cradle of Italy’s fame also offers enchanting hospitality opportunities such as the recently restored Villa Le […]

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Restaurant Find: Piccola Cucina Milan

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Piccola Cucina Milan is a charming restaurant that is exactly as its name suggests. A tiny culinary gem accommodating only a handful of in the know Milanese who come with a robust appetite for traditional Italian cuisine cooked with a charismatic, contemporary twist and a good dose of finesse. Inside the sepia-toned restaurant, the romantic […]

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Restaurant Find: Carlo e Camilla in Segheria Milan

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Housed beneath the cathedral-like ceilings of a 1930s sawmill is Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, Milan’s most glamorous dining destination. The restaurant/bar’s dramatic interiors have been left raw and mostly untouched giving it a decidedly industrial flavor. But part-owner/art director Tanja Solci’s contemporary Italian style breathes sophistication and restraint into the space through imposing vintage […]

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Fashion Forward Boutique Find: Excelsior Milan

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Inside the former Cinema Excelsior lives an immense concept store for Milan’s fashion minded. Excelsior, the super-sized destination boutique for the aesthetically inclined is a place to spend hours thumbing through a remarkable collection of hot, up and coming and aspirational designer fashion pieces that sourced from around the world. Shoppers will find an expert […]

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Fashion Forward Boutique Find: Antonia Milan

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Antonia is where the directional, fashion conscious Milanese go to find inspiration in the boutique’s well- researched selection of men’s and women’s pieces from designers like Balmain, Maison Martin Margiela, Saint Laurent to Band of Outsiders. The impressive architect designed space has a rustic, industrial character with interior features that create a feeling of elegance […]

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Art & Architecture Find: MAXXI Rome

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Arguably the most competitive capital in the world for culture, Rome’s national museum for twenty-first century art and architecture stands defiant towards its centuries-old counterparts. Named after its acronym, Museum of Art XXI, MAXXI is a striking addition to not only the Eternal City’s landscape but also to its cultural agenda. Located in the neighbourhood […]

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Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Find: Locanda Rosa Rosae Veneto

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(This article by Jenny Nguyen-Barron about Locanda Rosa Rosae first on ForbesLife. Click here to read the original) It’s a rare thing to discover a magical place like Locanda Rosa Rosae – even for this travel writer whose job it is to uncover hidden gems around the world. But walking into this boutique guesthouse situated […]

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Concept Store Find: 10 Corso Como Milan

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10 Corso Como is where Milan’s fashion, art and design illuminati go to shop, eat, drink and get inspired. The Milanese concept store has been a shopping icon since the early 90’s when its original industrial space was transformed into what is arguably one of the coolest concept stores in the world – up there […]

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