B&A: A Dark & Dated 592-Square-Foot Italian Apartment Is Totally TransformedTours
Artist and jewelry designer Sara Amrhein and her husband, Luigi Valerio, completely remodeled this 592-square-foot apartment in Florence, Italy, DIYing much of the work themselves!
Jan 3, 2022
You’ll Soon Be Able to Catch a Live Show at the Colosseum
By 2023, the Italian government hopes to be finished with a Colosseum renovation that will make it possible for tourists to see live performances at the ancient amphitheater.
Jan 8, 2021
This Picturesque Italian Village Is Selling Homes for €1
Mayor Nicola Scapillati hopes to match buyers with the home that best suits their lifestyle needs, requirements, and desires.
Dec 4, 2020
Dreaming of Moving to Italy? Here’s What to Know if You’re AmericanReal Estate
Read this before packing your bags.
Nov 21, 2020
Want to Start a Business? This Italian Village Will Pay You $50K to Move ThereNews
"There's a sense of tranquility, you live in a self-sufficient way and go back to your roots."
Nov 3, 2020
An 18th Century Italian Villa Fit For Royalty is on AirbnbNews
The villa has ties to real-life royalty, too.
Aug 2, 2020
You Can Live in a Gorgeous Italian Town Practically Rent-Free—Here’s HowReal Estate
The mayor is looking for families to move to town.
Feb 20, 2020
A 500-Year-Old House in the Italian Countryside Blends History and ModernityTours
It's hard to decide what's more beautiful, the house, the grounds, or the views!
Jan 24, 2020
We’re a Little Obsessed With Andrea Bocelli’s Dreamy Tuscan VillaStyle
Sometimes, buying a home is a little bit like falling in love. Sometimes, when you know, you know. It was like that for world-renowned opera singer Andrew Bocelli, who settled on this 8,000 square foot Tuscan villa “rather quickly.” “For a choice as important as buying your home, I think we have to call on not only our rationality but also our instinct,” he told Architectural Digest. It’s hard to blame him.
Jun 19, 2019
Airbnb Wants to Send You to Italy on SabbaticalLiving
We’re only a few weeks into the new year and Airbnb is already offering an opportunity to escape our normal lives while helping to preserve a cherished UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grottole, a quaint Italian village of only 300 people and over 600 empty homes, is at risk of disappearing and Airbnb is looking for four lucky people to embark on a three-month sabbatical to help reawaken the village.
Jan 17, 2019
This Voyeuristic Photo Series Explores How People Leave Hotel RoomsLiving
After a hotel stay, we typically gather our belongings—instantly disconnecting from our temporary home—and never look back. London based photographer, Giulia Dini, embarked on a photo journey to tell the story of freshly abandoned hotel rooms and the guests that once occupied the space. Her series, “Left Behind,” explores popular Milan hotels Principe Di Savoia, LaGare, and STRAF after guests have departed, to explore the remnants of what they’ve left.
Oct 31, 2018
Starbucks Opened a Location in Milan, and It Embraces Italian DesignStyle
There is undeniable mixed feelings about Starbucks opening its first store in Italy, where cafes serve their espresso much differently than the American coffee company. But it is obvious that the new Roastery in Milan—which opened last week—is different from its sibling stores in the U.S. All you have to do is look at the design.
Sep 10, 2018
An Insanely Dreamy Rental Apartment in a Converted Stable in a 14th Century Italian VillaTours
Name: Whitley Glasgow, her husband Josh, and pup Maxwell Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 4,500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting When Whitley and her husband, Josh, first imagined themselves moving to Italy, they knew they had to find a place with character. When they came across this rental apartment—a part of the Villa Fracanzan Piovene—they found it in spades.
Mar 13, 2018
Artistic Inspiration: Michaelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Is For SaleReal Estate
If you’ve ever wanted to live like a Renaissance master, now is your chance. Michaelangelo’s 16th century Tuscan villa is on the market for a cool €7.5 million (about $9.3 million). The sculptor of David and painter of the Sistine Chapel bought the Chianti farmhouse in 1549, while he was working on the design and construction of St. Peter’s Basilica for the Vatican. The famed artist was 74 at the time, and the property comes with the original deed signed by him.
