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The Little Museum That Could. We happily discovered the wonderful Casa della Musica in the charming medieval town of Randazzo, Sicily — home and workshop of luthier and ancient music specialist Giuseppe Severini. Don’t let its tiny size fool you, this particular museum is like a veritable “cabinet of curiosities” — open one and you’re drawn into a rabbit hole of fascinating facts about man’s universal language and love of music. His treasures were discovered in almost every single ancient civilization, ranging from the most basic forms (animal horns, bones, and conch shells), to the more complex medieval string and wind instruments. These videos are of Giuseppe demonstrating his mad musical skills on a jawbone and a hurdy gurdy! 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #sicily #musicmuseum #randazzo #medieval #medievalmusic #lute #ancientcivilizations #ancientcivilzation #windinstruments #stringinstruments #percussionists #mountetna #museums #museumlover #ancienthistory #archeological #archeology, #hurdygurdy #ancientworld #historybuff #universallanguage #archeaology #jawbone at Randazzo

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Behind the 3 Michelin-Starred Chef Enrico Crippa of @piazzaduomoalba is the Superstar Culinary Gardener @enrico_dellorto . He showed us around his garden and made us try plants which tasted exactly like mushrooms, pineapples, and even oysters. Amazing! 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #piemonte #piedmont #gardening #organicfarming #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #organicfarm #organicgarden #farmtoplate #farmtotable, #farmtofork #alba #gardenersworld #michelinstar #worlds50best #gardener #gardens #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #celebritychef #michelinstars #organicgardener at Ceretto

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“Yo no quiero ver mas a mis vecinos” (I Don’t Want to See My Neighbors Anymore) by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa. An emotionally and politically charged site-specific installation @castellodiama. Among a few others, one can easily spot his miniature versions of The Berlin Wall, the Ramallah Barrier on the West Bank, Hadrian’s Wall in England, the Tijuana Wall in Mexico, and the Great Wall of China. This work of art is truly a powerful and poignant representation of the world we currently live in. 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #politicalart #political #separationwall #borderwall #installationart #artinstallation #contemporaryart #westbank #artist #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #greatwallofchina #chianti #tuscany #vineyards #hadrianswall #artandculture #berlinwall #coupletravel #tijuanamexico #girlfriendgetaway #familytrip at Castello di Ama

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Making wine is just like creating art so it is but natural for art lovers to appreciate wine and wine lovers to appreciate art. This synergy between the two is most evident in the contemporary art collection of @castellodiama. Located all around the vineyard are 16 site specific art installations created by internationally renowned artists such as Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan, Chen Zhen, Daniel Buren and Louise Bourgeois who have all been invited to stay at the estate, and have been inspired by the beauty of the land. None of this art is for sale — every piece is a legacy to be passed on to the next several generations to come. 📸@sps_travel and @ketimazzi . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #chianti #sangiovese #tuscany, #vineyards #culturegram #artandculture #instaculture #culturetravel #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #merlot #girlfriendgetaway #luxurytraveler #artist #installationart #artinstallation #contemporaryart #modernart #art at Castello di Ama

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Only an hour’s drive away from Florence, Castello di Ama feels like an entire fantasy world away from the hustle and bustle of Tuscany’s capital city. The @castellodiama estate has 70 hectares of vineyards, 40 hectares of olive trees, 100 hectares of forest — and no more than 5 luxurious suites! This truly exclusive enclave is also home to one of Chianti’s finest wineries and an impressive, world-class collection of contemporary art! 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #heritagebuilding #florence #winetasting #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #chianti #wineries, #vineyards #winetastingtour #artandculture #countrymanor #firenze #toscana #tuscany #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #travelgirlsgo #girlfriendgetaway #luxurytraveler #travelingwithkids, #travelingfamily at Castello di Ama

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The Grape and The Cube. In the 1980’s, Founders Marcello and Bruno Ceretto (aka The Barolo Brothers) were the first in Piedmont to collaborate with celebrated chefs and artists in showcasing their extraordinary wines through significant cultural events around the region. The Cube, perched on top of the hill and overlooking Bricco Rocche, is now one of the most iconic landmarks in Barolo. Another architectural first is an oval bubble, representing The Grape — welcoming everyone to their flagship Monsordo Bernardina Estate. And, if these artistic gems are not impressive enough, each autumn, the Ceretto family hosts prominent international artists-in-residence culminating in an exhibit and gala dinner at the family-owned 3 Michelin-star @piazzaduomoalba restaurant, where many of their works of art have found a permanent home! 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #beachresort #relaisandchateaux #luxuryresort #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #travelfoodie #travelandeat #winecellar #wineries, #vineyards #culturegram #artandculture #instaculture #culturetravel #worlds50best #michelinstar #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #travelgirlsgo #girlfriendgetaway #luxurytraveler at Ceretto

