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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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