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The most “Dolce Vita”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most “Dolce Vita”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Hotel Excelsior in Via Veneto, Rome, a legendary venue in the Sixties from which the paparazzi started out on their sorties to capture the stars of Hollywood and their lovers: encircled by dish flashes, its front entrance was immortalised...

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The most vertiginous

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most vertiginous" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]The Bellevue Syrene, Excelsior Vittoria, Imperial Tramontano and Royal hotels in Sorrento, with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples.[/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:1492003781899-6c246285-b96c-3" taxonomies="283"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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The most Habsburg

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most Habsburg" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Hotel Regina in Vienna, next to the Votive Church which Francesco Giuseppe had built after he escaped an assassination attempt; Hotel Sole Paradiso, in San Candido Innichen, in the province of Bolzano, which has a bust of Francesco Giuseppe in...

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The most scoop-prone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most scoop-prone" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Grand Hotel Villa d’Este at Cernobbio, in the province of Como, where in 1933 after long and shrewd waiting, press photographer Fedele Toscani (father of Oliviero) managed to capture the romance between Bessie Wallis Warfield, better known as Wallis Simpson,...

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The most creative

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most creative" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text] Caffè Fantoni in Villafranca, Verona, where the owner created something to celebrate every illustrious enterprise. To name but one: “l’Acqua di Fiume” – Fiume (“river”) Water – to honour D’Annunzio. [/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:1492004155431-dbf70830-96e4-8" taxonomies="286"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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The most unpaid

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most unpaid" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Bar Jamaica in Milan has a list of illustrious debtors, starting with Mussolini: then editor of Popolo d’Italia, he disappeared one morning in 1922 on his way to Rome, leaving a sad bill to gather dust.[/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"...

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The most difficult to read

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most difficult to read" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Caffè Paszkowski (pronounced “Paskovsky”) in Florence, nicknamed “Pazzoschi” by the Florentines, after the rather bizarre (“pazzo”) characters who went there in the early twentieth century.[/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:1492004860223-e4c33c9c-d1a1-10" taxonomies="288"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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The most Napoleonic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most Napoleonic" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]The Antica Locanda Mincio, in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona, where Napoleon stayed in 1796 after forcing the Austrians over the river.[/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:1492004920752-52cdfebf-a787-9" taxonomies="289"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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The most Garibaldian

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most Garibaldian" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Bar del Tasso in Bergamo was where scores of young men signed up to join Garibaldi and take part in the adventure of the Thousand; the Antica Osteria del Bai in Genoa gave hospitality to Garibaldi and Bixio for their...

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The deepest in legend

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The deepest in legend" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]During the Third Reich, Hotel Schloss Labers in Merano was the top-secret headquarters of a special organisation which forged dollar bills for Hitler to cause the collapse of enemy economies. In a wall in Hotel Cocumella, in S. Agnello...

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