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The Palace of Pena

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The Palace of Pena, a vibrant and uniquely eclectic architectural masterpiece proudly perched atop the Sintra Mountains in Portugal, seamlessly blends Moorish, Gothic, and Manueline styles, showcasing a truly dazzling kaleidoscope of colors and intricate detailing that effortlessly transports enchanted visitors to a magical fairy-tale realm.

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Picasso Museum

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The Picasso Museum, nestled in the heart of Barcelona, immerses visitors in the artistic evolution of the legendary Pablo Picasso, housing a remarkable collection of over 4,000 works that span the breadth of his prolific career, offering a mesmerizing journey through the genius of one of the 20th century's most influential artists.

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Château de Chambord

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Château de Chambord, a masterpiece of French Renaissance architecture exquisitely nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley, is an iconic and sprawling castle renowned for its distinctive blend of medieval and classical design elements, featuring a double-helix staircase attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and surrounded by a vast, majestic hunting estate.

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    The Italian Grand Tour

    Explore Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast on an enchanting, comprehensive Italian tour adventure.

    Embark on 'The Italian Grand Tour' for an adventure across Italy's most iconic cities. From Rome's ancient marvels to Florence's Renaissance art, and Venice's romantic canals, experience the essence of Italian grandeur. Conclude with the Amalfi Coast's stunning beauty for a perfect finale.

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    La Dolce Vita: Southern Italy Escape

    Savor Southern Italy's rich charm from Naples to Sicily, with picturesque coastal villages and ancient ruins.

    Experience 'La Dolce Vita' on a journey through Southern Italy's enchanting landscapes and rich history. Explore Naples' culinary wonders, the Amalfi Coast's breathtaking views, and Sicily's ancient treasures. This tour encapsulates the soul of the south with its vibrant culture and flavors.

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    Venetian Romance and Tuscan Treasures

    Discover enduring romance in Venice and Tuscany with art, fine wine, and stunning picturesque landscapes.

    Venetian Romance and Tuscan Treasures' offers an intimate exploration of Italy's heart and soul. From gondola rides in Venice to wine tasting in Tuscany's rolling hills, find romance and beauty at every turn. Immerse yourself in art, history, and the pleasures of Italian life.

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Top Italy Guidebooks

  • Rick Steves Italy (2023 Travel Guide)

    Italy Guidebook by Rick Steves



    Fully updated, comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy.
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  • Rick Steves Naples & the Amalfi Coast

    Rick Steves Naples & the Amalfi Coast



    With Rick Steves, Naples and the Amalfi Coast are yours to discover!
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  • Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

    Florence & Tuscany Guidebook by Rick Steves



    Now more than ever, you can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Florence and Tuscany. Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick as your guide, Tuscany is yours to discover.
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  • Rick Steves Rome

    Rome Guidebook by Rick Steves



    Now more than ever, you can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Rome. Explore ancient ruins and view Renaissance masterpieces in this truly modern Eternal City.
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  • Rick Steves Milan & the Italian Lakes

    Rick Steves Milan & the Italian Lakes



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  • Lonely Planet Italy

    Lonely Planet Italy



    Lonely Planet's Italy is our most comprehensive guide that extensively covers all the country has to offer, with recommendations for both popular and lesser-known experiences.
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  • Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany

    Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany



    Lonely Planet's Florence and Tuscany is our most comprehensive guide that extensively covers all the region has to offer, with recommendations for both popular and lesser-known experiences.
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  • Lonely Planet Rome

    Lonely Planet Rome



    Lonely Planet’s Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
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    What exactly is the European Union?

    The European Union and all the EU Countries Technically speaking, Europe comprises 47 total countries, including part of western Russia and part of northwestern Turkey, and several dependencies throughout Europe. It is the sixth-largest continent on the planet. It boasts nearly 1/8th of the world population (or approximately 704,000,000 million people) and covers about 1/15th […]

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    What are the differences between organizations like the EU, EC, EMU, NATO, and the UN?

