The Fashion and Costume Museum housed in Villa Mazzucchelli documents the evolution of fashion in Italy and is home to approximately 5,000 pieces dating from the mid-1700's up to the birth of Italian haute couture in the 20th century. Beatrice Magri guides us through this jewel of Brescia.
Beatrice Magri reveals the shopping secrets that keep Italians looking effortlessly chic, without breaking the bank. You will need to be adventurous and ready to wander off the usual Milan-Florence-Rome route. But, along the way, you will discover sight-seeing gems, gourmet hot spots and much more.
Brescia's Museo di Santa Giulia is hosting an exhibit dedicated to the work of Italian designer Roberto Capucci, one of the founding fathers of Italian haute couture. Beatrice Magri charts the lifelong achievements of Capucci, celebrated "researcher-artisan," and the first Italian couturier to link the worlds of art and fashion.
In December 2005, Italy's largest public spa, Terme Merano, reopened on a sprawling 56,300m2 property on the banks of the Passer river. Beatrice Magri visited Terme Merano for a day of pampering, and left enchanted by the work of Matteo Thun, the spa's interior designer.
The region around Brescia is well known for its wine. But two creative women in fashion, Chiara Pochetti and Vera Facchetti, have created a business out of another popular beverage: milk.
The name "Hell's Kitchen" is famously attached to a neighbourhood in Manhattan (and to Gordon Ramsey's reality TV show), but it can also be found stitched on bags, stationary and jeans around Verona, Italy - and the rest of the world.