Italy’s Hidden Treasures. 101 marvels worth the trip to discover

AUTHOR: Beba Marsano

Italy should be rediscovered, or rather,
we have to learn to convey it better,
knowingly, with wisdom and with
patient dedication. Prerogatives that
require time, knowledge and quality.
Following these ideal guidelines,
Italy’s Hidden Treasures was born.

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101 marvels worth the trip to discover


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Italy should be rediscovered, or rather, we have to learn to convey it better, knowingly, with wisdom and with patient dedication. Prerogatives that require time, knowledge and quality. Following these ideal guidelines, Italy’s Hidden Treasures was born. A fresh work, quick to look through but equally useful and earnestly interpreted by Beba Marsano, an esteemed journalist and art critic, who has travelled Italy for more than a year to select 101 art and culture sites, away from mass tourism. Hard work that was challenging at times, which the author has conducted with intelligence and an original perspective.

The result must first be leafed through, like a kaleidoscope of images rich in charming and persuasive beauty, to then be read in detail to discover the large and small masterpieces that come to us from every region of Italy. Archaeological sites, precious art museums and minor art museums, fresco cycles, especially related to primitive painting, Romanesque basilicas, private collections, at times surprisingly original, piazzas and glimpses intended as paradigms of a specific architectural period, as well as naturalistic corners and perspectives that act as testimonies to the art of Creation.

At the conclusion of every theme, the author invites the visitor the visitor to make a less rushed stop, and suggests a hotel and restaurant situated in the immediate territorial boundary.

Therefore, a current work that proposes itself as a model of cultural communication designed for the appreciation of a country like ours, which today as never before has the urgent need to be proposed again in its more identity-creating nature, that of beauty.

ENG MIlano ENG Valsanzibio
ENG Bologna ENG Pontremoli
ENG Roma ENG Palermo


Aosta, Ottonian Frescoes in the Cathedral Attic
Aymavilles, The Pont d’Aël Aqueduct Bridge
Champdepraz, The Mont Avic Lakes
Courmayeur, The Saussurea Alpine Botanical Garden

Turin, The Museum of Oriental Art
Barolo, The Corkscrew Museum
Casale Monferrato, The Leonardo Bistolfi Plaster Cast Gallery
Novi Ligure, The Calvary in the Oratory of Santa Maria Maddalena
Stresa, Palazzo Borromeo
Tortona, The Museum of Divisionism
Vicoforte, The Cupola of the Regina Montis Regalis Sanctuary

Milan, San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
Milan, The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Milan, Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala
Alzano Lombardo, The San Martino Basilica Sacristies
Brescia, The Fourth Cell of the Republican Sanctuary
Brescia, The Nuns’ Choir and Church of San Salvatore
Brescia, The Santissimo Sacramento in San Giovanni Evangelista Chapel
Calvatone, The Oglio Sud Park
Cremona, The Gardener by Arcimboldo
Gardone Riviera, The Divino Infante Museum
Lainate, The Nymphaeum of Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta

Trento, The Cycle of the Months of the Buonconsiglio Castle
Lana, The Schnatterpeck Altar in the Parish of Santa Maria Assunta
Merano, The Lakes of Sopranes
Velturno, Velthurns Castle

Battaglia terme, Castello del Catajo
Galzignano terme, The Villa Barbarigo Garden
Maser, Villa Barbaro
Rovigo, Pinacoteca dell’Accademia dei Concordi
Treviso, The Arturo Martini Collection at the Luigi Bailo Museum
Verona, The Casarini Arena

Aquileia, The Basilica Patriarcale di Santa Maria Assunta Mosaics
Udine, Gallerie del Tiepolo

Genova-Nervi, The Anita Garibaldi Promenade
Alassio, The Villa della Pergola Gardens
Cogorno, Basilica of San Salvatore dei Fieschi
Santa Margherita Ligure, The Sant’Andrea Triptych in San Lorenzo della Costa
Vobbia, Castello della Pietra

Bologna, Compianto sul Cristo Morto in Santa Maria della Vita
Bologna, The Complex of San Colombano
Bologna, The Palazzo Poggi Museum
Bobbio, Val Trebbia
Fontanellato, The Diana and Actaeon Room
Gualtieri, The Antonio Ligabue Museum Foundation
Modena, The Luciano Pavarotti House Museum
Piacenza, The Ricci Oddi Modern Art Gallery

Florence, Palazzo Borghese
Carmignano, The Visitation by Pontormo
Lucca, The Puccini Museum – Casa Natale
Loro Ciuffenna, The Wine&Art Gallery
Pontremoli, The Museum of the Lunigianesi Stele Statues
San Quirico d’Orcia, “Square of Fonts” in Bagno Vignoni
Siena, The Piccolomini Library
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, The Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo
Volterra, The Guarnacci Etruscan Museum

Fabriano, Mazzolini Giuseppucci Farmacia Museum
Jesi, The Gallery of Stuccoes in Palazzo Pianetti
Monte San Martino, Polyptychs of Monti Azzuri
Montemonaco, Lago di Pilato

Perugia, Nobile Collegio del Cambio
Perugia, The Historical Perugina Museum
Città di Castello, Ex Tabacco Drying Rooms
Spoleto, Casa Menotti

Rome, Palazzo Colonna
Rome, Salone Cadorin
Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi
Cisterna di Latina, The Garden of Ninfa
Cori, The Oratory of Santissima Annunziata

Guardiagrele, The Cross of Guardiagrele
Notaresco, The Ciborium of San Clemente al Vomano
Roccamorice, The Hermitage of San Bartolomeo in Legio

Sepino, Saepinum

Naples, The Donnaregina Museum of Contemporary Art
Anacapri, Villa San Michele
Anacapri, The Migliera and Philosophical Park
Bacoli, The Nymphaeum of Punta Epitaffio
Benevento, Hortus Conclusus

Barletta, Breakfast in the Garden, Giuseppe De Nittis
Gravina in Puglia, The National Park of Alta Murgia
Gravina in Puglia, The Crypt of San Vito Vecchio
Lecce, Piazza Duomo at Night
Ruvo di Puglia, The Jatta National Archaeological Museum
Vieste, The Sea Grottos of Gargano

Castelmezzano, The Small Lucania Dolomites
Matera, MUSMA – Museum of Contemporary Sculpture
Valsinni, The Isabella Morra Literary Park

Cosenza, Mattia Preti at the National Gallery
Crotone, The Treasure of Hera
Roccelletta di Borgia, Scolacium

Palermo, The Rosario Oratory in Santa Cita
Palermo, Villa Zito
Favignana, The Tuna Fishery of Favignana and Formica
Isola di Pantelleria, The pantesco Garden
Ragusa, The Conversational Club, the Donnafugata Theatre, the Arezzo-Bertini garden
Vulcano, The Chasm of the Gran Cratere

Cagliari, The Ingrao Collection
Ardara, The Santa Maria del Regno Retablo Maggiore
Codrongianos, The Basilica of the Santissima Trinità in Saccargia
Orgosolo, The Murals of Orgosolo
Santa Teresa di Gallura, The granite of Capo Testa








Peso 1,500 kg
Dimensioni 19 × 22 cm

15 September 2016








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Vale un viaggio. 101 meraviglie da scoprire