- The Food Timeline--Christmas food history
Candy canes Why are some candies associated with Christmas? Hundreds of years ago sugar was very expensive It was a food of the wealthy For other people, it was a special treat saved for holidays (Christmas, Easter) and other special occasions (weddings, christenings)
- Lombardy - Wikipedia
The orography of Lombardy is characterised by the presence of three distinct belts: a northern mountainous belt constituted by the Alpine relief, a central piedmont area of mostly pebbly soils of alluvial origin, and the Lombard section of the Padan plain in the southernmost part of the region The most important mountainous area is an Alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps
- Calabria - Wikipedia
The region is generally known as the “toe” of the “boot” of Italy and is a long and narrow peninsula which stretches from north to south for 248 km (154 mi), with a maximum width of 110 km (68 mi) Some 42% of Calabria's area, corresponding to 15,080 km 2, is mountainous, 49% is hilly, while plains occupy only 9% of the region's territory
- Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata - UNESCO World . . .
The archaeological areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (just a stone's throw from Naples) make up one of Italy’s 54 UNESCO World Heritage Sites The ruins of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 B C , but they still offer an unparalleled window into the quotidian life of classical antiquity
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- Happy Gay Travel - All-Gay Tours Calendar 2019 2020
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- Santa Croce church in Florence, Italy
This big ol' barn of a Franciscan church on Florence's western edge is a shrine of great 14th-century frescoes by the likes of Giotto, the cloisters are home to Brunelleschi's Cappella de' Pazzi, the convent partially given over to a famous leather school, and the church itself serves as the Westminster Abbey of the Renaissance, scatterd with the (often monumental) tombs of such Florentine
- The Southern Italy Tour | Italy Vacations | Rick Steves . . .
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