Victor Emmanuel II Monument / Altare della Patria / Il Vittoriano, Rome

Victor Emmanuel II Monument / Altare della Patria / Il Vittoriano, Rome

The Vicro Emmanuel II monument is centred on the unification of Italy and is therefore considered one of Italy’s national symbols.

The monument occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill and it’s not far from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

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A Day Out in Florence

A Day Out in Florence

Florence has good transport links, so it’s quite feasible to have a day trip there. However, you need to plan your day meticulously as there is lots to see in the city. With some planning, you can certainly have a day out to remember.

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Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (il Duomo), Florence

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (il Duomo), Florence

The Duomo is an imposing sight in the heart of the historic centre of Florence. The building is a clear landmark and can be seen from miles around, standing above all the other medieval buildings. The distinctive terracotta-tiled dome is one of the most famous symbols of Florence.

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Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence

Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence

Ponte Vecchio which translates as “Old Bridge” in Italian is undoubtedly one of Florence’s most well-known landmarks. It definitely has its photograph taken more than any other bridge in the city. It is quite spectacular when seen from a distance and even more stunning when you walk over it!

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Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

One of Italy’s must-see sights, the Leaning Tower took almost 200 years to build. When it was completed in 1372 it was already listing. Over the centuries the tilt has worsened almost to point of collapse. It was finally stopped by a major stabilisation project in the 1990s.

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