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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

As of July 2014, Italy has 51 total sites inscribed on the list, making it the country with most World Heritage Sites (followed by China with 48 sites). The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are

Some of Rome’s Overlooked Palazzi

From Italy Magazine: “Rome’s countless attractions draw millions of tourists each year, but hiding in plain view are a number of sites, the glorious palazzi still owned by the princely families who once ruled the city, that might not make

The Last Supper aka Il Cenacolo

Many visitors to Milan are art lovers on the da Vinci trail, while others are readers of Dan Brown following the da Vinci Code route. You can bet both parties will be making their way to Il Cenacolo Vinciano to

LaFerrari Debuts

“LaFerrari is the first Ferrari hypercar designed in-house and it is a technical manifesto of the company’s future direction THAT’S NO TYPO: The name of Ferrari’s latest thunderbolt is LaFerrari, with the article lewdly rubbing against the proper noun. It’s

Sicily’s Top Ten ‘Must sees’

“Without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul. Sicily is the key to everything.” That’s what Goethe wrote in 1787 in his Italian Journey, to describe what is, after all, the largest of Italy’s 20 official regions. Of course,

Rome’s Pantheon

The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome. As the brick stamps on the side of the building reveal it was built

Campanile di San Marco – Venezia

St Mark’s Campanile (Campanile di San Marco in Italian) is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the Piazza San Marco. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. History The tower

Duomo di Milano

Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Italy’s largest city. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. This is Milan‘s

Museo Archeologico Nazionale – Napoli

Head here for one of the world’s finest collections of Graeco-Roman artefacts. Originally a cavalry barracks and later the seat of the city’s university, the museum was established by the Bourbon king Charles VII in the late 18th century to

Hadrian’s Tomb, aka Castel Sant’Angelo – Roma

Known as Hadrian’s Tomb, the Castel Sant’Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the river Tiber, a short distance from the Vatican City. Construction of the building began in the year 135 under the direction of the

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