A Different Side of Italy Through the Lens of Photographer Daria Reina and Illustrator Andrea Ferolla
By Bea Malveda January 08, 2019
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Cinema has long had a hand in presenting Italy to the world as a dream destination. The silver screen has allowed us to lay eyes on the magnificent structures of Rome, stroll around Florence’s art museums, enjoy style-spotting on the streets of Milan, and fall in love along the famous canals of Venice. Often romanticised in films, these vivid images have, over time, become synonymous with Italy and the Italian way of life: cultured and effortlessly sophisticated. To capture this authentic feel, luxury publisher Assouline collaborated with creative Italian duo Daria Reina and Andrea Ferolla, who both share a compulsive love for their motherland. Together, they embarked on a quest to document the lesserknown Italy—Reina through stimulating photos and Ferolla through distinctive illustrations. The outcome is Italian Chic, a book that takes readers from the Emilia-Romagna region in the North to the Matera mountainside in the South, making sure to stop by other quieter areas off the main road. It paints an intimate portrait of a place Reina and Ferolla call home—revealing an even more genuine picture of the country’s timeless sophistication.