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Castelvecchio (old castle) was formerly known as the Castle of San Martino and was built for internal and external defensive purposes by Cangrande II della Scala (aka Scaligeri). Cangrande is actually a contraction of Cane Grande, “the big dog”, so … Continue reading

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Borghetto sul Mincio

Yesterday afternoon I went on one of the school organized trips to a wonderfully cute little town called Borghetto sul Mincio.  There is not much to do there as the town is tiny, it is just one of those places … Continue reading

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