Madrid
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, located in the center of the country. Being the highest capital of Europe, Madrid is very hot in summer and quite…

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Corfu Island
Corfu is the Italian version of the name of this island. The Greek version is Kerkyra. It is the second largest island in the Ionian group of islands. Compared to…

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When is it better to relax in Azerbaijan?
An ancient state with a five-thousand-year history, the birthplace of the “Shamakhand queen” from Pushkin’s fairy tale “The Golden Cockerel”, the place where Noah lived out his last days and…

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Naples

Naples is a major city in southern Italy, the capital of the Campania region. The city is located in close proximity to Vesuvius – the largest active volcano in Europe, which destroyed and preserved to this day the ancient cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum.

The strategic location of Naples was the cause of numerous attacks, since the founding of the city in the VIII century BC. Initially, the Greek settlement was captured by the Romans in 327 BC, and became the favorite residence of emperors and literary figures, including Virgil and Nero. In the 7th century, Naples was ruled by Byzantium, and later by Norman Sicily. The city reached its highest point of medieval prosperity under Charles of Anjou, when in 1266 he made Naples the capital of the Kingdom of Naples. Karl expanded the city and decorated it with palaces and churches. Further, the Spanish Habsburgs were followed by the Bourbons, Bonaparte and the dynasty of the rulers of Savoy, when the Campaign became part of a united Italy in 1860. Continue reading

Where to stay in Vienna
It’s not for nothing that many people call Vienna the grand drawing room of Europe - with such riches it’s not a shame to receive the highest guests. Moreover, it…

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Ceylon: the customs and foundations of modern Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, in general, a poor Asian country, the life expectancy of the population is surprisingly high, even by European standards - an average of 75 years (73 for…

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Athens
The capital of the Hellenic Republic is located in the historical region of Attica. Together with the nearest settlements and Piraeus is the Athenian agglomeration with a population of more…

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Brilliant St. Petersburg
May Petersburg welcomes guests with warmth and bright sunshine. But, of course, not always so lucky. Petersburgers like to complain about the weather and talk about the cold and dank…

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