A beautiful nightime image of the Temple of Concord illuminated in the night. This temple ruin is found in Agrigento's Valley of the Temples on the southern coast of Sicily. Ruines.

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Amalfi Coast | Capri | Religious Sites | Naples | Sicily | Tuscany | Northern Italy

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Time Line of Italian History

These chronolgies show many of the most significant events that shaped the rich and unique culture of Italy.The US claims to the melting pot of the world, but Italy is the original melting pot. Explore these timelines to get a glimpse into the history of one of the most culturally rich countries in the world.

60,000 BC - 1300 AD

1300 AD - 1998 AD

Photo Tours and Visitor Guides:

The links below lead to photos and information about the history and culture of some of the most famous sites in Italy.  Read through these visitor guides to learn where to go, what to see, and what to do at these iconic Italian destinations.  In order to make the most of your time in Italy, it pays to research and plan your trip.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi and the Amalfi Coast

Positano - Spectacular Amalfi Coast Pictures

Capri Island

Capri / Blue Grotto / Piazzetta

Italy's Religous Pilgram Tourist Destinations

Sant Angelo in Formis: Overlooking Capua

Casamari Abbey

Montecassino;The Abbey

Vatican Museums

Naples and the Surrounding Area

Baia, the Archeological Park 

Capua and Santa Maria Capua Vettere

Monte Nuovo ,Phlegrean Fields, Campania

Naples, Miscellaneous Pictures

Solfatara, A Dormant Campi Felegri Volcano

Mt.Vesuvius and Naples Panorama

Naples - Video Tour

Pompeii: The Forgotten City



Sicily: The Cultural Mecca of the Mediterranean

The Eclectic History of Sicily

Mt. Etna - The 2001 Eruption - Day / Night


Pisa History / Leaning Tower of Pisa


Tourist Destinations in the North of Italy

Venice - The Historic City on the Sea

San Marino: A Country Within a Country

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