At the beginning of November, we have accompanied a selected group of lifestyle journalists to discover Vistorta, the company, owned by Brandino Brandolini D’Adda, known for the production of one of the most famous merlots in Italy. The world of Vistorta is varied and ever changing: the roots of the family property can be traced all the way back to the Renaissance but, over the centuries, they have managed to diversify their interests, both inside and outside of the agricultural field, while still honoring their agricultural vocation.
Two days dedicated to discovering architecture and design, starting from the Vistorta Villa: restored to its current splendor in the 1950s and 1960s by Brando Brandolini and his wife Cristiana, the villa’s design shows the involvement of set designer Renzo Mongiardino, while the English Garden was designed by the famous landscape architect Russell Page. After the visit to the cellar in the barchessa, the journalists arrived in Venice, where they had dinner at Naranzaria, the family restaurant overlooking the Canal Grande. The next day there was no shortage of artistic exploration, with a visit to the Duchamp exhibition at the Guggenheim and to Laguna B, the glass factory owned by Marcantonio Brandolini.