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Sightseeing in Piedmont

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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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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Historic Site
“It was originally built in the 16th century and was later modernized by Christine Marie of France in the 17th century, with designs by the Baroque architect Filippo Juvarra. The Royal Garden, north and east of the palace, was designed in 1697 by André le Nôtre, who also created the gardens at Versailles. The Palazzo Reale ticket allows you to view the Galleria Sabauda, the personal art collection of the Savoy monarchy, which was amassed over 400 years and includes gems by Van Dyck, Rubens and Lippi, and the archaeological Museum of Antiquities.”
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Castle
“This is a place I truely love. Outside of the city but so much worth it !!! This Castel is amazing and the landscape incredible !”
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Historic Site
“It's a wonderful place where you can see art exhibitions and museums. There is also the possibility to taste typical meals from Aosta Valley.”
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Monument / Landmark
“The Arco della Pace is a triumphal arch of Milan located at the beginning of Corso Sempione. Dedicated to peace among European nations reached in 1815 with the Congress of Vienna. The Arco della Pace represents one of the major neoclassical monuments of Milan.”
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Plaza
“Turin's central square is lined with museums, theatres and cafes. The city's Savoy heart, although laid out from the mid-1300s, was mostly constructed from the 16th to 18th centuries. From the square you can admire some of the most important town buildings: the austere Royal Palace, the beautiful Madama Palace, the Teatro Regio, the Palace of the Regional Council, the Government’s Palace, the Secretariats, the Royal Armory and the Royal Library, containing the famous self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Piazza Castello is also the meeting point of the four major streets of Turin: Via Roma, Via Pietro Micca, Via Po and Via Garibaldi, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe.”
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Church
“This famous church is almost 1000 years old. You will be impressed by its paintings and atmosphere ”
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Art Museum
“Attractions, Religious buildings and sites : Da Vincis Last Supper painting in Milan Perhaps one of the most famous paintings in the world, da Vinci’s The Last Supper has been reproduced to death, but no tote bag or mouse pad or even large-scale reproduction can adequately capture the artist’s emotionally charged mural. Unlike frescoes, which are painted on wet plaster and thus must be completed rather quickly, da Vinci used tempera paints on a dry wall after sealing the stone with dried plaster and adding an undercoat of white lead to achieve greater luminosity. It's astonishing and overwhelming – even despite the fact that Jesus's feet were lost in 1652 given some ill-thought-out renovations. ”
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Historic Site
“I work for FAI - the National Trust for Italy and this is one of the place we protect and promote. You can go there only by boat from Camogli or on foot (2 hours trekking). ”
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Cemetery
“'Cimitero Monumentale'; One of the most beautiful and quiet places in the city. Monumental Cemetery hosts the graves of many people who made the city of Milan great. Milanese people love to walk around this place admiring the art or visiting the graves of famous people. You will see so many different architectural styles, so many beautiful sculptures; you'll feel like you're walking through a unique park or a museum; much more than just a cemetery. Try to get lost in its alleyways and you'll always discover something beautiful!”
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Monument / Landmark
“This majestic neoclassical landmark stands in a pedestrianized plaza and is a great photo spot. It was commissioned to celebrate Napoleon’s victories and is every bit as grand as you might expect.”
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Historic Site
“Antica abbazia arrampicata sulle rocce e all'imbocco della Val di Susa con vista drammatica sulla Pianura Padana. An ancient abbey at the top of the rocks, at the entrance of Val di Susa with dramatic view on the Padana Plain.”
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Monument / Landmark
“MM1 "Porta Venezia" BikeMi Rack(Bike Sharing) Electric Car Rack Tram nº 9-33-23-5”
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Castle
“Another " Hunting House " (Palazzina di Caccia) ..smaller than La Venaria Reale but its old dancing hall will remain impressed in your memories (I think so!) ”
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