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Views of Venice From the Accademia Bridge is Postcard Perfect! (Ponte dell' Accademia, Venice, Italy).

PHOTOS: Views of Venice From the Accademia Bridge is Postcard Perfect!

The views of Venice from the Accademia Bridge is postcard perfect! In fact, visit any souvenir shops in Venice and there’s a 100 percent chance that you’ll find the views of the Grand Canal from this bridge on the shelves. They’re not just in postcards but also in books, t-shirts, videos, fans, porcelains, hankies, posters, […]

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Climbing to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy).

City Skyline: Climbing to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Yes, it is possible to climb to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. You just don’t pose like you’re saving the leaning tower from falling with your tiny hands but you have to climb and see what’s up there. The views aren’t really impressive but climbing a leaning tower is a […]

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Skyline Views from the Top of Milan Duomo / Cathedral (Italy).

City Skyline: Views from the Top of Milan Cathedral

If standing on top of Milan Cathedral won’t take your breath away – you better check in yourself to a hospital. 😀 No, I’m not kidding. Milan Duomo is one of the very few man-made architectural wonder that blew my mind away. It’s one of those places you don’t only have to see but also […]

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Pieta Rondanini - Michelangelo's Unfinished Statue (Milan, Italy).

Pieta Rondanini – Michelangelo’s Unfinished Statue or Work in Progress?

Pieta Rondanini is Michelangelo’s unfinished marble statue. Since 1952, Milan is a host to the master’s work. Today, you can find it at Museo Pieta Rondanini inside the Castello Sforzesco. When Michelangelo died in 1564, they found the sculpture at the artist’s workshop in Rome. Afterwards, the unfinished statue was missing for more than 200 […]

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This Arena in Verona is Older Than the Colosseum in Rome

Standing in all its grandeur, this Arena in Verona has been around in the city for well over 2000 years. I have been to the Colosseum in Rome and although it is larger, unlike Verona Arena, it does not hold immense history in its folds. That is fact no. 1. When I was in Verona I […]

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The Splendid Mosaics of San Vitale Basilica in Ravenna (Italy).

The Splendid Mosaics of Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna

Ravenna is called “The City of Mosaics” for places such as the Basilica di San Vitale. I was dazzled by the Byzantine mosaics that played before my eyes and I couldn’t help but contemplate all its historical attributes of this place, not to mention its architectural magnificence. The first stone foundation of the basilica was […]

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There's an Island in the Middle of Rome and It's Called Tiber (Italy).

There’s an Island in the Middle of Rome and It’s Called Tiber

The River Tiber is as ancient as the history of Rome, or maybe even older than it. As it snakes and twines around the city through multiple historical places, it seems as if it takes a small siesta on an ancient island named in honor of it – the Island Tiber. Just as myths and […]

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Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan (Italy).

Italy: Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan

In Milan, all roads lead to the Duomo – a gigantic cathedral that is as old as the Roman empire itself. Any visitor who does not visit this place hasn’t been to Milan. Why, oh why?  …because I have seen this place and I must say that I was shaken to my core when I […]

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The Duomo Cathedral in Milan - 7 Top Attractions / Places to Visit in Milan (Things to do and see).

7 Top Attractions / Places to Visit in Milan

Milan had been a cultural and political hub of the Roman Empire in the past. Today, it still holds immense importance in terms of attracting tourists from around the world to its bustling modern-day shopping malls, old gothic cathedrals, Byzantine mosaics, and historical citadels. Milan was my last Italian city before taking off a train […]

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5 Interesting Facts About Mausoleo di Galla Pacidia in Ravenna (Italy).

Italy: 5 Interesting Facts About the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia in Ravenna

I am an admirer of ancient art. And when I glance back at the time I spent in Mausoleo di Galla Placidia or the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, I feel that my thirst for the arts, especially the mosaic art, had been partly quenched. To describe this small mesmerizing place, I’d go with what UNESCO […]

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