1959 Ghia Selene by Tom Tjaarda, an Amazing Concept From Future Past From Italy

1959 Ghia Selene by Tom Tjaarda, an Amazing Concept From Future Past From Italy

A very talented man called Tom Tjaarda became one of GHIA’s main stylists, and he made a big impression with the 1959 Selene, a sort of super-sleek forward-control “people carrier”. Its follow-up, the Selene II of 1962, had a central driving seat and two rear seats facing backwards. Continue reading »

37,4°: A Photographic Project of Carlo Pettinelli

37,4°: A Photographic Project of Carlo Pettinelli

37.4 degrees is the limit temperature with which you are officially declared “healthy”. At 37.5 ° you enter the anti-Covid-19 control field (you cannot enter the workplace and in all those places where the temperature control at the entrance is in force). This is our life in these strange days and looking at the world with new eyes seems to be an obligatory path, to be taken with decision, not so much as a defense from the invisible (for that there are norms and common sense), but for understand our time. Continue reading »

17th Century Italian Wine Windows, Which Were Used During the Plague, Are Open Again Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic

17th Century Italian Wine Windows, Which Were Used During the Plague, Are Open Again Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic

Small wine windows, or buchette del vino as they’re known in Italian, were used in Florence during the Italian Plague so palaces could sell off surplus wine without touching the lower classes. Hundreds of years later, innovative Florentines have reopened wine windows to dispense everything from coffee to cocktails in a COVID-friendly way. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of The 1971 DeTomaso Pantera

Beautiful Photos Of The 1971 DeTomaso Pantera

The De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engine sports car produced by Italian automobile manufacturer De Tomaso from 1971 to 1993. Italian for “Panther”, the Pantera was the automaker’s most popular model, with over 7,000 manufactured over its twenty-year production run. Continue reading »

Fabulous Hand Painting Art By Mario Mariotti

Fabulous Hand Painting Art By Mario Mariotti

Though we sometimes forget, art doesn’t have to be sophisticated, or grand, or expensively made. Never was this more apparent than with the life’s work of the late Italian composer-turned-artist Mario Mariotti (1936–1997), who turned away from his considerable music career to make simplistic art on the most readily available medium: his hands. Continue reading »

Italian Artist Silvio Irilli’s Hospital Murals Help Lift Patient’s Spirits

Italian Artist Silvio Irilli's Hospital Murals Help Lift Patient’s Spirits

Hospitals can be quite a drag. Sanitized smells, blank walls and ceilings, waiting, anxieties about illness. All in all, most view hospitals as having a quite depressing atmosphere. But not all of them. Continue reading »

Meet The Trikini, Beach Fashion’s Answer To Coronavirus

Meet The Trikini, Beach Fashion’s Answer To Coronavirus

This is what happens when high fashion meets the high seas amid a pandemic.

An Italian designer’s colorful face mask bikini set — dubbed a Trikini — is selling like hotcakes even though she created it as a joke, according to a report. Continue reading »

Italian Photographer Started To Take Photos Of Models Remotely With A Webcam During The Quarantine

Italian Photographer Started To Take Photos Of Models Remotely With A Webcam During The Quarantine

Italian photographer Alessio Albi from Perugia started to take photos of models remotely with a web camera, because of quarantine he can no longer work in normal mode. This was noticed on Twitter. Continue reading »

Cool Pics Capture People Posing With Lancia Cars From Between The 1920s And ’60s

A company of four posing in an open-top Lancia Lambda in a city street on a rainy day, 1927
Cool Pics Capture People Posing With Lancia Cars From Between The 1920s And ’60s

Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer that was founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia as Lancia & C.. It became part of the Fiat Group in 1969; the current company, Lancia Automobiles, was established in 2007. The company has a strong rally heritage, and has often used letters of the Greek alphabet for its model names. Continue reading »

Water In Venice Canals Goes Crystal Clear After Coronavirus Lockdown

Water In Venice Canals Goes Crystal Clear After Coronavirus Lockdown
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Where pessimists see a half-empty glass, optimists come along to show that it’s actually half-full. Same goes for the ongoing chaos of the coronavirus—while some are hoarding away toilet paper like there’s no tomorrow, there are people who see positive outcomes even in a situation as dire as this. One of these positive outcomes is that pollution has dropped down dramatically following the lockdown of Italy. Continue reading »

14 Photographs Show How Creepy This Abandoned Mental Asylum In Italy Looks

14 Photographs Show How Creepy This Abandoned Mental Asylum In Italy Looks

Accrding to a photographer Janine Pendleton: “I traveled to northern Italy in the summer of 2018. A summer road trip filled with awesome memories. I zig-zagged across the country, following our map chaotically littered with pins. Each pin highlighted an abandoned place. Continue reading »

This Fire Station In Italy Looks Like A Supervillain’s Secret Base

This Fire Station In Italy Looks Like A Supervillain’s Secret Base
Jürgen Eheim, Ullrich Egger, and Günter Richard Wett

Recently, this fire station in the northern part of Italy went viral. Despite having been built a decade ago, it started gaining more and more attention after one person on Reddit compared it to a villain hideout. We must admit, though, it does look sort of villainy. But it wasn’t built inside a cave just for the sake of Bond movie aesthetics. As the farmable land in the Alps is scarce and the restrictions on non-traditional architecture are rigid, the architects have come up with an ingenious solution. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends A Whole Day In Flooded Venice, Captures Just How Different The City Looks

