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A Little Romance is a 1979 American Technicolor and Panavision romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Laurence Olivier, Thelonious Bernard, and Diane Lane in her film debut.
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Acqua alta (Italian: 'high water') is the term used in Veneto for the exceptional tide peaks that occur periodically in the northern Adriatic Sea.
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Actv S.p.A. (Azienda del Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano) is a public company responsible for public transportation in Venice and Chioggia municipalities and for interurban bus services in province of Venice.
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The Adda (Latin Abdua, or Addua; in Lombard Ada) is a river in North Italy, a tributary of the Po.
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Adrian Willaert (– 7 December 1562) was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance and founder of the Venetian School.
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The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula and the Apennine Mountains from the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges.
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The Veneti (also called heneti in Latin, ἐνετοί enetoi in Greek) were an Indo-European people who inhabited north-eastern Italy, in an area corresponding to the modern-day region of the Veneto.
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The Aegean Sea (Αιγαίο Πέλαγος; Ege Denizi or Adalar Denizi) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.
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The Age of Enlightenment or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason is an era from the 1620s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis, and individualism rather than traditional lines of authority.
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Agnello Participazio (Angelo Particiaco, Latin: Agnellus Particiacus) was the tenth (traditional) or eighth (historical) Doge of Venice from 811 to 827.
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Aistulf (died 756) was the Duke of Friuli from 744, King of Lombards from 749, and Duke of Spoleto from 751.
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al-Andalus (الأندلس, trans.; al-Ándalus; al-Ândalus; al-Andalus; al-Àndalus; Berber: Andalus or Wandalus), also known as Muslim Spain or Islamic Iberia, was a medieval Muslim cultural domain and territory occupying at its peak most of what are today Spain and Portugal.
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Albania (or sometimes,; Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia, Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially known as the Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe.
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Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae.
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Aldine Press was the printing office started by Aldus Manutius in 1494 in Venice, from which were issued the celebrated Aldine editions of the classics (Latin and Greek masterpieces plus a few more modern works).
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Aldus Pius Manutius (Italian: Aldo Manuzio; 1449 – February 6, 1515) was an Italian humanist who became a printer and publisher when he founded the Aldine Press at Venice.
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Alexandria (or; اسكندرية, in Egyptian Arabic) is the second largest city and a major economic centre in Egypt, extending about along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country.
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Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (pronounced, with an audible k and silent p) is an award-winning New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. in 1915.
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The Alps (Alpi; Alpes; Alpen; Alpe) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately across eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
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decumanus''. Altinum (modern Altino, a frazione of Quarto d'Altino) is the name of an ancient coastal town of the Veneti 15 km SE of the modern Treviso, northern Italy, on the edge of the lagoons.
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Amalfi is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno.
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Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Anatolia (from Greek Ἀνατολή, Anatolḗ — "east" or "(sun)rise"; in modern), in geography known as Asia Minor (from Mīkrá Asía — "small Asia"), Asian Turkey, Anatolian peninsula, or Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of the Republic of Turkey.
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Ancona (from) is a city and a seaport in the Marche region, in central Italy, with a population of 102,997 (2010).
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Andrea di Robilant (born Rome, Italy) is an Italian journalist and writer.
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Andrea Gabrieli (1532/1533Bryant, Grove online – August 30, 1585) was an Italian composer and organist of the late Renaissance.
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Angelo Beolco (1502 – March 17, 1542), better known by the nickname Il Ruzzante or el Ruzante, was an Italian actor and playwright.
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Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien; October 4, 1941) is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica.
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Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio, but also called Antonello degli Antoni (c. 1430 – February 1479), was an Italian painter from Messina, Sicily, active during the Italian Renaissance.
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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric.
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Apostolo Zeno (born in Venice, 11 December 1669; died in Venice, 11 November 1750) was a Venetian poet, librettist, journalist, and man of letters.
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An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well.
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Aquileia (Acuilee/Aquilee/Aquilea,bilingual name of Aquileja - Oglej in: Venetian: Aquiłeja/Aquiłegia, Aglar) is an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times.
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An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands.
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An architectural style is characterized by the features that make a building or other structure notable and historically identifiable.
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Architecture (Latin architectura, after the Greek ἀρχή τέχνη – arkhḗ tékhnē – composed by ἀρχή "origin" and τέχνη "art, craft") is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
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Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs; 384322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.
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An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure.
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Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.
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Assassin's Creed II is a 2009 historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.
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In Italy an assessor (in Italian language: assessore) is a member of a Giunta, the executive body in all levels of local government: regions, provinces and communes.
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Attila (or; fl. 434–453), frequently referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453.
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Baicoli (golden oval) are an Italian biscuit, originating in Venice.
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Baldassarre Longhena (1598 – February 18, 1682) was an Italian architect, who worked mainly in Venice, where he was one of the greatest exponents of Baroque architecture of the period.
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Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand.
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Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ,, lit. "The land of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ), is a country in South Asia.
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Banjarmasin (aka Bandjermasin or Bandjarmasin) is the capital of South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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The Baroque is often thought of as a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, and music.
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Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750.
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The Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of European Catholic maritime states arranged by Pope Pius V, decisively defeated the fleet of the Ottoman Empire on the northern edge of the Gulf of Corinth, off western Greece.
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The Battle of Manzikert (Malazgirt Muharebesi) was fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuq Turks on August 26, 1071 near Manzikert (modern Malazgirt in Muş Province, Turkey).
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Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy.
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Bergamo (Italian:; Bèrghem) is a city in Lombardy, Italy.
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Lieutenant General Bernard Cyril Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg & Three Bars (21 March 1889 – 4 July 1963) was a British-born soldier and Victoria Cross recipient, who later served as the seventh Governor-General of New Zealand from 1946 to 1952.
A bishop (English derivation from the New Testament Greek ἐπίσκοπος, epískopos, "overseer", "guardian") is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.
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The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53.
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Bohemia (Čechy;; Czechy; Bohême; Bohemia) is a region in the Czech Republic.
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Brescia (Lombard: Brèsa, or; Brixia) is a city and comune in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy.
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Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945.
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Bruno Maderna (21 April 1920 – 13 November 1973) was an Italian conductor and composer.
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Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").
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Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy; like Venice itself, it could more correctly be called an archipelago of four islands linked by bridges.
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Butter cookies (or butter biscuits), known as Brysslkex, Sablés, and Danish biscuits, are unleavened cookies consisting of butter, flour, and sugar.
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Byzantine architecture is the architecture of the Byzantine Empire, also known as the Later Roman or Eastern Roman Empire.
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The Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire, was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern part of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
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Byzantine Iconoclasm (Εἰκονομαχία, Eikonomachía) refers to two periods in the history of the Byzantine Empire when the use of religious images or icons was opposed by religious and imperial authorities within the Eastern Church and the temporal imperial hierarchy.
