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BOLOGNA MODENA

A City of remote origins (the first documented settlements were around the Villanovan times, 4th Century BC). The traces of medieval roads, which begin at the centre and spread out towards the doors of the old wall, still constitute the main structure of the City today.
Bologna took on its characteristic look during the 11th and 12th Centuries, with its first: noble two-floored houses, containing typical wooden projections supported by girders and trunks and by brackets and shelves; also by the presence of the famous 180 towers. Those who are missing are remembered by the towers of Garisendi and Asinelli; the second one being constructed in 1109, elegantly and prodigiously intact in its 97,6 metres in height...

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The City of Emilia Romagna is situated along the directrices of Via Emilia, between the Secchia and Panaro Rivers. It’s the seat of a university and of a renowned and historical Military Academy.
The Roman Cathedral is the symbol of the City of Modena: dating back to 1099/1323, being projected by the architect Lanfranco (his name, together with that of the sculptor Wiligelmo, is remembered by a plaque of dedication placed on the external wall of the building). The Cathedral and its decoration are to be considered amongst the most highly architectural expressions of Roman sculpture in Italy. The Campanile, also known as The Ghirlandina, 88 metres in height, and of a slim Gothic completion...

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PARMA RAVENNA

Parma, Capital for more than three centuries of an important Duchy, has preserved numerous memories of its noble past in: the splendid artistic monuments which can be found in various museums, in its very lively cultural traditions (the University of Parma is one of the oldest in Italy, the local newspaper The Gazzetta di Parma, is the oldest Italian newspaper (1735), musically (the City, seat of Conservatory A. Boito and the Institute of Veridani Studies). It also owes its fame as a great musical centre to the excellent operatic competency of the passionate visitors at the renowned Regio Theatre)..

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Constructed to a rough polygonal design, with a rectangular Piazza del Popolo (Square) in its centre, the city remained enclosed within the ancient city walls for a long period; there are still some traces remaining.
Decorated by Roman citizenship in ’89 BC, during the last centuries of the Empire, it became politically important and was chosen as the New Capital of the Western Empire
Ravenna could be considered amongst the major European centres for examples of ancient mosaics, their restoration and also of their contemporary production. ...

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