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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The most Swiss pastry shops

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The most Swiss pastry shops" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]Sandri in Perugia and Stoppani in Bari are the last two historical pastry shops still run by the heirs of the over 100 Swiss pastry cooks who came down to Italy in the nineteenth century to seek their...

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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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