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Absolutely AMAZING! Excellent zoom and detail, see gondolas, piazzas, and more!
More Info: www.italyguides.it/us/venice_italy/venice_travel.htm
2. Mt. Etna
Slightly menacing from far above, this volcano looks ready to go at any moment. Zoom into the crater to see steaming fumeroles and crackling lava domes.
More Info: geology.com/volcanoes/etna/
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3. Colosseum, Rome
Incredible top view of this world-famous landmark gives you great look at the Colosseum itself and also several ruins and historical landmarks in the surrounding area.
More info: www.tickitaly.com/galleries/colosseum-rome-italy.php
Take a peek into the bustling world of the port at Ancona. This area has such good zoom that you can see people, cars, and a helicopter landing pad on one of the ships.
More Info: travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-485818-ancona_vacations-i
5. Sforza Castle, Milan
Not only is the castle and grounds amazing from above, but look closely at the shadow in the castle’s courtyard to see the wall and turret in silhoutted detail. Don’t forget to enjoy the extravagant fall foliage of Milan while you’re there, especially in the public Gardens.
More Info: www.milanocastello.it/ing/lungaBonaparte.html
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A classic waterfront town, Naples brings you back to that lovely Italian charm with close-up views of the ports and neighborhoods. To the right sits the notorious volcano that flattened Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius.
More Info: goitaly.about.com/od/naples/a/naples.htm
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7. Vatican, Rome
Explore the huge courtyard, or take a tour around the nearby buildings and parks. Zoom in to see the people, or zoom out to admire the workmanship of the central dome.
The traveler’s favorite. Look for the Giardino di Boboli, with elegant courtyards, and to the right, Forte del Belvedere, with its intriguing angular architecture.
9. Leaning Tower of Pisa
More Info: www.towerofpisa.info/
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An ivory white delta spills into the Meditteranean, next to a town which has streets named after great men of the Renaissance and famous historical figures.
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