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Byzantium (Βυζάντιον Byzántion) was an ancient Greek colony on the site that later became Constantinople, and later still Istanbul.
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Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) is a palace on the Grand Canal in Venice, northern Italy.
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Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 'Università Ca' Foscari Venezia', is a public university in Venice, Italy; it is usually known simply as Università Ca' Foscari.
The Ca' Pesaro is a Baroque marble palace facing the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy.
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Ca' Rezzonico is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy.
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A cable railway (also known as an incline or inclined plane) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope wound about a cable winch system similar to a ski lift mechanism powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades.
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Cadore (Cadòr; Cadòr or, rarely, Cadòria; Cadober or Kadober; Sappada German: Kadour; Cjadovri) is an historical region in the Italian region of Veneto, in the northernmost part of the province of Belluno bordering on Austria, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
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Caffè Florian is a coffee house situated in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco, Venice.
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Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Giovanni Antonio Canal (17 or 18 October 1697 – 19 April 1768), better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter of landscapes, or vedute, of Venice.
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Candide, ou l'Optimisme (French) is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment.
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Cannaregio is the northernmost of the six historic sestieri (districts) of Venice.
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Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required.
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A cardinal (Latin: sanctae romanae ecclesiae cardinalis, literally cardinal of the Holy Roman Church) is a senior ecclesiastical leader, an ecclesiastical prince, and usually (now always for those created when still within the voting age-range) an ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (25 February 1707 – 6 February 1793) was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice.
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Carlo, Count Gozzi (13 December 1720 – 4 April 1806) was an Italian playwright.
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Carlo Scarpa (2 June 1906 – 28 November 1978), was an Italian architect, influenced by the materials, landscape, and the history of Venetian culture, and Japan.
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The Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy.
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Casino Royale (2006) is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions ''James Bond'' film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.
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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri of Venice, Italy.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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Cavallino-Treporti is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, northern Italy.
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Charlemagne (2 April 742/747/748Karl Ferdinand Werner: Das Geburtsdatum Karls des Großen, in: Francia 1, 1973, pp. 115–157;Matthias Becher: Neue Überlegungen zum Geburtsdatum Karls des Großen, in: Francia 19/1, 1992, pp. 37-60;R. McKitterick: Charlemagne. Cambridge 2008, p. 72.28 January 814), also known as Charles the Great (Carolus or Karolus Magnus) or Charles I, was King of the Franks who united most of Western Europe during the early Middle Ages and laid the foundations for modern France and Germany.
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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.
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Chinoiserie (pronounced, French for "Chinese-esque") is a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the seventeenth century, which reflect Chinese artistic influences.
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Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is a code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood which developed between 1170 and 1220.
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A city-state is a sovereign state consisting of a city and its dependent territories.
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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest.
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Clay is a fine-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter.
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Commedia dell'arte is a form of theatre characterized by masked "types" which began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the advent of the actresses and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios.
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The comune (plural: comuni) is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.
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Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις Konstantinoúpolis or Κωνσταντινούπολη Konstantinoúpoli; Constantinopolis; قسطنطینية, Kostantiniyye; Цариград; modern Istanbul) was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine (330–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin (1204–1261), and the Ottoman (1453–1924) empires.
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Consul (abbrev. cos.; Latin plural consules) was the highest elected office of the Roman Republic and an appointive office under the Empire.
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Cornelia Maria Funke (pronounced, FOON-ka) is a German author of children's fiction.
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The Council of Ten, or simply the Ten, was, from 1310 to 1797, one of the major governing bodies of the Republic of Venice whose actions were often secretive.
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The Counter-Reformation (also the Catholic Revival or Catholic Reformation) was the period of Catholic resurgence beginning with the Council of Trent (1545–1563) and ending at the close of the Thirty Years' War (1648), and was initiated in response to the Protestant Reformation.
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Crete (Κρήτη,; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica.
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The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.
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Cry to Heaven is a novel by American author Anne Rice published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1982.
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Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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Dalmatia (Dalmacija,; see names in other languages) is one of the four historical regions of Croatia, alongside Croatia proper, Slavonia, and Istria.
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Daniel Bomberg (died 1549) was an early printer of Hebrew language books.
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Daniele Manin (13 May 1804 – 22 September 1857) was an Italian patriot and statesman from Venice.
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Death in Venice is a novella written by the German author Thomas Mann, first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig.
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Death in Venice (original Italian title: Morte a Venezia) is a 1971 Italian-French drama film directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Dirk Bogarde and Björn Andrésen.
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Death in Venice is an opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten, his last.
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Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into a much simpler form of matter.
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A deep foundation is a type of foundation which transfers building loads to the earth farther down from the surface than a shallow foundation does, to a subsurface layer or a range of depths.
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The Democratic Party (Partito Democratico, PD) is a social-democratic political party in Italy.
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Diogo Briso Mainardi (born September 22, 1962) is a Brazilian writer, journalist and TV commentator, mainly known for his articles in Brazil's largest weekly magazine, Veja. He was born in São Paulo, where he finished high school.
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Kenny Jenkins, better known by his stage name Diverse, is an American rapper.
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The Doge of Venice (Venetian: Doxe de Venexia; Doge di Venezia; all derived from Latin dūx, "military leader"), sometimes translated as Duke (cf. Italian Duca), was the chief magistrate and leader of the Most Serene Republic of Venice for over a thousand years.
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The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy.
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Don't Look Now is a 1973 independent British-Italian film directed by Nicolas Roeg.
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Dorsoduro is one of the six sestieri of Venice, in northern Italy.
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Dubrovnik (Ragusa) is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia.
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Duce (leader) is an Italian title, derived from the Latin word dux, and cognate with duke.
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Duchcov (Dux) is a town in the Teplice District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic.
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The Duchy of the Archipelago (Ducato dell'arcipelago, Δουκάτον Αρχιπελάγους) or also Duchy of Naxos (Ducato di Nasso, Δουκάτον Νάξου) or Duchy of the Aegean (Ducato dell'Egeo, Δουκάτον Αιγαίου) was a maritime state created by Venetian interests in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade, centered on the islands of Naxos and Paros.
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A duke (male) (British English: or American English) or duchess (female) can either be a monarch ruling over a duchy or a member of the nobility, historically of highest rank below the monarch.
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Dux (plural: duces) is Latin for "leader" (from the noun dux, ducis, "leader, general") and later for duke and its variant forms (doge, duce, etc.). During the Roman Republic, dux could refer to anyone who commanded troops, including foreign leaders, but was not a formal military rank.
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The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.
