Text Carlo Mazzoni.The patio of the castle overlooks a precipice, difference in height without vertigo: that tone of majesty. Start from here, from Chateau d’Artigny. The chronicles among the flowers - every rose, every mulberry tree and raspberries in the streams - from the murdered duke of Guise, to the arsenic for Charles IX.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The walls are pink. Palazzo Avino is a hotel opened since 1997, located in Ravello, between Positano and Vietri. At the entrance a flower cart, on the piano the pink hyacinths, the Creed’s perfumes in the boutique. The bright ceramics are emerald green in the swimming pool before the Turkish bath.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. Perfumes are mixed in the days, before the seasons. The hills get rough, the tires climb and have fun in the Langhe. Castles, watchtowers – the Middle Ages remain fashionable. A monastery whose walls tell stories of monks since the first millennium, today it is the Relais San Maurizio.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. In January there is stillness on the Grand Canal. The Aman is a lit fireplace, a card game in the afternoon, a dinner in the calli.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. A hotel along the Arno overlooks the Ponte Vecchio – the Portrait of Florence. It turns to the east, in the morning the sun enters from a wide open window on the third floor room. The pale white light with golden inserts. The silver grays – you cannot say either for twilight or for the reflection of the river’s water.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. She is Daniela Fantini. The Lady asked Piero Lissoni to design the new headquarter of Fantini Rubinetterie: a building of glass, gently surfacing amidst willows and brooms. On the edge of the park of the manor house, there is a small hotel which resembles to a diamond, in the centre of Pella.