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Lombardy Travel Guide

Lombardy Travel Guide

The richest and most populous of Italy’s regions, Lombardy is home to Milan. Milan is not only the capital of Lombardy, but also Italy’s capital of fashion, finance, and media. Known as Lombardia in Italian, Lombardy derives its name from the Longobards, a Germanic kingdom that ruled large stretches of the Italian peninsula beginning in…

Venice Travel Guide

Venice Travel Guide

Venice is one of the most evocative and unforgettable cities in the world. Famous for its canals, bridges, gondolas, and hidden alleys, the city was the seat of the Venetian Republic for 1,000 years. Venice’s role as the capital of a maritime republic and as one of the most significant ports in the Mediterranean meant…

Florence Travel Guide

Florence Travel Guide

Florence is one of the most visited cities in Italy for both first-time and experienced travelers. The picturesque capital of Tuscany, Florence (Firenze, in Italian) is known for its Renaissance art and architecture and the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marcel Proust called it “a miracle city enbalmed.” Florence’s skyline is defined by…