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La Dolce Vita #3: Who needs Versailles when… (part 2)

Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, was given several names in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history. Michelangelo's David also stood at the entrance until 1873, when it was moved to the Accademia Gallery. A replica now stands in its place. The Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the… Continue reading La Dolce Vita #3: Who needs Versailles when… (part 2)

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La Dolce Vita #3: Who needs Versailles when… (part 1)

Royal Palace of Caserta (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples, the Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest royal residence in the world with over 2 million m³ and covers an area of about 47,000 m². The palace has some 1,200 rooms, including two dozen state apartments, a large library, and a… Continue reading La Dolce Vita #3: Who needs Versailles when… (part 1)

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La Dolce Vita #2: Who needs Mexico when…

Burano is a small island located near Venice, famous for its bright colours reflecting into the green water. Legend says that the island's fisherman painted their houses so they could see them while they were out fishing among the fog... or they could go into the right house at night, while they were drunk. If you… Continue reading La Dolce Vita #2: Who needs Mexico when…

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La Dolce Vita #1: Who needs Caraibi when…

...You've got the Italian sea, so different eveywhere fom North to South, East to West in its 4,660 mi of coastline, islands and tiny archipelagos? Every type of vacationer has its beach, with ports and fishing villages, nature and gulfs, fun and cities, immortal history. Charming, whispering to our soul. "Behold, the sea itself."   La Pelosa,… Continue reading La Dolce Vita #1: Who needs Caraibi when…

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La Dolce Vita #0: Index

Expo 2015 speaks Italian, and since lately my Country has suffered an ungenerous reputation, I just wanted to remember (and remind you) that it is, indeed, the most beautiful place in the world, not as a postcard, but as a fact. And it's not mere luck, ours is a clever beauty: we are rich, if… Continue reading La Dolce Vita #0: Index