43 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucca, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cherasco, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sondrio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take a stroll through The Panier. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marseille itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website.

You can fly from Marseille to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 30th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally snap pictures at Ponte delle Torri.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Assisi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Gimignano, then contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Siena vacation planner.

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and finally examine the collection at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then take in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico di Lucca, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria al Dotto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Siena to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Lucca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Margherita Ligure.
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy — 3 nights

Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Margherita Ligure side-trips: Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro (in Rapallo), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, admire the striking features of Villa Durazzo, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa.

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You can drive from Lucca to Santa Margherita Ligure in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lucca in September since evenings lows in Santa Margherita Ligure dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cherasco.
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Cherasco, Italy — 2 nights

Cherasco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Palazzo Salmatoris, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, then examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and finally examine the collection at Corkscrew Museum. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santuario Madonna del Popolo, don't miss a visit to Arco del Belvedere, then stop by Riccardi Il Cioccolato di Riccardi Mauro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Cherasco, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Magia.

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You can drive from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cherasco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Cherasco when traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in September, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Lake Maggiore.
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Lake Maggiore, Italy — 2 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Maggiore: Orta San Giulio (Lake Orta & San Giulio Island) and Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Maggiore trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Cherasco to Lake Maggiore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Sondrio.
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Sondrio, Italy — 1 night

Sondrio is an Italian town and comune located in the heart of the Valtellina., Sondrio counts approximately 21,876 inhabitants and it is the administrative centre for the province of Sondrio. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): walk around Parco Adda Mallero Renato Bartesaghi, explore the ancient world of Castel Grumello, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Alberto Marsetti, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Garibaldi, then see the interesting displays at MVSA - Museo Valtellinese di Storia e Arte, and finally take a stroll around Piazza Quadrivio e Scarpatetti.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sondrio visit app.

Drive from Lake Maggiore to Sondrio in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.
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Trento, Italy — 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Explore Trento's surroundings by going to Mountbaldo (in Malcesine) and Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona (in Ferrara di Monte Baldo). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, see the interesting displays at MUSE - Science Museum, and make a trip to Piazza Duomo.

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You can drive from Sondrio to Trento in 3.5 hours. In September in Trento, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Trento to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and finally admire the striking features of Dancing House.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague trip builder website.

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Prague at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and visit Plaka.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in September, with highs in Athens at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

See even more of Rome: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Fira to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Province of Perugia travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Perugia is the capital city of both the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the river Tiber, and of the province of Perugia. The city is located about 164km north of Rome and 148km south-east of Florence. It covers a high hilltop and part of the valleys around the area. The region of Umbria is bordered by Tuscany, Lazio, and Marche.The history of Perugia goes back to the Etruscan period; Perugia was one of the main Etruscan cities.The city is also known as the universities town, with the University of Perugia founded in 1308 (about 34,000 students), the University for Foreigners (5,000 students), and some smaller colleges such as the Academy of Fine Arts "Pietro Vannucci" (Accademia di Belle Arti "Pietro Vannucci") public athenaeum founded in 1573, the Perugia University Institute of Linguistic Mediation for translators and interpreters, the Music Conservatory of Perugia, founded in 1788, and other institutes.Perugia is also a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy. The city hosts multiple annual festivals and events, e.g., the Eurochocolate Festival (October), the Umbria Jazz Festival (July), and the International Journalism Festival (in April), and is associated with multiple notable people in the arts.The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, was a native of Città della Pieve, near Perugia. He decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a beautiful series of frescoes; eight of his pictures can also be admired in the National Gallery of Umbria.

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Province of Sondrio travel guide

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Ski Areas · Thermal Spas · Spas
Sondrio is an Italian town and comune located in the heart of the Valtellina., Sondrio counts approximately 21,876 inhabitants and it is the administrative centre for the province of Sondrio. In 2007, Sondrio was given the Alpine Town of the Year award.HistoryFormerly an Ancient Roman military camp, today's Sondrio was founded by the Lombards: in their language Sundrium meant "Exclusive property", referring to the status of free men of the holders of the city and the surrounding land.After the fall of the Lombard Kingdom in Italy, Sondrio became part of the Holy Roman Empire. The Capitanei of Vizzola, who controlled much of the Valtellina, had it in 1040 from the emperor Henry II. From 1310 to 1335 the city was involved in the war between the Guelph and Ghibelline factions of the nearby Como, and its war against Milan. After having resisted several attacks by the Comaschi, in 1335 Sondrio and Valtellina became part of the Visconti Milanese dominions.From the second half of the 16th Century to the end of 18th Century, Sondrio was governed by the Tre Leghe Grigie ("Three Grey Leagues") of the Grisons, as the capital city of Valtellina. After the Reformation, Sondrio was the centre of heavy struggles between the Catholic Valtellinesi and the Protestant Grisons. In 1620 the citizens, led by Giacomo Robustelli, killed 180 Protestants and declared the independence of the Valtellina.

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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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