From North To South...

Bologna: Do you feel Fico? (Cool)” - Opening November 15th

Discover the real soul of FICO Eataly World on a journey through its fields, factories, restaurants, kiosks, markets and shops. 
From November 15th enjoy a “food” tour from the fields to the table: 20,000sqm of outdoor areas to learn more about the main Italian crops and the most representative local animal breeds.
The Biodiversity Ambassadors will take you to the heart of FICO Eataly World: 40 farming factories, where you can meet and speak with artisans and learn about the process of making iconic Italian products.
Hungry enough? It’s time to stop by the world’s largest Italian culinary offer! Over 40 restaurants, trattorias, bistros and street-food kiosks to taste Italy’s most traditional and innovative recipes. Lastly, a delightful walk through FICO’s 9,000sqm area dedicated to markets and shops and, why not… take a little piece of Italy, home with you!


Florence:Noble enchanting Palazzo Pucci returns to the city!

After forty years of closure, Pucci Palace returns to the city after a complete restoration carried out by the Archdiocese of Florence.
The Puccis are one of the most ancient Tuscan family with great influence for centuries due to banking and trading. They were also important patrons of the arts. Antonio Pucci commissioned Sandro Botticelli in 1483 to create four panels in celebration of the wedding of his son: three of panels are now displayed in the Museo del Prado, while the fourth is in a private collection.
Emilio Pucci, marquis of Barsento, designer and politician, is perhaps the most famous Pucci of modern times. He had a very successful career as a fashion designer, with famous stars like Princess Grace of Monaco, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, all wearing his dresses as well as staying at the Palazzo Pucci.
The Palace features two main halls, intended to host conferences, events, gala dinners and concerts: the Apollo Hall up to 180 guests and the smaller Paride Hall up to 90 guests. On the ground floor a large courtyard can be used for cocktail reception during the beautiful season.


Grosseto, Tuscany: Castel Porrona to go back in time!

In an enchanting medieval village with two dozen inhabitants surrounded by Tuscan hills dotted with olive groves, cypress trees and vineyards in the heart of the Maremma Tuscany, lies Castel Porrona Relais & Spa.
The five star boutique hotel offers 25 renovated rooms plus 5 suites in a private Medieval Castle which can be reserved on exclusive use.
The Agua Spa offers 4 cabins, sauna and calidarium, an outdoor heated and saltwater swimming pool and indoor water zone; Il Chiostro restaurant serves revisited Tuscan cuisine in the dining rooms rising from the original walls of this medieval village.
Airport access:
Rome, 220 km (ca. 2h45 ride)
Florence, 172 km (ca. 2h15 ride)
Pisa, 190 km (ca. 2h30 ride)


Rome: Rinascente, the new senses of the Eternal City

It took 11 years of restoration works and the help of some of the most respected international architects to create the flagship store in Rome, right in the heart of Rome historical center, on via del Tritone.
A true architectural gem that, contrary to other international department stores, is not just a shopping temple, but perfectly harmonizes and blends with the city of Rome on a journey that captures the senses and mind.
Rinascente in Rome aims at doubling the success of the Rinascente in Milan, which has become one of the most favorite spot in the Capital of fashion.
The sixth floor offers an exclusive market with the most refined food & wines from every corner of the planet, a lounge bar and four restaurants: MadeITerraneo restaurant by Michelin starred chef Riccardo Di Giacinto, la Cantina Feudi di San Gregorio, Temakinho specialized in Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine, lastly Vivi Bistrot with the new Juice & Salad Bar.
Unique proposals, able to satisfy even the most demanding palates.


Naples: a surprising underground art gallery!

Naples, an ongoing public art project has transformed 13 metro stations into works of art, with the most recent station on Via Toledo being named one of The Daily Telegraph‘s most impressive undergrounds in Europe.
Under the direction of Achille Bonito Oliva, former director of the “Biennale di Venezia”, several stations have been converted into art galleries displaying over 180 works by more than 90 artists and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti, Karim Rashid, and Sol LeWitt.
Not only do these stations function as underground galleries, but they are architectural feats that stand alone as works of art.
Metro Napoli’s art stations make up a decentralized museum that is spread throughout the city. The project makes art integral to the cityscape, and more importantly, accessible to the everyday commuter.

Gastaldi: Your Way to Italy is Our Way!

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