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Milan, Italy – The World's Fashion Capital and Much More

With a 2009 population of 1,301,000 and located in the northern part of Italy, Milan has by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy. Milan is renamed for being the true fashion capital of the world, serving as headquarters for fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Versace, Armani, Dolce & …

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Best Places to See in Milan, Italy

Center of fashion and business, Milan (Milano in Italian) also has a wealth of impressive sights reflecting its long and checkedered history. An important trading center since it was founded by the Romans in 222 BC, Milan's central position made it a favored location for the empire's rulers. It was …

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Visitors Guide to Rome, Lazio, Italy

One of the world's most historic and fascinating cities, Rome is famous for its rich heritage and important buildings. Many magnificent monuments and truly ancient ruins stay in Rome, together with numerous vibrant shopping areas, restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. The city has much to offer tourists and also offers a …

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A Brief History of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy

The original Pantheon, meaning “Every god” was built in 27-25 BC by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the Gods of Ancient Rome but nowadays a pantheon can refer to any monument that honours the dead. It was then burnt down in 80 AD and then rebuilt in 125 …

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Sightseeing in Turin Italy – The Piazzas

Almost everything you want to see in Turin is located right in the old city center and as the area is relatively compact it is easy to do much of your sightseeing on foot. Much of Turin's character comes from the many squares, known as piazzas in Italian, many of …

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Vicenza, Italy – The City of Palladio

With a population of 115,000, Vicenza is a city in Northern Italy that straddles the River Bacchiglione and is known as the "City of Palladio". Thanks mainly to Andrea Palladio, Vicenza has been on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites since 1994. Vicenza is a bustling, cosmopolitan city that has …

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Five Major Opera Houses For Your Italy Vacation

Italy is famous for its treasure in fascinating people from around the globe. Part of the rich culture and historic sites that entice tourists, an Italy vacation must always include a visit to Italy's Opera houses which are significant artifacts of the country's expression of its rich culture. Here are …

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