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Italy has about 60 million inhabitants and is a parliamentary republic in southern Europe, located mainly on the Apennine Peninsula and the Po Valley surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and in the southern mountainous part of the Alps. The shape of the country is particularly striking, reminiscent of a boot. Italy has land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The small states of San Marino and Vatican City are completely surrounded by Italy. In addition to the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia, there are several offshore archipelagos. Italy is the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites (55) and with about 62 million tourists annually one of the most visited countries in the world. This is certainly due to the much-visited capital Rome, from which the Roman Empire was founded in ancient times, but also to regions such as South Tyrol, Lake Garda, Tuscany, the Mediterranean islands, the Vatican and cities such as Venice, Florence, Pisa, Milan and Naples.

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Venice – The most famous sights in just one day (Italy)

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After our MSC cruise through the Adriatic Sea we went back to the Venice airport by transfer bus from Trieste. Since we still had about 7 hours until our departure flight in the evening, we decided to take the espress bus from the airport to Venice to see the main sights of the lagoon city. What we have seen in the 4 hours on site, we show you in this article. Things to know about Venice Venice is one of …

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Bari – Top sights & photo spots in the old town (Italy)

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The port city of Bari is the capital of the southern Italian region of Puglia and was the third stop on our cruise through the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises, after Ancona and Kotor. We had quite a few things planned for our day ashore: first, exploring the old town of Bari, as well as a day trip to the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away. Alberobello is best known for its many trullis – small, mostly white round …

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Alberobello – A day trip from Bari to the Trulli houses (Italy)

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After arriving at the port of Bari early in the morning on our MSC cruise ship, we used the first part of the day to explore the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away, on our own. What is special about Alberobello? Alberobello has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, because here there is a vast enclosed district built entirely with trulli – small, mostly white and round houses with conical roofs that look like large pointed hats. …

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Ancona – The most famous sights in the old town (Italy)

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The city of Ancona in Italy was the first stop on our cruise through the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises. Since we knew Ancona only by name so far, we were very excited about this destination. We had about 5 hours to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of the old town on our own. Things to know about the city of Ancona The port city of Ancona has about 100,000 inhabitants and is located on the Italian …

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Trieste – Sights & the best Photo Spots in one day (Italy)

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The city of Trieste in northeastern Italy was the starting point of our 8-day cruise with MSC Cruises through the Adriatic Sea. We only had a half day to explore the city. However, since the cruise terminal is super centrally located near the city center, we were able to easily explore the main sights on foot and on our own, such as Piazza Unità d’Italia, Castello di San Giusto, Grand Canal, Teatro Romano and Trieste Cathedral. Things to know about …

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MSC Cruises – Cruise with MSC Fantasia in the Adriatic Sea

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Around the Adriatic Sea there are many beautiful and worth seeing places like Venice, Dubrovnik, Trieste, Split, Kotor, Zdar, Šibenik, Piran, Bari or Ancona. We were able to explore some of them during our Cruise with MSC Fantasia. We have taken a number of river and ocean cruises in recent years and are always thrilled with this type of travel. Cruises are predestined to combine multiple destinations in a convenient and stress-free way. You virtually always have the hotel with …

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