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The top top-guests

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The top top-guests" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]These undoubtedly include Goethe, who was a guest in countless historic places during his “Travels in Italy”, D’Annunzio who, with or without Eleonora Duse, left a trail of broken hearts and unpaid bills behind him, and Ernest Hemingway, a faithful...

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Historical city records

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Historical city records" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Incredible! In spite of its fast-paced business life, Milan leads the way with 16 historical establishments, followed by the more traditional Venice with 14, Turin with 13, Rome with 12, Florence with 9 and Naples with 8.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1491570506256{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_basic_grid...

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The most flooded

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most flooded" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Caffè Lavena in Venice, under the old “procuratie” in Piazza San Marco, literally goes under every time high water hits the city.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1491570506256{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_basic_grid post_type="listing-item" max_items="10" grid_id="vc_gid:1492003244481-6de9837e-c892-8" taxonomies="274"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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The most Fellinian

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most Fellinian" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Hotel Eden in Rome and its splendid terrace with a breathtaking view of the capital, where Federico Fellini liked to give his most important interviews; Grand Hotel in Rimini, which Fellini adored ever since he was a boy, and where...

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The most pugnacious

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most pugnacious" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text] Gran Caffè Gambrinus, Naples: the family struggled for almost 30 years to get back a section which, in 1938, was turned into a bank after a senior Fascist official asked the prefect to close it because the noise downstairs disturbed...

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The most journalistic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most journalistic" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Caffè Gilli in Florence, where Prezzolini used to meet the editors of his La Voce literary journal from 1908 to 1916; Caffè Mangini in Genoa, which after the last war became the field office for the editorial staff of Il...

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The closest to soccer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The closest to soccer" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]In the 1930s, the Ambrosiana-Internazionale team, with Castellazzi, Alemandi, De Manzano, Meazza, Faccio, Levratto, Bitto, Agosteo, Cerasoli, Frione and Serantoni, felt at home in Ristorante Boeucc, in Milan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1491570506256{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_basic_grid post_type="listing-item" max_items="10" grid_id="vc_gid:1492003358374-bc1a9cae-42a5-5" taxonomies="278"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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The oldest patent royal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The oldest patent royal" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Caffè Pasticceria Stoppani in Bari has Italy’s oldest patents royal as official supplier to the Royal Household. It is issue no. 2, dated 1865. Those who obtained one could not only boast the title, but also place the Savoy...

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The most cinematographic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most cinematographic" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text] A journey through film curios for cinema lovers. The Excelsior Palace Hotel in Rapallo was the set for some of the first external film shoots with Battesimo di Nave (1914), played and directed by Giano Paolo Rosmino, a historic name...

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The most literary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most literary" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text] With the prize of the same name, which has been celebrating Italy’s finest wordsmiths since 1926, the Trattoria Bagutta in Milan is one of the first three restaurants in the world to become home to a literary award of national...

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