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Northern Italy- Top Destinations

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        1.Venice

Known both for tourism and for industry, the floating city is the capital of the region Veneto. Once you get there you can visit St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco and its famous pigeons, the Grand Canal, Santa Maria Della Salute, Florian’s coffee bar and much more. The Carnival of Venice is held annually in the city and so are the Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival.

         2.Milan

Milan is the capital of the region of Lombardy and the province of Milan. Although Milan is mainly an industrial city, it has its own touristic attractions like Piazza del Duomo where you can find the Milan Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Milan, via Dante which leads to the medieval Castello Sforzesco, the Teatro alla Scala, Santa Maria delle Grazie, the neoclassical Palazzo Belgiojoso, the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele, Velasca Tower. Milan is also regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world.

         3.Genoa

An important seaport in northern Italy, Genoa is the capital of the Province Genoa and the region of Liguria. The city has a rich artistic history and lots of touristic attractions like Aquarium of Genoa, the prestigious neoclassical Teathre San Carlo, the Luigi Ferraris Stadium, Genoa Cathedral and the Church of San Donato. Via XX Settembre is the main shopping street as well as the Historic Centre.

         4.Verona

Home to 265.000 inhabitants, Verona is the second most populated municipality of the region of Veneto. The Roman military settlement is what is now the centre of the city. Here you can find Piazza delle Erbe, the famous Roman amphitheatre(The Arena), Piazza dei signori, the Roman Theatre of Verona, the Stone Wall Bridge, the Gavi Arch, Porta Borsari, the Ponte Scaligero and the statue of Dante Alighieri. Here you can also see the balcony of the famous Juliette.

         5.Pavia

The ancient Ticinium is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy. Pavia’s most famous landmark is the Carthusian Monastery. Among other notable structures are the Cathedral of Pavia, St Michele Maggiore, the Basilica St. Peter in Golden Sky, St Teodoro, Castello Visconteo, the church of Santa Maria del Camine and the medieval towers. Pavia is also a major Italian college town, with several institutes, academies and universities.

         6.Udine

A city and comune  in the middle of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region at less than 40 km from the Slovenian border. The church of Santa Maria della Purita, Piazza della Liberta, Loggia del Lionello, Loggia di San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Udine are some of the great sights from this city.

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