So we opt for taking out another wall in favour of a spacious and open family kitchen.
My argument for an open kitchen: if you have guests and do not have an open kitchen, you miss half of the conversation.
Here are some dreamy solutions:
The last kitchen is from Boloni, a Chinese-Italian joint-venture in Beijing, China. Boloni's website seems inactive at the moment (www.boloni.com.cn). But I can tell you that Boloni is known for its high standard kitchens that are produced in Beijing since 2001. They are developed and designed with the support of German and Italian designers - and with the Chinese talent of copying new technologies of the west for less money.
As we still live in Beijing, it is an option to buy a kitchen here and then ship to Italy.