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Il Palazzo and La Pizza Margherita

By | December 24, 2014
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On more than one evening, a group of us would sigh as the Palazzo Margherita came into view halfway up the Via Veneto.   As we trudged past the fences and guards, spotted the U.S. flag decals affixed to the gates, and made our way toward the hotel, we talked about the sights, sounds, and tastes of Rome.  The prim and proper queen would likely be surprised at our casual clothing, dirty backpacks, and half-filled water bottles, but she would be delighted to know how much we love her city and a slice of simple pizza.

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Valerie Hedquist

Valerie Hedquist is an associate professor of art history at the University of Montana who earned her Ph.D. with honors at the University of Kansas and has been teaching and writing for over twenty years. Since her first visit to the Ghent Altarpiece in 1975, she has returned to the Low Countries whenever she can to enjoy frites and fietsen, French fries and cycling.

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