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Tagged With: Italy

Vicenza, Italy – away from the big Italian cities

I flew into Marco Polo Airport located in Venice, the famous city that requires a boat or a gondola to travel within the city, but I had no interest in going into some polluted, over-crowded city full of tourists there. Well, actually, the airport is west of the famed canal city as modernization took over … Continue reading »

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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, famous for the volcano eruption that caused an entire city to die off

Another famous site and somewhat of a landmark (or whatever is left of it) is the ancient Roman city of Pompeii where its residents were the unfortunate victims of death by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Numerous Roman scholars and poets wrote about the events that occurred there despite almost all of them having never … Continue reading »

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Vatican City, the smallest country in the world and all within Rome

One of the weirdest things when it comes to traveling to foreign countries has to be visiting the super micro-state nation of Vatican City which is actually within the city limits of Rome itself. Yes, the Vatican is within the city of Rome! And yes, the Vatican is considered to be its own country. It’s … Continue reading »

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Another world wonder: Colosseum

Due to the massive amount of things to see and places to go to in Rome, I intentionally left this site out because it requires to be on its own: Colosseum, another world wonder! Like the others, this massive stone stadium was built back in the BC era and was basically the original grand stadium … Continue reading »

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Rome, Italy – the one time capital of the known world

Unlike the modern European capitals that I’ve visited in the past such as Copenhagen, Berlin, Kiev, Riga, etc., I like to think of Rome as being the first capital of the world. During the ancient times, the Roman Empire stretched wide and far encompassing the Mediterranean Sea as its very own inland salt water lake … Continue reading »

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