In Padua, “Pietro Bembo and the invention of the Renaissance”

19 February 2013

For about two decades between the 1520s and the 1540s, Palazzo Camerini in Padua (today in via Altinate) was one of the most notable places of the Italian Renaissance, where Pietro Bembo had his house and home. He spent most of his adulthood in that villa with garden, where he welcomed the friends and pupils […]

Giuseppe Palanti, the painter who founded a city

11 May 2012

What happens when a painter founds a city? It was August 1912 when Milano Marittima, a brand-new resort for middle-class Milanese, was founded in a pinewood within the municipality of Cervia, on the northern Adriatic sea. The project of the city was designed by eclectic Milanese artist Giuseppe Palanti (1881-1946), who took inspiration by Ebenezer Howard’s idea of […]