Author: Margreta Guarnieri

June 28, 2007
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

A thorn by any other name, its still a Malaspina

The noble castle of the Malaspina family lords over and hugs the ancient town of Fosdinovo, which overlooks the Lunigiana and Magra valley. Nine hundred years of history are rooted in the watchtowers and its connecting pathways, the courtyards, the crenellations, and the cornerstones of this well-preserved fortress where
October 5, 2006
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Calling on Caruso,

When Enrico Caruso sang Andrea Chenier from the windows of Bellosguardo, he looked out on the blue Tuscan sky and the green hills of Lastra a Signa. The famous tenor bought the villa in 1906 because of the peacefulness of the area and because the dry air would be good
February 9, 2006

Ancient pulsing lands

Aboriginal Australian Art has a universal theme: dreaming. This concept permeatesAboriginal culture, from ritual to contemporary art. The term refers to the time of creation when Aboriginal people and all of Nature came to be as they are: eternally interconnected with supernatural ancestors who impregnated the world they created with
December 29, 2005

Mythologica et Erotica

“A joy for the eyes, this exhibition warms the heart and opens the mind to dreams” This is how Antonio Paolucci, Superintendent of the Arts in Florence, described the exhibition “Mythologica et Erotica” at its opening night in Palazzo Pitti, where it will be on display until May 15.   As the title suggests, the […]
June 9, 2005

Pietrasanta: where masterpieces are moulded

“The hands of the craftsmen give life to marble, bronze, iron, glass or clay: inert raw material takes on expression and feeling. To enter their studios, workshops and foundries always evokes strong feelings and deep emotions.” These are the words of Massimo Mallegni, Mayor of Pietrasanta.   Indeed, Pietrasanta has plenty of these feelings and […]