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Discover the world’s most beautiful libraries

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Discover the world’s most beautiful libraries

” I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library” has once declared Jorge Luis Borges, the famous Argentinian writer.

Enclosing secrets as old as the world, mysterious and intriguing, these temples of knowledge offer much more than literary choices. They present marvellous architectures symbolising the developments and ideas of history and dazzle with such cachet.

From the oldest to the most futuristic, these spaces dedicated to reading were all built with the aim of being able to amaze, charm and above all inspire visitors. Well, mostly to charm and inspire me. And make me travel to unusual places.

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Visit Milan, the bustling metropolis of northern Italy

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Visit Milan, the bustling metropolis of northern Italy

One of my favourite getaways just 3 hours from home, Milan is a city that I am particularly fond of and that has started to reveal itself to me over the last ten years or so. I have become so familiar with Milan because I often go to the Italian economic capital to support my favourite football team, thanks to my dad, who shared the red and black passion with me.

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Tribute to San Siro, the Scala del Calcio in Milan

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Tribute to San Siro, the Scala del Calcio in Milan

In Milan, there are two teams – AC Milan and Inter Milan. The rivalry between these two teams and their fans is tremendous and can divide families, however close they are, or turn peaceful neighbourhoods into civil war zones. Or make me rethink my friendships/love affairs.

I’m not Italian, and it’s true that the culture of football is not very deep-rooted in Switzerland, where I come from, but I consider myself a true tifosa. The word tifoso, which means supporter, comes from the infectious disease typhus (Italian: tifo) which, if left untreated, causes a high fever, just as the tifoso, a football fan, “suffers from football fever”.

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