Discovering the Ancient Kitchens of the Castle of Miramare in Trieste

What secrets are hidden in the service rooms of a castle, and above all what do the Ancient Kitchens of Miramare Castle in Trieste have to reveal?
In the heart of Trieste, the Castle of Miramare has finally reopened the doors of its kitchens, revealing the secrets of a history also made up of scents and flavours.

In this post I take you on a tour of a new wing of the Miramare Castle accessible to the public, a place where you can discover what was prepared in these kitchens and what dishes Maximilian of Habsburg and Charlotte of Belgium liked to enjoy with their guests. A new stage of the visit to the Miramare Castle in Trieste.

The Ancient Kitchens of the Castle of Miramare in Trieste

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The Museum of Forbidden Art: a refuge for censored works

Museo Arte Proibita | Musei Barcellona

Is there a place where censored art can find its voice?
A unique museum in the heart of Barcelona is dedicated precisely to forbidden, or rather ‘censored’, art.
Called the ‘Museum of Forbidden Art‘, this extraordinary cultural space houses works that have been hidden elsewhere because they have caused scandal and social controversy, raised thorny political or religious issues.
In this post, I introduce you to the Forbidden Art Museum.

The Museum of Forbidden Art: a refuge for censored works

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The Brancacci Chapel: a hidden treasure of art and history in Florence

Cappella Brancacci | Musei Firenze

Have you ever found yourself wandering the fascinating streets of Florence, wondering what artistic treasures might be hidden around every corner? In particular, in the picturesque Oltrarno area, there is a place of such vibrant artistic resonance that the famous neoclassical painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the painter of the famous Great Odalisque, called it the ‘true cradle of painting’. I refer to the Brancacci Chapel, an artistic oasis located inside the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine.

The Brancacci Chapel: a hidden treasure of art and history in Florence

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Beyond the Duomo, the surprising Church of San Gottardo in Milan

Chiesa di San Gottardo | Duomo Milano

Have you ever wondered what hidden treasures lie behind Milan’s great monuments and palaces? With its rich history and majestic architecture, Milan holds many surprises. We often stop at the most famous wonders, such as Milan Cathedral, forgetting those gems, hidden just a few steps away, waiting to be discovered.

Beyond the Duomo, the surprising Church of San Gottardo in Milan

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Discovering Victor Horta’s House Museum in Brussels

im sala da pranzo Museo Horta

Do you know Victor Horta?
If you feel like discovering a unique artist and want to immerse yourself in his world, I recommend visiting his house in Brussels.
Victor Horta’s House is an architectural masterpiece that embodies the essence of the Art Nouveau style. Designed and built between 1898 and 1901 by Horta, a visionary Belgian architect, this residence reflects an innovative approach to the design of living spaces.

Today, it is a UNESCO heritage site and a museum open to the public that bookmirror_ Chiara Bressan visited for us. Chiara has already told us about the wonders of James Ensor‘s house in Ostend of the Adornesdomein in Bruges and the Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse, and now she describes another extraordinary house.museum. I am happy to share his experience in the blog, which will probably make you want to go to Belgium.

Discovering Victor Horta’s House Museum in Brussels

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