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Veneto Italy

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Veneto is a region full of fascination and charm, with countless natural and artistic attractions, as well as a wide range of not-to-be-missed sights and localities. The first stop on your journey of discovery, naturally, should be Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that also comprises its lagoon, islands and the Grand Canal, flanked by ancient, embellished buildings that recall the splendor of the ancient Maritime Republic. Venice, famous for its historic Carnival, Murano glass, and Burano lace, can be visited on foot, via small lanes (called calli) (and over numerous bridges) - or by boat - from steamboats to gondolas, carrying passengers along the canals to admire some of the most singularly special panoramas in the world. Piazza San Marco, with its Basilica flaunting Byzantine mosaics and domes; the Doge’s Palace, the labyrinth of lanes dotted by shops and workshops; churches decorated with paintings, sculptures and frescoes; museums and even the most hidden piazzas, are all unf…

Lombardia, Lombardy, Italy

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By Paolo da Reggio at it.wikipedia. - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Lombardia, Italy. The naturalistic, artistic and architectural panorama of Lombardy offers tourists numerous visits. There are five UNESCO sites on the regional territory: Mantova, the city of the Gonzaga and Sabbioneta, the "ideal city" of the Italian Renaissance; the Sacri Monti, devotional route in the Varese and Ossuccio areas; the prehistoric cave paintings of Valcamonica; the Rhaetian railway that crosses the mountain landscapes of Albula and Bernina; the nineteenth-century industrial settlement of Crespi d'Adda and, finally, Milan, where, in the beautiful church of Santa Maria delle Grazie you can admire the fresco of the Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Also in Milan, the regional capital, important architectural works are the Teatro alla Scala, the famous stage of world opera, the Castello Sforzesco, and the monumental Duomo, the white marble church dedicated to "Maria nascente"…