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The Chapel of Barolo by Sol Lewitt and David Tremlett is one of the most iconic buildings in Barolo today. Originally built in 1914 as a shelter for the vineyard workers, it became part of the Ceretto Family’s vineyards in 1970, along with several surrounding hectares in the prestigious area of Brunate. After it fell into disrepair throughout the years, it was restored by the aforementioned international artists Lewitt and Tremlet, with its playful, riot of colors successfully drawing in visitors from diverse backgrounds all over the world — from art aficionados, to wine-lovers, and those who are naturally & joyously curious! 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #travelandeat #barolo #wineries, #vineyards #culturegram #artandculture #instaculture #culturetravel #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #nebbiolo #girlfriendgetaway #luxurytraveler #artist #installationart #artinstallation #contemporaryart #modernart #art at Barolo, Piedmont

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The Artist’s House owned by @cerettowinery — exclusive only for their artists-in-residence and private events catered by Chef Dennis and his Team behind La Piola Alba. The interiors are streamlined, uber minimalist chic, a perfect complement to the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding Langhe vineyards. Guaranteed to inspire & impress even the most jaded of artists out there! 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #travelandeat #piedmont #wineries, #vineyards #langhe #artandculture #instaculture #culturetravel #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #travelgirlsgo #girlfriendgetaway #luxurytraveler #artist #installationart #artinstallation #contemporaryart #modernart #art at Ceretto

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Rare and Exclusive Access — I am staying at 1 of just 4 rooms owned by the highly acclaimed @piazzaduomoalba, Piedmont’s only 3 Michelin-starred restaurant. These lovely rooms, located next door, are mainly reserved for their loyal patrons who prefer to live right in the center of Alba. 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #alba #luxuryhotel #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #travelfoodie #travelandeat #winecellar #wineries, #vineyards #celebritychef #artandculture #culturetravel #truffles #worlds50best #michelinstar #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #trufflehunting #girlfriendgetaway #luxurytraveler #michelinstars #chefsofig at Draft:Ristorante Piazza Duomo

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This is currently Italy’s hottest wine region — literally and figuratively! Mount Etna is one of most active volcanoes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The elevation, climate, and fertile lands make this an excellent place to produce some of Italy’s finest vintages, including Tascante wines by the renowned @tascadalmerita. 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #volcanoes #volcan #UNESCO #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #travelfoodie #travelandeat #volcanic #wineries, #vineyards #culturegram #artandculture #sicily #culturetravel #volcanicwine #mountetna #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #travelgirlsgo #girlfriendgetaway #luxurytraveler at Etna Vulcano

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With 77 hectares specializing in just 4 varietals, @sallierdelatour is Regaleali Estate’s absolutely adorable little sister! A mere 30 minutes away from Palermo, it’s also the perfect place for a weekend getaway to sample some of their loveliest Syrahs paired with my new favorites — local Sicilian primo sale cheese with fennel salami. 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #historicalhouse #wineestate #salami #winetasting #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #sausages #travelandeat #ricotta #wineries, #vineyards #winetastingtour #primosale #farmtoplate #farmtofork #sicily #tascadalmerita #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #travelgirlsgo #syrah #wineandcheese at Camporeale

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Beautiful Blue — Pantone Tasca Blu, trademarked by the Tasca Family after a trip to Tunisia made by the Count Giuseppe Tasca in 1930 where he fell in love with this predominant color. After heading back home to the Regaleali Estate, he had all the shutters and doors painted this striking hue of blue. 📸@sps_travel . . . . . #specialpersonalsojourns, #sps_travel, @shysala, #privateguide, #bespoke . . . . . #italy #europe #thewinetour #wineestate #bougainvillea #culinaryschool #winetasting #foodandtravel #culinarytravel #foodandwine #farmtofork #farmtotable, #farmtoplate #pantoneblue #pantonecolor #countrymanor #cookingschool #sicily #tascadalmerita #coupletravel #honeymoontravel #travelgirlsgo #pantonecolour #luxurytraveler #travelingwithkids, #travelingfamily at Tenuta Regaleali

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