Feb 18, 2018
Now’s Your Chance to Rehab This Remote Italian FortressReal Estate
In what is in fact an actual competition and not the treatment for a sort of art house rom-com, the Young Architects Competition announced Art Prison, a once in a lifetime opportunity to turn an old Italian fortress into a contemporary art space. Housed on the island of Favignana, the Santa Caterina fortress has been abandoned for almost a century and was most recently used as a prison.
Jan 23, 2018
This “Swiss Army Knife” Tiny House Is Just 96 Square FeetStyle
If you and your belongings plan on co-existing peacefully inside the tiny home of your dreams, it’s absolutely pertinent to come up with a game plan that will permanently reduce clutter. Although that sounds like an impossible feat to pull off inside a dwelling that’s intentionally skimpy on square footage, Italian engineer and architect Leonardo Di Chiara’s aVOID tiny home proves that it can certainly be done and in the most stylish way.
Jan 20, 2018
An Industrial Maximalist Italian ApartmentTours
Name: Kirsten Schofield and Eric Ng Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 3,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Some apartments have good bones, and some apartments feature inhabitants who know good design. Amazingly, Kirsten and Eric’s apartment in downtown Vicenza features both! With thoughtfully chosen items from estate sales and antique stores around Europe and the U.S., this couple has quite the collection of beautiful things from their travels around the world.
Dec 13, 2017
Call Me By Your Name Is Also a Love Story of Italian InteriorsStyle
Heading to the movies this holiday season? Well then you should probably be aware that there is some serious travel and house porn hitting an indie movie screen near you. Call Me By Your Name (out in limited release) is a coming-of-age love story set in the Italian countryside during the summer of 1983, and starring Armie Hammer. Hammer plays a 24-year-old research assistant to an art professor who joins the professor and his family at their summer retreat.
Dec 2, 2017
A Gorgeous & Global Italian ApartmentTours
Name: Lezli Clendening Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 1,614 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Walking into Lezli’s second floor Italian apartment is like walking straight into a museum. With artifacts from all around the world, beautiful canvases from artists (some of whom she is related to) and even bones, insect display cases and taxidermy pieces, it certainly could be mistaken for one of the coziest exhibits ever.
Nov 23, 2017
Could Italian Modernism Be the New Look of Now?Style
Is this the look that's destined to be all over design blogs in two to five years? Or just a flash in the pan?
Nov 20, 2017
An Italian Chef’s Maximalist Apartment Is Actually in an Old CastleTours
Lucas is a chef who teaches private cooking classes out of his home for his business. The apartment was originally part of a castle connected to an old city wall and tower.
Oct 20, 2017
A Classic Glam Apartment in Italy Designed on a BudgetTours
Name: Marci and Carlos Cordero, with children Penelope and Mitchell Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 2,150 square feet Years lived in: 5 months, renting Marci and Carlos have only lived in their Italian apartment for five months, but you’d never know it from looking around. There are photos and art hung (even with the stubborn concrete walls!) and every piece of furniture seems to fit into place and have a home.
Oct 13, 2017
A Dreamy Italian Villa on a Working Vineyard & FarmTours
Name: Melissa Frankenfield, her husband, Jason, and their three children Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 2,500 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, renting When Melissa first found out she would be moving to Italy, she had fantasies of grandeur about her future home — how it might sit on a vineyard, overlooking a quaint Italian farm, with a vine-covered barn and rustic wood ceilings inside.
Sep 1, 2017
A Charming Rental Apartment in a Dreamy Italian VillaTours
Name: Kate, her husband and their dog, Millie, Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 1,830 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Kate Goethe, like most military spouses, didn’t picture herself living in an Italian villa five years ago when she was living in a small suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. But like all military members and their families, you go where duty calls — and well, sometimes that comes with perks that include a jasmine-filled veranda and a villa.
