Between the anvil and the hammer the iron turns into art

Forge and pliers, anvil and hammer. These are the elements that have made Saverio passionate since he was a child when he frequented the workshop of his father, an experienced blacksmith who taught him all the secrets of the trade. Flowers, spikes, commas, horns, floating wrought iron rounds were the games of his 8 years, [...] read more

When gloves become a precious accessory

The great return of the glove as an accessory on all occasions, has stimulated the imagination of many but Anima Mediterranea has gone to the discovery of the authentic Master glovemakers. Craftsmen who have been making gloves for generations and today as then use the same tricks, the same precision as their great-great-grandfather. "We have [...] read more

An extraordinary Nero d’Avola, dedicated to lovers

Crossing Sicily, from east to west, we take you on a journey through the Baglio - an ancient rustic building typical of those places - by Stefano Caruso and Mario Minnini, where you will discover the hints of violet of their extraordinary Nero d'Avola, aged in a cellar that has remained identical since 1904. The [...] read more

The essence of Italian art and culture in a Master

Andrea Granchi, artist, film-maker, curator and teacher, was born in Florence in 1947. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1969, won the Premio del Comune di Firenze for young artists in 1966 and the Stibbert Prize for painting in 1971. He is recognized as one of the protagonists of the Italian Cinema [...] read more

Mediterranean: the Master of peperino tells us about the marine environment

This is Mario Gavotti, the Italian artist from Marino in the province of Rome, who has been able to transform the rigid magmatic rock into floating and harmonious works that tell the sea, the watery worlds, forms that sometimes make us think of our first cradle: the amniotic liquid. In the territory of the municipality [...] read more

Violas, Violins and Cellos directly from the hands of the luthier

"There will never be two instruments the same!". With this phrase Paolo Dubla welcomes us in his studio, a young and experienced luthier passionate about the art of designing, building and restoring instruments. Paolo, intrigued and attracted by the trade of making instruments as a boy, attended a workshop of an established craftsman, and then [...] read more