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The Museo della Barca Lariana has been reopened

After 18 years of closure, the Lake Como International Museum of Vintage Boats has recently reopened its doors to the public. The museum was originally founded in 1982 by GianAlberto Zanoletti, a great collector and enthusiast of boats and nautical memorabilia. In 1977 Zanoletti bought an old spinning mill and founded the Raccolta Barca Lariana association, for the purpose of safeguarding and passing on the historical local naval traditions. Now the premises are ready to welcome the museum, which boasts a nautical heritage unparalleled in the world: 200 rowing boats and gondolas, 100 outboard motorboats and 100 inboard motorboats, as well as 80 sailboats, not to mention the oldest public boat on Lake Como. Thanks to this unique collection of works, documents and objects, the exhibition center tells the history of boating in the Lake Como area in the last few centuries.

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Wellmade participates in Bergamo Brescia Capital of Culture 2023

“Discovering Italian savoir-faire and artistic craftsmanship”, Wellmade’s itinerary among the artisan workshops in the centre of Bergamo, scheduled for Saturday 28 January from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m., is part of the programme “La città in festa”, the inaugural days of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, coordinated by the Department of Culture with […]

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“Bahuaus Barocco”: only a few places still available!

A free course for the creation of the Palazzo Litta brand: enrolment is open until Saturday 4 February for the “Bauhaus Barocco” workshop, devised for the MiC Lombardy Regional Secretariat and entrusted to the CorsiArte training body with the collaboration of Chiara Gatti, art historian, journalist and CorsiArte lecturer, and the scientific care of the […]

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DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, two examples that become models

On the occasion of the presentation of the programme for Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023, the Greek Deputy Minister of Culture, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, mentions: ‘We want to do something similar to the Italian projects of DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, opening a hub. Among the many opportunities for the cultural, but also economic and social […]

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Sustainability at your fingertips

Fifteen bags, part of the collection of the Domenico Michelucci Civic Museum of Straw and weaving in Signa, others donated or offered on temporary loan by private individuals, are the protagonists of the exhibition Sustainability at your fingertips. These are objects, together with hats, that distinguish the production of Signa and its territory, made of […]