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  • 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.
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  • "la Città Eterna" - The Eternal City, Rome, was founded over 2,600 years ago.
    rome.php
  • 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
  • Colosseum : The Roman Colosseum will always be remembered for the "blood sports" that took place behind its walls.
    colosseum.php
  • More Than Nine Lives : The Cats of the Colosseum are protected by Roman Law.
    cats-of-the-colosseum.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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • What a Relief ! : Trajans Column depicts Emperor Trajan's Victories in the Two Dacian Wars .
    trajans-column.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
  • Trevi Fountain the "Virgin Water" : The water flowed into the Trevi Fountain from one of Rome's first Aquaducts
    trevi-fountain.html
  • Villa Borghese -
    Villa_Borghese.html
  • Holy See, Palace of the Popes : The Vatican City is the World's Smallest Independent Sovereign State.
    vatican-city.html
  • Sistine Chapel was named after Pope Sixtus IV, who commissioned the chapel construction.
    Sistine_Chapel.html
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Forever Renaissance : The Renaissance period for Florence was an explosion of intellectual energy.
    florence.html
  • History of Florence : The birthplace of Italian Renaissance was once a retirement village for Julius Caesars Soldiers.
    history-of-florence.html
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters - The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge of Florence.
    ponte-vecchio.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
  • Storehouse of Artistic Treasures : The Palazzo Vecchio serves as the Town Hall of Florence.
    Palazzo_Vecchio.html
  • 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
  • World's First Public Art Museum - The works in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence are presented in chronological order.
    Uffizi_Gallery.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
  • 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
  • Over Oared ! : Regata Storica is Venice's historical regatta. Each year gondolas and boats race up the Grand Canal.
    regata-storica.html
  • Facts About Gondolas :
    Facts_About_Gondolas.html
  • The Gaul of it ! : Turin was founded in 300BC by the Taurini Gauls (Celtic tribe) and was originally named Taurasia.
    turin.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
  • 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
  • Small Hill With a Mountain of History : Monte dei Cappuccini, murder, mayhem and intrique on a hill in Turin.
    monte-dei-cappuccini.html
  • Foot of the Mountain : The Piedmont Region was instrumental in achieving Italian Unification.
    piedmont-region.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
  • Cliff Hanger - The spectacular Italian Dolomites where the backdrop for Sylvester Stallone's movie Cliffhanger.
    italian-dolomites.html
  • Playground Of The Rich and Famous : Como is best known for its silk weaving.
    como.html
  • Sheer Beauty : At Lake Como some waterside villages are only accessible by boat.
    lake-como.html
  • "O Sole Mio" (My Sun) - Naples, the black sheep of Italy.
    naples.html
  • Active Volcano - Mt Vesuvius consealed a Deadly Cocktail of Pumice and Volcanic Ash
    mt-vesuvius.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
  • Milan
    Milan.html
  • Pisa - Italian City mad efamous by the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Pisa.html
  • That sinking Feeling - The Leaning Tower of Pisa continues to lean despite all efforts.
    Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa.html
  • Piazza del Duomo - Scattered around lush green lawns lie some of the world's finest architectural achievements.
    Piazza_del_Duomo.html
  • Quick Flea ! : Those dirty rats and fleas created the plagues of Italy, killing everyone in its wake.
    plagues-of-italy.html
  • The Pearl Of Gargano : Vieste had a violent and bloody past but today is a quiet tourist mecca.
    vieste.html
  • High and Dry: Trabucchi is the ancient art of fishing.
    trabucchi.html
  • Saintly Celebrations : Festivals of Vieste include St Mary of Merino and St George the Matryr.
    festivals-of-vieste.html
  • Fairest of Mortal Cities : Agrigento, where the ancient and modern worlds stand side by side.
    agrigento.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
  • High Above It All : Taormina stands high on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea and the tempermental volcano Mt Etna.
    taormina.html
  • Most volcanically active : Mt Etna, home of the Cyclopes, the three one eyed giants.
    mt-etna.html