The Award-Wining Museo Nicolis is an incredible private collection of cars, engineering, and mechanical achievements. Winner of the 2018 Museum of the Year at the Historic Motoring award, this museum has become an international sensation and popular destination for quite some time. This is understandable considering its’ history and collections.
Art & exhibitions
Contemporary Art in Venice – Three not-to-miss Exhibits in 2020
Home to the famous Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana give contemporary art enthusiasts the opportunity to see art surrounded by art.
With frescos in the stairway by Michelangelo Morlaiter and Francesco Zanchi, Palazzo Grassi was the first to be reopened by art collector François Pinault, followed by Punta della Dogana. After successful installations as a part of the Venice Biennale, they continue to be beacon of artistic innovation in Venice with three new exhibits opening March 22.
Luciano Pavarotti: Tour the Maestro’s Home in Modena.
Luciano Pavarotti was an opera icon and legend - his vibrant personality and generous soul made him beloved by many. Opening his home as a museum is another gift he bestowed on the world. For opera fans or even the casual visitor this is a must visit destination. The home still contains many of his personal effects; costumes from his favorite Opera roles are on display along with personal letters from famous friends.
Long before personal branding, there was Salvador Dalì. The Spanish artist, known for his surrealist paintings and prints, also curated his own iconic persona. With pieces and works rarely seen by the public, the recently opened Branding Dalí. The construction of a myth exhibit examines Salvador Dalì the artist and self-branding genius.
ARCHITECTURE IN MILAN
Porta Nuova: A new life in Milan
Named after the Napoleonic gate at its doorstep, Porta Nuova (new door) was once an industrial wasteland. Multiple planners and designers have helped shape the 290,000 square meters of abandoned buildings and railway lines into the towering center of high-tech and international business, featuring the country’s highest spired skyscraper, the Unicredit Tower.
Frida Kahlo remains an internationally celebrated, revolutionary surrealist artist, and a new immersive journey into her amazing life opened in Rome.
While her relevance was remarkably underrated until recently, Plautilla Nelli proves to be a critically important figure of the Renaissance. At a time when women were limited, Nelli did something unconventional: she taught herself to paint. Nelli’s Last Supper, the only known one made by a female artist, has been restored for permanent exhibition at Santa Maria Novella. As one of the largest works created by early known female artist, Nelli’s Last Supper is a remarkable testimony for both her skill and boldness.
VINCI - Una grande notizia per gli appassionati di arte e di Leonardo in particolare. La mostra “Leonardo a Vinci. Alle origini del Genio”, che ospita il paesaggio del maestro, suo primo disegno autografo, e i documenti di epoca medievale e rinascimentale che raccontano i suoi primi anni vissuti a Vinci, non chiuderà i battenti il 15 ottobre prossimo bensì rimarrà aperta fino al 6 gennaio 2020. La proroga è stata decisa dalla giunta comunale di Vinci, a seguito dell’enorme successo che ha riscosso l’esposizione, registrando un numero di visitatori letteralmente da record.
Even if you are not a baby anymore, you will love this museum. Thousands of dolls, from giant to impossibly small ones, all decorated with incredible details, filling up the historical Castle Rocca Borromea di Angera located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.
At Palazzo Litta in the heart of 5VIE design district on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2019 you can find “Simulazione Milanese” by Birdly, a technologic bird flight simulator. Lay on it and fly! Swiss-designed “Simulazione Milanese” is a modern interpretation of Plato’s cave allegory, in which the cave is replaced by a giant birdcage hanging over Milan.