Art: On the Road to Rome

On one of the three main roads to Rome last week two Italian Army trucks rolled south. They had come from Munich, with $10 million worth of art under their tarpaulins. At the Ducal Palace in the mountain city of Bolzano, the trucks halted and weary armed guards began unloading the crates. They would be safe there until a show to celebrate their return could be arranged at Rome.

After almost four years of hoping, Italy was at last getting back its looted art, mostly from an Austrian salt mine where the Nazis had hidden it. The rescued treasures included such famed...

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