Valeria Pietrantonio

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Queen Therese of Bavaria and the birth of the Oktoberfest

Updated the 10.07.2024

Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen was Queen of Bavaria and wife of King Ludwig I.

The Oktoberfest was created in honour of their wedding and is still celebrated every year on the Theresienwiese in Munich.

Therese was very popular among the Bavarians and heavily involved in her husband's politics, as well as in various charitable works.

She proved tenacious and patient during the king's many love affairs but their relationship was, nevertheless, one of mutual respect and love.

Palazzo Pio III – Historical House: history and relax in Sarteano

Updated the 27.06.2024

In the charming village of Sarteano, in the province of Siena, lies Palazzo Pio III, a historical house owned by the brothers Chiara and Guido Pietrella.

Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini, known later as Pope Pius III, was born in this historic and prestigious palace in 1439.

The recent restoration, completed in 2021, has created a a hospitality venue with an evocative and relaxing atmosphere, where history and modernity blend perfectly.

Grand Hotel et de Milan, Historic 5-star hotel in Milan

Updated the 6.06.2024

Grand Hotel et de Milan is a luxurious 5-star hotel in Milan with a fascinating and unique history.

Inaugurated on 23 May 1863, it is known as the 'house of Verdi', because it was here that the great composer Giuseppe Verdi chose to live for 27 years.

At this exclusive hotel, member of The Leading Hotels of the World, one can experience the extraordinary hospitality and impeccable guests care.

Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane, Scotland, luxury retreat in the countryside

Updated the 15.05.2024

Cromlix Hotel is a luxury hotel in the Scottish countryside, set in approximately 15 hectares of private land and woodland, owned by Andy and Kim Murray.

The hotel reopened in March 2023 after extensive renovations. The aspiration is to breathe new life into this historic home, with an exquisite contemporary aesthetic and a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere.

The colour palette is amazing, in total harmony with the different seasons of the surrounding nature.

La Païva, the dark charm of the Second Empire’s most famous Courtesan

Updated the 7.05.2024

Esther Lachmann, better known as La Païva, was the most famous of 19th century French courtesans.

An investor and jewellery collector, she had a tough personality and was an incredible careerist.

Rising from modest circumstances in her native Russia to become one of the most famous women in mid-19th century France, and eventually marrying one of the richest men in Europe, Lachmann held a popular literary salon in the Hôtel de la Païva in Paris.

Palazzo Arone dei Baroni di Valentino: Luxury Experience in Palermo

Updated the 28.05.2024

The wonderful Palazzo Arone dei Baroni di Valentino, now a luxury boutique hotel, is located right in the centre of Palermo.

The structure dates back to the 1500s but the style is all 18th century. In 1874, the palace was purchased by Giuseppe Arone and later became the property of his grandson Francesco Arone, who married Princess Marianna Lanza Filangeri dei Principi di Mirto in 1880. Francesco and Marianna are the grandparents of the current Baron Bernardo Arone di Valentino.

I am telling you about the experience of my stay and the fascinating history of this family, who is still living in the palace and keeping its past alive.

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