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Liberation Day/ Cupola SS. Salvatore

Today is a national holiday celebrating the moment the Americans liberated italy from the Nazis and fascists in World War II. The street markets are closed, no one is answering my phone calls so I went out and became a tourist. I paid four euros to enter the church of the Most Holy Savior ( SS. Salvatore) in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, whose door I have passed a hundred times but never entered, and to climb 154 steps to its newly opened cupola for a spectacular 360-degree view of the city's tile rooftops, civic towers, cupolas, gates, bell towers, mountains and sea. Worth the climb, and the descent, which for me is more challenging.
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