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I.I.S. Gaetano De Sanctis Rome - Italy COMENIUS PROJECT NO OTHER WORLD TO LIVE Italian Journey Balikesir Meeting, Nov. 2013
Do you know the land where the lemon-trees grow, in darkened leaves the gold-oranges glow, a gentle wind blows from the pure blue sky, still stands the myrtle, and the laurel high? Do you know it well? It’s there, it’s there I’d be gone, to be there with you, oh my beloved one. Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Turin (Torino) the capital of Piemonte, former capital of the Reign of Italy, is now an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is located on the left bank of the River Po, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch. In 2006 the Winter Olympics were held in the city. The most important monument is the Mole Antonelliana, now a Cinema Museum.
Venice (Venezia) in north-eastern Italy is sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is situated in the marshy Venetian Lagoon. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. Important events such as the Carnival of Venice and the Venice Film Festival are held In the city. The most important tourist location is Piazza San Marco.
Florence (Firenze) the centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. It was capital of Italy from 1865 to 1871. The city contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. Its Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio are famous the world over.
Naples (Napoli) is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. It was founded by the Greeks around the sixth century BC. During the Punic war Naples became an ally of the Roman Republic. Underneath Naples lies a series of caves and structures created by centuries of mining and in this hidden part of the city several catacombs can also be found. On display at the National Archaeological museum are remains from the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Palermo is the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily. The city is famous for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy. First settled by Greek tribes it was conquered by the Romans. The Palazzo dei Normanni is now the regional parliament but in the past centuries it used to be the seat of power of the rulers in Sicily. The building contains the Palatine Chapel, famous for its wonderful Byzantine mosaics.