Grand Hotel Boarezzo: past, present and future.

This is the Story of the “Grand Hotel of Boarezzo”, also known as “Albergo Piambello”, an hyperbole that starts in the 20s of the last century, wanted and built in the 20s by Giovanni Chini, also called “the artist of the cement”, who also decorated the sumptuous gallery of the Central Station of Milan and the Maritime Station of the Ponte dei Mille in Genoa. The hotel had 70 rooms with a dining room that can accommodate over 200 people. In the lower part of the hotel (built with three…

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Chinguetti: the incredible libraries of a country lost in the desert.

Today it’s only a village hidden in the desert of Mauritania, which with its sands inexorably advances to the south, swallowing what remains of an ancient culture. Chinguetti is almost a ghost town, divided into two by a ravine of sand, which separates the newer part from the ancient city. But Chinguetti is a sacred place of Islam, where, between the 13th and 17th centuries, thousands of pilgrims stopped on their way to Mecca, and caravans of merchants carrying wool, dates, and came back with precious goods like gold, ivory…

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Annie Patterson: the “White Witch” of Rose Hall between Reality and Legend.

Of the seven hundred large manor houses that once existed in Jamaica, today there remain only about fifteen, because the others were burned during the great “Christmas rebellion” of slaves. Eleven days, between 1831 and 1832, in which the black workers, now slaves, sought a liberation that cost the lives of many of them and only came years later. Rose Hall, near Montego Bay, is one of the survivors of the revolt, and certainly the most famous because it is surrounded by ghostly legends and scary ghost stories. The story…

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