Aug 3, 2017
Historic Italian Villa Cornaro Is On the Market for $45 MillionReal Estate
In the complete opposite direction of budget living, renowned architect Andrea Palladio’s Villa Cornaro is officially on the market. Designated as “one of the most influential buildings in the world” by the New York Times, the sprawling Italian home is the stuff of real estate dreams. In 1551, the villa was designed and ultimately named for Giorgio Cornaro, a member of Italian society’s upper echelon.
Jul 22, 2017
An Eclectic, Provocative Italian HomeTours
Name: Michal Turner Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 1,900 square feet Years lived in: Less than one year, renting Michal’s apartment is a testament to her personality. Whether you’ve just met her, or have only been able to see photographs of her apartment, you immediately know this is a woman you want to befriend.
Jun 23, 2017
Italy Is Giving Away Hundreds of Historic Buildings For FreeLiving
If you’ve ever lusted over Italy’s gorgeous architecture (who hasn’t?), we’ve got some news for you. The government is accepting proposals for 103 historic sites, and in exchange, they’re yours, rent free. Most of the historic buildings are old homes, inns, and monasteries, but some of the properties up for grabs are literal castles.
May 19, 2017
Sorry, That Cute Italian Village Won’t Actually Be Paying You to Move ThereLiving
Unpack the suitcases, because we have some bad news. Turns out, the mayor of a charming Italian village will not actually be paying you €2,000 to move there. Borida, a little village in the countryside of Liguria, made headlines this week when the town’s mayor, Daniele Galliano, posted to Facebook that to fight the town’s declining population—just 394 people—that they’d offer €2,000 (about $2,100) to new residents.
May 13, 2017
A Modern Balance of Clean Lines & Character in a Toronto LoftTours
Name: Tucker Schreiber Location: Little Italy — Toronto, Ontario Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Tucker, a product manager for Shopify, lives in this bright and open loft apartment in downtown Toronto, filled with a balance of passed down family heirlooms and IKEA essentials. The loft is found in a central location that’s within walking distance to all necessary amenities including his office, the subway, grocery stores, and of course, Starbucks.
Feb 24, 2017
Here’s Proof That Sleeping in Your Living Room Can Actually Be StylishStyle
As part of our quest to bring you the most interesting, unusual, and inspiring small spaces, allow us to present this incredibly stylish, high-ceilinged Italian apartment—that also happens to be a studio. It’s outfitted in that funky, eclectic-yet-streamlined European way that I’m convinced is the Next Big Thing— proof that sleeping in the living room doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. The studio, located in Milan, is the former home of designer Pietro Russo.
Nov 25, 2016
A Colorfully Modern Whimsical Home in RomeTours
Name: Danny and Zac Location: Rome, Italy Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: Owned. Lived in since April, but it’s been in the family for over 60 years! Danny writes: “This apartment used to belong to my grandparents, and then my parents took over the rent, and now my husband and I are living in it with our mini dachshund. Three generations (and counting)! It’s a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment on the third floor of a residential building in the center of Rome.
Nov 17, 2016
Séverine & Gianfranco’s Urban Oasis in MilanTours
Name: Séverine Piller and Gianfranco Location: Milan, Italy Size: 1400 square feet Years lived in: 6 months If you believe that home should be a retreat from the hectic outside world, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this home shared by a couple in Milan. Séverine is an interior designer and co-founder of atelier BOEMIA, “an online retail store selling decor made by artisans… .
May 1, 2016
A Little Bit of Paris in Milan: A Visit to the Merci Pop-Up ShopStyle
As much as I love Italy, I think I may have to admit to being a francophile at heart. One of my favorite moments during the recent Milan Design Week wasn’t thanks to the undeniable genius of Italian design and didn’t even take place at i Saloni. It was a pop-up outpost of the perfectly-on-point Parisian home goods shop, Merci.
Apr 23, 2014
What’s Next: 10 New Chair Debuts in MilanStyle
The design world comes together in Milan each spring to celebrate what is new and this year there were a plethora of fresh chair designs to ooh and aah over. I took thousands of pictures from the 4 days I spent there, which I’ve whittled down to to share with you. Take a look at the new seating styles that stood out… The new Colina chair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper. Hella Jongerius’ “East River” chair for Vitra. Rival chair by Konstantin Grcic for Artek.
Apr 22, 2014