Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, located in the north of the country, at the confluence of the Elbe River in the North Sea. The settlement, which subsequently…

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Holidays in Portugal are beautiful all year round
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Where to stay in Salzburg
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city has a lot of water

Catania – a major port

Catania is a major port located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, the center of the province of the same name. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is about 300 thousand people – it is the second largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.

Catania was founded by Greek colonists who arrived in Sicily in 729 BC. In the 5th century BC the cruel tyrant from Syracuse Heron I expelled the inhabitants of the city and renamed Catania to Aitna, but he was soon overthrown, and the city regained its name. In 403 BC Catania was once again ruled by Syracuse, and the inhabitants of the city were sold into slavery. A statue of Cora (Persephone) with a torch in hand made during that period has survived to this day. Continue reading

Venice

Venice – the most amazing and most famous city in the world – a city on the water, is located in the eastern part of Northern Italy. Venice is one of the largest centers of international tourism in Europe, a city of film and theater festivals and international art exhibitions.

Majestic and beautiful palaces form a bizarre and mysterious world, where the estranged grace of Gothic style is adjacent to the magnificent luxury of Baroque. And almost everywhere is heard the splashing of water, which, washing the basement of buildings, reflects architectural masterpieces.

The main transport in Venice is the river tram, there is also a river taxi, a walk on which will cost much more. The historical mode of transport is an 11-meter, crescent-curved gondola of a constant black color. It is intended mainly for tourists. Continue reading

CountriesGreeceCities of GreeceThessaloniki Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is one of the largest Greek cities. It is located in the northern part of the country, in Macedonia – a historical region well known to tourists from all over the world as the birthplace of Aristotle, the holy enlighteners Cyril and Methodius, the great martyr Dmitry Solunsky, the legendary conqueror Alexander the Great (Great). He is dear to the Turks as the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president of Turkey.

The name of the sister of Alexander of Macedon of Thessaloniki became the name of this city. The city was founded in the 4th century BC. Alexander’s sister became the wife of the Macedonian king Cassander, the founder of Thessaloniki. By the will of Kassandra, two and a half dozen small settlements on the shores of the Aegean Sea were in the city limits. In the II century BC Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki) was captured by the soldiers of the Roman Empire. After its fall, the city became part of another empire – the Byzantine. Continue reading

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