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Colosseum

Colosseum

HISTORICAL MOMUMENT
Did you know that Colosseum, perhaps world’s most famous architectural landmark ever,was, for years, a pasture for sheep? There were also times when citizens were slowly demolishing the Roman Giant using it as a source of construction materials to build their own tiny houses.

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Behind the Scenes: Shooting Wonder Woman in Italy

Behind the Scenes: Shooting Wonder Woman in Italy

FILM LOCATION
When it comes to movies, some places seem too beautiful and spectacular to be real. Italy has long been the location for many blockbuster movies such as Quantam of Solace and this year’s Wonder Woman. From the beaches at Villa Cimbrone to the Castel Del Monte, these spectacular sites made these fictional locations a gorgeous reality.

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Traveling in time: Perugia’s Piazza IV Novembre

Traveling in time: Perugia’s Piazza IV Novembre

DESTINATION
Some places seem too amazing to be real. Perugia’s Piazza IV Novembre is one of such sites. When you step on its ancient ground you will hardly believe that you are still in the 21st century. Full immersion into the antique atmosphere of the square made of marble details, white-and-pink color palette, and sophisticated ornaments typical of the Italian Medieval art will leave you breathless.

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Ponte Vecchio in Florence

Ponte Vecchio in Florence

DESTINATION
You’ve definitely heard of it. Perhaps you even saw it in some movies. And certainly you won’t miss it when you will go to Florence. Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is among Firenze’s top sights and the pride of the city. It is an architectural prototype difficult to find elsewhere in the world today.

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Very Special Plans for This Summer: Piazza del Campo in Siena

Very Special Plans for This Summer: Piazza del Campo in Siena

DESTINATION
There are many piazzas out there. Some of them are better known then others, but this one is truly special. Besides its iconic design, it offers a spectacular and unique experience twice a year. Piazza del Campo in Siena is a shell-shaped square that counts about 1000 years of history. It is considered as one of the most remarkable urban open spaces ever conceived by the Italian school of architecture.

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Rivalta Castle – 1000 Years Old

Rivalta Castle – 1000 Years Old

DESTINATION
If you are on a hunt for something very Italian and really ancient, this magic place is for you. Located only one hour far from Milan, Castello di Rivalta dates back to 1025 and features breathtaking architecture. You feel like you are in a fantastic fairy tale.

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Street Art in Florence

Street Art in Florence

ART
In these past years, the notion of a street has shifted far from an idea of something outside and extraneous, gaining the fame of a great urban space full of things to do and cozy just like home. Who among us still has not tried a street food that tastes better than your mom’s?

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Floating Piers by Christo: Italy’s Main Travel Destination of 2016

Floating Piers by Christo: Italy’s Main Travel Destination of 2016

DESTINATION
I think we all need to believe in something and to experience some miracles from time to time. Otherwise, why would 350,000 people in less than a week go to a tiny lake in Northern Italy to walk on the water. Indeed, 350,000 people came to see the Christo’s work, that is at least 10 times bigger than expected.

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