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Italy. Lombardy region. Campione d'Italia. A mother and her child in a push-chair walk on the sidewalk in the winter season. Electric lights. Reflection on the Monte Generoso from the glass window's front of the old derelict Casino Municipale. Campione d'Italia is occupying an enclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino, separated from the rest of Italy by Lake Lugano and mountains. Campione d'Italia takes advantage of its status by operating a famous casino, the Casinò di Campione, as gambling laws are less strict than in both Italy and Switzerland. The new Casinò di Campione was opened in 2007. It is the largest gambling place in Europe and replaces the existing 1936 casino. 28.02.2008 © 2008 Didier Ruef