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Argentino Hotel, the legacy of Francisco Piria in Uruguay by Gato Herdener

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The Argentino Hotel in Piriapolis, a resort dedicated to thalassotherapy in Uruguay, is one of the highlights of the legacy of Francisco Piria, an Italian immigrant that started as a young dreamer with no cent in his pockets and become one of the richest man of this South American country. Born in 1848, Piria began a small auction shop in Montevideo market, but soon lost almost everything due a fire destroying the place. Restarted with a clothes shop in downtown, He did well and jumped to buy...
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