Istanbul, Turkey - Rome, Italy 28 days trip

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Istanbul, Turkey

3 nights Mon. Aug 31-Thu. Sep 03

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Eceabat, Turkey

2 nights Thu. Sep 03-Sat. Sep 05

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Sofia, Bulgaria

2 nights Sat. Sep 05-Mon. Sep 07

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Athens, Greece

2 nights Mon. Sep 07-Wed. Sep 09

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Olympia, Greece

1 night Wed. Sep 09-Thu. Sep 10

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Ohrid, Macedonia

2 nights Thu. Sep 10-Sat. Sep 12

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Tirana, Albania

2 nights Sat. Sep 12-Mon. Sep 14

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Budva, Montenegro

1 night Mon. Sep 14-Tue. Sep 15

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Kotor, Montenegro

1 night Tue. Sep 15-Wed. Sep 16

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

2 nights Wed. Sep 16-Fri. Sep 18

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Split, Croatia

1 night Fri. Sep 18-Sat. Sep 19

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Zagreb, Croatia

1 night Sat. Sep 19-Sun. Sep 20

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

2 nights Sun. Sep 20-Tue. Sep 22

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Venice, Italy

2 nights Tue. Sep 22-Thu. Sep 24

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Florence, Italy

1 night Thu. Sep 24-Fri. Sep 25

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Rome, Italy

2 nights Fri. Sep 25-Sun. Sep 27

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • 13 October 2007
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Abandoned winter garden glasshouse
  • ortakoy
  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bridges
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nightsMon. Aug 31 - Thu. Sep 03

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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Things to do in and around Eceabat

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  • Assos, Kefalonia
  • Sanctuary, Troy
  • Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
  • Port Lligat - Casa de Salvador Dalí i Gala 105
  • View of surrounding plains - Troy
   
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Eceabat

Turkey, Marmara region

2 nightsThu. Sep 03 - Sat. Sep 05

A quiet beachfront town situated on a beautiful Turkish peninsula, lying closest to the memorials of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Eceabat, formerly Maydos, is a town and district of Canakkale Province in the Marmara region of Turkey, located on the eastern shore of the Gelibolu Peninsula, on the Dardanelles Strait. Eceabat is the nearest town to World War I Gallipoli Campaign battlefields of 1915, cemeteries and memorials to the more than 120,000 soldiers fallen from Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Australia and New Zealand. To explore its function as a command point, you may visit the intriguing Gallipoli Battle Museum.
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Things to do in and around Sofia

  • Sofia: Sin City HDR
  • Sofia
  • Sofia - National Museum of History
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ancient Roman Bathhouse and Church
  • 4 out of 7 Rila lakes
  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria-02877 - National Archaeological Museum
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  • Pygmy marmoset
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  • Malyovitsa in the clouds
  • Ledenika cave
  • Национален музей „Земята и хората“
  • Church of St Petka of the Saddlers-2
  • Sofia's Synagogue
  • Rusian Church - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Boyana Church
  • The Geyzer of Sapareva Banya
   
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Sofia

Bulgaria, Sofia City region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture2 nightsSat. Sep 05 - Mon. Sep 07

Bulgaria's capital is a fusion of old and new, with historic churches and Soviet remnants alongside modern amenities, parks, and galleries.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and is the 15th largest city in the European Union. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50km drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the center of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it. Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000BCE and is Europe's second-oldest city. Among its many attractions you may find the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, palaces, churches, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Athens

  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Akropol
  • Athens Street
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sunion
  • Byzantine Church
  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece - 08/2012
  • Secondary Dieties
  • Athens, Benaki Museum: Mycenean female figurines
  • Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο
  • The Athenian Tumulus
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Mount Lycabettos
  • Iglesia de Kapnikarea
  • Plaka à Athènes
  • Athens - Erechtheion
  • epidaurus
  • Greece 2014
   
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Athens

Greece, Attica region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nightsMon. Sep 07 - Wed. Sep 09

Considered the birthplace of Western Civilization, Athens' 3,500 year history is alive today in politics, culture, and philosophy.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years and the earliest human presence around 11th–7th millennium BC,. The National Garden of Athens was completed in 1840 and is a green refuge in the centre of the Greek capital. Athens' largest zoo is the Attica Zoological Park, a private zoo located in the suburb of Spata. The zoo is home to around 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days a year. The city is a world centre of archaeological research. Apart from national institutions there are several archaeological Museums, including the National Archaeological Museum.
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Things to do in and around Olympia

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  • Olympia Street Clock
  • Museum of the History of the Olympic Games
  • Old Museum, Olympia
  • Old castle of Navarino
  • Mystras Lower Town
  • Melissani Lake, Kefalonia
  • mycenae grave circle above
   
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Olympia

Greece, West Greece region

HistoricSmall townsCultureNatureActive1 nightWed. Sep 09 - Thu. Sep 10

Olympia is an archaeological paradise, with temples, museums, and the stadium of the first Olympics, held in 776 BC.

Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos (sacred enclosure) are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum), the Temple of Zeus and the Pelopion.
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Things to do in and around Ohrid

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  • Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
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  • Heraclea Lyncestis, Republic of Macedonia
  • Pelister National Park - Macedonia
  • Greek Theatre built in 200 BC, Lychnidos, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia FYROM
  • Church of St. Sophia
  • Church of St. Bogorodica Perivlepta
  • Ohrid
  • Galičica National Park
  • Fortress Towers of Marko
  • Church of St. John at Kaneo, Ohrid
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Ohrid

Macedonia, Southwestern region

Small townsNatureHistoricNight lifeActive2 nightsThu. Sep 10 - Sat. Sep 12

The largest city on the Ohrid lake is home to a variety of churches, several monasteries, and other historic landmarks.

Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are both Cultural and Natural sites. The main sights of this city are Lake Ohrid, Church of St. Sophia, the amphitheater, Holy Mary Peribleptos, Samuil's Fortress, and more.
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Things to do in and around Tirana

  • Tirana, Albania
  • Sheshi Skënderbrej, Tiranë
  • National History Museum, Skanderbeg Square
  • Archeological museum in Tirana
  • Vista sul lago
  • Verso
  • vlora coastline
  • Tile in Ephesus
  • Boredom
  • Park Rinia, Tirana, Albania
  • Clock tower and cantral mosque, Tirana
  • #conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover, May 15, Top 15 Trails to Blaze on BLM’s National Conservation Lands
  • Butrint national park
  • TiranaMosque
  • Albanian national gallery Tirana
  • Skanderbeg Square
  • Albania-02663 - Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral
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Tirana

Albania, Tirana region

CultureNight lifeFoodHistoric2 nightsSat. Sep 12 - Mon. Sep 14

Albania's modern capital city boasts colorful buildings, world-class museums, historic sites, and sprawling parks.

The capital and largest city of Albania, Tirana is host to many public institutions and universities, and is the center of the political, economic, and cultural life of the country. The main cultural institutions of Tirana are the National Theater, the National Theater of Opera and Ballet of Albania and the National Arts Gallery. Performances of renowned world composers are regularly performed. The city hosts the Tirana Biennale, Tirana Jazz Festival, Summer Day, White Night, Rally Albania, Buy Albanian Regional Delicacies Expo, and Tirana Fashion Week. Tirana has been redesigning its identity to a Mediterranean city, lined with cafes and nightlife.
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Things to do in and around Budva

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  • St.Stefan - Montenegro
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  • Mogren Beach, Budva
  • Черногория. Старая Будва
  • Skadar lake
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  • Budva
  • Nautical Display in Citadel Museum - Budva - Montenegro
  • Monastery
  • Durmitor National Park
   
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Budva

Montenegro, Coastal region

Night lifeBeachesHistoricNatureFood1 nightMon. Sep 14 - Tue. Sep 15

Dating to 5C BC, this coastal town offers great beaches, a medieval fortress, and vibrant nightlife.

Budva is a Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budva Riviera, is the center of Montenegrin tourism, known for its well preserved medieval walled city, sandy beaches and diverse nightlife. Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. Its main attractions include the isle of Sveti Stefan, a citadel, Catholic Church of St. John, the Dancing Girl Statue, the Mogren Beach, and more.
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Things to do in and around Kotor

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  • Bay of Kotor
  • Kotor, Castle Walk, August 2015
  • Inside the Maritime Museum
  • Skadar lake
  • Monastery
  • The fortified walls of Kotor
  • 1408221137 - Montenegro Kotor Cathedral of St Tryphon
  • Cat Museum!
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  • Durmitor National Park
   
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Kotor

Montenegro, Coastal region

HistoricSmall townsNatureActiveNight life1 nightTue. Sep 15 - Wed. Sep 16

A port town located off the Gulf of Kotor, popular with travelers for its natural beauty, and several historic landmarks.

Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a secluded part of the Bay of Kotor. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it the southern-most fjord in Europe, but it is a ria, a submerged river canyon. Together with the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovćen, Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive and picturesque Mediterranean landscape. Main sights include Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Fortifications of KotorMaritime Museum, St. John Fortress, and more.
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Things to do in and around Dubrovnik

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  • Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Lovrijenac Fort
  • Velika Onofrijeva fontana (Onofrio's Big Fountain)
  • Mali Ston
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  • Croatia-01619 - Rector's Palace
  • Morning market at Gundulić Square
  • Saint Blaise Church
  • War Photo Limited, Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral
  • Pile Gate, Old City of Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik

Croatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva region

HistoricSmall townsCultureFoodNight life2 nightsWed. Sep 16 - Fri. Sep 18

With its dramatic scenery, a wealth of historic sites, quaint streets, and marvelous beaches, this vibrant city is a superb destination.

