Monte Vettore is a mountain on the border between Umbria and the Marche, in central Italy. It is part of the Sibillini Mountains range and lies in the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini. Today climbers reach it from the Umbrian side from Norcia, or, on the Marche side, from Ascoli Piceno. Below the peak, in a small enclosed valley is one lake called the Lago di Pilato, at an altitude of 1,940 metres, where, according to the local medieval legend, the body of a remorseful Pontius Pilate was buried in the waters.
The Torre del Mangia is a tower in Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Built in 1338-1348, it is located in the Piazza del Campo, Siena's premier square, adjacent to the Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall). When built it was one of the tallest secular towers in medieval Italy. At 88 meters, it is third tallest after Cremona's Torrazzo (112 m) and the Asinelli tower in Bologna (97 m).
Piazza del Campo is the principal public space of the historic center of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and is regarded as one of Europe's greatest medieval squares. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia, as well as various palazzi signorili surround the shell-shaped piazza. At the northwest edge is the Fonte Gaia. The twice-a-year horse-race, Palio di Siena, is held around the edges of the piazza.
The Torre Guinigi is the most important tower of Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy. This tower is one of the few remaining within the city walls. Its main characteristic is its hanging garden on the roof of the tower. The tower has been donated to the local government by the descendents of the Guinigi family. The tower, built of stone and brick, is one of the most representative monuments of Lucca, its main feature is the presence of some oaks on its top.
The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It was the largest palace and one of the largest buildings erected in Europe during the 18th century. In 1997, the Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, described in its nomination as /the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque, from which it adopted all the features needed to create the illusions of multidirectional space/.
Venice is a city in northeast Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by 409 bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.
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