Before we praise one the of the great Italian man-made wonders, let us wonder over the greatness of Italian Man, specifically the Italian man behind the car-rental desk at Bologna airport. While it's true he lost my reservation, had no cars left and appeared close to violence when I hinted that this was something of an inconvenience, eventually, after some sparkling conversation with my beautiful, Italian-speaking wife, he remembered that, yes, he did have one last vehicle, a 12-seat Mercedes van. This he handed over magnanimously and insisted that we visit his favorite wine bar, not 10 minutes from the airport....
Global Life: A Tribute to Art
The palace built by Duke Federico da Montefeltro, top gun of the Renaissance, is the thinking man's Disneyland
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