Mario Testino

Celebration of the opening at Palazzo Bonaparte of 

A Beautiful World

Friday 24th May 2024 • 8.45pm • Palazzo Colonna, Piazza SS. Apostoli 66, Roma

Mario Testino

He is widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine and Vanity Fair. He has contributed to the success of leading fashion and beauty houses, such as Gucci, Burberry, Versace and Michael Kors, as well as for Chanel, Estée Lauder and Dolce & Gabbana. In his latest series, A Beautiful World, he has created emblematic images, transgressing cultures and gender by documenting different communities around the world. Over the past 7 years, he has visited some 30 countries around the world and made more than 70 photographs presented here for the first time.

Alléno & Rivoire

Created from the collaboration between multi-starred chef Yannick Alléno and top pastry chef Aurélien Rivoire, Alléno & Rivoire chocolate is the first to contain no added sugar. It is the product of processing obtained with birch water, a natural extract from the bark of the tree. Ahealthier chocolate, with a very low glycemic index and no sucrose, capable of awakening the senses thanks to its unique, artisanal character.

Fuori Marmo

Born out of the collaboration between multi-starred chef Yannick Alléno, winemaker Olivier Paul-Morandini and marble worker Paolo Carli, Fuori Marmo is the first project in the field of winemaking to involve the production of wines inside containers made of white marble. The titanic undertaking was held in Campiglia Marittima, Tuscany, where the two marble “eggs” found their home at the Fuori Mondo winery. The Cabernet Sauvignon produced here is characterized by a telluric energy resulting from the interaction with the marble, which enhances the wine’s structure without adding extraneous aromas.


Monteverro lies at the foot of the medieval village of Capalbio in the southernmost part of Tuscany, the Maremma, a region known for its authenticity and traditions. The estate is only a few kilometers from the sea and is distinguished by its characteristic slopes of stony red clay soil. The estate’s most renowned wines include Chardonnay 2020 and Monteverro 2014, the best expression the terroir of Capalbio can express. The reality of Monteverro is enriched by the presence of oenologist Matthieu Taunay and consultant winemaker Michel Rolland.

San Filippo Montalcino

Located in the Montalcino area of Tuscany, San Filippo Montalcino winery is among the most prestigious in the production of Tuscan red wines. Thanks to its four vineyards (La Storta, Le Raffiche, Le Lucére and La Smarrita) and 1,000 square meters of modern, functional cellars, San Filippo Montalcino has risen to the heights of the world’s most prestigious ranking with 3rd place and 97 points in Wine Spectator’s 2020 “Top 100 Wines of the World.” On the podium is the Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2015.

Il Palagio

The property and residence of the famous singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, Tenuta Il Palagio has been a true oasis of peace among the rollingTuscan hills of Chianti since the 1500s.In addition to the Villa, La Tenuta is home to an important farm that, along with products such as olive oil and honey, continues the centuries-old tradition of viticulture. Since 2000, 11 hectares of vineyards have been replanted that follow organic farming methods and yield fine wines whose names are inspired by the English artist’s rock universe.

Famiglia Cotarella

The link between the Cotarella family and the world of wine originated inthe 1960s, when Antonio and Domenico Cotarella, winemakers in Monterubiaglio, built the first winery for their own wine production. In 1979 the two brothers, Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, founded Falesco, a pioneering winery in Montefiascone. Its production strucutures are now located in Montecchio. In 2016 Dominga, Marta and Enrica, Riccardo and Renzo’s daughters, officially took over the winery.


Wine had been produced in Montecucco since Etruscan times, a tradition carried on today by Maria Iris Bertarelli and Claudio Tipa, who in 1998 bought vineyards there to make them the heart of the estate they planned to create. ColleMassari started producing in 2000, and in 2014 the group was named Winery of the Year by the prestigious and renowned Gambero Rosso guide. The Castello ColleMassari winery is located in Cinigiano at the foot of Mount Amiata, about 320 meters above sea level.

Azienda Agricola Vistamere

The “Vistamare” farm works the land on the gentle hill of Ciola Corniale, inSantarcangelo di Romagna, where at the first dawn of the morning the saltiness caresses the fruits. This project brought together the roots of Carlo Cracco and Rosa Fanti and their great passion for finding the best quality raw material. The fruit is harvested when fully ripe and processed through a modern processing procedure, resulting in a jam capable of preserving its taste, color and aroma while preserving its nutritional value, without the addition of preservatives or coloring agents.

Carmen Giannattasio

She has blazed a trail across stages the world over. Her unique talent has been in demand worldwide since her career was launched by taking First Prize and the Audience Award at Placido Domingo’s Operalia, Paris in 2002. Her lustrous soprano voice and her dramatic ability gained her immediate critical attention. Since being chosen to front important new bel canto recordings by Opera Rara, she has distinguished herself in Rossini’s Ermione – a performance which has earned her plaudits from leading criticsworldwide, with the recording winning the 2011 Gramophone Opera Award.

Nina Kotova

Internationally recognized as one of the best instrumentalists of her generation, Nina Kotova has performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras around the world and toured the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and the United States. She studied at the Moscow Conservatory and graduated from the Cologne Musikhochschule. She gave her first performance as a soloist with orchestra at age II in the Soviet Union and performed on Red Square in Moscow, for theImperial Family of Japan, and at Buckingham Palace in London for King Charles III. She is a permanent professor of cello at the International Academy of Imola in Italy.

Abdulhashim Ismailov

Among the most famous performers in the Uzbek music scene, Ismailov was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Uzbekistan in 1990. He graduated from the Oriental Music Department of the Tashkent Conservatoryof Music in 1989. He is known for hisdelicate and smooth performing style, which skillfully incorporates folk songs and techniques. He has performed all over the world and collaborated with many international and local artists. In addition to composing much of the music he performs, he is a skilled interpreter of several musical instruments, including the violin and the Uzbek national musicalinstrument “gijjak.”

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