St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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St. Peter’s Basilica

St Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world. Italy’s greatest architects built it in the Vatican over a period of a hundred years. The church was built during the period 1506–1626. Saint Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus Christ,died here in 64 AD and is buried under the central altar in the church. Saint Peter is looked upon as the first Pope. …

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Accademia Gallery – Art Museum in Florence, Italy

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Accademia Gallery is an art museum in Florence, Italy. The star attraction in the museum is the original Michelangelo’s sculpture, David.  There are other famous sculptures and Renaissance paintings by Florentine masters of 14th and 15th centuries. Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, founded the museum in 1784. From Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station, usually abbreviated to Firenze SMN, it is a short walk of 1.1 km. The station is a terminus with 19 platforms. …

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Roman Colosseum – Icon of Roman Empire

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Roman Colosseum was an icon of the Roman Empire. The empire included large areas around the Mediterranean Sea in EuropeNorthern Africa, and Western Asia. Slaves built the colosseum as a symbol of Roman military might. What struck me at first sight was its vast size. It is an architectural marvel. It must have been quite a place when gladiators and wild animals fought to death. Gladiators were professional combatants in ancient Rome.

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