Ilaria Miani is a designer with a passion for restoring abandoned architectural sites such as farmhouses, palaces and villages. Her inspirations are old stones, contemporary art, art history and renaissance. She always respects the original style of a place while restructuring it and renovating it. She stays true to the history and soul of a building yet tries to combine this with new forms and volumes, trying to create a new world that is intuitive and sophisticated. Bernard Touillon is a photographer always looking for the perfect light. He works for different international magazines. Cecile Vaiarelli is a fashion journalist, passionate about Italy, design, art history and traveling.
Through its dozens of stunning, glossy photos, Monteverdi captures the elegance and old-world refinement that Miani and Cioffi revived in this 900-year-old diamond in the rough. - Architectural Digest