Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rummaging through Milan’s canalside antiques market, the Mercatone dell’Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande

Milan, north-west Italy, is well-known for many things. It’s the nerve centre of international fashion houses including Armani, Prada and Versace. Football giants AC Milan and Inter call it home. And Milan cathedral, or Duomo, is a gothic masterpiece of spires, statues … Continue reading

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Traditional textile printing at the Antica Stamperia Artigiana Marchi, Santarcangelo di Romagna

Its not often you can walk into a workshop and see things being made using techniques and equipment that date back to the early 1600s. In fact, I can’t think of anywhere where you can do that. Except in Santarcangelo … Continue reading

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Venezia72 – Celebrity star spotting at the Venice Film Festival 2015

Venice Film Festival opened with a bang last week and hosts a number of premieres and red carpets each year, but you don’t have to get all dressed up, or to brave the fan-zone crush to star spot! I spent … Continue reading

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Venezia72 – Jake Gyllenhaal opens the Venice Film Festival with the premiere of his new film, Everest

This year’s Venice Film Festival opened with a roar last night as Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Emily Watson took to the red carpet for the premiere of their new film Everest. And neither the film, nor the fashions disappointed. … Continue reading

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5 of the best pavilions at the Venice Art Biennale 2015

Tackling Venice’s art Biennale could be a bit daunting. With 89 participating countries, work from 136 artists spread out around the city and 189 days dedicated to art it is difficult to know where to start! And certainly there is … Continue reading

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