L’Italiana is a 60 sqm apartment with a maximum occupancy of 4 people. Located in the “tavernetta” area, it has been renovated preserving the marbles from Carrara used to build the Villa, which are still visible in the kitchen sink. The ancient earthenware tile floor was also reused. The wooden oven, at guests’ disposal, is typical of Italian tavernette. The open space consists of a fully equipped kitchen area, a double bed and a sofa bed. Each room features a few small windows overlooking the garden. The apartment is also equipped with air conditioning, WIFI connection and TV with international channels.
The objects and their stories
The wall lamp made of varnished steel Demi Wall has been created by designer Carlo Bargaglia for Officinanove. The armchair designed by French-Nigerien artist Benedicte Roques is produced and sold at her own study in Niamey.
Bed linen and bath towels are made of natural cotton and linen by Flou- Frette- Pratesi. Soaps and body products are produced by Compagnie de Provence and Occitane. Our air fresheners, all hypoallergenic, are by Culti, Compagnie de Provence, Les Epiciers and Esteban.
The picture ‘Palazzo di Saddam Hussein’– Baghdad (Iraq) -2003, has been taken by Franco Pagetti, an Italian photojournalist who reported on the Iraq war from 2003 to 2008. It pays tribute to all those who have lived and worked in countries at war, and their courage. It is also a homage to people who still choose, animated by great humanity, to devote their life to such a difficult task. Above all, the picture is a tribute to beauty – something that can be found anywhere, even in ruins.