A smile plays about the lips. Thin beard hairs are engraved in fine gold and the eyes stare back at their observer. The man may be forgotten, yet his face Post →
Private collectors – without them, some of the most famous museums in the world wouldn’t exist. With their passion for art and antiques, they have contributed immeasurably to the preservation Post →
Before buying an older wine, it is worth taking a look at the calendar – top vintages such as 1945, 1953, 1959, 1961, 1975, 1982, 1990 and 2005 are always Post →
Around 4000 books missing from the Biblioteca dei Girolamini following an extensive theft 2012 saw Italy shaken by one of the largest cultural scandals to ever hit the country. Biblioteca Post →
In 1504, Peter Henlein invented the pocket watch. These watches ran for 40 hours and could be worn around the neck or waist – a real innovation.