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Christmas in Front of the TV

Feeling full, eh? Might as well admit it: you ate too much. Then again, how could an anyone say no to a slice of pandoro stuffed with lemon cream? It’s cold outside, it may be raining, your tummy is full,


Fernando Botero

Botero was a Columbian painter and sculptor, born in 1932. His paintings and sculptures are mostly known for representing overly inflated, gigantic, grossly rotund and grotesque figures. No social class is spared by his portraits: cardinals, dictators, historical personages, all



Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954) Benoît Matisse was an exponent of the Fauvism art movement that developed in France between 1898 and 1908 with the intent to give shape and incisiveness to pure colour and turn it into an evocative



Domenico Ghirlandaio Domenico Ghirlandaio is the pseudonymous of Florence native Domenico Bigordi (1449-1494). The artist was influenced by Giotto, Masaccio, Andrea del Castagno and Verrocchio, and is known for the precise lines and realism of his paintings. Among his pupils


Dosso Dossi

Dosso Dossi is the pseudonymous of Giovanni  di Niccoló de Luteri (1479-1542), a leader of the Ferrara School best known for his allegorical and mythological paintings. The artist worked for the court of the Dukes d’Este, and was influenced by


Limone sul Garda

How about a lemon-scented spring getaway? We’ll take you to the northernmost place in the world where lemons can grow. Limone sul Garda, once marked the boundary (“limen” in Latin) between Brescia and the Bishopric of Trento. The town is


Limone Piemonte

How to get to Limone Piemonte Set your GPS for the north-western Italian-French border, and the province of Cuneo. By automobile, you can reach Limone from Turin by taking the A6 expressway and exit at Fossano, or at Mondovi if