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  • Fairest of Mortal Cities : Agrigento, where the ancient and modern worlds stand side by side.
    agrigento.html

  • Apples_of_Italy.html

  • Arch of Constantine : Built in AD315 in honour of Emperor Constantine with many of the statues and sculptures taken from other monuments
    arch-of-constantine.php

  • Belvedere Fort
    Belvedere_Fort.html

  • Brunelleschi's Dome Top That !: Brunelleschi's Dome is still the largest masonry dome in the world.
    brunelleschi-s-dome.html

  • More Than Nine Lives : The Cats of the Colosseum are protected by Roman Law.
    cats-of-the-colosseum.html

  • Colosseum : The Roman Colosseum will always be remembered for the "blood sports" that took place behind its walls.
    colosseum.php

  • Playground Of The Rich and Famous : Como is best known for its silk weaving.
    como.html

  • Count of Cavour : Count Camillo Benso di Cavour was one of the key figures in bringing about the Unification of Italy
    count-of-cavour.html

  • Golden House of Nero - The Domus Aurea is where, legend has it, Nero played his fiddle while Rome Burned in 64 AD.
    Domus_Aurea.html

  • Facts About Gondolas :
    Facts_About_Gondolas.html

  • Saintly Celebrations : Festivals of Vieste include St Mary of Merino and St George the Matryr.
    festivals-of-vieste.html

  • Forever Renaissance : The Renaissance period for Florence was an explosion of intellectual energy.
    florence.html

  • Mud Angels - When world got out about the Florence Floods of 1966, volunteers from around the world rushed to help save the city.
    florence-floods-of-1966.html

  • Il Biancone ( White Giant ) : The Fountain of Neptune was once used as the local washing trough.
    fountain-of-neptune.html

  • Academy of Beautiful Art - The Galleria dell'Accademia houses the most famous statue in the world, Michelangelo's David.
    Galleria_dell'Accademia.html

  • Birthplace of Christopher Columbus and Jeans ! : Genoa was once and important commercial and seafaring port town but became subjected to domination by European powers.
    genoa.html

  • Grapes and Wine of Italy Trentino-Alto Adige region
    Grapes_and_Wine_of_Italy_Trentino-Alto_Adige_region.html

  • Nero Lit A Fuse : The Great Fire of Rome destroyed over two thirds of the city as rumours became more damaging than the fire!
    great-fire-of-rome.html

  • History of Florence : The birthplace of Italian Renaissance was once a retirement village for Julius Caesars Soldiers.
    history-of-florence.html

  • Little Bull : History of Turin begins in 300BC when the Taurini Gauls (Celtic tribe) founded the city originally known as Taurasia.
    history-of-turin.html

  • Sink or Swim : The history of Venice begins with refugees fleeing from Attila the Hun and hiding on the small islands of the Adriatic.
    history-of-venice.html

  • Wedding Cake : Il Vittoriano was built in honour of the first Italian King and is often referred to as the "Typewriter" or the "Wedding Cake".
    il-vittoriano.html

  • Cliff Hanger - The spectacular Italian Dolomites where the backdrop for Sylvester Stallone's movie Cliffhanger.
    italian-dolomites.html

  • Buon giorno - Italian Vista takes a fun and quirky look at the cities and towns of Italy. Discover the history and wonders which make Italy truly unique.
    index.html

  • Sheer Beauty : At Lake Como some waterside villages are only accessible by boat.
    lake-como.html

  • Lake_Garda.html

  • That sinking Feeling - The Leaning Tower of Pisa continues to lean despite all efforts.
    Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa.html

  • Lunatics_Behaving_Badly_In_Italy.html

  • Milan
    Milan.html

  • Small Hill With a Mountain of History : Monte dei Cappuccini, murder, mayhem and intrique on a hill in Turin.
    monte-dei-cappuccini.html

  • Most volcanically active : Mt Etna, home of the Cyclopes, the three one eyed giants.
    mt-etna.html

  • Active Volcano - Mt Vesuvius consealed a Deadly Cocktail of Pumice and Volcanic Ash
    mt-vesuvius.html

  • Double Trouble - Mythology of Rome all started with the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus who were said to have founded Rome.
    mythology-of-rome.html

  • "O Sole Mio" (My Sun) - Naples, the black sheep of Italy.
    naples.html

  • Storehouse of Artistic Treasures : The Palazzo Vecchio serves as the Town Hall of Florence.
    Palazzo_Vecchio.html

  • Secret Tunnel and Infamous Speeches : Palazzo Venezia - To impress Hitler, Mussolini had the Medieval Quarter demolished, so the Colosseum could be seen from his balcony.
    palazzo-venezia.html

