Venice | Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Venice's Fondaco dei Tedeschi, restored and adapted by OMA, is the new DFS luxury shopping gallery: Mikaela Bandini reports in her contemporary Italy guide.

Monte Specie | Lookout

The first of 20 new lookouts high in the Dolomites by Messner Architects and Franz Messner is on Monte Specie in Bolzano province, finds Mikaela Bandini.

Villa d’Adda | Torre del Borgo

A renovated medieval castle will be the new public library in Villa d'Adda, Bergamo, as told by Mikaela Bandini in the coolest guide to contemporary Italy.


Chianti | Art of the Treasure Hunt

Art of the Treasure Hunt combines contemporary art and Chianti Classico in a multisensory winery tour celebrating 300 years of the renowned wine region.


Trieste | 040 Social Food

Gourmet hamburgers and cocktails are the trademarks of 040 Social Food, contemporary eatery in Trieste, reports Mikaela Bandini for Urban Italy.

Trieste | Eataly Trieste

Yet another Eataly on the home soil, Eataly Trieste is the latest in the Italian specialty food megastore chain, reports Mikaela Bandini.

Milan & Canale d’Alba | Librottiglia

You might think you've seen everything as far as wine label design goes. There is graphic art of the highest order out there glued to bottles of fine and indeed lesser vintages.

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