Bologna

Sights of Bologna

In Bologna (Bologna) is the oldest active university in Europe, covered arched galleries, stretching for a total of forty kilometers, the fifth largest temple of the planet. Here you can see firsthand the anatomical theater, where ten centuries ago anyone could watch the preparation of corpses.
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Galileo Galilei - the founder of exact science

The name of the outstanding Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (Galileo Galilei) is well known even to people who are far from physics, mathematics and astronomy. His fundamental works and inventions had a significant impact on the development of scientific thought of the XVI - XVII centuries and subsequent eras. Biography Galileo Galilei was a convinced rationalist who believed that all phenomena and laws of nature have their own explanations and are subject to the human mind.
Cities of Italy

Venice Carnival: history and traditions of the most famous holiday in Italy

Traditionally, before the fasting and ten days before the Shrovetide throughout the Italy, lush Carnivals cope brightly and colorfully, which literally translates from Italian as “farewell to meat” (Italian: Carni, vale). The most famous carnival in Italy, and throughout the world, is the carnival in Venice. Separately, the dates of the Carnivals in 2010-2020.
Florence

Sights of Florence

Florence is incomparable in terms of beautiful views and historical sites. Most of the wonders of the city will require a day, or even not one, to fully study it. The city, founded in the I century BC. e., just saturated with magnificent cathedrals, chic villas and palazzos, green gardens and other amazing places.
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Octavian Augustus - interesting facts about the Roman emperor

Since the world recently celebrated the 2004 anniversary of the death of Octavian Augustus, we picked up ten of the most interesting facts about the first emperor of the Roman Empire. Augustus, also known as Gaius Octavius, died on August 19, 14. Gaius Iulius Caesar’s nephew and adoptive son is famous for the fact that he was able to make the powerful Roman Empire out of the weak Roman Republic, which he headed for 40 years.

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How to get from Milan to Rome and from Rome to Milan

There are several ways to get from Rome to Milan. If we talk only about the most popular of them, then this is an airplane, train, bus and rented car. Each method has its own nuances, amenities and budget. Where possible, we will provide links to additional services that will help to reduce the cost or ease the trip.
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My favorite books about Italy and Rome | 2019
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My favorite books about Italy and Rome

"You can get bored in Rome in the second month of your stay, but not in the sixth, and if you stay a year, you will have the thought of staying here forever." Stendhal. I can read books about the history of Rome and Italy endlessly, but where is it better to start if you are just going on a trip and want to try at least a little understanding of this beautiful country?
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence | 2019
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence

Like a beautiful flower in the heavens, the earthly embodiment of which in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance was considered Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore has a genuine, unique and elusive charm. Its octagonal dome, as if hovering over the historical center, can be seen on thousands of thousands of photographs from hundreds of angles - but it is always different.
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2016 New Year's Eve Dinner at Take Your Time | 2017
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2016 New Year's Eve Dinner at Take Your Time

We are pleased to invite all readers of ITALY FOR ME to celebrate New Year 2016 at our favorite bistro restaurant Take Your Time, located in one of the most atmospheric areas of Rome - Trastevere (see photo). Quiet, cozy restaurant and charismatic owner Giacomo, who is in love with Italian cuisine, will pamper you with the most delicious dishes on New Year's Eve.
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Pasta alla norm: a cooking lesson from a Sicilian mistress | 2019
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Pasta alla norm: a cooking lesson from a Sicilian mistress

Pasta alla norm is one of the most popular in Sicily. She just cooks, but, despite all the simplicity of cooking, she has grace. And every housewife has her own little secrets that make this dish incredibly tasty. It reflects the very essence of the island: ripe meaty Sicilian tomatoes, bright purple eggplant and Sicilian ricotta find unity in this dish.
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Balsamic vinegar | 2019
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Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar or just balsamic is the most exquisite of Italian seasonings. Traditional balsamic is very thick in consistency and even resembles tar, including in color. Among food vinegars, balsamic is the most fragrant and has a very pleasant sweet and sour taste with rich fruity notes.
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How to get from Florence to Pisa: train, bus, car
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How to get from Florence to Pisa: train, bus, car

Florence and Pisa are only 69 km from each other, therefore, having been in Florence for a few days, it will not be difficult to get out of the capital of Tuscany for a day to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and other famous sights of the city with your own eyes. Moreover, the road from Florence to Pisa deserves to be given special attention - the rural landscapes of Tuscany are no less famous than the cities of this region.
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Borghese Gallery in Rome
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Borghese Gallery in Rome

The Borghese Roman Gallery (Galleria Borghese) is a worthy setting for Italy's outstanding cultural values. It is part of the rich heritage left by the Italian nobleman Scipio Borghese (Scipione Borghese). The huge park in the Roman style and the magnificent villa of the Cardinal Hedonist were filled with art objects for many years.
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Naples Toledo metro station - the most beautiful in Europe

The American news agency CNN has published a rating of the most beautiful subway stations in Europe. According to an authoritative publication, the most amazing and original platform in the metro is located in the Italian city of Naples and is called “Toledo”. Another world-famous newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, approved the choice of its American counterparts.
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Walk to the Boé Peak in the Dolomites

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Vatican City

The independent city-state of the Vatican was founded according to the Lateran agreement between the Italian state and the Roman Catholic Church in 1929. It is located on the right bank of the Tiber in the western part of Rome. The Vatican is the smallest state in the world and it contains all the highest governing bodies of the Roman Catholic Church, including the residence of the pope.
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Milan
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Milan

Milan is a modern city. He does not immediately throw all his charms into the tourist’s face. Here you need to live longer, studying and exploring it. A good reason to visit Milan is the opportunity to buy branded items at fabulous prices. Milan (Milano) Milan (Milano) - the "northern capital" of Italy, the second city in the country in size and importance.
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