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Cities Of Italy

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Thomas Vlassis

on 24 July 2011

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Pompeii By Thomas Vlassis, Ethan Taylor and Wilson Salah Milan Milan Four Tourist attractions The Duomo is the world's largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in Europe. Building began in 1386 and lasted nearly 500 years! Its marble facade is magnificent and its roof has 135 spires and 3200 statues. Inside, the crucifix is said to contain a nail from the cross of Christ. Its piazza is the hub of Milan. There is also a museum. Be sure to climb the stairs or take the elevator to the top for views of Milan and the Duomo's spires. I have Choosen this tourist attraction beacause it is so different to other cathedrals, by the people that go there and the design of the outside. 1. The Duomo Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a huge glass-roofed shopping arcade lined with expensive shops, bars, and restaurants. Built in 1867, it links the squares of the Duomo and La Scala and has mosaics with the symbols of the cities forming the newly united Italy. Some people consider it good luck to stand on the testicles of the bull of Turin. I have choosen this tourist attraction due to it is unlike visiting shopping centres it australia, there has been a lot of work put into it so it can dazel people from overseas and even people in there own country. 2. Galleria Vittorio 3. 4. Santa Maria della Grazie contains Da Vinci's famous fresco, the Last Supper. Although the building was bombed in 1943, the fresco survived. To visit, it is necessary to book in advance. I choose this attraction because the painting is very significant to our christian life and is painted with faith. Santa Maria della Grazie Pinacoteca di Brera Pinacoteca di Brera, originally started by Napolean, is Milan's most prestigious art gallery. It holds a huge collection of over 600 works in 40 rooms. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site in the Palazzo Brera. I choose this attraction because it would be amazing to see so many paintings in the same place and to know that a lot of effort went into them. Assisi Four Tourist Attractions Pompeii was famous for a Volcano that erupted. The whole city is still covered in ruins, but you can visit Pompeii. Pompeii shows the typical topography of a Roman city with its decuman and cardinal roads which intersect at right angles creating an orthogonal grid: the cardo follows a north-south direction, the decumanus lies eastwest. Four tourist attractions 1. Villa San Marco The Villa San Marco is one the largest and most beautiful villa in pompeii it has a courtyard containing a pool, a triclinium with views of the bay, and a colonnaded courtyard. There are also many other small rooms, a kitchen, and two internal gardens. Villa San Marco also has a private bath complex. It is a beautiful tourist attraction which also view how people lived in those times. It is also famous because it has frescoes, sculptures, statues and architecture, which show styles and themes comparable to those found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. 2. House of the Faun Pompeii The House of the Faun or in Italian: Casa del Fauno, built during the 2nd century BC, was one of the largest, and most impressive private residences in Pompeii, Italy, and housed many great pieces of art. It is one of the most luxurious aristocratic houses from the Roman republic, and reflects this period better than most archaeological evidence found even in Rome itself. The house of the faun has a beautiful modified garden which gives the place a welcoming gift. Assisi Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi I chose this site because the Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Franciscan Order in Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. The burial place of St Francis, the basilica is one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. The basilica actually comrpises of an Upper Church and a Lower Church, plus a crypt where the remains of the saint are kept, and a friary.
Since 2000, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Il Mio Viaggio in Italia I chose this site because it is a major church in Assisi that has been important in the history of the Franciscan order. In this church, St Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare and many of their original disciples were baptised. It was on hearing Francis preaching in this church in that Clare became deeply touched by his message and realised her calling. Tommaso da Celano related that once Saint Francis was witnessed praying in this church while, at the same time, he was seen jumping on a chariot of fire in the Porziuncola.
This church is actually the Assisi Cathedral, and it is dedicated to St Rufinus, whose body resides within the altar. Cathedral of San Rufino I chose this site because it was built in 1615 on the site of the presumed birth place of St Francis, the house of Pietro di Bernardone. It was then called Chiesa Nuova because it was the last church to be built in Assisi at that time (New Church).
It was erected because, during a visit to Assisi in 1613, Antonio de Trejo, the Spanish Vicar General of the Franciscans, was saddened when he saw the original home of St Francis becoming dilapidated. Chiesa Nuova I choe this site because it is where St Francis preached to birds. It is a small hermitage in a steep forest gorge at the Monte Subasio, four kilometers above Assisi, and the steps and bows of it arch over a quatrefoil-shaped grotto or devil-hole in the smooth pink stone. The word Carceri means isolated places.
In the 13th century, Saint Francis of Assisi returned here during his life to pray and contemplate as did other hermits before him. Eremo delle Carceri 3. Circumvesuviana Interesting facts about Pompeii Circumvesuviana also known as Strade Ferrate Secondarie Meridionali is a group of narrow-gauge railways connecting towns to the south-east of Naples, Italy. Its tracks run around the base of Mt. Vesuvius, and (using a combination of lines), they completely encircle it, as well as running on down the Sorrento peninsula. There are 96 stations in total on the network, and 138 km of track. It is a great track which transports the different places around Pompeii. The Amphitheatre of Pompeii is the oldest surviving Roman amphitheatre. It is located in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, and was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, that also buried Pompeii itself, and neighbouring Herculaneum. Built around 70 BCE, the current amphitheatre was the first Roman amphitheatre to be built out of stone, previously, they had been built out of wood. The next Roman amphitheatre to be built from stone would be the Colosseum in Rome, which postdates it by over a century. Central North South During the late 18th century and all through the 19th, Milan was an important centre for intellectual discussion and literary creativity.

•The most important religion here is Catholic. Other religions practiced here include Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Protestantism.

•Milan is credited to be the second largest city in Italy. The total population of Milan is around 1.5 million.

•Dumo Cathedral is a major tourist attraction of Milan. It is one of the biggest Gothic Cathedrals in the world.

•Milan is home to Teatro alla Scala, Europe’s premier Opera House with a seating capacity of over 2,000.

•Milan has a strong provincial cuisine. Risotto is the major course of the city as compared to pasta in the other Italian cities.

•One of the world's oldest car racing circuits, Monza Formula One, is located near the city of Milan. The total capacity for the races is around 137,000 spectators now, although in the 1950s, the stands could hold more than 250,000 people.

•Milan is the only city in Europe whose football teams have won both the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. Both the teams play at Giuseppe Meazza - San Siro Stadium. Milan - the fashion capital of the world is a lovely place located in Italy. If you are looking for a vacation with a difference, Milan is the place for you. This place is full of mystical monuments, palaces, etc. that must be visited when you are roaming around in Milan. But of all the things in Milan, the one thing to look out for is the clothing choices. With a wide variety to choose from, visitors are sure to be spoilt for choice. Milan is also famous for the world-renowned La Scala Opera house, Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper and the Gothic Cathedral Duomo. The distance from Milan to Assisi is 381.33 KMS, the distance from Assisi to Pompeii is 302.49 KMS and the distance from Milan to Pompeii is 680.61 KMS Interesting facts By Thomas Vlassis
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