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Discover Square of the Madonna in Loreto

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Piazza Della Madonna a Loreto, Loreto, AN, Marche, Italy. Famous main square of the town, artistic and religious center. We find the Fontana Maggiore, the statue of Sixtus V, the Apostolic Palace, the bell tower by Vanvitelli and the imposing Basilica elevated by Giuliano da Maiano and turned by Giuliano San Gallo in the 16th century, the facade was designed by Giovanni Boccalini in 1571. Booking.com

TURIN EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

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By Zyzzy - Photograph at the Turin Museum courtesy of J. Harrell, Public Domain, Link
TURIN EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123, Torino, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piemonte, Italy . Check out the Museo Egizio in Turin, focused on Egyptian archaeology and anthropology, home to one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities, the most important of this kind after the Cairo museum. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is one of the most visited museums in Italy - and well worth the trip to Turin! Admission ticket to the museum. Booking.com

Campo San Felice and Church in Venice

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Campo San Felice and Church in Venice, Strada Nova, Sestiere (district) of Cannaregio, 30100, Venezia, VE, Italy. San Felice is a church in Venice, located in the sestiere (district) of Cannaregio. It faces the eponymous campo (square), across the Strada Nova. It was founded in the 10th century, although the first document mentioning it dates to 1117. It was reconsecrated in 1267 by the patriarch of Caorle and Jesolo after it had been deeply renewed. Starting from 1531, it was completely rebuilt in the style of Mauro Codussi. The church has a square plan with two façades, the main one featuring pilasters with Corinthian capitals. The interior is on the Greek cross plan, with four pillars at the crossing supporting the arcades of the dome. Artworks include a St. Demetrius attributed to the early Tintoretto (c. 1547) and a crucifix attributed to Andrea Brustolon. An inscription in the interior recalls the baptism of Carlo Rezzonico, future Pope Clement XIII, occurred here on 29 March…