  • Dedicated to the Gods of the Seven Planets : The Pantheon was built in c.AD 120 by Emperor Hadrian
    pantheon.html

  • Piazza del Duomo - Scattered around lush green lawns lie some of the world's finest architectural achievements.
    Piazza_del_Duomo.html

  • Sticky Fingers - During the Liberation of Italy, the fingers on the statues in Piazza Navona were stolen by allied soldiers for souvenirs.
    piazza-navona.html

  • Foot of the Mountain : The Piedmont Region was instrumental in achieving Italian Unification.
    piedmont-region.html

  • Pisa - Italian City mad efamous by the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Pisa.html

  • Quick Flea ! : Those dirty rats and fleas created the plagues of Italy, killing everyone in its wake.
    plagues-of-italy.html

  • Po_River.html

  • From Out of the Ashes : Pompeii became a city frozen in time, after the volcano, Vesuvius, erupted in AD79 and covered the city in ash and lava.
    pompeii.html

  • Bridge No More - The Ponte Di Santa Trinita, which was based on the original design of Michelangelo, was completely destroyed in World War II.
    ponte-di-santa-trinita.html

  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters - The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge of Florence.
    ponte-vecchio.html

  • A Papal Refuge From Malaria - The Quirinal Palace has been the home to the Popes of Italy and the Presidents of Italy.
    quirinal-palace.html

  • Italian Vista - References for Italian Vista including books, photography and moving images.
    References_For_Italian_Vista.html

  • Over Oared ! : Regata Storica is Venice's historical regatta. Each year gondolas and boats race up the Grand Canal.
    regata-storica.html

  • Stamp of Approval : The Roman Brickworks was responsible for supplying bricks for the Colosseum and Pantheon and was identified by the family logo.
    roman-brickworks.html

  • Roman Forum : The Roman Forum was the commercial, religious and political centre of Rome
    roman-forum.html

  • A Classy Cemetery : Roman Necropolis makes Rome an eternal city indeed , with tombs of both the rich and middle class Romans.
    roman-necropolis.html

  • "la Città Eterna" - The Eternal City, Rome, was founded over 2,600 years ago.
    rome.php

  • Our Lady of the Flower : Santa Maria del Fiore took six centuries to complete and was given the name of Santa Maria del Fiore (Holy Mary of the Flower) in honour of the lily, symbol of the city.
    santa-maria-del-fiore.html

  • The Burial Cloth of a Crucified Man : Is the Shroud of Turin a medieval forgery or the image of Jesus of Nazareth ?
    shroud-of-turin.html

  • You Can Bank On It ! : Siena is home of the world's oldest bank.
    siena.html

  • Plagued By Problems : Siena Duomo could have been the largest cathedral in the Christian world had it not been for the plague.
    siena-duomo.html

  • Sistine Chapel was named after Pope Sixtus IV, who commissioned the chapel construction.
    Sistine_Chapel.html

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  • The Heart of the Holy See - St Peters Basilica is an architectural marvel, built over 120 years with contributions from some of Italy's finest Renaissance and Baroque architects.
    st-peters-basilica.html

  • High Above It All : Taormina stands high on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea and the tempermental volcano Mt Etna.
    taormina.html

  • Scalinata di Spagna - The Spanish Steps were built by the French not the Spanish and there are 137 of them.
    The_Spanish_Steps.html

  • High and Dry: Trabucchi is the ancient art of fishing.
    trabucchi.html

  • What a Relief ! : Trajans Column depicts Emperor Trajan's Victories in the Two Dacian Wars .
    trajans-column.html

  • Trevi Fountain the "Virgin Water" : The water flowed into the Trevi Fountain from one of Rome's first Aquaducts
    trevi-fountain.html

  • The Gaul of it ! : Turin was founded in 300BC by the Taurini Gauls (Celtic tribe) and was originally named Taurasia.
    turin.html

  • World's First Public Art Museum - The works in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence are presented in chronological order.
    Uffizi_Gallery.html

  • A World In Ruins : Valley of the Temples ( Valle dei Templi), the perfect location for the great temples of Ancient Akragas.
    valley-of-the-temples.html

  • Holy See, Palace of the Popes : The Vatican City is the World's Smallest Independent Sovereign State.
    vatican-city.html

  • Queen of the Adriatic : Venice, the City of Canals and the Queen of the Adriatic, stretches across 118 islands which are divided and linked by over 160 canals and 409 bridges.
    venice.html

  • The Pearl Of Gargano : Vieste had a violent and bloody past but today is a quiet tourist mecca.
    vieste.html

  • Villa Borghese -
    Villa_Borghese.html