15 Italian Kitchens, Dolce Vita Edition


From the country that taught us how to make ourselves fully at home in the kitchen, here are 15 memorable designs—rustic, clean-lined, and effortless-looking combinations of the two.

vipp x palazzo monti vipp kitchen 10 Above: This luxe kitchen in a Vipp pop-up features modern, modular, and unfitted Vipp components (and a locally glazed tile floor) beneath a Venetian ceiling fresco. Take a tour in The Vipp Pop-Up Palazzo: Scandi Minimalism in an Italian Baroque Setting Turned Temporary Hotel. studio andrew  trotter salva lopez puglia masseria kitchen 11 Above: The kitchen at Casolare Scarani in Puglia by Studio Andrew Trotter was formerly, surprisingly enough, a garage, now fitted with terra cotta tiles. kitchen at palazzo daniele in puglia, italy 12 Above: At Palazzo Daniele in Italy, history (tall ceilings and plastered archways) meets modern and minimal (stainless steel-clad island) in the communal kitchen. See more in Kitchen of the Week: Minimalism Meets Grandeur at an Italian Villa Turned Hotel. villa chiesuloa kitchen italy marina sinibaldi benatti 13 Above: The ultimate marble sink in a convent turned country house, restored by Marina Sinibaldi Benatti (who became an interior designer along the way); see La Dolce Vita: A Restored 17th-Century Convent Outside Milan. lando kitchen convivio remodelista 20 14 Above: Even a genius portable kitchen doesn’t skimp on the marble countertops; see A Moveable Feast: A Modular Kitchen from an Italian Architect. villa lena clarisse demory coke bartrina photograph remodelista 15 Above: Understated ease in an apartment kitchen by Clarisse Demory at Villa Lena, a new hotel and artist retreat on a Tuscan estate. For more, see our post Steal This Look: A Humble Tuscan Kitchen, French Edition. tenuta borgia dammuso grande in pantelleria, italy, kitchen 16 Above: Does this kitchen look familiar? It played a starring role in Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash. Take a full tour of the island villa in Vacation Dreaming: Elegant Simplicity on the Italian Island of Pantelleria.  bsbee milan loft remodelista 3 1466x2077 17 Above: A Romantic/Industrial Milan Loft for a Bohemian Design Duo, glam chandelier included. HighLow The NowIconic Cloud Pendant by Apparatus Studio portrait 1_85 Above: A show kitchen in a rescued spinning mill in northern Italy features ground concrete floors and reclaimed shelving; see A Showroom in Italy Where Everything Is Made from Salvaged Materials. villa lena clarisse demory coke bartrina photograph remodelista updated 1 19 Above: Also at Villa Lena: An apartment kitchen features cabinets painted in dusty sage. See Villa Lena: A New Creative Hub (and Hotel) in Tuscany. ca'giovanni stone house by alfredo vanotti architettura 20 Above: In the mountains, there’s this small, minimalist kitchen in a stone house, as seen in Ca’Giovanni: An Architect’s (Gentle) Renovation of His Great-Grandfather’s Work. pietro russo living room wall mural 21 Above: An Italian designer’s tiny historic flat in Milan gets a 21st-century revamp with a rosy fresco and steel counters; see more at Pietro Russo’s 538-Square-Foot Apartment in Milan, Glamour Included. numeroventi hotel in italy 22 Above: A backsplash in colorful tiles at Numeroventi in Florence. For more, see A Modern Guest House in a 16th-Century Palazzo. designer katrin arens own kitchen 23 Above: Get a glimpse of designer Katrin Arens’s own kitchen in Lombardy, stacked ceramics included, in Slow Design: Katrin Arens Plate Rack. kitchen at villa castelluccio by studio andrew trotter, photo by salva lopez 24 Above: And a quiet kitchen—with concrete countertops and niches for display—in Italian Spring: A Villa in the Puglia Countryside, with Rooms for Let.

To see more great kitchens around the world, read Greatest Hits: 16 Fantastique French Kitchens from Our Archives and 13 Favorite Cost-Conscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives.

And to outfit your kitchen Italian-style, check out our posts:

N.B. This post is an old favorite; it was originally published on September 26, 2014, and has been updated with new kitchens we love.

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