In one corner of the square, under a dome of horse-chestnuts, there was a remote, half-hidden bench. And Marcovaldo had picked it as his own. On those summer nights, in the room where five of them slept, when he couldn’t get to sleep, he would dream of the bench as a vagabond dreams of a bed in a palace

Italy is like a necklace, with big gems such as Florence, Venice or Rome, but also with equally important small stones like Bagnone, rich of history, culture and traditions.

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