alberobello

We love Puglia. It’s region of Italy where the Natuzzi Group started in 1959 in Taranto. It’s where, symbolically again in Taranto in the 1990s, Natuzzi cut the first ribbon to launch a Divani&Divani by Natuzzi store.

In the last sixty years Puglia has inspired us. It’s an ideal habitat in which the roots of our ideas grow. Between the sea and dry-fitted stone lined laneways, whitewashed walls and the fortified farmhouses called Masserie, the castles and cathedrals, the sun, the hospitality, the traditions, the know-how and the family culture of the people of Puglia we have grown and formed our entire production.

The conical “Trulli” dwellings of Alberobello, with their mystic ideograms and “Made in Puglia” vision have in the past adorned the fabrics of our chairs and sofas.

This month we celebrate our return to Alberobello, led by Pasquale Natuzzi and the passion for art and territory that has guided the Natuzzi family.

We return to Alberobello on occasion of the celebrations for The International Year of Light (an initiative of the UN in collaboration with Unesco) for the summer edition of the Alberobello Light Festival. We are honoured to be a sponsor.

The first edition of the festival was celebrated over Christmas 2015 and was a record success with more than 100,000 visitors. It’s organised by The Association of Young Tourism Entrepreneurs (AGIT), the group Lightcones and the City of Alberobello. The Festival is inspired by ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh. 2015 is the 125th anniversary of the death of the great Dutch artist. Dozens of powerful beams of light will be projected on Trulli throughout the historic old city, using it as a canvas to recreate the colours and strokes of Van Gough, creating a dreamy atmosphere and unforgettable sensory experience.
Framed by this splendid event Natuzzi has created a relaxation area where one can live suspended in art with Natuzzi Revive and find their own personal disconnection from the busy routines of daily life.  Take a look at the fotogallery by Federica Mancini (here and here)
The Christmas 2014 edition of the festival received two important international acknowledgements.  Mozie,The social blog for travel, culture and tourism credited the event with 5th place amongst Europe’s most beautiful festivals after Torino, Helsinki, Ghent and Amsterdam. And the festival also entered in the top 10 international light festivals.
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