Caffè Pasticceria Piccardo

Imperia, Liguria, Italy | 43°53′N 8°2′E Piazza Dante Alighieri, 2, 18100 Imperia IM, Italy Caffè Pasticceria Piccardo was founded in 1905 by Giacomo Piccardo in Oneglia, now joined with Porto Maurizio creating the City of Imperia. Located in the centre of the portici, the covered shopping area of Imperia, the facade stands out in its …

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The Caffès of Turin

The great Italian philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco once said “Without Italy, Turin would be more or less the same thing. But without Turin, Italy would be very different.” There are few cities in the world that can claim a pedigree like Turin: the first capital of Italy, the heart of the Italian Risorgimento, the …

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Monaco & its Grand Prix

In memoriam of the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix being cancelled, I decided to look back to the past. While re-watching Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film To Catch a Thief starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, I noticed the substantial difference between the Monaco of today and then. The landscape shots frame the coastal principality in a …

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