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13 Italian Kitchens, Dolce Vita Edition

From the country that taught us how to make ourselves fully at home in the kitchen, 13 memorable designs—rustic, clean-lined, and effortless-looking combinations of the two.

Villa Chiesuloa Kitchen Italy Marina Sinibaldi Benatti
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.
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Above: Even a genius portable kitchen doesn’t skimp on the marble countertops; see A Moveable Feast: A Modular Kitchen from an Italian Architect.
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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.
Katrin Arens Kitchen
Above: A German-born designer builds a sleek kitchen of salvaged wood and blackened sheet metal in an apartment in Bergamo. Read more at Kitchen of the Week: The New Italian Country Kitchen by Katrin Arens, Scrap Wood Edition.
 A Romantic/Industrial Milan Loft for a Bohemian Design Duo, glam chandelier included.
Above: A Romantic/Industrial Milan Loft for a Bohemian Design Duo, glam chandelier included.
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.
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.
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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.
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Above: Minimalist built-ins and a polished concrete floor meet an old stone wall in A Whitewashed Italian Farmhouse with Just a Dash of Color by A2BC Architects.
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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.
Designer Katrin Arens Own Kitchen
Above: Get a glimpse of designer Katrin Arens’s own kitchen in Lombardy, stacked ceramics included, in Slow Design: Katrin Arens Plate Rack.
Studio Q-Biq Pallet Kitchen, Photo by Lorenzo Nencioni
Above: Admiring the lofty ceilings and unexpected kitchen island in Design Renaissance: A Pallet Loft in Florence.
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Above: A centuries-old villa in Pergola serves breakfast in its sunny working kitchen. Visit Malatesta Maison: Farmhouse Chic in Italy.
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Above: Another favorite modular kitchen from Italia: Dada’s INDada Kitchen System, designed by Nicola Gallizia. For more ready-made Italian kitchens, see Bella Cucina: 8 Italian Kitchen Systems and Kitchen of the Week: Jasper Morrison’s First Modular Kitchen for Schiffini.

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 update; it was originally published on September 26, 2014.

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