Italy

Milan Central Station

Milan’s Central Station is covered with giant steel canopies, 341 metres long and covering an area of 66,500 square metres, which look amazing from above. Milan’s tallest building, the shiny Pirelli Tower is just in front of the station. In…

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Saturday, 29th April 2006

DUX

Benito Mussolini, Italy’s Facist Dictator during World War II, gave himself the title of “Il Duce”, or “Dux” in latin, which translates to “leader”. Around this time one of his followers planted trees in the hills, about 75km from Rome,…

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Monday, 24th April 2006

The Pantheon

The Pantheon in Rome was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the Roman state religion, but has been a Christian church since the 7th century. It is the best-preserved of all Roman…

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Sunday, 19th February 2006

Alien Crop Circles!

Here at Google Sightseeing one of the things people most often ask us to post, are your common-or-garden alien crop circles. Never liking to disappoint our readers, GGSS is proud to present… a whole slew of possibly alien crop circles!…

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Tuesday, 14th February 2006

Winter Olympics 2006

The 2006 Winter Olympics kicked off the day before yesterday in Torino, Italy and the over-the-top ceremony was held in the Olympic Stadium. Some of the other places available for satellite spotting include the Palaghiaccio Arena (next to the Olympic…

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Sunday, 12th February 2006

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower in the Italian city of Pisa. Originally meant to be vertical the first stone was laid on August 9, 1173 but by 1178 it was pretty obvious that the tower has…

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Friday, 27th January 2006
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