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"Non so dirti se mi piacciono di più i mobili in stile antico XIX. piena di boiserie e vetrine o di selezioni di testi di medicina, botanica, letteratura e storia romana, prime edizioni di testi di religione, scienza e arte, fatto sta che all'Antica Libreria Cascianelli passavo giornate intere. Questo scrigno di bellezza, che sia letto o ammirato non fa distinzione, è stato frequentato sin dalla sua apertura nel 1835 da personalità del calibro di Onassis, Greta Garbo, il Barone di Westbury, Leonardo Sciascia e Papa Giovanni XXIII hanno. All'interno, oltre ad acquistare i testi proposti, sarà possibile anche seguire letture, presentazioni di libri d'arte, mostre, eventi musicali e proiezioni. La bellezza del luogo e la professionalità dei proprietari hanno poi aperto la strada a collaborazioni di livello mondiale come quella con la maison Gucci. Grazie a questa collaborazione è possibile trovare alcuni testi selezionati dalla biblioteca presso la boutique Gucci Garden di Firenze oltre che avendo portato la libreria stessa a diventare il set della campagna Gucci Tailoring e della collezione Pre-Fall 2017."

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Fascinating places in Rome - a little bit of this, a little bit of that, mixing classics with some unpopular, hidden gems! Where to eat/drink (including a bunch of beautiful rooftops), where to shop (outlets, bespoke & made in Italy - brands you rarely find outside this country) and what to visit around (gorgeous sights included, so be sure to check them out and take lots of pictures). Highlights: 🛵 Vespa - is an Italian luxury brand of scooters and mopeds manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. An Italian icon since 1946. You’ll see many of these all over the city. 🍕 Roman style Pizza - we encounter "pizza al taglio," which means "by the cut". The scizzas, which are a type of scissors, are used to cut this pizza into square-shaped slices. This helps to maintain the structure of both the toppings and the crust. There is also “pizza bassa”, with a thin base. Roman pizza is practically the opposite to Neapolitan pizza: it is crispy and they are not afraid of toppings. A classic on all menus in Rome is the Capricciosa: topped with ham, mushrooms, olives, artichoke, an egg and tomato. Oil is added to the dough and there is much less water than the Naples version. 🥯 The maritozzo - is a classic sweet pastry, traditionally packed full of whipped cream, which has satisfied Romans for centuries. The dough-based bun is typically eaten in Rome for breakfast but can also be eaten as a hefty snack, or dessert, throughout the day. ☕️ Ristretto - is Italian for "short shots", and that's exactly what this shot of espresso brings to the table. Its main difference is that it takes a shorter extraction time, and uses less water therefore the flavor is rich and bold, and very intense. 🍧 La Grattachecca Romana - a favourite icy drink with fruity flavor; for the Romans, the grattachecca is sacred - strictly prepared by hand in the historical kiosks of the Rioni Trastevere, Testaccio and Prati, in the lively Ponte Milvio area and Trieste and Trionfale districts. Grattachecca derives, in fact, from the action with which the “ghiacciata" (ice) is produced: with a special tool, the ice is scraped off a block, called the "checca" in Roman dialect. 🛍️ When it comes to shopping, Rome can be quite the haven for designer brands, but there is no other fashion house more Roman than Valentino Garavani. The brand’s design (its famous studs) has its origins in the Renaissance architecture of Rome - the “bugnato” technique of the ancient Roman buildings. The largest Valentino store (in the world) lies here, in Rome, on the famous Piazza di Spagna site.