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Located about halfway between Venice and Florence, Bologna gets its nickname, La Rossa (the red one), from the ubiquitous terracotta buildings in the medieval city center.

27 Photos That Prove Italy Is Heaven On Earth

These beautiful places of one of the world's most romantic destinations will inspire some serious wanderlust.

Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy  SACI art history field trips include the small hilltown of Assisi (Umbria), the birthplace of St. Francis, where you can see frescoes by the late-medieval artists Cimabue and Giotto in the famous Basilica.  http://www.saci-florence.edu/17-category-study-at-saci/90-page-field-trips.php

Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy SACI art history field trips include the small hilltown of Assisi (Umbria), the birthplace of St.

Mosaic paradise:  The old Ostrogothic capital Ravenna, Italy is a jewel of mosaic art from the 5th and the 6th centuries. Eight sites in the city are registered on the World Heritage List. One of them is Basilica of San Vitale, finished in 546.  by Guenther

The absolutely stunning Basillica San Vitale in Revenna, Italy. The Basilica of San Vitale is a church in Ravenna, Italy and one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe.

Castell'Arquato (Piacenza) Emilia Romagna

Castell'Arquato (near Piacenza), Emilia Romagna

An example of the shallow bodied, spade-shaped instrument primarily found in Italy, detail of one of King David’s musicians, by Benedetto Antelami, after 1196. Baptistery, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (photo: A. Margerum 2006)

An example of the shallow bodied, spade-shaped instrument primarily found in Italy, detail of one of King David’s musicians, by Benedetto Antelami, after 1196. Baptistery, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (photo: A. Margerum 2006)

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