These towering peaks in northern Italy hide a magical world of fairytales and legends – and could have been Tolkien’s blueprint for Middle Earth.
This Italian island is home to Baroque architecture, wines grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, endless pastries and superb pastas.
Despite being surrounded by Italy, one of the world’s smallest countries retains its distinct Sammarinese culture.
The continent’s rich history of scientific discovery and wondrous natural sights are sure to inspire all kinds of brainiacs, from physics buffs to fossil hunters.
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