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Welcome to Adone - the portal for Italian Art and Culture but much more. If you wish to travel or simply want to learn the language or cook Italian-style then this is the website for you.
Maybe you are looking to relocate to your very own "Place in the Sun" - in which case keeping watching this space, as they say.

Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus c.1485
by Botticelli
Galleria degli Uffizi Florence

Italy is steeped in history stretching back over the centuries - Caesar, The Colosseum, Francis of Assisi, The Doge's Palace, The Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo, Pompeii Botticelli, Lucrezia Borgia, Romeo & Juliet, The Medici, Machiavelli.
However Italian culture and fashion is all around us today: Frank Sinantra, The Mafia, Madonna, Truffles, "Roman Holiday", Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Armani, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Sofia Loren - Spaghetti !
Creation of Adam
The Creation of Adam 1512
by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Popularized by television programs such as Channel 4's "Place in the Sun" more and more people are looking to escape to the "Dolce Vita" .
Many parts of Italy are still "undiscovered" meaning property is comparitively inexpensive."

With other TV programs fuelling the desire to live in Italy are ITV's "I want that House", BBC's living the Dream" and Channel 5;s "Dream Holiday Home" it is no wonder that so many British and other Europeans are looking to escape the race race for the slower pace of life that Italy can offer.

The Last Supper
The Last Supper 1498
Leonardo da Vinci
Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan
Statue of David
The Statue of David 1504 by
by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Accademia Gallery in Florence

The attractions of Italy even lure Tony Blair the British Prime minister and his family. According to BBC News, staying at the Renaissance-style palace owned by Prince Girolamo Guicciardino Strozzi, Mr Blair told Italian reporters he spends his holidays in Italy for "the culture, the food, the sun and because of your prime minister."
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