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Genoa, Italy tourist information

I INTRODUCTION Genoa (Italian Genova; ancient Genua), city, northwestern Italy, capital of Genoa Province, in Liguria Region, a seaport on the Gulf of Genoa (an arm of the Ligurian Sea). The city lies beside a fine natural harbor at the foot of a … Continue reading

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Pisa, Leaning Tower of

Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Leaning Tower of, the campanile, freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of Pisa, Italy. Like the cathedral and associated baptistery, the tower was built in the Romanesque style. Adjacent to the three structures is a … Continue reading

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Acropolis of Athens Greece

I INTRODUCTION Acropolis (Greek akros, “highest”; polis, “city”), fortified natural stronghold or citadel in ancient Greece. The Greeks built their towns in plains near or around a rocky hill that could easily be fortified and defended. The word acropolis referred both to the … Continue reading

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Athens, Greece tourist information

I INTRODUCTION Athens (Greece), city in southeastern Greece, capital and largest city of the country. Situated on the Attic plain on the Greek mainland, it is surrounded by mountains on three sides, the most important of which are Párnis, Pendéli, and Hymettos (Imittós). … Continue reading

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Greece Tourist information

I INTRODUCTION Greece (Greek Hellas), officially known as the Hellenic Republic (Ellinikí Dimokratía), country in southeastern Europe, occupying the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula. Famed for the beauty of its landscape, Greece is dominated by mountains and sea. The Aegean, Mediterranean, and … Continue reading

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Istanbul, Turkey

I INTRODUCTION Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, city in northwestern Turkey, the only city in the world that sits astride two continents Europe and Asia. İstanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the country’s chief commercial and cultural center. With the finest natural … Continue reading

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Andorra

I INTRODUCTION Andorra, parliamentary principality, southwestern Europe, situated in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains, bordered on the north and east by France, and on the south and west by Spain. Also called Valleys of Andorra, the country has an area of 468 sq … Continue reading

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Colosseum, Rome

Colosseum, largest and most famous ancient Roman amphitheater. The emperor Vespasian, who ruled Rome(Italy) from ad 69 to 79, began construction of the city’s Colosseum and his son, the Roman emperor Titus, dedicated it in ad 80. The Colosseum was … Continue reading

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Tourist information about Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, city, northeastern Spain, capital of Barcelona Province and the autonomous region of Catalonia, a seaport on the Mediterranean Sea between the Llobregat and Besos rivers. Barcelona is the second largest Spanish city in population and the principal industrial and … Continue reading

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