Italy

Joyeux Anniversaire! Buon Compleanno!

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of our first foreign language translations of Google Sightseeing, when we launched Google Sightseeing Français translated by Julien Gremillot, and Google Sightseeing Italiano translated by Alexei Popov. Many congratulations to Julien…

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Tuesday, 3rd March 2009

Scooter Squashed

Here in Rome, scooters are an extremely popular way of getting around the city, and Italian drivers are generally considered to be a bit crazy. This combination inevitably results in the occasional accident, and as the Google car approaches this…

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Thursday, 15th January 2009

Subverting Street View

Despite Google’s oh-so-clever “face-blurring” technology, sometimes people’s faces don’t get recognised by the system, and make it onto the Street View imagery unaltered. Here at the Colosseum in Rome, a couple found a perfect way to fool the camera… by…

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Wednesday, 24th December 2008

Caught Picking up a Hooker?

On first glance it looks like the guy driving this www.rentandrent.it van on the outskirts of Rome has been caught red handed by the Google Street View camera, whilst engaged in the process of attempting to procure the services of…

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Saturday, 8th November 2008

Opinions on Google Street View

With the recent launch of Google Street View for Spain and Italy the locals have been debating whether or not they think it’s a great mapping tool, or an evil invasion of privacy. This first guy loves Street View, and…

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Monday, 3rd November 2008

Street View Italia!

Hot on the heels of Street View in Spain earlier this week comes Street View in Italy1, covering Milan, Florence, Rome and Lake Como. This is a copy of Michelangelo’s David standing at his original location in front of the…

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Thursday, 30th October 2008
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: Blondin Crossed Niagara Gorge on a Tightrope

On June 30, 1859, The Great Charles Blondin became the first person to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.…

On this day: The Battle of Berne

On June 27, 1954, a World Cup Quarter Final game between Hungary and Brazil turned ugly with increasingly aggressive play…

The World’s Longest Bridge

While we have looked at a number of very long bridges here on Google Sightseeing in the past1 generally they…

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