Charles G. Cogan on the Italian Lake District

Italian Lake District: Historical Markers
By Charles G. Cogan
Belfer Center

“Perched on the hillsides, as we made our way northward up the lake by boat the first day, were innumerable villas and palaces, a testimony to the immense amount of private wealth in Italy—a notion which it somewhat at variance with the economic difficulties the Italian state is facing, including the emblematic southern highway which in twenty years has yet to make its ultimate destination, Reggio Calabria. Rome, thought to be falling apart for centuries, somehow defies all predictions and survives. As does Italy.”

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