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Olivo Barbieri: Dolomite Project

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Northern Italian mountain range depicted in spectacular fashion

Flipping through Olivo Barbieri's book "Dolomites Project 2010," it's easy to see why the northeastern Italian mountain range was recently declared a UNESCO natural heritage site. The craggy cliffs of these 250 million year-old mountains are surely some of the most sublime places on earth. That's not, however, the point of the Barbieri's project. The esteemed Italian artist views the......read more

Jessica Backhaus: I Wanted To See The World

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These watery photographs portray Venice as you've never seen it before

Along with New York City and Paris, the Italian city of Venice is probably one of the most photographed cities in the world. There is no corner of the City of Water than hasn't been caught on camera and put on the internet. But with this series, Berlin-based photographer Jessica Backhaus has managed to depict the city in a totally non-cliché -- not to mention beautiful -- way. To do so,......read more

A Year on the Road: Cheese Pilgrimage

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Curating a cheese plate on the road through Italy

Many trips to Italy simply begin and end in Rome. Knowing that this would leave me wanting more, I let Rome be my appetizer and ventured into the Italian countryside for the remaining courses. This is the story of my journey to find the perfect cheese plate. Encrusted within the craggy folds of the Gran Sasso Mountains lie the Middle Age stone villages and castles of the province of......read more

A Year on the Road: A Farm in Italy

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Visiting a sheep farm in medieval Abruzzo

Life in the rugged mountains of Central Italy is much like anywhere else in the country, but a little bit more wild and a lot less visited. As you enter the landscape of deep valleys and towering mountains, this becomes all the more apparent as does its profound beauty. I borrowed a car to mill around in and soon found myself chatting with locals in a restaurant in the center of a small town......read more

Hanging Hammocks Hundreds Of Feet Above Ground

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Sebastian Wahlhutter Photographed The Highland Meeting Monte Plana

One century ago, fierce battles broke out in the shadow of Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites as WWI began. The 18,000 young soldiers who lost their lives at that site were honored this past week at the 2015 Highline Meeting Monte Piana, an annual event that unites young people from all over the world through their shared passions for adventure and the sport of highlining. Since the first......read more

Monovolume Architects: Punibach Hydroelectricity Station

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An alpine hydro plant embedded into the hills of northern Italy

Conceived as a fracture in the landscape, monovolume's Punibach hydroelectric power station is harmonically integrated into its alpine surroundings. A concrete slab separates the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure made out of natural, earth coloured materials. At night, the thin wood planks that form a lamellar wall allow warm light from the interior to glow in......read more

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