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Bridges of Florence

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Florence has a number of interesting medieval bridges over the Arno river, the most famous of them is the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) also known as the Golden bridge, due to the presence of goldsmith and jeweler's shops on the bridge.

Walking through pigeons

A girl walking through pigeons
Walking through St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City is not as easy as it may sound.

Italian wedding

A wedding in Rome.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo (People's Square) in Rome, Italy as seen from the Pincio.


A view of the Tyrrhenian Sea from a fishing warf in the town of Fiumicino, Italy, about 5 min drive from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.

Street Muse

A Russian accordionist playing at the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
A Russian accordionist playing at the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy.

Swiss Guards

Swiss Guards
The Pontifical Swiss Guards of the Holy See in the official dress uniforms. The Swiss Guard is the de facto military force of Vatican City and the oldest (over 500 years) standing active military unit. There are about 135 men in the force, all - single Catholic Swiss males, not shorter than 174 cm.

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II at night
Galleria (Corso) Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered shopping street in the center of Milan, providing a passage between the Cathedral of Milan on Piazza del Duomo and the La Scala Theater on Piazza della Scala.

The Last Leaf

The last leaf
The Last Leaf is a short sentimental story by O. Henry, first published in his book The Trimmed Lamp.

The Castle of Volta Barolo

The Castle of Volta Barolo, Italy
The 13th century castle of Volta in Barolo (il castello della Volta di Barolo), seen through the vineyard, got its current name from the collapsed vault of the central hall (hence the name "Of the Vault"). According to the legend, the men and women of the court of the castle's lord, were buried by the collapse of the ceiling during a collective orgy, as the devil took possession of their souls.


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