By Andrew Brookes
Хронология войны над Италией во время Второй Мировой Войны. Много интересных фотографий.
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The influence of the wealthy Medici family in the 15th century lead to a flowering of art, music and poetry, turning Florence into Italy’s cultural capital. In 1737 Tuscany passed to the French House of Lorraine, which retained control, apart from a brief interruption under Napoleon, until it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy in 1860. Florence briefly became the national capital but Rome assumed the mantle permanently in 1870.
LINK YOUR TRIP 2 Tuscan Landscapes From Bolsena, take the SS2 Via Cassia 65km north to San Quirico d’Orcia, one of the gems in Tuscany’s stunning Val d’Orcia (Click here). Top of Chapter TRIP HIGHLIGHT 3 Pitigliano Sprouting from a towering tufa outcrop and surrounded by dramatic gorges on three sides, Pitigliano is a lovely knot of twisting stairways, cobbled alleys and quaint stone houses. In the middle of it all, the Museo Civico Archeologico della Civiltà Etrusca (Piazza della Fortezza; adult/child €3/2; 10am-5pm Thu-Mon) has a small but rich collection of local Etruscan finds, including some huge bucchero (black earthenware pottery) dating from the 6th century BC.
Top of Chapter TRIP HIGHLIGHT 6 Verona A World Heritage Site since 2000, Verona’s historic centre is a beautiful compilation of architectural styles and inspiring buildings. 30pm Jun-Aug). Dating to the 1st century AD, this is Italy’s third-largest amphitheatre after the Colosseum and Capua amphitheatre, and although it can no longer seat 30,000, it still draws sizeable crowds to its opera and music concerts. 30pm Tue-Sun), Verona’s picturesque castle and top art museum. Like many of the city’s outstanding monuments, this was built during the 14th-century reign of the tyrannical Della Scala (Scaligeri) family, whose eye-catching Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere (Via Arche Scaligere), stand near elegant Piazza dei Signori.