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Venice, which is situated at the far end of the Adriatic Sea, gained large scale profit of the adjacent middle European markets.
The Eighth Army was a field army and one of the best-known formations of the British Army during the Second World War, fighting in the North African and Italian campaigns.
Elegant Decay is the distinct cultural/historical concept that some places, and structures, become gradually more elegant, notable or beautiful as they decay, or fall into ruin, due to their historical, architectural and/or cultural significance.
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Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, also Helen Cornaro (5 June 1646 – 26 July 1684) was a Italian philosopher of noble descent, who was the first woman to receive a doctoral degree from a university.
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Elisabetta Caminèr Turra (Venice 1751 - Orgiano 1796), was a Venetian writer.
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Emilio Vedova (9 August 1919 − 25 October 2006) was a modern Italian painter, considered one of the most important to emerge from his country's artistic scene, Arte Informale.
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Enrico Dandolo (1107? – May 1205) — anglicised as Henry Dandolo and Latinized as Henricus Dandulus — was the 42nd Doge of Venice from 1192 until his death.
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Ermenegildo Zegna is an Italian luxury fashion house that makes men's clothing and accessories; with over 550 monobrand stores and annual revenue of over €1 billion, it is the largest menswear brand in the world.
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An eruv (עירוב, "mixture", also transliterated as eiruv or erub, plural: eruvin) is a ritual enclosure that some communities construct in their neighborhoods as a way to permit Jewish residents or visitors to carry certain objects outside their own homes on Sabbath and Yom Kippur.
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In the Byzantine Empire, an exarch (ἔξαρχος exarchos) was a governor with extended authority over a province at some distance from the capital Constantinople.
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The Exarchate of Ravenna or of Italy was a center of Byzantine (East Roman) power in Italy, from the end of the 6th century to 751, when the last exarch was put to death by the Lombards.
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Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources.
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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate US poet and critic who was a major figure in the early modernist movement.
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The Fall of Constantinople (Άλωση της Κωνσταντινούπολης, Alōsē tēs Kōnstantinoupolēs; İstanbul'un Fethi Conquest of Istanbul) was the capture of the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire by an invading army of the Ottoman Empire on Tuesday, 29 May 1453.
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Famagusta (Αμμόχωστος; Mağusa or Gazimağusa) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus.
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Favaro Veneto is an urban part in the comune of Venice, in Veneto, northern Italy.
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The Feast of the Annunciation, contemporarily the Solemnity of the Annunciation, commemorates the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
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Felice Casson (born 5 August 1953, in Chioggia, Province of Venice) is an Italian magistrate and politician, who discovered the existence of Operation Gladio, a "stay-behind" NATO anti-communist army during the Cold War, while investigating on the Peteano bombing in 1972, for which two neo-fascists were convicted; the explosives used in the attack supposedly came from a NATO arms cache.
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Fellini's Casanova (Il Casanova di Federico Fellini) is a 1976 Italian film by director Federico Fellini, adapted from the autobiography of Giacomo Casanova, the 18th century adventurer and writer.
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A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant vessel) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.
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The Festa del Redentore is an event held in Venice the third Sunday of July where the fireworks play an important role.
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Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen, Flandre) today normally refers to the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium.
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Florence (Firenze, alternative obsolete form: Fiorenza; Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence.
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Fort Lauderdale (frequently abbreviated as Ft. Lauderdale) is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, on the Atlantic coast north of Miami.
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Forza Italia (translating to "Forward Italy", known also by its acronym FI) is a centre-right political party in Italy, led by Silvio Berlusconi, four-time Prime Minister of Italy and long-time leader of the Italian centre-right.
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The Fourth Crusade (1202–04) was a Western European armed expedition originally intended to conquer Muslim-controlled Jerusalem by means of an invasion through Egypt.
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Francesco Borgato (born September 5, 1990 in Venice) is an Italian recording artist, dancer, choreographer, ex-member of Ukrainian pop group Kazaky.
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Francesco Cavalli (14 February 1602 – 14 January 1676) was an Italian composer of the early Baroque period.
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Francesco Lazzaro Guardi (October 5, 1712 – January 1, 1793) was a Venetian painter of veduta, a member of the Venetian School.
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A frazione (pl. frazioni) is the Italian name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other administrative divisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere.
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Frederick William Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo, and also calling himself 'Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe', (22 July 1860 – 25 October 1913), was an English writer, artist, photographer and eccentric.
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From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.
Genoa (Genova; Genoese and Ligurian Zena; Gênes; Latin and archaic English Genua) is the capital of Liguria and the sixth largest city in Italy with a population of 592,995 within its administrative limits on a land area of.
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Gerald J. Oppenheimer (born Julius Oppenheimer August 5, 1922) is an American librarian and scholar.
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The Germanic peoples (also called Teutonic, Suebian or Gothic in older literature) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group of Northern European origin, identified by their use of the Germanic languages which diversified out of Proto-Germanic starting during the Pre-Roman Iron Age.
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Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (2 April 1725 – 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice.
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Giorgio Orsoni (born August 29, 1946) is an Italian lawyer, politician and a former mayor of Venice.
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Giorgione (born Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco; c. 1477/8–1510) was an Italian painter of the Venetian school in the High Renaissance from Venice, whose career was cut off by his death at a little over 30.
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696 – March 27, 1770), also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice.
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Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430 – 26 November 1516) was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters.
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Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557 – 12 August 1612) was an Italian composer and organist.
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Giovanni Picchi (1571 or 1572 – 17 May 1643) was an Italian composer, organist, lutenist, and harpsichordist of the early Baroque era.
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Girolamo Dalla Casa (also known as Hieronymo de Udene, died 1601) was an Italian composer, instrumentalist, and writer of the late Renaissance.
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Giudecca is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, in northern Italy.
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Giuliana Camerino (née Coen; December 8, 1920 – May 10, 2010) was an Italian fashion designer who founded the Roberta di Camerino fashion house in Venice, the only major Italian fashion brand to be based in the historic seafaring and trading city.
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Giuseppe Sinopoli (2 November 1946 – 20 April 2001) was an Italian conductor and composer.
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Giuseppe Volpi, 1st Count of Misurata (19 November 1877 – 16 November 1947) was an Italian businessman and politician.
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A golden bull or chrysobull was a golden seal (a bulla aurea), attached to a decree issued by Byzantine Emperors and later by monarchs in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
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The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon.
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Gorski Kotar (Gorski kotar,; English: Mountain District) is the mountainous region in Croatia between Karlovac and Rijeka.
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Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period.
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The Grand Canal (Italian: Canal Grande, Venetian: Canałasso) is a canal in Venice, Italy.
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The Grand Tour was the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means, or those of more humble origin who could find a sponsor.
