Manarola is tiny village on the Cinque Terre coast of Italy. It is built on a high rock 70 metres above sea level, and is one of the most charming and romantic of the Cinque Terre villages. Typical tower houses of the Genoese style are the main sight of this town. On the west end, you’ll find a wild little harbor and the east side has a small church square where the townsmen meet for various activities.
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The Stelvio Pass is a mountain pass in northern Italy, at an elevation of 2,757 m above sea level. It is most dramatic mountain pass to drive and the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps, just 13 m below France\’s Col de l\’Iseran (2,770 m). The Stelvio Pass was originally built to link the Austrian Province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria. More than 75 km of twisty windy-winding, uphill-downhill hairpin bends and steep climbs rising over 1871 metres, it is a drive that will take your steep hill, handbrake start, clutch-holding skills to the limit.
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The foreign trip, a rarity these days for the 87-year-old monarch, had to be postponed last year because she was unwell. She was accompanied by her 92-year-old husband Prince Philip. The queen has visited the Vatican twice during her reign, once to meet John XXIII in 1961 and again in 2000 to see John Paul II. Queen Elizabeth II bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates paid a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican. The pontiff returned the courtesy with a gift for Prince George, Elizabeth’s great-grandson.
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Italia in Miniatura is the Italian historical, architectural and cultural heritage theme park, which has blended fun and learning since 1970. The park displays 273 miniatures of famous Italian and European buildings in scale 1:25 and 1:50. The area is surrounded by Arcobaleno, a monorail. 10,000 plants and 5,000 miniature trees are integrated in the landscape. To fill the water basins 2,500 m3 of water are needed. All the miniatures displayed in the park are made by General Display, the lab where fifteen experts, among them expert craftsmen, work a special type of resin and transform it in beautiful and ready-made miniature monuments.
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Siena is a classic, Tuscan town, hilly, with narrow streets to wander and get lost in. It is one of Italy’s most enchanting cities with majestic buildings. It is full of profusion of churches and small museums harbour a wealth of artwork. You can simply wander the the historic centre marked as Unesco World Heritage Site. From the Piazza del Campo or the main square of Siena, you can walk to the Siena Cathedral or the Duomo.
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The Duomo of Milan is the Cathedral of the city. From the terraces you can have a wonderful view of the city. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world. Milan Cathedral is about 157 m length, 93 m wide, and its tallest spire reaches a height of 108 metres. 40,000 people can fit comfortably within. The Duomo was builted for wanting of archbishop Anthony from Saluzzo and of the gentleman of Milan Gian Galeazzo Visconti.
Opening Time: Every day 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Time: Every day 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission Elevator: Full €12, Ridotto € 6
Admission On foot: Full € 7, Ridotto € 3.50
Opening Time: Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening Time: Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Full € 2
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Colosseum is the most recognisable of Rome\’s Classical buildings. Built in the 1st century AD, this great arena could seat 50,000 spectators and was the largest Roman amphitheater in the world. The base is a vast ellipse, measuring externally 188 m x 156 m (615 ft x 510 ft). The Amphitheater is built of travertine outside, and of tufa and brick in the interior. The main pedestals were built of marble blocks weighing 5 metric tons It hosted gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and possibly the execution of early Christians.
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Everybody dreams about holding the whole World in their Hands, but it is not always so simply. Our world is changing very quickly and you have no time to see all its secret places. So take a photo for memories. Pisa souvenir should to be one of them.
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Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano close to Messina and Catania. Mount Etna is located 37.7N, 15.0E on the north east coats of the Island of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and the second largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing 3,329 metres (10,922 ft) high. It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km (460 sq mi) with a basal circumference of 140 km. This year, the volcanic eruption and the lava that flown into a valley overnight did not represent a danger to inhabited areas.
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The Trevi Fountain is situated in the Trevi rione in Rome, Italy. It is 26 metres (85.3 feet) high and 20 metres (65.6 feet) wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. A traditional legend says that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. A fountain is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of the city.
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Stromboli is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. It is one of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic arc north of Sicily. A significant geological feature of the volcano is the Sciara del Fuoco, a big horseshoe-shaped depression generated in the last 13,000 years by several collapses on the north western side of the cone. A typical eruption at Stromboli consists of several small gas explosions each hour, ejecting incandescent cinder, lapilli, and bombs to heights of a few tens or hundreds of feet. Tephra is glowing red when it leaves the vent but becomes black and nearly solid before hitting the ground. Occasionally, lava flows may also be produced. Lava flows from Stromboli are typically less fluid than Hawaiian lava flows and thus are somewhat shorter and thicker. Because of the lower fluidity, it is harder for gas to escape from the rising magma. Gas bubbles become pressurized and burst at the top of the magma column, producing small explosions and throwing clots of molten lava into the air. When this type of eruption is observed at other volcanoes, it is referred to as Strombolian.
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