Trieste’s Canal Grande was built in 1756 to allow boats to easily reach the city center and unload their cargo, which could quickly be transported to the market nearby. Today the canal doesn’t serve this purpose anymore, but its water mirror is still very appreciated and admired for its beautiful reflections, especially at Christmas time.
I’m sure that if you ask any Italian what the most famous Italian doll is, they will respond Cicciobello. This almost angelic looking doll was first introduced in 1962 and has delighted thousands of Italian children since. What you see in the photo is the Christmas version of this iconic Italian toy.