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Italy Travel Highlights
Venice: (Venezia), history, art. Saint Mark's Piazza. The city is built on a lagoon, filled with canals, with no roads for cars. Very poetic and romantic.
Verona: the city of Romeo and Juliette with a restored Roman coliseum is the stage for modern opera productions.
Turin: (Torino), the first capital of modern Italy. Host of the 2006 Winter Olympics
San Remo: location of the famous yearly italian song festival
Lake Maggiore and Isola Bella
Milan: (Milano) shares with Paris the title of fashion capital of the world
Genoa: a vibrant and historical port city, birth place of Columbus
Monza: Hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix
Cinque Terre five tiny, scenic, towns strung along the steep vineyard-laced coast of Liguria
The capital (Roma), both of Italy and of the ancient Roman empire; centre of the Roman Catholic Church (the Vatican) and
the coast of Rome, with Anzio and Nettuno.
Vatican City: the independent city-state and seat of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church
Florence: (Firenze): History, art, architecture. Uffizi's gallery, David of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Pisa: location of the famous Leaning Tower
Bologna: the oldest university of Europe and a major trade fair city.
Siena: a mediaeval town in southern Tuscany
San Marino: the oldest Republic of Europe, this tiny country has its own stamps and football team. It is also famous for Formula 1 racing.
Perugia and Umbria's hilltowns
Naples: (Napoli) (including Herculaneum and Pompeii) and
the bay of Naples with Positano and Praiano
Capri: the famous island in the Bay of Naples
Ischia: the biggest island in the Bay of Naples, with thermal springs and therapeutic mud baths.
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo
Sicily with its Valley of the Temples (Agrigento), its capital Palermo and the impressive Mount Etna