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The Great Council of Venice or Major Council (Maggior Consiglio), originally the Consilium Sapientis (Latin for "Council of Wise Men") was a political organ of the Republic of Venice between 1172 and 1797 and met in a special large hall of the Palazzo Ducale.
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Hegemony (or, or; ἡγεμονία hēgemonía, "leadership, rule") is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others.
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The High Middle Ages or High Medieval Period was the period of European history around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries (c. 1001–1300).
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Hindu has historically referred to geographical, religious or cultural identifier for people indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.
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The Hippodrome of Constantinople (Sultanahmet Meydanı, or Atmeydanı) was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.
The history of the Jewish Community of Venice, which is the capital of the Veneto region of Italy has been well known since the medieval era.
The Holy Land (Hebrew: אֶרֶץ הַקוֹדֵשׁ, Terra Sancta; Arabic: الأرض المقدسة), is an area roughly located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea but also includes the Eastern Bank of the Jordan River.
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Horatio Robert Forbes Brown (16 February 1854 – 19 August 1926) was a Scottish historian who specialised in the history of Venice and Italy.
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The Horses of Saint Mark, also known as the Triumphal Quadriga, is a set of bronze statues of four horses, originally part of a monument depicting a quadriga (a four-horse carriage used for chariot racing) The horses were placed on the facade, on the loggia above the porch, of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, northern Italy after the sack of Constantinople in 1204.
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House numbering is the system of giving a unique number to each building in a street or area, with the intention of making it easier to locate a particular building.
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A humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa or Cwa) is a zone of subtropical climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cool winters.
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The Huns were a nomadic group of people who are known to have lived in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia between the 1st century AD and the 7th century.
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Hýpatos (ὕπατος, plural: hýpatoi) and the variant apó hypátōn (ἀπὸ ὑπάτων, "former hýpatos", literally: "from among the consuls") was a Byzantine court dignity, originally the Greek translation of Latin consul (the literal meaning of hypatos is "the supreme one," which reflects the office, but not the etymology of the Roman consul).
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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (from Greek hýpnos, ‘sleep’, éros, ‘love’, and máchē, ‘fight’), called in English Poliphilo's Strife of Love in a Dream or The Dream of Poliphilus, is a romance said to be by Francesco Colonna and a famous example of early printing.
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In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu)—also translated as Remembrance of Things Past—is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust (1871–1922).
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas.
In Roman Catholic canon law, an interdict is an ecclesiastical censure that excludes from certain rites of the Church individuals or groups, who nonetheless do not cease to be members of the Church.
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Ippolito Ciera (fl. 1546–1561) was an Italian composer of the Renaissance, active at Treviso and Venice.
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Islamabad (اسلام آباد.) is the capital city of Pakistan located within the Islamabad Capital Territory.
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San Michele is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy.
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Istanbul (İstanbul), once known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center.
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Istria (Croatian, Slovene: Istra; Italian: Istria; Istriot: Eîstria; German: Istrien), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.
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Istrian stone, pietra d'Istria, the characteristic group of building stones in the architecture of Venice and Dalmatia, is a dense type of impermeable limestones that was quarried in Istria, between Portorož and Pula.
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It Bag is a colloquial term from the fashion industry used in the 1990s and 2000s to describe a brand or type of high-priced designer handbag by makers such as Chanel, Hermès or Fendi that becomes a popular best-seller.
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Italy is one of the leading countries in fashion design, alongside others such as France, USA, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.
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The Italian Renaissance (Rinascimento) was the earliest manifestation of the general European Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement that began in Italy during the 14th century and lasted until the 16th century, marking the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
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The Italian resistance movement (Resistenza italiana or just Resistenza) is an umbrella term for resistance groups that opposed the occupying German forces and the Italian Fascist puppet regime of the Italian Social Republic during the later years of World War II.
Italian unification (Unificazione italiana), mainly know as Risorgimento (meaning the Resurgence), was the political and social movement that consolidated different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of the Kingdom of Italy in the 19th century.
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The Italian Wars, often referred to as the Great Italian Wars or the Great Wars of Italy and sometimes as the Habsburg–Valois Wars or the Renaissance Wars, were a series of conflicts from 1494 to 1559 that involved, at various times, most of the city-states of Italy, the Papal States, most of the major states of Western Europe (France, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, England, and Scotland) as well as the Ottoman Empire.
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In typography, italic type is a cursive font based on a stylized form of calligraphic handwriting.
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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.
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The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
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Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL (born James Humphrey Morris, 2 October 1926) is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer.
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John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich CVO (born 15 September 1929), known as John Julius Norwich, is an English historian, travel writer and television personality.
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John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.
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The Johns Hopkins University Press (also referred to as JHU Press or JHUP) is the publishing division of Johns Hopkins University.
The Karst Plateau or the Karst region (Carso; Kras), also simply known as the Karst, is a limestone plateau region extending across the border of southwestern Slovenia and northeastern Italy.
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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress.
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Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
The Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia; Royaume d'Italie) was a French client state founded in Northern Italy by Napoleon I, fully influenced by revolutionary France, that ended with his defeat and fall.
The Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia (Regno Lombardo-Veneto, Königreich Lombardo–Venetien), commonly called the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, was a constituent land (crown land) of the Austrian Empire.
Teatro La Fenice ("The Phoenix") is an opera house in Venice, Italy.
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Lake Garda (Lago di Garda or Lago Benaco) is the largest lake in Italy.
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (sometimes known as Tomb Raider) is a 2001 action-adventure thriller film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series featuring the character Lara Croft portrayed by Angelina Jolie.
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Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae.
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The Empire of Romania (Imperium Romaniae), more commonly known in historiography as the Latin Empire (Λατινική Αυτοκρατορία) or Latin Empire of Constantinople, was a feudal Crusader state founded by the leaders of the Fourth Crusade on lands captured from the Byzantine Empire.
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The Lega Basket Serie A is a professional basketball league that has been organised in Italy since 1920.
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Lega Nord (LN; literal translation: "North League"), whose complete name is Lega Nord per l'Indipendenza della Padania ("North League for the Independence of Padania"), is a regionalist political party in Italy.
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Lega Pro Prima Divisione was the third highest football league in Italy.
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Leo III the Isaurian also known as the Syrian (Greek: Λέων Γ΄ ὁ Ἴσαυρος, Leōn III ho Isauros), (685 – 18 June 741) was Byzantine Emperor from 717 until his death in 741.
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Leon Modena or Yehudah Aryeh Mi-modena (1571–1648) was a Jewish scholar born in Venice of a notable French family that had migrated to Italy after an expulsion of Jews from France.
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The Lido – or Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia) – is an long sandbar in Venice, northern Italy; it is home to about 20,000 residents.
