Ville & Casali



The style of the 1950s is coming back to the mountains

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From “A Place for Lovers” directed by Vittorio de Sica and starring Marcello Mastroianni, to “The Pink Panther” with Claudia Cardinale, there are many films that make you think of Cortina, but who remembers that the poster of the 1956 Winter Olympics held in the Ampezzo Valley had a baby blue-coloured background? A shade of blue with a certain vintage charm that is made by adding grey, ideal for combatting anxiety and instilling a sense of tranquillity, was also chosen by the London-based street artist Endless for the commissioned mural in celebration of the 2021 Alpine World Ski Championships held in Cortina. A shade that, together with sage green and saffron yellow, began to dominate American and Italian homes after the Second World War and that Architetti Bernardi of Cortina chose to transform a nineteenth century barn into an elegant chalet. An auspicious shade for the new year that showcases in the Get inspired section. Like the December edition, much of the first issue of 2022 is also devoted to mountain homes and the desire of many Italians to own one, with a detailed report on the towns that are benefitting from the 2026 Winter Olympics in Cortina, and with a survey on the most sought-after Alpine destinations. Prices are on the rise everywhere, not just due to the investments being made for the upcoming Olympics, but also as a result of people’s changing housing needs caused by the pandemic. This January, showcases an interior design project in Notting Hill, the London district made famous by the film of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. It was only possible to sell this house after a renovation by architect Alessia Mainardi, who used the biggest names in Italian design. The project of the month features a wooden house built in the hills of Rimini by the Pagano group. Its quality of architecture, sustainability credentials and use of the latest technologies make this build

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