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Apparently once the object of desire of Michael Jackson, the deserted village of Poggio Santa Cecilia near Siena in Tuscany is finally on sale. Those with deep pockets and a passion for history will have the chance to restore this unique piece of Tuscany and bring it back to its former glory.
Forget the Ferrari, the true car which represents Italy is the FIAT 500, intrinsically linked to the country’s historical and social development, and a true beacon of Italian Style. On the day of the presentation of its latest incarnation, we look back at the history of the iconic car.
As the economic capital of Italy, Milan has always been open to technological innovation and it’s now getting ready to welcome Expo 2015. From the first national exhibition held in 1881 to the international exposition of 1906, Swide traces the history of Milan’s expositions.
Italy has so much culture on offer that the choices are truly endless. Bored of Renaissance Masters and Ancient ruins (who could anyone ever be?) Or of 20th century design and architecture (again why?) Then Swide has 10 unusual museums worth stopping by when in Italy- be ware, some are very scary.
Photographer Tom Atkinson documents the inventories of British soldiers from the 11th century until today. It’s a beautiful depiction of who warfare has changed and how life is so very different now than it was a thousand years ago.
It’s an iconic photo from Italy’s post war period, an American girl moves swiftly along a street in Florence, clutching a purse and drawing her shawl around her body, drawing the amorous glances of fifteen Italian men. Here is the story behind the photograph.