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Life on the Lagoons, which deals with the history and topography of the watery area around the city of Venice, is the first book by the Scottish historian Horatio Brown.
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Lika is a traditional region of Croatia proper, roughly bound by the Velebit mountain from the southwest and the Plješevica mountain from the northeast.
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"Like a Virgin" is a song by American singer Madonna.
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This is a list of buildings and structures in Venice, Italy.
The following is a list of explorers.
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The Kings of the Lombards or reges Langobardorum (singular rex Langobardorum) were the monarchs of the Lombard people from the early 6th century until the Lombardic identity became lost in the 9th and 10th centuries.
This is a list of the oldest companies in the world includes brands and companies, excluding associations and educational, government, or religious organisations.
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The list of painters and architects of Venice includes notable painters and architects who have a significant connection to the Italian city of Venice.
This is a list of places which have been nicknamed Venice of the East;Bangladesh.
The following are lists of World Heritage Sites in Europe.
The Lombards or Langobards (Langobardī, Italian Longobardi), were a Germanic tribe who ruled Italy from 568 to 774.
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Lorenzo Da Ponte (10 March 174917 August 1838) was a Venetian opera librettist, poet and Roman Catholic priest.
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Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480 – 1556/57) was a Northern Italian painter, draughtsman and illustrator, traditionally placed in the Venetian school.
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Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.
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Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo (2 November 1906 – 17 March 1976), was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter.
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Ludovico De Luigi (born 11 November 1933) is a contemporary Italian sculptor and painter living in Venice.
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Luigi Barzini, Jr. (Milan, December 21, 1908 – Rome, March 30, 1984) was an Italian journalist, writer and politician most famous for his 1964 book The Italians, delving deeply into the Italian national character and introducing many Anglo-Saxon readers to Italian life and culture.
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Luigi Brugnaro is an Independent Italian politician, entrepreneur, business executive and the current Mayor of Venice, an office he took a hold of on June 15, 2015.
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Luigi Nono (29 January 1924 – 8 May 1990) was an Italian avant-garde composer of classical music and remains one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century.
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Luigi Pirandello (28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer.
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Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
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Magister militum (Latin for "Master of the Soldiers", plural magistri militum) was a top-level military command used in the later Roman Empire, dating from the reign of Constantine.
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Malamocco is a locality roughly three miles from the southern end of Lido Island and the Malamocco Channel.
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Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.
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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.
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Marcello Tegalliano (Latin Marcellus) was, according to tradition, the second Doge of Venice (717–726).
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Marco Antonio Bragadin, also Marcantonio Bragadin (21 April 1523 – 17 August 1571) was a Venetian lawyer and military officer of the Republic of Venice.
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Marco Polo (September 15, 1254January 8–9, 1324) was an Italian merchant traveller whose travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300), a book that introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.
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The Marcomanni were a Germanic tribal confederation, probably related to the Buri or the Suebi.
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Marghera is a municipalità (borough) of the comune of Venice, Italy.
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Marin Sanudo, italianised in Marino Sanuto or Sanuto the Younger (May 22, 1466 – 1536) was a Venetian historian.
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The maritime republics (repubbliche marinare) were city-states which flourished in Italy and Dalmatia during the Middle Ages.
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Mark the Evangelist (Mārcus; Μᾶρκος; Μαρκοϲ; מרקוס) is the traditionally ascribed author of the Gospel of Mark.
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Marseille (locally:; Marselha), also known as Marseilles in English, is a city in France.
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In many countries, a mayor (or, from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or town.
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Mehmed II (محمد ثانى,; II.; also known as, الفاتح, "the Conqueror" in Ottoman Turkish; in modern Turkish, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han; also called Mahomet II in early modern Europe), also known as Muhammed bin Murad, Mehmed the Conqueror, Grand Turk, Kayser-i Rûm (Caesar of Rome) and Turcarum Imperator, and Fatih Sultan Mehmed (30 March 1432 – 3 May 1481), was an Ottoman sultan who ruled first for a short time from August 1444 to September 1446, and later from February 1451 to May 1481.
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Mestre is the center and the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice, part of the territory of the Metropolitan City of Venice, in Veneto, northern Italy.
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The Metropolitan City of Venice (Città Metropolitana di Venezia) is a metropolitan city in the Veneto region, Italy.
In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
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Milan (or; Milano; Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy, serves as the capital of Lombardy.
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Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova (Republica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
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A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, whether monks or nuns, and whether living in communities or alone (hermits).
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Montenegro (or or; Montenegrin: Crna Gora / Црна Гора, meaning "Black Mountain") is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe.
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Moonraker (1979) is the eleventh spy film in the ''James Bond'' series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.
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MOSE (MOdulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico, Experimental Electromechanical Module) is a project intended to protect the city of Venice, Italy, and the Venetian Lagoon from flooding.
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Most (Brüx, Pons, Romani: Mosti) is the capital city of the Most District, situated between the Central Bohemian Uplands and the Ore Mountains, approximately northwest of Prague along the Bílina River and southwest of Ústí nad Labem.
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Mud is a mixture of water and any combination of soil, silt, and clay, and usually forms after rainfall or near water sources.
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Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy.
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Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries.
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The music of Italy ranges across a broad spectrum of opera and instrumental classical music and a body of popular music drawn from both native and imported sources.
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The term Muslim world, also known as Islamic world and the (أمة, meaning "nation" or "community") has different meanings.
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Naples (Napoli, Neapolitan: nNapule; Neapolis; Νεάπολις, meaning "new city") is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan.
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Napoléon Bonaparte (born Napoleone di Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
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Near East (Proche-Orient) is a geographical term that roughly encompasses Western Asia.
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Nicolas Jack Roeg (born 15 August 1928) is an English film director and cinematographer.
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Nikephoros I or Nicephorus I, also Logothetes or Genikos (Νικηφόρος Α΄, Nikēphoros I, "Bringer of Victory"; died July 26, 811), was Byzantine Emperor from 802 to 811 AD, when he was killed in the Battle of Pliska.
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Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is a city on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia, about north of Munich.
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Oderzo (Opitergium) is a town and comune in the province of Treviso, Veneto, northern Italy.
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The Oil Campaign chronology of World War II lists bombing missions and related events regarding the petroleum/oil/lubrication (POL) facilities that supplied Nazi Germany.
Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people.
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Operation Bowler was an air attack on Venice harbour by Allied aircraft on 21 March 1945, as part of the Italian campaign of the Second World War.
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The Orient means the East.
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Orso Ipato (Latin Ursus) was the third traditional Doge of Venice (726–737) and the first historically known.
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Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in the year 1603, and based on the short story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565.
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Ottaviano Petrucci (born in Fossombrone on 18 June 1466 – died on 7 May 1539 in Venice), was an Italian printer.
