Rome is an eternal city with history dating back to 753 BC. The remnants of history are visible all across the city. Not surprisingly, Rome houses 12 of Italy’s 45 UNCESCO heritage sites including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column as well as the public buildings of papal Vatican City.
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Florence is probably the most beautiful city in the world with art, sculptures and beautiful facades at every corner. That is hardly surprising as Florence was the epicenter of Renaissance movement. Renaissance literally means “rebirth”, and it refers to the rebirth of two important ancient cultures, Greek and Roman.
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Venice is one of the most elitist cities in Europe known for its palaces and buildings of great pomp and glory. Of the 15,000 prominent buildings in Venice, 900 are palaces! Venice is known more for its canals with the city relying exclusively on boat transportation. The great canals, bridges and pastel piazzas make Venice an obvious choice for the moniker of world's most romantic city.
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The Vatican City might be the smallest city in the world but is the temporal centre of the Catholic Church. The Vatican is the Pope's place of residence for most of the year, and if you come on the right day you can experience a Papal address. The Vatican holds some of the most important and magnificent paintings from the Renaissance era, and they are held in the Vatican museums. Probably the most famous painting is Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Saint Peter's Basilica is generally considered the largest Renaissance church in the world, and the interior does not disappoint. Come here to see the painted interior of the dome, and to experience a daily mass in the religious centre of the Catholic faith.
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