“Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.” — Francesco Petrarca.

De remediis utriusque fortunae (1354), Book II

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“Surge nel chiaro inverno la fosca turrita Bologna,
e il colle sopra bianco di neve ride.
È l’ora soave che il sol morituro saluta
le torri e ’l tempio, divo Petronio, tuo”
— Giosuè Carducci, Nella Piazza di San Petronio.

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“A beutiful city completely surrounded by intact renaissance city walls. You can’t miss a visit.” — Anonymous author.

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“Somewhere, in that totality known as the universe, is a galaxy called the Milky Way. Tucked into the corner of that galaxy is a planet named Earth. On that planet is a city called Mantua. Go straight ahead, past the fountain, turn right, then left, and right again. You’ll find yourself walking along the water, listening, as a man sings of his beloved’s unfaithful heart. And even the fish begin to weep. Quando La Donna è Mobile”. — The Doctor (ST:VOY).

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“Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone here.” — Giorgio Armani.

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“And when I thought of Florence, it was like a miracle city embalmed and like a corolla, because it was called the city of lilies and its cathedral, St. Mary of the Flowers.” — Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way.

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“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words,’Ich bin ein Berliner.’ I am a Berliner!” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

1963 Speech at WestBerlin City Hall, Rudolf Wilde Platz, 26  Jun.

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