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Here in we have two lovely in our : , commonly called because it houses the council offices, and . Most of the time it’s difficult to appreciate the beauty of these piazze due to their unfortunate, and somewhat controversial use as car parks. Every and the ugly cars are evicted to make room for the local market, which is more attractive but still makes it difficult to enjoy these beautiful spaces without ‘clutter’. Yesterday, however, was perhaps the first time that I’d appreciated the use of Piazza del Comune as a car park. was an Italian car manufacturer, created jointly by , and in 1955. The first car to be produced by the new company was the , whose name was a tribute to , founder of the Bianchi company in 1885. With its premium design and trendy equipment features, the Bianchina was basically an upmarket minicar, and more sophisticated than its better known counterpart, the Fiat 500. Yes, for once Piazza della Repubblica actually looked beautiful with cars parked in it.
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