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Historical places in Italy, to discover the temples of good living

Caffè Fiaschetteria Italiana 1888 in Montalcino – © FB Caffè Fiaschetteria Italiana 1888

Temples of the good living where time seems to stand still. Hotel rooms and café lounges where celebrities and protagonists of history have passed. The historical places of Italy: hotels, restaurants, pastry shops, confectioneries and cafes Saturday October 1 they open their doors. In Tuscany, there are 8 historical panels to welcome visitors and onlookers.

Authentic symbols of restoration andhospitality made in Italy they are ready to reveal illustrious anecdotes, recipes and knowledge. The national holiday, organized by the association Historical places in Italy, is a widespread event throughout the Italian territory. The opportunity to rediscover sometimes unsuspected treasures.

THE 200 historic places in Italy they are protected and valued for more than 45 years of the association of historic places of Italy, they must have at least 70 years of history and must keep original atmospheres and furniture (or in any case that testify to the origins of the place). They also include memorabilia, souvenirs and historical documentation on illustrious events and acquaintances.

The breakfast room of the Hotel Bernini Palace in Florence

1. Bernini Palace Hotel

In Florence you can visit the most fascinating rooms of theBernini Palace Hotel from Florence, already Parliament Building when, between 1865 and 1871, Florence became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Attended by parliamentarians, alliances and agreements were concluded around the table. Among the treasures of the Hotel Bernini Palace, the great must be included room decorated with frescoes on the first floor with the portraits of the protagonists of the Risorgimento. Has been the Parliament Barand today is the prestigious breakfast room of the hotel.

2. The Grand Hotel Minerve

A large art collection is hidden in the rooms of the Grand Hotel Minerve. Inaugurated on August 12, 1903, sovereigns and heads of state, artists and intellectuals have passed through its rooms. The building that houses the hotel was built in the second half of the 1800s from Prince Carrega de Lucedio. Over time it has become a luxury hotel; the name Grand Hotel Baglioni is attributed to the transformation of the building by the family of the same name.

The dining room at Harry’s Bar in Florence – © Harry’s Bar Firenze Facebook page

3. Harry’s Bar Florence

He is about to celebrate his 70th birthday next year: Harry’s bar it has always been a favorite destination for celebrities and intellectuals. People of the caliber of Paloma PicassoMargot Hemingway, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Burt Lancaster. The restaurant was born in December 1952 from an idea of ​​Enrico Mariotti and Raffaello Sabatini. His friend Giuseppe Cipriani, owner of the already famous Harry’s Bar in Venice, advises on menus and cocktail lists. To feed the myth Tersilio “Lio” Vadorinithe legendary bartender of the Dolce Vita years.

4. Caffè Fiaschetteria Italiana Montalcino

The Cafe Fiaschetteria Italiana di Montalcino is a creature of the “inventor” of Brunello, Ferrucio Biondi SantiWith a touch of irony, nicknamed the “Florian de Montalcino“Is an example of pure Liberty with counter and display cases, red velvet sofas, mirrors, yellow marble tables. Just as they were at the end of the 19th century. Among the VIP guests, the Canadian Prime Minister John Christian and even the king Charles III of England.

5. Cafe Poliziano Montepulciano

The Cafe Restaurant Poliziano of Montepulciano was a place loved by Pirandello and Fellini. During its long history it has changed location and therefore furniture: for a while it was also a cinema. The current version in the floral Art Nouveau style it is a triumph of period stuccos, mirrors and furniture.

The Royal Victoria Hotel in Pisa from 1050

6. The Royal Victoria Hotel in Pisa

The Royal Victoria Hotel welcomed personalities such as Roosevelt and Puccinithe owner Nicolas Piegaja5th generation owner, will explain “How does the “miracle of a historic place” occur?.

7. The 1775 Caffè dell’Ussero in Pisa

It echoes the history of Italy between the walls of the Caffè dell’Ussero since 1775 in Pisa. There are many memories of illustrious patrons of the Risorgimento, such as Domenico Guerrazzisuspended from university for declaiming here a short story on the Carbonari uprisings, Giosue Carducciwho created here a heroic-comic poem, and Giuseppe Mazzini.

8. The Poldino restaurant in Pisa

The Poldino-Restaurant di Pisa offers traditional regional dishes with the pleasure of being seated at the same table as Napoleon.

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