    Understanding the Key Differences Among EU, EC, EMU, NATO, and the UN EU (European Union) – The EU is an organization composed of 15 (soon to be 25) Western European Countries working together to promote political, economic, and social cooperation of its member nations. The current EU members include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, […]

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    How many people in the world speak a European language?

    Exploring all of the European Languages and spoken languages in Europe Europe stands as a continent renowned for its linguistic diversity, with a rich tapestry of languages woven into its cultural fabric. From the Romance languages of the south to the Germanic tongues of the north, Europe boasts a multitude of languages spoken as native […]

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    What are the Time Zones, what is GMT, and when do I change my watch?

    Understanding Time Zones and GMT Time is a critical aspect of our daily lives, and as the world is divided into different regions, each with its unique time zone, it becomes crucial to comprehend the concepts of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and how to adjust our watches accordingly. Time zones exist to synchronize activities worldwide, […]

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    Is Mount Vesuvius still active?

    Mount Vesuvius Volcano Yes, and this is a big worry for many Italian authorities. In fact it happens to be the only active volcano on the mainland continent of Europe. Nearly 1.5 million people happen to live within the local region surrounding its base. Standing at a height of about 1277 Meters/4,190 feet, its crater measures […]

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    What are the largest Roman amphitheater still in use today?

    Roman Amphitheater The Roman Empire was dotted with magnificent amphitheatres, also known as arenas. Among the largest preserved Roman arenas still in existence today are: Rome’s Colosseum: This iconic structure, with an estimated seating capacity of 50,000 to 70,000, stands as the grandest testament to Roman engineering and entertainment. Its colossal dimensions—186 meters long, 153 meters […]

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The History of Italy


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    Rome's history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it a major human settlement for almost three millennia and one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe.

    Italy's Name

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    Hypotheses for the etymology of the name "Italia" are numerous. One is that it was borrowed via Ancient Greek from the Oscan Víteliú 'land of calves' (cf. Lat vitulus "calf", Umb vitlo "calf"). Ancient Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus gives this account together with the legend that Italy was named after Italus, mentioned also by Aristotle and Thucydides.

    Monte Poggiolo

    1925 - 1930 | Rome, Italy

    Thousands of Lower Paleolithic artefacts have been recovered from Monte Poggiolo, dating as far back as 850,000 years. Excavations throughout Italy revealed a Neanderthal presence dating back to the Middle Palaeolithic period some 200,000 years ago.

    Ancient Rome

    1925 - 1930 | Rome, Italy

    Ancient Rome, a settlement around a ford on the river Tiber in central Italy and conventionally founded in 753 BC, was ruled for a period of 244 years by a monarchical system, initially with sovereigns of Latin and Sabine origin, later by Etruscan kings.

    Middle Ages

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    After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Italy fell under the power of Odoacer's kingdom, and, later, was seized by the Ostrogoths, followed in the 6th century by a brief reconquest under Byzantine Emperor Justinian. The invasion of another Germanic tribe, the Lombards, late in the same century, reduced the Byzantine presence to the rump realm of the Exarchate of Ravenna and started the end of political unity of the peninsula for the next 1,300 years. The peninsula was therefore divided as follows: northern Italy and Tuscany formed the Lombard kingdom, with its capital in Pavia, while in central-southern Italy the Lombards controlled the duchies of Spoleto and Benevento. The remaining part of the peninsula remained under the Byzantines and was divided between the exarchate of Italy, based in Ravenna, the Duchy of Rome, the Duchy of Naples, the Duchy of Calabria and Sicily, the latter directly dependent on the Emperor of Constantinople.

    Italy's Geography

    1925 - 1930 | Rome, Italy

    Italy, whose territory largely coincides with the homonymous geographical region, is located in Southern Europe and it is also considered a part of western Europe, between latitudes 35° and 47° N, and longitudes 6° and 19° E. To the north, Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia and is roughly delimited by the Alpine watershed, enclosing the Po Valley and the Venetian Plain. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula and the two Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia (the two biggest islands of the Mediterranean), in addition to many smaller islands.

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  • Top 10 Places To Visit In Italy - 4K Travel Guide

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