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

Marino, fascinating and suggestive like an ancient painting

The territory of the Municipality of Marino is located south of Rome, on the "Albani Hills" in the area of the Roman Castles (Castelli Romani), enclosed between Rocca di Papa, Castel Gandolfo and Grottaferrata. Thanks to its hilly position, it enjoys a healthy climate and has always been a holiday resort, but it is precisely [...] read more

From the artisanal coffee-roastery the most authentic Italian coffee

We are in post-war Italy, in Velletri, in the area of the Castelli Romani, while the reconstruction of the numerous buildings destroyed by the bombing was under pressure, when Flavia Pace, who had remained a widow, decided to roll up her sleeves and reinvent her life with her young sons Antonico and Maurizio Vidili, beginning [...] read more

Latium: a special crusher

Giovan Felice Pace, a miller from the beginning of the 20th century, was the founder of a family that still preserves the secrets of the precious art of artisan oilmaking with the complicity of a territory with particular organoleptic characteristics that favours the production of a very rare oil. In Velletri, south of Rome, in the [...] read more

Lanuvio, the pearl of the Castelli Romani: where history meets legend

Just a few kilometres from Rome, in the most absolute peace amongst the olive groves and the vines, history and archaeology combine and time still passes slowly. It is here where we find Lanuvio. Lanuvio is a small and appealing municipality that is heir to ancient history with Greco-Roman roots. With its temple to Juno [...] read more

Piana dei Castelli: Wine out of Love

When we talk about wine, anything from technical skills to philosophy comes into play: the aspects of wine are endless. Not only must we distinguish between more or less famous good wines and bad wines, but we must also distinguish between conventional wines ((those produced with the use of chemicals) and natural wines (wines produced [...] read more