Mariacristina Ballerini, Architect
with Massimo Rusconi, Laura Colombini and Barbara Cattaneo
designs “Castelli di salvia” in the Space Figli dei Fiori . Como . figlideifiori.com
What is the last book you read? And what will be the next one?
The last one was “Morire in primavera” (Dying in spring) and the next one will be “La fine della strada” (The end of the road).
Your next trip?
To Sri Lanka, looking for sounds, colors, natural magic.
Relaxing, fresh and oxygenating green.
What is the plant that matters most to you?
Salix babilonica – it creates rarefied and lyrical atmospheres.
Where would you live?
In Iceland where nature is sovereign, powerful and exciting.
What is your favorite historical era?
The Middle Ages with their feverish activities, motivation and passion.
Can you describe in short a scene that represents “beauty and elegance” for you?
Snowy peaks that stand out against a periwinkle sky drawn by the flight of eagles.
Do you still play?
I do. Play is irony and freshness at any age.
What is a garden for you?
Breath and enchantment.