Photographer Spends A Whole Day In Flooded Venice, Captures Just How Different The City Looks

When we think of Venice, we think of water. But have you ever thought that there could be too much water in the historic European city? Continue reading »

Bionic Cat Vito Becomes ‘Superstar’ With His Prosthetic Legs

Bionic Cat Vito Becomes 'Superstar' With His Prosthetic Legs

A six-year-old cat has become an internet “superstar” as the first in Italy to receive two prosthetic hind legs following a serious road accident. Continue reading »

Candid Photographs Of Alain Delon Encountering Some Pigeons In Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1962

Candid Photographs Of Alain Delon Encountering Some Pigeons In Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1962

Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French film actor whose striking good looks helped make him one of the principal male stars of the French cinema in the 1960s and ’70s. Continue reading »

Wonderful Black And White Photos Of Rome In The Post-WWII

Wonderful Black And White Photos Of Rome In The Post-WWII

Rome developed greatly after the war as part of the “Italian economic miracle” of post-war reconstruction and modernisation in the 1950s. During this period, the years of la dolce vita (“the sweet life”), Rome became a fashionable city, with popular classic films such as Ben Hur, Quo Vadis, Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita filmed in the city’s iconic Cinecittà film studios. Continue reading »

“Il Gigante”: The Statue Of The Giant Neptune In Italian Village

"Il Gigante": The Statue Of The Giant Neptune In Italian Village

Monterosso del Mare is probably the largest of the Cinque Terre villages in Italy. Since its founding in early 13th century, the village functioned as a cultural and political centre of the region and its status required proper protection. Continue reading »

The Superb Expressive Sculptures Of Matteo Pugliese

The Superb Expressive Sculptures Of Matteo Pugliese

Matteo Pugliese was born in Milan in 1969. In 1978 his family moved to Sardinia and lived there for the next 12 years. During this time he developed a strong love for drawing and sculpture and practiced without formal education. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: Alfa Romeo Carabo, 1968

Concepts From Future Past: Alfa Romeo Carabo, 1968

Auto designers certainly fell in love with wedge-shaped cars in the late 1960s. With many of the best known examples of the wedge design coming out of Europe, it’s no surprise that at least one bears the Alfa Romeo nameplate. First shown in Paris in 1968, the Alfa Romeo Carabo was designed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini. Continue reading »

Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Viareggio in 1959.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The “Paolo Di Paolo: Lost World” exhibition presents more than 250 largely unseen images from the photographer’s archive. Di Paolo chronicled life in his country as an economic boom followed the destruction of the second world war. Although those were the years of la dolce vita he was an anti-paparazzo – he shunned the salacious and respected his subjects. The exhibition is at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome until 30 June. Continue reading »

Photographer Paolo Raeli Shows Us How Beautiful The Youth Can Be

Photographer Paolo Raeli Shows Us How Beautiful The Youth Can Be

Paolo Raeli is an artist born and raised in Palermo, South Italy. Being scared of forgetting things, his main focus became photography. His main focus became photography and taking pictures of his friends and loved ones mostly. Paolo Raeli shows with his pictures how beautiful the youth can be. Continue reading »

Architect Designs Sustainable Futuristic Tree Houses In Italian Forest

Architect Designs Sustainable Futuristic Tree Houses In Italian Forest

Milan based studio Peter Pichler Architecture has developed a concept for sustainable tree houses in the forest of the Italian Dolomites. Continue reading »

This Intricate 19th-Century Sculpture Creates The Illusion Of A Transparent Veil

This Intricate 19th-Century Sculpture Creates The Illusion Of A Transparent Veil

The veil has always been seen as a sign of secrecy, with its light, flowing waves gently hiding what’s underneath. Conveying its intricate shapes through art has been a challenge to many artists throughout history and was seen as a sign of immense skill. And when we say artists, we don’t just mean painters – even sculptors saw it as the ultimate form of skill, turning blocks of cold marble into warm and gentle shapes. Continue reading »

Alberobello: The Italian Fairytale-Like Village In Beautiful Pictures By Tania Depascalis And Tiago Marques

Alberobello: The Italian Fairytale-Like Village In Beautiful Pictures By Tania Depascalis And Tiago Marques

Alberobello is a town in Italy’s Apulia region. It’s known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. The 18th-century Trullo Sovrano is a 2-level trulli. Furniture and tools at the Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla re-create life in the trulli as it was centuries ago. Southwest of town is the Casa Rossa, a WWII internment camp. Continue reading »

Supercool Pics Of Bugatti Cars In The 1920s And 1930s

Supercool Pics Of Bugatti Cars In The 1920s And 1930s
1927 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Coupe Napoleon with family driver

Bugatti was founded in in 1909 in Molsheim, France by Ettore Bugatti an Italian imigrant. The company produced expensive, and in the case of the Royalle some of the most exclusive bespoke cars in the world. The T35’s and T51’s were amongst the most sucessful voiterette racing cars.

Bugatti also produced aircraft engines and the engines for French rail cars. The badge not only bears the name Bugatti but the initials of Ettore Bugatti with an inverted E. Continue reading »