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The first goliard

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The first goliard" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]In 1820, there was a famous episode of goliardery at the Caffè dell’Ussero in Pisa, which was described by Ersilio Michel in Maestri e scolari dell’Università di Pisa nel Risorgimento nazionale (Sansoni, 1949). A certain Ricci, a student from Livorno,...

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The most sealed

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most sealed" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Closed in 1979 upon the death of Irma Marescotti, the Liquoreria Pasticceria Marescotti Cavo in Genoa remained sealed, quite literally, for almost thirty years. In 2006, Alessandro Cavo obtained permission from the Marescotti estate to reopen the establishment. When he...

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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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