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Dan Brown's Inferno--Guide to Florence Attractions

Born in 1265, Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s most famous opus, The Divine Comedy, is central to Dan Brown’s historical thriller, Inferno. Starring recurring hero Professor Robert Langdon, Brown’s story starts fittingly in Florence—the city of Dante’s birth. 1,362 more words


Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

Published October 21, 2016

Associated Press

  • Muslim men gather for a prayer and demonstration near Rome’s ancient Colosseum, seen in the background Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

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25 feared dead in raid on migrant boat during rescue op off Libya

AFP | Published — Saturday 22 October 2016

Migrants and refugees, aboard a ship, wait in line to be registered after being rescued, in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Thursday. 470 more words


Bergamo, Italy: Expect the Unexpected!

Honestly, if only I did not miss my train to Portofino for the summer getaway, I would have never heard of Bergamo. To my surprise, Bergamo gives very different vibes from the prominent Milan or Verona nearby. 187 more words

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Nearly 11,000 migrants rescued in last 48 hours off Libya - Italian coast guard


Every human life is precious and sacred; saving a life is like saving the whole of humanity. (Al Quran 5:32/33)

Source: Reuters

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Shopping in Florence—My Top Places to Go

Shopping in Florence is a historian’s delight. Artisans practice the craft their family has perfected over centuries. You can stop by their workshops and see them in action. 921 more words