From brutalism to baroque: Europe’s best cities for architecture

Architectural styles speak volumes about a city’s history, culture, ambitions and aspirations. We shine a light on six of Europe’s architectural beauties.

Rome: Wild rhinoceros

Palazzo Rhinoceros is home to Alda Fendi’s latest art space, as well as the Rooms of Rome, a bold new hotel concept that counts Michelangelo drawings among the decor.

Venice: Seeking Scarpa in the city of canals

Look hard enough amid the churches and palazzi and you’ll find temples to modern architecture designed by Venice native Carlo Scarpa.

Ask the architect: Claudio Nardi

In his native Florence, Claudio Nardi has designed everything from the Marble Museum in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, and the Bridge of Love installation over the Arno, to the new Riva Lofts Florence hotel, run by his son and daughter.

A contemporary celebration: 12 designs shaping modern Italy

Audacious, sleek, and playfully chic — we celebrate contemporary Italian design and the cutting-edge creatives behind it: pioneers of architecture, interiors and fashion who are reshaping the Italian landscape to give rustic a modern makeover.