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Ottoman architecture is the architecture of the Ottoman Empire which emerged in Bursa and Edirne in 14th and 15th centuries.
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The Ottoman Empire (دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye, Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti) which is also known as the Turkish Empire or Turkey, was an empire founded in 1299 by Oghuz Turks under Osman I in northwestern Anatolia.
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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Italy: Italy – unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe, located primarily upon the Italian Peninsula.
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Padua (or; Padova, Latin: Patavium, Padoa, German Padua) is a city and comune in the Veneto, northern Italy.
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The Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) or Venice City-Region is the urban agglomeration centred on the cities of Padova, Treviso and Venice in the Veneto region of north-east Italy.
Palazzo del Cinema di Venezia is a palace in Lido di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
Palembang (Jawi) is the second-largest city on Sumatra Island after Medan and the capital city of the South Sumatra province in Indonesia.
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Paoluccio or Paolo Lucio Anafesto (Latin Anafestus Paulucius or Paulicius) was the reputed first doge of Venice from 697 to 717.
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Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese (1528 – 19 April 1588) was an Italian Renaissance painter based in Venice, most famous for large history paintings of both religious and mythological subjects, such as The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi.
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Paul was the Exarch of Ravenna from 723 to 727.
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Pauly & C. – Compagnia Venezia Murano is a Venetian company that produces glass art, most notably Roman murrine, mosaics and chandeliers.
The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; Preßburger Frieden; Traité de Presbourg) was signed on 26 December 1805 between Napoleon and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II as a consequence of the French victories over the Austrians at Ulm (25 September – 20 October) and Austerlitz (2 December).
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Pedestrian zones (also known as auto-free zones and car-free zones, and as pedestrian precincts in British English) are areas of a city or town reserved for pedestrian-only use and in which some or all automobile traffic may be prohibited.
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Marcello Pellegrino Ernetti (October 13, 1925 – April 8, 1994) was an Italian Roman Catholic Benedictine priest and is the most famous exorcist who worked in the Venice area.
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Pellestrina is an island in northern Italy, forming a barrier between the southern Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, lying south west of the Lido.
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A pentapolis, from the Greek words πέντε (pente), "five" and πόλις (polis), "city(-state)" is a geographic and/or institutional grouping of five cities.
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Pepin or Pippin (or Pepin Carloman, Pepinno, April 773 – 8 July 810), born Carloman, was the son of Charlemagne and King of the Lombards (781–810) under the authority of his father.
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Pereira is the capital city of the Colombian Department (governmental region) of Risaralda.
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Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.
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Philippe Sollers (born Philippe Joyaux 28 November 1936, Bordeaux, France) is a French writer and critic.
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The Philippines (Pilipinas), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
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The Piave (Plavis) is a river in northern Italy.
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Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark's Square), is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza" (la Piazza).
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Piazzale Roma is a square in Venice, Italy, at the entrance of the city, at the end of the Ponte della Libertà.
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Pietro Bembo, O.S.I.H. (20 May 1470 – either 11 January or 18 January, 1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal.
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Pietro Cesare Alberti (1608–1655) — later Peter Caesar Alburtus — was a Venetian immigrant to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, commonly regarded as the first Italian American settler in what is now New York State.
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Pietro Guarneri (14 April 1695 – 7 April 1762) was an Italian luthier.
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A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance.
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Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea.
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Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, straddling the River Arno just before it empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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Plague is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis.
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The Po (Padus and Eridanus; Po; ancient Ligurian: Bodincus or Bodencus; Πάδος and Ἠριδανός) is a river that flows either or – considering the length of the Maira, a right bank tributary – eastward across northern Italy, from a spring seeping from a stony hillside at Pian del Re, a flat place at the head of the Val Po under the northwest face of Monviso (in the Cottian Alps) through a delta projecting into the Adriatic Sea near Venice.
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Polenta (polente or poleinte in France) is a Central European dish made by boiling cornmeal into a thick, solidified porridge,OED 2nd ed.: a. maize flour, especially as used in Northern Italian cookery.
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The Ponte degli Scalzi (or Ponte dei Scalzi), literally, "bridge of the barefoot ", is one of only four bridges in Venice, Italy, to span the Grand Canal.
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The Ponte dell'Accademia is one of only four bridges in Venice, Italy, to span the Grand Canal.
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The Ponte della Costituzione (Constitution Bridge) is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
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Ponte della Libertà (English: Freedom Bridge) is a road bridge connecting the historical center of the city of Venice, that is a group of islands, to the mainland.
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A pontoon is a flotation device with buoyancy sufficient to float itself as well as a heavy load.
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The Pope (papa; from πάππας pappas, a child's word for father) is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
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Pope Gregory II (Gregorius II; 669 – 11 February 731) was Pope from 19 May 715 to his death in 731.
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Pope Paul V (Paulus V; 17 September 1552 – 28 January 1621), born Camillo Borghese, was Pope from 16 May 1605 to his death in 1621.
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Portogruaro is a town and comune in the province of Venice, Veneto, northern Italy.
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A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink.
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Promiscuity is the practice of having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
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Prosecco is an Italian white sparkling wine, generally a dry or extra dry wine.
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Public transport (North American English: public transportation or public transit) is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, carpooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement.
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Punctuation is "the use of spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and correct reading, both silently and aloud, of handwritten and printed texts." Another description is: "The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, in order to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks." In written English, punctuation is vital to disambiguate the meaning of sentences.
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A putto (plural putti or puttoes) is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually nude and sometimes winged.
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Qingdao (formerly Tsingtao) is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China.
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The Quadi were a smaller Germanic tribe, about which little is definitively known.
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The regions of Italy (Italian: regioni) are the first-level administrative divisions of the country, constituting its second NUTS administrative level.
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Macedonia (Македонија, tr. Makedonija), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian:, tr. Republika Makedonija), is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
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The Republic of San Marco (Repubblica di San Marco) was an Italian revolutionary state existing for 17 months in 1848–49.
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The Republic of Venice (Repubblica di Venezia; Repùblica Vèneta), or traditionally known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice, was a state originating from the lagoon communities in the area of Venice, now northeastern Italy.
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A revolutionary is a person who either actively participates in, or advocates revolution.
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Reyer Venezia Mestre is an Italian professional basketball club based in Venice, Veneto.
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The Rialto is and has been for many centuries the financial and commercial centre of Venice.
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The Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
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In geology, rock is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids.
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Rococo, less commonly roccoco, or "Late Baroque", is an 18th-century artistic movement and style, affecting many aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and theatre.
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Roman Italy was created officially by the Roman Emperor Augustus with the Latin name Italia.
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RomaniaIn English, Romania was formerly often spelled Rumania or sometimes Roumania.
