Once the seat of an empire stretching across the (then) known world, Italy is still a destination for tourists, pilgrims, students and artists from all over the globe. From the Italian fashion capital of Milan and enchanting Venice in the north, to Rome and Vatican City in the west, and Naples and implacable Mt. Vesuvius [...]
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Lucca is a small medieval Italian town just 75 kilometers west of Florence and an easy bus or train ride from most cities in Tuscany. It is a popular destination for travelers with a Tuscan itinerary. There are over 30 tourist attractions in Lucca including the Teatro del Giglio, the Torre delle Ore and Torre [...]
The term Liberation Day is used for many countries who were once under an occupation by another state such as The Ukraine and the Netherlands. Liberation Day also marks the end of an oppressive regime, and can also mark the anniversary of a revolution like with Cuba. It can also be considered a sort of [...]
In 1401 the Florentine guild, Arte di Calimala, began a contest between the Florentine artists of the time to decide who would create the -today- North door to the Baptistery in Florence. In 2012, over 600 years later, the Guild of the Dome was born as a sort of modern day guild to protect Florence’s [...]