An elegant volume dedicated to the most exclusive villas and homes in southern Sicily's Val di Noto region, perfect for those who love to daydream about traveling to unusual, stunning places.
Val di Noto is a magnificent land of architectural interest, renowned for its beautiful landscapes and recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site since 2002. This book presents a refined selection of the extraordinary mansions of the area, many of which were rebuilt in the late Baroque style in the early decades of the eighteenth century following a devastating earthquake. Country residences, farms, and villas are featured, which have all been restored to their centuries-old magnificence, thanks to a highly successful combination of tradition and innovation.
The book delves into a unique journey through villas and residences that have been revived while sustaining a charming balance between modern comfort and respect for the past. The enchantment of Val di Noto is not only about splendid residences. The area is also rich in natural parks, including the beautiful nature reserve of Vendicari. The volume provides many tips on what to see and visit.
About the Author
Samuele Mazza, curator and fashion designer, gallerist and event organizer, has established himself on the international scene as product designer and interior designer. Founder and creative director of Visionnaire Home Philosophy, he has designed interiors for private and public clients around the world. He designs collections for Paolo Castelli and a line of resort collection fashion that bears his name. He deals with everything that is fashion and finds it as fascinating to create furnishings today as it was to work with fashion in the '80s. Richard Engel is the award-winning chief-foreign correspondent for NBC. He is the author of And Then All Hell Broke Loose, War Journal, and A Fist in the Hornet's Nest.