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London
London
London was founded in the middle of the first century by the Romans during their occupation of Britain. The Romans stayed in Britain for a full 300 years, before the collapse of the Roman empire. The city was then taken over by...
Florence
Florence
Florence was founded by Julius Caesar on a major road from Rome to France. In the middle ages, Florence became a very wealthy city, as a thriving trade centre for...
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
If you're movie-mad, you'll love the Universal Studios tour, a theme park born from a studio tour. Some classic sets are recreated - favorites being from Jaws and Psycho. Movie buffs will also love the tour at Warner...
Rome
Rome
The 'Eternal City' of Rome has a magnificent history. As the legend goes, the twins Romulus and Remus founded the city in 753BC. The city was the centre of the all-powerful Roman Empire, which dominated a huge area of...
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego was named by the Spanish, who sailed into the bay as early as 1542. The first settlement, though, was much later - many of the buildings in the historic old town date to the early 19th century. The city has developed into a...
St Petersburg
St Petersburg
Tsar Peter I had a wonderful talent in technical, architectural, and mechanical matters. His genius gave birth to the amazing city of St Petersburg out of barren swampland. Peter I spent 1703 to 1709 in a small wooden hut...
Venice
Venice
The islands of the Venice lagoon were populated from around the 4th century. By the 14th century Venice was one of the greatest cities of Europe. The best craftsmen and artisans in Europe were employed to build splendid palaces, and...
York
York
When the Romans came to the area in the 1st century AD, they constructed a military fort on the banks of the Ouse. The town of Eboracum formed around the fort, and stone walls were constructed to defend both fort and town. The Roman...
Bath
Bath
The only 3 hot springs in England have always made Bath a popular place. The Romans constructed a very complicated bathing complex on top of the springs. 1700 years later, the town reached its heyday in Georgian...
Berlin
Berlin
Berlin can trace its roots back to a small 13th century town. In the following centuries, the town grew into a major European city. Berlin became the capital of Prussia (from 1701), next the German empire (from 1871), then the Weimar...
Dublin
Dublin
Dublin originated as a 9th century Viking settlement. 400 years later, the Normans invaded the town and its surrounding area. The English did not leave till another 700 years. Dublin grew into a large city - in Georgian times it was...
Moscow
Moscow
Moscow was the capital city of Russia and the home of the Tsars until 1712, when the recently built St Petersburg was elected capital by Peter the Great. After the Russian Revolution of 1917 , Moscow again became capital of the newly...
Paris
Paris
Paris has been capital of France since 987AD (except for a brief period during the hundred years war). As an important city with a long history, Paris offers a huge variety of experiences to the visitor.Any visit to Paris should...
Prague
Prague
Even as early as the 10th century, Prague was important both for being the seat of the Czech ruler, and as an important trade centre.It's rich cultural heritage is much in evidence today. Walk through the narrow medieval cobbled...
Boston
Boston
Founded in 1630 by the Pilgrim Fathers, Boston is America's oldest city. The city is steeped in history - one of the most famous events being the Boston Tea Party during the War of Independence.Boston is probably the only...
Denver
Denver
Gold rush fever hit many areas of the mineral-rich Rocky Mountains in the 19th century. Denver, previously a small town, grew quickly as a supply point for the miners - everything from food, shovels, clothes to gambling and alchohol...
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas is famous for its gambling and entertainment, and has the tagline 'Entertainment Capital of the World'. It was founded as recently as 1905 as a railroad town, being popular as a stopping off point en-route to the west coast. ...
Miami
Miami
Miami was founded as recently as 1896. The city is home to many Cubans who fled their homeland to escape from Castro's communism. The most famous part of Miami is Miami Beach, but this has a very different character from the...
Nashville
Nashville
Nashville was founded by the Wataugans as long ago as 1779. As a busy river port, the town quickly prospered and grew to become the capital of Tennessee in 1843. During the Civil War, Nashville was the first large confederate city to...
New York
New York
The Dutch founded the settlement of New Amsterdam on Manhattan island around 1610. The Dutch settlers purchased Manhattan and Staten islands from the native tribes. In 1664, the British took control of the city, and renamed in New...
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco was settled by the Spanish as early as 1776. The California Gold Rush of 1848 saw an explosion in the population, and even the devastating earthquake of 1906 proved only to be a hiccup in the growth of the...
Seattle
Seattle
In 1851, a group of Europeans settled in the area next to Puget Sound, calling their town 'New York'. The name was changed to 'Duwamp's, then finally Seattle. The town steadily grew in size to become a city. A notable early event was...
Montreal
Montreal
In 1642 French missionaries established the Ville Marie mission in the Montreal area. Ville Marie became an important trading post for the fur trade. The town was controlled by the French, until the end of the Seven Years War in 1763,...
Quebec
Quebec
Québec was founded by the French in 1608 at site of an abandoned Indian settlement. It became the capital for the French colony of New France. The town was important as a trading port, where the settlers could exchange goods for...
Toronto
Toronto
Toronto is situated on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario. Originally, in the late 18th century, the land was bought by the British from native tribes. The early settlement grew into an important and busy town. But this newly...
Vancouver
Vancouver
The early roots of Vancouver can be traced to a small 1860s town which sprung to life to serve the prospectors of the 1860s Cariboo Gold Rush. The town developed rapidly as a important west coast port, thanks to its rich economy based...
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia was planned, founded and developed by William Penn, a Quaker in 1682. Penn based his design on a perpendicular grid of streets, a model since copied throughout the USA. Under British rule, the city quickly grew in size and...
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is nestled in a wide valley between two mountain ranges – the Wasatch to the east, and the Oquirrhs to the west. The city shares the valley with Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake (so undrinkable water) in the...
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Amsterdam started as a small fishing settlement in the 12th century. The unique layout seen today is the result of development work during the 17th century, when a series of concentric circular canals were dug around the town centre. ...
Southampton
Southampton
From medieval times, Southampton’s port has been an thriving center for the transport of goods between England and the continent. To defend the important trading post, Edward III ordered the building of extensive walls to encircle...
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