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The Palace of Venaria

Reggia di Venaria Reale, near Turin, Italy, is one of the largest palaces in the world (80,000 square meters).  Charles Emmanuel II began the building of his hunting “lodge” in 1675.  The plan was for a palace, gardens, and hunting … Continue reading

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Ortygia and Syracuse, Sicily

At one time, Syracuse was the largest city in the ancient world, larger than either Athens or Corinth!  It was the birthplace of Archimedes, the mathematician and engineer.  This city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ortygia … Continue reading

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