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Salon Fellini

Salon Fellini
In the enchanting Sala Grande of Caffè Poliziano in Montepulciano, the film director Federico Fellini used to enjoy sitting in the little lounge number two (the first on the left in the photo). In August 1992, Fellini came, with his wife Giulietta Masina, to the Caffè as a special guest: he was to...

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The table of the Queen Mother

The table of the Queen Mother
When the Queen Mother paid a visit to Bassano del Grappa on May 27, 1987, and passing by Nardini Distillery on an official visit she impelled her escort to take her inside, she took her place at the table just inside the doorway overlooking the bridge and had a sip of  “bianca”. 

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Dedicated suites

Dedicated suites
The suites at the Grand Hotel Vittoria in Pesaro bear the names of famous people, from both present and past, who have stayed here over the past hundred years. These personalities include Luigi Pirandello, Baron and Baroness Rothschild, the Aga Khan and the Agnelli family, but also Julio Iglesias, M...

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Baker and number 15

Baker and number 15
During his long stay in Europe in the 1960s, the American trumpeter Chet Baker, who is famous for his lyrical style and his enormous contribution to cool jazz, stopped off at the Albergo Universo in Lucca, where for a few days he took room number 15 on the second floor. It is said that he would sit ...

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Marconi and suite 105

Marconi and suite 105
In 1933, on the scenic terrace of the Grand Hotel Miramare of Santa Margherita, Guglielmo Marconi made the world’s first broadcast of telegraph and radio-telephone signals. The 60-cm microwaves were received at a distance of 150 kilometres. As well as doing research work, during his stay Marconi a...

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Laurence Olivier and suite 118

Laurence Olivier and suite 118
In February 1947 Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh spent a holiday at the Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita. They stayed in Suite 118. For the occasion, a private screening of Gone with the Wind was shown at the Teatro Centrale in Santa Margherita, in honour of the actress.

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The Caruso Suite

The Caruso Suite
The large veranda overlooking the Gulf of Sorrento and the mementos it contains make the suite both splendid and magical. It is dedicated to the famous tenor, who often enjoyed booking into the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, and he chose to do so again in 1921 just a few days before he died. Still ...

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