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Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, as the administrative body is called Region of Sardinia beyond being an autonomous village belongs to the Republic of Italy. Located west of the Balearic Islands, has an approximate area of 24 thousand square kilometers are mostly populated rocky mountains, hills and plateaus.
The island has no rivers traveling throughout the year because all of them feed on rainfall, some not so common in areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, and appear very isolated ponds near the coast but landlocked ocean.
Among the areas most frequented by tourists within the island, can demarcate two very special: Gennargentu and Costa Smeralda. The first tourist area is a mountainous region located between the provinces of Nuoro Oligastra and, possessing the highest peaks of the island where the ski resorts to those who assist visitors in winter.
Who would have imagined that one of the most visited places in Italy is a Caribbean-style island? The truth is that this island in the Mediterranean is not tired of being visited by tourists from around the world looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the place and the color of its beaches.
According to some geographers this beautiful Italian island for millions and millions of years was part of the mainland, which seemed only theories based on assumptions were confirmed when archaeological remains were found that tested this hypothesis.
In a country famous for its architecture and history of many of its locations, the Isle of Capri is a breath of fresh air and again to the same Naples and for many Europeans tired of the cold and harsh winter that affected each year. While visiting this island is highly recommended because of the incredible beauty and tranquility or landscape that exists in place, the fact is that it is also recommended as a destination for a few days, being part of a trip around Italy those foreign tourists, because the country has historical places you can not miss opportunities and activities on the island are very small compared to the number of cities and monuments captive found in the rest of Italy.
The worldwide famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually the bell tower of the cathedral of that city. Logically, was built with the aim to remain in its upright position. However, began to bend as soon as it began work in 1173.
The actual inclination of the Tower is 4 °, deviating about 3.9 meters from the optimal vertical. It measures 55.8 meters tall and has a total weight of 14,700 tons in eight levels or floors. The base is designed with blind arches and 15 columns, while the six intermediate floors have an external colonnade. Finally, at the top of the Tower is the bell tower.
In 1964, the Italian government asked for help to prevent the collapse seemed imminent. Later in 1990 the tower was closed to the public and tourists as a security measure. After ten years of work and trying to reduce the inclination of the structure, the Tower of Pisa was opened to visitors on June 16, 2001.
The construction of the Tower was made in three different stages and required a total period of 200 years. As already mentioned, the first floor (made of marble) was build in 1173, over a period of prosperity in the empire. In 1178, when he finished up the third floor, the tower leaned slightly toward the north due to a weakness in the foundation.
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Destination Europe may be the world’s second smallest continent, but it contains a whole load of several countries, each of them unique, and each has that special something “that makes them one of the best holiday destination in the world.
Europe has 48 countries in total; variation in Europe is almost unparalleled, with a great mix of language, food, climate, nature, religion and traditions. Sunday, even if Greece’s beaches, snuggle up in a log cabin in Norway, ski the Alps in Switzerland, eat pasta in Italy, drink vodka in Russia, dance salsa in Spain or visit Santa in Lapland. Read the rest of this entry »