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History, architecture, art and much more - great Italian destinations!

Street scenes of Torino, or Turin, the capital of Piedmont. This sub alpine territory is famous for the shroud of Turin, its cafes and cars. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
The ancient Greek Temple of Juno, located in the medieval city of Agrigento, on Sicily's southern coast.
The Temple of Juno was built in the mid-5th century BC. It was dedicated to the goddess Hera (Greek name), or Juno (Roman name). Alessandro Fucarini / AP
Cyclists pedal in downtown Milan's Duomo Square, renowned Milan's gothic cathedral in the background.
Milanese were forced to renounce to their cars by local authorities calling for a car less day to fight pollution and encourage citizens to take public transportation. Some 150 cities all over Italy declared a car less day on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000. Luca Bruno / AP
Tourists visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Cathedral in the "Square of Miracle" Aug. 24, 2002 in Pisa, Italy.
The Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral. Its construction began in August, 1173 and continued for approximately two hundred years.
The tower began to lean due to interaction with the soil on which it was built. The tower reopened in December, 2001 after 10 years of stabilization work. Franco Origlia / Getty Images
Aerial view from a mongolfiere (hot air balloon) as it flies over the ruins of the antic Pompei city, near Naples, May 27, 2005. Mario Laporta / AFP - Getty Images
Michelangelo's famous marble statue of "David" (left) is bathed in natural light streaming through the dome of Florence's Accademia Gallery May 24, 2004, next to the "Pieta", another Michelangelo sculpture. Vincenzo Pinto / AFP - Getty Images
Tourists visit the Foro Romano in Rome. The Roman Forum was the city's political and economic center during the Republican era and maintained its position into the Imperial age. It was mostly abandoned at the end of the 4th century. Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images
Turin's Mole Antonelliana dome stands out on Turin's skyline, northern Italy. The building was originally designed as a synagogue, but been restored into the National Museum of Cinema. Massimo Pinca / AP
Gondolas wait for tourists near Saint Marks Square Sept. 12, 2005 in Venice, Italy. The city stretches across 117 small islands, is linked by over 150 canals and 400 bridges. G
ondolas, water taxis and water buses are the only modes of transportation around this unique, vehicle free city. Chris Jackson / Getty Images
Italy's cities, villages and capitals offer a plethora of adventures. Tino Soriano / National Geographic via Getty Images