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The Embattled Pincio

After six years of a three-way tug-of-war between speculators, politicians and ordinary citizens, the Giardino del Pincio, formerly one of Rome’s most beautiful gardens, is a shadow of its former self. One corner is occupied by a fenced-off area containing abandoned building materials. Another corner is fenced off around the Casina Valadier. A third corner, overlooking the Muro Torto, is …