"It's nice, but I never smile like that. I smile like this."
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"You didn't tell me Tuscany doesn't have cable."
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"This Year on the Via Venetto... Paparazzi with Fiber Optics."
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"Who ordered the megatelli?"
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"I was sent down to the minors and from there to Europe, and one thing just led to another."
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"But, first, my impression of Mussolini."
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FASHION NOTESFIRST SHOES FROM ITALY
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MILAN CHAIR HARVEST
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Italy in Three Days."We're doing Assisi tomorrow. Myra wants to shop red leather jeans."
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A gondolier walks into the ocean wearing a gondola shaped float.
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"We loved Tuscany. The cell reception was fantastic and the Wi-Fi was to die for."
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"The town has no history, Signore. It was built from scratch three years ago, entirely for the tourist trade."
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Tuscan Fare Of The Moment
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"Hey, buddy, wouldn't the Grand Canal be faster?"
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"I have grave doubts about the success of this conference."
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"I found the old format much more exciting."
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"The Doge ate my homework."
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"My contractor told me Rome would only take a day."
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You could be a Medici!
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"Rain, Your Holiness—may I suggest the plastic papal vestments?"
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"Italy just bought France."
"Sorry, lady, this beach is private."
"...My daughter, the model..."
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