Places to go and things to do

Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy

Lake Como is located in the northern part of Italy, adjacent to the mountain range, The Alps. It is known for it's breathtaking scenery and unique 'Y' shape. It is the third largest lake in Italy and is approximately 146km square in area. Lake Como, often referred to as just Como, is one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Average daily temperatures in the summer for this area are 27.4 degrees.

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi fountain was originally constructed to bring water to the residents of the city in Rome. The fountain took 32 years to build, from the years 1730-1762. There is a tradition associated with the fountain, where people throw coins into the water. They do this for different reasons, 1 coin for a return trip to Italy, 2 coins for love and 3 coins for a wedding.

Juliet's balcony, Verona, Italy

In Verona, one of the biggest attractions is Juliet's house and it features this balcony, one of the most famous balconies in the world. The play written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, is commonly linked to this Italian city and is the reason why this house has been set up as a place where people can come to explore the story. This house became 'Juliet's House' in 1905 when the city purchased the house off the Dal Capello family.

Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii, a city in Rome, had been an attraction for many people in Ancient Rome. It was populated by 10000 to 20000 people before the massive tragedy happened. In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the whole city in ash and rock. The city was thought to have been destroyed. It was only in the 1700's that people discovered the city had been left untouched underneath all the rock and ash. They had to dig five metres below all the ash to discover the cities remains.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Rome

The leaning tower is a bell tower in Pisa. The tower leans to one side as it was built on soft soil and after the first story had been built it began to lean. The building consists of 8 stories and leans at an angle of 3.97 degrees. There is 7 bells at the top of the tower, one for each note on a musical scale.

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