Turin is the capital of Piedmont and is known for the refinement of its architecture and its cuisine. The Alps rise to the north-west of the city. Sumptuous baroque buildings and old cafés flank the avenues and grand squares of Turin, such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Nearby is the high spire of the Mole Antonelliana, from the 19th century, which hosts the interactive exhibitions of the National Cinema Museum. Turin is the capital of Piedmont and is known for the refinement of its architecture and its cuisine. The Alps rise to the north-west of the city. Sumptuous baroque buildings and old cafés flank the avenues and grand squares of Turin, such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Nearby is the high spire of the Mole Antonelliana, from the 19th century, which hosts the interactive exhibitions of the National Cinema Museum. The Egyptian Museum, second to that of the Cairo, is worth a visit, as well as the royal palaces of the Savoy Family, especially the Reggia of Venaria Reale.
A Guglielmo Marconi, Premio Nobel per la Fisica nel 1909, è dovuta la prima trasmissione radiotelegrafica effettuata il 1903con un trasmettitore a scintilla. Marconi individuò nella zona di Coltano tra Pisa e Livorno il luogo adatto per costruire la prima stazione radio italiana a onde lunghe. Coloro che arrivando da Livorno e da Pisa entrano nel territorio di Coltano, si trovano davanti a dimensioni senza spazio e senza tempo con l’impressione di giungere in un altro pianeta, un piccolo borgo ricco di storia e circondato da un ambiente dove l’uomo non ha completamente vinto sulla natura. Le origini di Coltano si perdono nel tempo. Il suo territorio è rimasto per secoli quasi completamente isolato con i suoi acquitrini malsani e le vaste paludi che rendevano complessa la situazione idro-geologica di tutta la zona. Solamente con l’arrivo dei Granduchi Medicei iniziò quel percorso che in molti decenni portò al miglioramento del territorio, soprattutto con la costruzione della Villa Medicea.
Matera is a city located on a rocky outcrop in Basilicata, in southern Italy. It includes the area of the Sassi, a complex of Cave Houses excavated in the mountain. Evacuated in 1952 because of the poor conditions of life, the Sassi now host museums such as the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, with antique furniture and handicrafts. One of the nearby rupestrian churches is Santa Lucia alle Malve, with 13th-century frescoes.
Genoa is an amazing port city and is the capital of the Liguria region. It is known for its important role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the historic center is the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, in Romanesque style with a black and white striped façade and frescoed interiors. Narrow streets lead to monumental squares like the Piazza de Ferrari, with its characteristic bronze fountain and the Carlo Felice opera house. It has the biggest ancient city center still remained as it eas through the centuries. Famous all over the world for its handmade focaccia.
Roma caput mundi, a city of a thousand faces. Rome is the political capital of Italy, but also the center of Christianity and houses within its territory the city-state of the Vatican. The seat of the papacy, its structure today is the result of numerous urban and architectural interventions that have been stratified over the millennia. in Rome imperial is surely the best known. The splendor of antiquity revives throughout the capital: from the Colosseum to the Imperial Fora, the Domus Aurea, the Pantheon and the Circus Maximus. The capital is also a lively city that offers its visitors a multitude of cultural events and museums.
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, hosts many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of the most famous places is the Duomo, the cathedral with a tiled dome designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto's bell tower. The Accademia Gallery exhibits the sculpture of Michelangelo's David while in the Uffizi Gallery there is Botticelli's Birth of Venus and the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci.
Elegant, precious, inimitable, fun, romantic: this is Venice, the gem of the Venetian and Italian tourism scene, where churches, palaces, ancient bridges, monuments, and squares tell the artistic and cultural vivacity that has marked and still marks the history of this city. The heart of Venice is the splendid Piazza San Marco, the most elegant living room in Europe, surrounded by works of unquestionable value: the imposing bell tower and the Basilica with its five portals and the decorations of marble and mosaics that anticipate the splendor and the wealth of interiors. Also the museums, the Biennale of Architecture, the gondolas and the ancient caffè Florian, everything is worth a visit.