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.
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Things to do in and around Split

  • Split
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  • Peristyle and Silver Gate.
  • Ivan Mestrovic gallery
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  • Blue grotto
  • Hvar Island
  • Croatia-01251 - Chorus
  • Restaurant de Malo Grablje, Croatie
  • Kastelet, Split
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  • View of Omiš from inland
   
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Split

Croatia, Split-Dalmatia region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFoodBeaches1 nightFri. Sep 18 - Sat. Sep 19

Croatia's second-largest city is home to several remarkable historic landmarks, rich museums, diverse architecture, and nice beaches.

In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centres of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times, and includes names like Marko Marulić, while in more modern times Split excelled by authors famous for their sense of humor. Among them the most notable is Miljenko Smoje, famous for his TV series Malo misto and Velo misto, with the latter dealing with the development of Split into a modern city.
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Things to do in and around Zagreb

  • Upper Town - view of the lower town--Cathedral
  • The City
  • The Zagreb Cathedral being restored, the spires are 108m. high
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  • Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
  • Autumn in Croatia
  • Croatia-00723B - Veliki Tabor Castle and the Legend
  • Green summer
  • 038-tkalciceva-street
  • Zagreb : ville haute
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Zagreb

Croatia, Zagreb region

FoodHistoricCultureNight life1 nightSat. Sep 19 - Sun. Sep 20

Visit Croatia's capital city, home to amazing museums, green parks and gardens, renowned restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The oldest settlement in the urban area of the city is Andautonia, a Roman settlement in the place of today's Ščitarjevo. The name "Zagreb" is mentioned for the first time in 1094 at the founding of the Zagreb diocese of Kaptol, and Zagreb became a free royal town in 1242, whereas the origin of the name still remains a mystery in spite of several theories. In 1851 Zagreb had its first mayor, Janko Kamauf, and in 1945 it was made the capital of Croatia when the demographic boom and the urban sprawl made the city as it is known nowadays.
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Things to do in and around Ljubljana

  • Castle on the hill at cold winter night
  • Prešeren Square
  • Locomotora de vapor 120-0201
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  • Tivoli Park comes alive in the spring,  B. Jakše
  • Lake Bled
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  • Ljubljana Castle
  • Ljubljana Town Hall (Ljubljanska mestna hiša)
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  • Ljubljana, Slovenia 2007
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  • Skocjan Caves
  • Gornji Trg
  • percorsi di tulip
  • NationalGallery
  • Weird art at a slovenian commune
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  • Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
   
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Ljubljana

Slovenia, Central Slovenia region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nightsSun. Sep 20 - Tue. Sep 22

Slovenia's capital is home to a variety of colorful buildings as well as stunning natural, cultural, and historic attractions.

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. Notable landmarks in the city include Prešeren Square, Ljubljana Castle, The Town Hall, Ljubljana Cathedral, Tivoli Park and Congress Square - which is one of the most important centers of the city, housing several important buildings. A local commercial hot-spot is Čop Street, the capital's central promenade, lined with bars and stores. Another commerical center is the Nebotičnik building with a variety of shops on the ground and first floors. Ljubljana has numerous art galleries and museums and many cultural events take place in the city each year, with The Ljubljana Festival being the major event, taking place every July and August.
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Things to do in and around Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
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  • Grand Canal, Venice
  • venice - peggy guggenheim collection
  • Vista delle Tre Tofane - Dolomiti Bellunesi
  • Torcello near basilica
  • Venice Gondolas
  • St. Mark's Clocktower (Torre dell'orologio), Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Venice
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  • A view of Verona
  • PSIQUE REANIMADA POR EL AMOR / PSIQUE REVIVED BY THE LOVE. Antonio Canova. Musée du Louvre.
  • San Zaccaria
  • San Servolo Island
  • Lido di Venezia
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
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Venice

Italy, Veneto region

HistoricCultureNight lifeFoodNature2 nightsTue. Sep 22 - Thu. Sep 24

Famed worldwide for its romantic canals and gorgeous masks, this thriving city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural attractions.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • Florence
  • Michelangelos David
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Boboli Gardens, Florence
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Colosso dell'Appennino (1579-1580) Giambologna
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFood1 nightThu. Sep 24 - Fri. Sep 25

Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Vatican Museum
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  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
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  • Villa Borghese
  • Roma, Villa Torlonia
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
  • Grape Orchards
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nightsFri. Sep 25 - Sun. Sep 27

Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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