Cassina is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of designer furniture. An elegant site, it includes pictures and brief descriptions of a large number of products, designed, among others, by Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Philip Stark.
The official page of singer Lorenzo Cherubini, aka Jovanotti. Contains audio files and video clips (go to https://www.youtube.com/user/lorenzojovanotti). Among them, a high-quality video of the song “Questa è la mia casa.”
Under the Tuscan Sun
The official page of writer Frances Mayes.
The official page of writer Dacia Maraini (in Italian and English).
A site offering advice to tenants, building administrators and apartment owners.
A portal for online surfers looking for all kinds of information and resources on homes and home living.
The site of Il Sole 24 ore, one of the largest financial newspapers in Europe , includes a very informative section on the real estate market in Italy , mortgages, and legal issues of interest to tenants, owners and administrators.
Online mortgage applications and useful tools (such as calculators and family budget planners). Students can use these interactive features to practice basic language (monthly expenses, income and taxes, housing affordability).
The official page of Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek.
A comprehensive, searchable, online database of real estate ads for all of Italy .
Real estate classifieds for long and short term rentals in Italy (sublets, accommodations for university students, vacation rentals).
A newsgroup where users help each other with problems related to their apartments.
La cucina aperta
The portal of three furniture magazines (L’Ambiente Cucina, Casastile, Ufficiostile). It also includes catalogues of products and shopping guides.
The pages of two of the largest manufacturers of kitchen furniture in Italy .
A stylish site on young writer Aldo Nove.
The Italian page of furniture-maker and retailer IKEA.
Poet Valerio Magrelli debates poetry with high school students, on a TV educational program. These pages contain transcripts of the Q&A session with the studio audience.