Top 9 Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Italy

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

It just isn’t a trip to Italy without a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This famous tower, conveniently located in the city of Pisa, is a popular tourist attraction known for its unique architecture.

The lean for which the Leaning Tower of Pisa known is caused by an inadequate foundation, and began when the tower was constructed in the 12th century. The lean slowly worsened over many centuries and threatened the tower’s collapse, such that stabilization efforts were undertaken between 1964 and 2008. Through the addition of counterweights, support cables, and ground removal around the base, the tower was made stable, with its characteristic lean maintained.

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The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain, located in Rome, is one of Italy’s most famous landmarks. This grandiose fountain features elaborate carved figures, including the god Neptune, Tritons, sea horses, and a young girl.

It has appeared in many movies, including Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita. When you stop by the fountain, be sure to throw a coin in to ensure you’ll safely return to Rome.

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Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that famously destroyed the town of Pompeii in the year 79 CE, is now a tourist attraction surrounded by a national park. Although Vesuvius still occasionally erupts, (though recent eruptions have been much less violent than the famous eruption of 79 CE) you can actually visit the summit and peer down into the crater if you’re up for a little walking.



Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

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The Best Canadian Hockey Towns

Canada and hockey go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you didn’t know that, you either don’t watch hockey or you’ve never been to Canada in the wintertime. Just like any sport, hockey has its hotbeds. Coincidentally, each and every one of the cities and towns mentioned in this article claims superiority. Mind you, in entirely different ways. Some cling to a long and storied history. Others flash around their laundry list of NHL alumni, current Hall of Famers, and future Hall of Famers. Today, we’ll take a look at the best of the best. Lace ‘em up, tape up your stick, and put the foil on. These are the best hockey towns in the Great White North.

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