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Traveling Italy in a Week by Train

As a nation that was once made of smaller states and kingdoms, Italy is a country that has some very strong regional identities, which range from the traditionally wealthy northern cities down to poorer regions in the south. Italy is one of the most visited countries in Europe because of the range of destinations and unique experiences you can have within its borders.

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Who needs Versailles when you’ve got… The Royal Palace of Naples was one of the four residences near Naples used by the Bourbon Kings during their rule of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies (1730-1860): the others were the palaces of Caserta, Capodimonte overlooking Naples, and the third Portici, on the slopes of Vesuvius.

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from Tour Italy Now

Sunny Italy Tour: 8 Days, 7 Nights Small Group Tour

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Giovanni Sforza - First husband of Lucretia Borgia.Sforza family, was one of the most powerful in Europe, so Alexander united the two families by marrying Lucrezia to Giovanni Sforza. He also married Gioffre, his youngest son from Vannozza, to Sancia of Aragon of the Kingdom of Aragon and Naples. He established a second familial link to the Spanish royal house through Giovanni's marriage during what was a period of on-again/off-again conflict between France and Spain over the Kingdom of…

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Cromer is a largely unremarkable English seaside town, famous for its crabs but not a lot else. Chris Warren’s picture, looking down Jetty Street towards the open sea gives this ‘gem of the Norfolk Coast’ an exotic, almost Mediterranean air. The sky is unusually blue, the North Sea even more so and the light catching the jettied upper floors of the houses adds a warmth not always associated with this stretch of coastline | From 4cornersimages.com

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