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Is a popular destination in Umbria, the Green heart of Italy; Assisi was the place of birth of Saint Francis (San Francesco), who is the patron saint of Italy. Itís a peaceful place, with museums, churches, ruins and the saint Francis Basilica where the tomb of Saint Francis is kept. Many believers travel to this place for pilgrimage.

Galleria dell'Accademia:

Itís one of the most important museums around the world; this place features the famous Michelangeloīs sculpture: The David, and a wonderful collection of paintings and other invaluable sculptures organized in 24 rooms.

Leaning Tower of Pisa:

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is considered an icon of Italy and Europe; itís a stunning building because it seems to defy gravity with a lean of 5.5 degrees. The leaning Tower of Pisa is a mandatory stop during a trip to Pisa, Italy; until 2004 people couldnít climb the tower for safety reasons but now you can climb the 294 steps of the spiral staircase; this highlight is not famous only for leaning, itís also famous for its design and Romanesque architecture applied, It was built to be the bell tower of the Cathedral and Cemetery.

Mount Etna:

The Volcano Etna is located in Sicily and is the most active volcano in Europe and each time it erupts it looks more glorious, imposing and the Sicily landscape changes with awesome images.
Volcano Etna is not only the most impressive volcano; itís also the greatest mountain in Italy and counts with a rich wildlife that includes different species of animals, such us lizards, foxes, squirrels, cats, falcons and birds as well as plants.

Palazzo Te:

The Palazzo Te is an impressive building under the mannerist style; its construction (1524-1534) was commissioned to a pupil of the famous Raphael. The building has magnificent rooms with a great collection of Mesopotamian art and mannerism productions of artists from ancient times.

The Colosseum:

Itís Is one of the most imposing buildings around Italy, it was initially known as the Flavius Amphitheatre; the coliseum was the largest public entertainment arena in ancient times and featured different shows from comedies in the mornings to gladiator events in the afternoon. Romans used lions for the afternoon events, these animals were starved for three days before the contest and if the animals couldnít kill the gladiators then they were killed by men trained to do that.

Trattoria Corrieri:

Itís one of the most important restaurants in Italy; in this trattoria you can taste the best of Italian typical cuisine with an excellent ambience and at reasonable prices. Here you can enjoy five kinds of prosciutto and real parmesan cheese as well as other amazing dishes in this trattoria; Enjoy the most delicious food and forget about the rest. Trattoria Corrieri is located in Via Conservatorio, 1, Parma, Italia and you can contact them by phone: +39 0521 234426.

Lake Como:

Lake Como is a well-known lake around Italy and the deepest too; many tourists consider it a perfect romantic destination due to its beautiful landscapes and resort villages; The Lake is located in the northern Lakes District surrounded by hills and mountains. Once you get there, you can enjoy vibrant festivals most of them are celebrated in June and September or if you arrive in another season you can enjoy the cruises around the lake, or other outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, skiing fishing or visit the attractions that this place offers you.

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