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Romanians (dated: Rumanians or Roumanians; in români or — historically, but now a seldom-used regionalism — rumâni; dated exonym: Vlachs) are a nation and ethnic group native to Romania that share a common Romanian culture, ancestry, and speak the Romanian language as a mother tongue, as well as by citizenship or by being subjects to the same country.
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Romano Scarpa (September 27, 1927, Venice – April 23, 2005, Málaga) was one of the most famous Italian creators of Disney comics.
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Rosalba Zuanna Carriera (12 January 1673 – 15 April 1757) was a Venetian Rococo painter.
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The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
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Rustichello da Pisa, also known as Rusticiano (fl. late 13th century), was an Italian romance writer.
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Sacca Fisola is an artificial island in the Venetian Lagoon.
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San Giacomo di Rialto is a church in the sestiere of San Polo, Venice, northern Italy.
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San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice, northern Italy, lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group.
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San Marco is one of the six sestieri of Venice, lying in the heart of the city as the main place of Venice.
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San Pietro di Castello (formerly Olivolo island) is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, forming part of the Castello sestiere.
San Polo is the smallest of the six sestieri of Venice, northern Italy, covering 86 acres (35 hectares) along the Grand Canal.
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San Servolo is an Italian island in the Venetian Lagoon, to the southeast of San Giorgio Maggiore.
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Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
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The sandolo is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat designed for the generally shallow waters of the Venetian Lagoon.
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Sant'Elena is an island of Venice.
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Santa Croce is one of the six sestieri of Venice, northern Italy.
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Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of 369,534.
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Sebastian Cabot (Italian and Venetian: Sebastiano Caboto, Spanish: Sebastián Caboto, Gaboto or Cabot; c. 1474 – c. December 1557) was an Italian explorer, likely born in the Venetian Republic.
Sebastiano Venier (or Veniero) (c. 1496 – 3 March 1578) was Doge of Venice from 11 June 1577 to 3 March 1578.
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The Senate of the Republic (Senato della Repubblica) is a house of the bicameral Italian Parliament (the other one is the Chamber of Deputies).
is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku region, and the second largest city north of Tokyo.
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A sestiere (plural: sestieri) is a subdivision of certain Italian towns and cities.
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Shiraz (شیراز, Šīrāz) is the sixth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province (Old Persian as Pârsâ).
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Shortbread is a type of biscuit (American English: cookie) traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour (by weight).
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Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes.
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Shylock is a fictional character in Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice.
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The Sack of Constantinople or Siege of Constantinople (also called the Fourth Crusade) occurred in 1204; it looted and destroyed parts of the capital of the Byzantine Empire as the city was captured by Western European and Venetian Crusaders.
The Silk Road or Silk Route is an ancient network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time.
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Silvio Berlusconi (born 29 September 1936) is an Italian media tycoon and politician who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011.
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Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin.
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Slovenia (Slovenija), officially the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene:, abbr.: RS), is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.
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The spice trade refers to the trade between historical civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe.
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The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (officially known in Italian as the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco and commonly known as Saint Mark's Basilica) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy.
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Stadio Pierluigi Penzo is a multi-use stadium in Venice, Italy.
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A staging area (otherwise staging point, staging base or staging post) is a location where organisms, people, vehicles, equipment or material are assembled before use.
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Stamp duty is a tax that is levied on documents.
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The Su e zo per i ponti (Up and Down the Bridges) is a non-competitive walk held in Venice in April.
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Subsidence is the motion of a surface (usually, the Earth's surface) as it shifts downward relative to a datum such as sea-level.
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A suitcase is a general term for a distinguishable form of luggage.
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Summertime (released in the UK as Summer Madness) is a 1955 American/British Technicolor romance film directed by David Lean.
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Sumptuary laws (from Latin sumptuariae leges) are laws that attempt to regulate permitted consumption.
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Suzhou (Mandarin:; Suzhou Wu), formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about northwest of Shanghai.
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Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia.
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The Talmud (Hebrew: talmūd "instruction, learning", from a root lmd "teach, study") is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism.
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The term thalassocracy (from Greek language θάλασσα (thalassa), meaning "sea", and κρατεῖν (kratein), meaning "to rule", giving θαλασσοκρατία (thalassokratia), "rule of the sea") refers to a state with primarily maritime realms—an empire at sea, such as the Phoenician network of merchant cities.
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The Aspern Papers is a novella written by Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888, with its first book publication later in the same year.
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The Cambridge Modern History is a comprehensive modern history of the world, beginning with the 15th century age of Discovery, published by the Cambridge University Press in the United Kingdom and also in the United States.
The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in 16th century Venice must default on a large loan provided by an abused Jewish moneylender.
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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
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The Renaissance is a period in Europe, from the 14th to the 17th century, considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history.
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For the 2001 Dr Who spin-off, see The Stones of Venice (audio drama) The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853.
The Talented Mr.
The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.
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The Tourist is a 2010 romantic comedy thriller co-written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.
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Book of the Marvels of the World (French: Livre des Merveilles du Monde) or Description of the World (Devisement du Monde), in Italian Il Milione (The Million) or Oriente Poliano and in English commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia between 1276 and 1291, and his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan.
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The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James.
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The themes or themata (θέματα; singular θέμα, thema) were the main administrative divisions of the middle Byzantine Empire.
Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη), also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.
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The Third Italian War of Independence was a conflict which paralleled the Austro-Prussian War, and was fought between the Kingdom of Italy and the Austrian Empire.
The European Rail Timetable, more commonly known by its former names, the Thomas Cook European Timetable, the Thomas Cook Continental Timetable or simply Cook's Timetable, is an international timetable of passenger rail schedules for every country in Europe, along with a small amount of such content from areas outside Europe.
Thomas F. Madden (born 1960) is an American historian, a former Chair of the History Department at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Director of Saint Louis University's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
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Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
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Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth.
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Tigre (Tiger) is a town in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, situated in the north of Greater Buenos Aires, north of Buenos Aires city.
The history of international trade chronicles notable events that have affected the trade between various countries.
Tintoretto (born Jacopo Comin, late September or early October, 1518 – May 31, 1594) was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school.
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Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school.
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Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751) was an Italian Baroque composer.
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Tomb Raider II is an action-adventure video game, part of the Tomb Raider series and the sequel to the 1996 video game Tomb Raider.
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Torcello is a quiet and sparsely populated island at the northern end of the Venetian Lagoon.
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The Mestre tramway (Tranvia di Mestre) is a tramway forming part of the public transport system in Mestre, Favaro Veneto and Marghera, three boroughs of the city and comune of Venice, northeast Italy.
