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Whole Earth Guide

Let us be your tourist guide to the world. As we expand into new countries, we'll give you all the information that you need to know before you go and show you all the highlights of each country and region. Along the way we'll reveal places that you can stay with the service levels you thought had long since gone.

Whole Earth Guide in Italy

Escape to a true city of romance - Venice

It is said that if you want to really get hopelessly lost in a city then Venice will be your choice. This city promises to wrap it's arms around the most cynical traveller and seduce them into a world of romance and magic.

Venice is built on three hundred and seventeen small islands, and holds one hundred and fifty canals, connected by an amazing four hundred and nine bridges, of which only thr...

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Last updated 05 Feb 2008

Turin (Torino) - the shroud and the city

In the minds of many people Turin (or Torino in Italian) is all about the shroud but there's much more to it than that of course.

The shroud itself is held within the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in the centre of the city. Unless you are very lucky, you'll probably have to make do with looking at the copy of the shroud on display at the entrance of the cathedral as the shroud itself is n...

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Last updated 04 Nov 2007

Capitol of Tuscany and the birthplace of Renaissance - Florence

Florence, the city of flowers, was the place where the Renaissance grew and anticipated Enlightenment and thus Modernity as a whole. Florence is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Italy and the world. It gave to birth many of the men who have more profoundly influenced the course of human history in every field of knowledge, art, literature and philosophy. Most of the world artistic p...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

See the most famous leaning tower in the world at Pisa

The Tuscan city of Pisa is most famous for it's leaning tower. It's the tower where, thanks to the lean, Galileo was able to perform his famous experiments which demonstrated that all weights fall at the same speed. Odd as it may seem to us today Aristotle had declared that a ten kilo weight would fall at ten times the speed of a one kilo weight yet nobody had bothered to check this theory until G...

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Last updated 1 Nov 2007

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