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Kyiv

Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine and its largest city. Regions of Kyiv… Central Kyiv M Outer Kyiv North Points of Interests within Kyiv… Areas Surrounding Kyiv… Days Trips from Kyiv… Chornobyl Pryp’yat Transportation in Kyiv…

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Naples

Naples is Italy’s third largest city following Rome and Milan Regions of Naples… Central Naples Mo Outer Naples North Points of Interests within Naples… Areas Surrounding Naples… Isle of Capri Pompeii Mt. Vesuvios Ischia Days Trips from Naples… Amalfi Coast Sorrento Salerno Positano Transportation in Naples…

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London

Like Paris, London was established by the Romans, around 43 AD as Londinium. The end of Roman rule in 410 AD saw the invasion of Anglo-Saxons. They ruled most of England until the Norman invasion of 1066. Viking raids starting in the 8th century led to control of London for a time under the Danish king […]

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Paris

The current name comes from the Parisii, Gallo-Celto tribes who occupied the area prior to the arrival of the Romans who establish the city of Lutetia around 52 BC. Around 508 CE, after Roman influence left, Clovis of the Franks attain rule that passed on to the descendants, the Carolingians. Clovis and those descendants are considered […]

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Rome

In 753 BC from a small Latin village it became the center of one of the worlds largest empires. First ruled by Etruscan kings and then the Roman Republic around 509 BC until the Roman Empire in 27 BC. After raids by barbarians and finally the Normans in 1084, Rome after almost 1,000 years of […]

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Europe’s Iconic Cities

So you ask, what cities should I visit? Maybe you have talked with people and heard the stories of their visits and this has stirred your curiosity and imagination. Through the years you have read or heard about historical events and want to see and experience the actual place where these events occured. You may […]

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Other Noteworthy Cities

With so many wonderful cities spread across Europe it is very difficult to decide which to visit and which ones to miss. While these European cities may not always rank high on a travels wish list, they should to be given some serious consideration for a number of reasons . They have played vital roles […]

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Old World Europe

Want to feel like you’re back a few centuries then visit and walk among the old towns of Europe. Some of these historic areas have been spared the severe damaged from the impact of wars, especially WW II. Others have painstakingly rebuilt brick by brick as they once where. Many of the structures are centuries old and […]

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Great European Neighborhoods

While there are many of the world famous tourists sites to see amongst Europe’s cities these are also the home to millions of people. Over the centuries neighborhoods within these cities have developed their own unique identities. A visit to these areas will reflect a culture and ambiance of the city you won’t experience by just […]

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Amsterdam

Starting as a small fishing village in the 12th century Amsterdam became a major center for world trade during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. It started the first stock exchange and was the pioneer of capitalism. It expanded rapidly during the 18th & 19th centuries. It’s social practice of non-conformism, tolerance and progressivism […]

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Athens

Athens was a major cultural center of the Mycenaean civilization around 1400 BC. It’s location to the sea made Athens a leading trade center for the Greek state in early 900 BC. In its infancy, the Acropolis afford Athens fortified protection against enemies. After the wars against Persian invasion ancient Greek entered into it’s Golden Age […]

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Barcelona

Barcelona is thousands of years old and legend says that Hannibal’s father founded Barcelona. The Romans did build a military camp around 15 BC and parts of Roman structures can be found today. It grew in size primarily because of its harbor. The Visigoths captured Barcelona in the 5th century followed by the Islamic invaders […]