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The Treaty of Campo Formio (today Campoformido) was signed on 18 October 1797 (27 Vendémiaire VI) by Napoleon Bonaparte and Count Philipp von Cobenzl as representatives of the French Republic and the Austrian monarchy, respectively.
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Treviso (Venetian: Trevixo) is a city and comune in Veneto, northern Italy.
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Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport, Aeroporto di Treviso-Sant'Angelo, is an Italian airport located west-southwest of Treviso and approximately away from the city of Venice.
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Trieste (Triestine Trièst; Slovene, Trst;Spezialortsrepertorium der österreichischen Länder. Bearbeiten auf Grund der Ergebnisse der Volkszälung vom 31. Dezember 1910, vol. 7: Österreichisch-Illyrisches Küstenland. 1918. Vienna: K. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, pp. 1, 3. Triest) is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy.
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Tronchetto (also known as Isola nuova, meaning "New island") is an artificial island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, located at the westernmost tip of the main Venice island.
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Turin (Torino, pronounced; Piedmontese: Turin, pronounced;; Augusta Taurinorum) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch.
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Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Ugo Foscolo (6 February 1778 in Zakynthos – 10 September 1827 in Turnham Green), born Niccolò Foscolo, was an Italian writer, revolutionary and poet.
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Ukraine (Україна, tr. Ukraina) is a country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
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Università Iuav di Venezia (founded in 1926 as Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia ("higher institute of architecture of Venice") is a university in Venice, Italy.
Van Eyck or Van Eijk is a Dutch toponymic surname.
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A vaporetto is a water taxi or waterbus in Venice, Italy.
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A veduta (Italian for "view"; plural vedute) is a highly detailed, usually large-scale painting or, actually more often print, of a cityscape or some other vista.
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Velebit (Alpi Bebie) is the largest though not the highest mountain range in Croatia.
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The Veneti were a seafaring Celtic people who lived in the Brittany peninsula (France), which in Roman times formed part of an area called Armorica.
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The Venetian Arsenal (Arsenale di Venezia) is a complex of former shipyards and armories clustered together in the city of Venice in northern Italy.
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The Venetian Ghetto was the area of Venice in which Jews were compelled to live under the Venetian Republic.
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Venetian glass is a type of glass object made in Venice, Italy, primarily on the island of Murano.
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Venetian Gothic is a term given to an architectural style combining use of the Gothic lancet arch with Byzantine and Moorish architecture influences.
The Venetian Lagoon is the enclosed bay of the Adriatic Sea in which the city of Venice is situated.
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Venetian or Venetan (Venetian: vèneto, vènet or łéngua vèneta) is a Romance language spoken as a native language by almost four million people,Ethnologue.
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The Venetian polychoral style was a type of music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras which involved spatially separate choirs singing in alternation.
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From the later part of the 15th century, Venice had a distinctive, thriving and influential art scene.
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In music history, the Venetian School was the body and work of composers working in Venice from about 1550 to around 1610.
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Venetic is an extinct Indo-European language that was spoken in ancient times in the North East of Italy (Veneto) and part of modern Slovenia, between the Po River delta and the southern fringe of the Alps.
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Veneto or Venetia (– Venetia; Vèneto; more specifically Venezia Euganea) is one of the twenty regions of Italy.
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Venezia F.C., legally Venezia F.C. Srld and commonly referred to as Venezia for short, is an Italian football club from Venice, Veneto, currently playing in Serie D (fourth tier of Italian league system).
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Venezia Mestre railway station (Stazione di Venezia Mestre) is a junction station in the comune of Venice, Italy.
Venezia Mestre Rugby FC, also known as Casinò di Venezia for sponsorship's reasons, are an ex former Italian rugby union club that were based in Venice in Veneto.
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Venezia Santa Lucia railway station (Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia) is a terminal railway station serving the city of Venice, Italy.
The Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia; in English also called the "Venice Biennial") is an arts organisation based in Venice, and also the original and principal exhibition it organises.
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The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale"), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
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Venice International University (VIU) is an international center for higher education and research located on the island of San Servolo, in Venice, Italy.
Venice Marco Polo Airport is the international airport of Venice, Italy.
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The term Venice of the North refers to various cities in northern Europe that contain canals, comparing them to Venice, Italy, which is renowned for its canals (see Grand Canal).
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| The Venice People Mover is a people mover-type public transit system in Venice, Italy opened in 2010.
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Venice is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles.
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Verona (Venetian: Verona, Veròna) is a city straddling the Adige river in Veneto, northern Italy, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region.
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Veronica Franco (1546–1591) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th-century Venice.
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Vicenza is a city in northeastern Italy.
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Vienna (Wien) is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria.
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Count Vincenzo Dandolo (1758–1819), Italian chemist and agriculturist, was born at Venice of good family, though not of the same house as the famous doges, and began his career as a physician.
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Virgilio Ranzato (May 7, 1883 in Venice – April 20, 1937 in Como) was an Italian composer and violinist.
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The Visigoths (UK:; US:, Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, or Wisi) were branches of the nomadic tribes of Germanic peoples referred to collectively as the Goths.
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The term Vistula Veneti (or Baltic Veneti) has been used in modern times to distinguish the Veneti noted by Greek and Roman geographers along the Vistula and the Bay of Gdańsk from other tribes around them and other tribes of the same name elsewhere such as the Adriatic Veneti (about the same area of today's Veneto), the Veneti of Bretagne, and the so-called Paphlagonian Veneti (of, today's, northern Turkey coast).
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Volpone (Italian for "sly fox") is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in 1605-06, drawing on elements of city comedy and beast fable.
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François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state.
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The War of the First Coalition (1792–1797) was the first major effort of multiple European monarchies to defeat Revolutionary France.
A ward is a subdivision of a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.
A water taxi or a water bus, also known as a sightseeing boat, is a watercraft used to provide public or private transport, usually, but not always, in an urban environment.
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Watteau in Venice is a novel by French author Philippe Sollers published in 1991 by Editions Gallimard, later translated into English by Alberto Manguel, and then published in 1994 by Charles Scribner's Sons.
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Wends (Winedas, Old Norse: Vindr, Wenden, Winden, vendere, vender, Wendowie) is a historical name for Slavs living near Germanic settlement areas.
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A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing.
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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English:poet,:playwright, actor and an Italophile, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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A window blind is a type of window covering.
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Wizz Air Holdings plc (Kft.) is a Hungarian low-cost airline with its head office on the property of Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (English see fn.; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.
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Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
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A World Heritage Site is a place (such as a building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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Yerevan (Երևան), is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
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Zakynthos (Ζάκυνθος) or Zante (from Venetian) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea.
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The 2nd New Zealand Division, initially the New Zealand Division, was a formation of the New Zealand Military Forces (New Zealand's army) during the Second World War.
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