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Reschio: The First Thousand Years

Reschio: The First Thousand Years

Written by Steve King | Published by Rizzoli New York

For more than a thousand years, Reschio has seen the great drama of Italian history eddy and swirl around its borders – and, not infrequently, within them. From the intrigues of popes and emperors to the violent clashes of ducal armies, the passage of pilgrims and Grand Tourists, and the large-scale consequences of world wars and mass migration – quite a millennium for a remote estate in the hills of rural Umbria. Recently Reschio has been the scene of a more peaceful, though no less rich and colourful, drama.

The book is in glorious colour with fabulous photographs and a well-documented archive that graphically shows how the landscape has evolved into an ecosystem including biodynamic farming, and how, from 50 ruins, 31 houses have metamorphosised into stunning architecturally designed houses still leaving some gems for the future. We co-art-directed the book and when it came to the cover, it was a unanimous decision - an impromptu shot that Count Benedikt had taken of his wife, Donna Nencia as they selected paintings to hang in the castle. The doyenne from a former age, gazes out to the castle’s current matriarch. 

Book Details

Publisher: Rizzoli

Pages: 256

Language: English

Cover material: Linen

Dimension: 24x34 cm

ISBN: 978-88-918393-4-3

About the author

Steve King is a writer and journalist with a particular fondness for crowded cities and empty deserts, as well as for the rolling hills of central Italy, which at times remind him of Scotland, where he lives. He is contributing editor on Condé Nast Traveller.


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Release date

18th June 2024

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