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Forbes magazine once rated Florence as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This Italian city of Florence is the capital of Tuscany and is very well-known for its history dating back to medieval times when it was a centre for trade and finance. It was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy between 1865 and 1871, and was once home to the very powerful and wealthy Medici family.
Florence

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Venice is a wonderful place to visit but there are tourist traps the unwary can fall into. Having a list of what to do and what not to do is a must.
atp painting

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Paris is a magic city, and so are its museums – not only the Louvre, the Museum d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou, but also the lesser-known Carnavalet, Quai Branly and Rodin. You don’t want to miss them, believe it!

Centre Pompidou

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f you are looking for excellent accommodation to go with your hunger for the wealth of Parisian museums, then this is for you!

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The capital and second largest city in Turkey behind Istanbul is the city of Ankara. It is geographically located in the heart of Central Anatolia and Turkey. It is well known that the locals appreciate and welcome tourists while trying to be as helpful as possible. Most of the younger individuals speak English but most residents will try to speak the language if they recognized that you are from an English-speaking country.

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Founded in the mid 1500’s, Helsinki has been appropriately nicknamed the “Daughter of the Baltic” and was named the capital city in 1812. The Russian czar again built the city to resemble St. Petersburg. A cosmopolitan city that still retains the old-world charm, it is a tourist destination. Aside from the architecture, culture, dining venues, and shopping venues, one of the main tourist attractions are Helsinki’s most visited museums. The following will give you an idea of the better ones to visit while vacationing in the city.

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If you’re a fan of military history or a collector of military memorabilia, the following list of war museums of the UK will provide you with plenty to think about regarding these wars. And if you are not too keen on history, it still makes a memorable trip for the whole family.

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Turin was the original capital of modern day Italy and most recently was the home of the 2006 Winter Olympics. The city is beautiful but more importantly, one of the most underestimated destinations in Italy. One of the more prolific features of the city is that there are over 50 art galleries and museums in the city. For art and culture aficionados and those looking for a relaxed day out visiting the heritage of the city, there is nothing better than touring the palaces and museums here.

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The Vatican and Vatican City need no introduction other than the fact that it is the center of Catholicism. It is also the home of some of the greatest museums in the world which can trace their origins to the sale of a single sculpture over five centuries ago. This is the sculpture that commemorates the priest Laocoön who attempted to make the ancient people of Troy to decline the gift of the hollowed out Greek horse. The sculpture was discovered in January of 1506. The following is a list of Vatican museums that have originated since then.

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The capital and largest city of Poland is Warsaw. The city sits on the Vistula River and is just about the halfway point between the Baltic Sea on the north and the Carpathian Mountains on the south. Warsaw is the home to numerous beautiful palaces as well as a number of old mansions many of which were destroyed during Second World War. Fortunately, many of them were converted into museums by being completely restored and depict a great deal of Warsaw’s and Poland’s culture and history. The following is a list of some you should consider visiting.

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1) Schloβ Belvedere: This absolutely gorgeous palatial complex is definitely not to be missed while in Vienna. The former palace has been converted into an art gallery and now houses some of the most coveted international artwork. Stroll through the impeccably-maintained gardens. Visit the art galleries. Marvel at the beautiful Baroque architectural facades of the palace. Learn more about Austrian history at one of the museums. You won’t run out of things to do or see.

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Whether you are vacationing on the Isle of Wight, exploring London for a week or two, or venturing to the northernmost point of Northumbria, there is much to see and do in England. Known for its colorful history from ancient Roman times to the present, England’s landscape is dotted with an abundance of castles and museums to display the historical past of this once magnificent world power. The following museums in the greater London area are some of the lesser known museums in England worth visiting.

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The north of Portugal is almost totally ignored by international visitors who concentrate, perhaps understandably, on the south of the country. However this is to ignore a particularly beautiful part of the world and the immensely attractive city of Porto. Among Porto’s many charms are a world heritage city centre, a fantastic restaurant and late night bar scene as well as easy connections to the rest of Europe.

Porto Portugal River

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Dublin is known as the “Town of the Hurdled Ford” and is Ireland’s capital and largest city. The nightlife of the city and numerous tourist attractions equate to the city’s allure and vibrancy. It is also the most popular point of entry for international travelers visiting Ireland. Dublin is the country’s economic hub and the downtown area can get congested on the streets and very crowded on the walkways. The following list is our top 5 tips when visiting Dublin.

Dublin Ireland Night

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The City of a Thousand minarets – Cairo, Egypt’s, as well as, Africa’s largest city and one of its densest, offers the visiting tourist lots to see. With the right blend of old and new, one can wander the streets of this city and never get enough of it. Cairo derives its meaning from the French Le Caire, meaning “The Conqueror” – and true to its name, this city will conquer your heart.

Cairo Egypt Pyramid

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