Italy 2022. The rebirth of Campione d'Italia

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Italy. Lombardy region. Campione d'Italia. Campione d'Italia is occupying an enclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino, separated from the rest of Italy by Lake Lugano and the mountains. Campione d'Italia takes advantage of its status by operating a casino, the Casinò di Campione. The Casinò di Campione was opened in 2007 and was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. The external finish in gilded stone slabs arranged in alternating bush-hammered and smooth bands acts as a link between the modern 21th century building and the old town center of Campione d'Italia. The complex consists of three large buildings, the main central block rising to ten storeys on the lake’s shores. On the left, the catholic church of San Zenone. In the background and on the other side of the lake, the town of Lugano. 28.01.22 © 2022 Didier Ruef