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Sightseeing in Alps

Church
“Symbol of the Lombard capital, and located in the square of the same name in the center of the metropolis. It is the largest church in Italy and the fourth in the world by surface.”
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Sculpture Garden
“Can't miss it, great gardens and museums to spend the whole day, be ready to walk and enjoy a great morning or afternoon!”
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Historic Site
“Check out concert that are in Arena, you can catch 2 bus an hour from the village to the town, cost is about 1euro for bus fare. Enjoy beautiful walk around colosseum. ”
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Palace
“most famous, original castle of the bavarian king Ludwig II with many copies like in Disneyland etc around the world”
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Historic Site
“Situated in Piazza Bra, the amphitheatre of Verona was built in the first half of the 1st century A.D. (between the end of Augustus‘ reign and the beginning of Claudius). After the Colisseum and the Capuan amphitheatre, the Arena is the third largest of its kind in Italy. Its elliptical shape enhances the acoustic quality of the performances and also allows seating-space for thousand of spectators.”
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Church
“Most impressive from the outside. Inside can be disappointing. If you want to climb the dome we recommend booking in advance. Don't miss the baptistry. ”
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Historic Site
“Poet, soldier, hypochondriac and proto-Fascist, Gabriele d’Annunzio (1863–1938) defies easy definition, and so does his estate. Bombastic, extravagant and unsettling, it’s home to every architectural and decorative excess imaginable and the decor helps shed light on the man. In the 1920s d’Annunzio became a strong supporter of Fascism and Mussolini, while his affairs with wealthy women were legendary. The amphitheatre is the first major structure one comes across after entering the estate and was clearly based upon classic models, the architect Maroni even visiting Pompeii for inspiration. Its location, like the other buildings of the Vittoriale undeniably offers a majestic view of the Garda lake, it is still used for performances today (Patty Smith, The National, Buena vista social club)”
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Monument / Landmark
“This is a superb spot to peacefully watch the sun go down to the mesmerising tones of Zadar's most popular attraction.”
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Castle
“Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana's main attraction. The castle's Outlook Tower and ramparts offer some of the most beautiful views of the city, while the castle houses a museum exhibition on Slovenian history, a puppet museum, and a number of historical rooms such as the Chapel of St George, the Prison, and a video presentation room called Virtual Castle. Ljubljana Castle, which can quickly be reached by funicular railway, also provides space for art exhibitions, houses a café, a nightclub, and two restaurants (Strelec and Gostilna na Gradu), and serves as a venue for cultural events, family entertainment, dance evenings, and open-air film screenings held under the title of Film under the Stars in the summer. ”
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Art Museum
“The Palazzo Pitti was since the 16th century residence of the Dukes of Tuscany, later the Florentine residence of the King of Italy.King Victor Emmanuel III. resigned him to the Italian state in 1919- since then the Palazzo Pitti and its collections of paintings have been open to the public, among the Medici Galleria Palatina.”
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City Hall
“Beautiful medieval palace with incredible decorations. We highly recommend the Secret Passages Tour. ”
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Bridge
“Rialto , Erberia , San Giacometto square , here you find traditional and modern places . You may choose to have a glass of wine sitting at a table outside , enjoyng the view on the Canal Grande or standing in the square to make small talks . Others prefer to go at the next Campo Bella Vienna to eat Cicchetti (fingerfood) and dancing to the rhythm of the music of the nearby bar .”
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Historic Site
“Located in Tremezzina, within a short distance from Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta is another example of how architecture can perfectly blend with the beauty of nature and art. The whole complex extends over a 70,000 m2 (17 acres) area of gardens and museum. It is one of the most beautiful examples of the royal splendor of Lake Como. ”
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Castle
“Take the telepherique/cablecar up to Bastille or hike up the steps for a magnificent view of the city. It is a military fort built in the nineteen century during the war. It now features fun attractions like the cave, views, restaurants and zipline.”
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Historic Site
“Apart from the emblematic columns, church and architecture , this place is surrounded by design stores and restaurants .”
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Museum
“At the very tip of the Dosso di Lavedo, a wooded promontory on the shores of Lake Como, is the Villa del Balbianello, built in the early 18th century, famous not only for its beauty but also for having hosted many well-known intellectuals in exile during the Italian Risorgimento. Commissioned by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini and built over the remains of an ancient Franciscan monastery (although the facade of the original church is still intact), after the Cardinal’s death it passed down to Count Luigi Porro Lambertenghi. The Count was a very active supporter of the Unification of Italy and turned the villa into a hub for intellectuals who supported the Cause, even hiring the famous author Silvio Pellico as a tutor for his children. The upper floor of Villa Balbianello is dedicated to Guido Monzini, former owner of the villa and leader of the first Italian expedition to Mount Everest. For movie fans - Villa del Balbianello has been used as the setting for several movies, including A Month by the Lake, Casino Royale, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ”
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