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Contrade
Contrada (plural: contrade) is a generic name given to various types of Italian city subdivisions, now unofficial. Depending on the case, a contrada will be a località, a rione, a quartiere (terziere, etc.), a borgo, or even a suburb. The best-known contrade are the 17 Contrade of Siena, since they form the teams in the Palio
Palio
di Siena, the palio most widely viewed by foreign visitors. In most of Lombardy, a contrada is only a street, but with historical and social importance. In some parts of Sicily
Sicily
contrada is a subdivision of a Comune, also administrative. In other parts, as in Lombardy, it may simply be a notable street. In Veneto, particularly near the Alpine foothills, contrà indicates a smaller hamlet in a rural area (a group of houses usually smaller than a frazione); a synonym is colmel (Ital. colmello); in some municipalities, mostly populated contrae are administered as neighbourhoods (Ital
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Vicenza
Vicenza
Vicenza
([viˈtʃɛntsa]  listen (help·info)) (Venetian: Vicensa) is a city in northeastern Italy. It is in the Veneto
Veneto
region at the northern base of the Monte Berico, where it straddles the Bacchiglione
Bacchiglione
River. Vicenza
Vicenza
is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Venice
Venice
and 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Milan. Vicenza
Vicenza
is a thriving and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches and elegant Renaissance
Renaissance
palazzi
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Veneto
Veneto
Veneto
(/ˈveɪnəˌtoʊ/ or /ˈvɛnətoʊ/,[4] Italian: [ˈvɛːneto]; Venetian: Vèneto, Venetian pronunciation: ['vɛːneto][5])[6] is one of the 20 regions of Italy. Its population is about five million, ranking fifth in Italy. The region's capital and most populous city is Venice. Veneto
Veneto
was part of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
until the 5th century AD. Later, after a feudal period, it was part of the Republic of Venice
Venice
until 1797. Venice
Venice
ruled for centuries over one of the largest and richest maritime republics and trade empires in the world. After the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
and the Congress of Vienna, the Republic was annexed by the Austrian Empire, until it was merged with the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, as a result of the Third Italian War of Independence
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Mantua
Mantua
Mantua
(Italian: Mantova [ˈmantova] ( listen); Emilian and Latin: Mantua) is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy, and capital of the province of the same name. In 2016, Mantua
Mantua
became Italian Capital of Culture. In 2017, Mantua will also be European Capital of Gastronomy, included in the Eastern Lombardy
Lombardy
District (together with the cities of Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona). In 2007, Mantua's centro storico (old town) and Sabbioneta
Sabbioneta
were declared by UNESCO
UNESCO
to be a World Heritage Site. Mantua's historic power and influence under the Gonzaga family
Gonzaga family
has made it one of the main artistic, cultural, and especially musical hubs of Northern Italy and the country as a whole
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Venice
Venice
Venice
(/ˈvɛnɪs/, VEN-iss; Italian: Venezia, [veˈnɛttsja] ( listen); Venetian: Venesia, [veˈnɛsja]) is a city in northeastern Italy
Italy
and the capital of the Veneto
Veneto
region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands[1] that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400.[2][3] The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice
Venice
are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork.[2] The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.[2] In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune
Comune
di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice
Venice
(Centro storico)
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Località
A località, in Italy, is the name given to inhabited places that are not accorded a more significant distinction in administrative law such as a frazione, comune, municipio, circoscrizione, or quartiere. The word is cognate to English locality
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Noale
Noale
Noale
is a town in the province of Venezia, Veneto, Italy. The town is home to the cult Hard rock/Heavy Metal band Catarrhal Noise, and to the motorcycle company Aprilia. The most important event of the town is the Palio (a medieval festival).Contents1 Palio 2 Sister cities 3 References 4 External linksPalio[edit] The Noale
Noale
Palio is the historical re-enactment of the Medieval contest which used to take place in the town under the seigniory of the Tempesta family. Historical documents show that the Palio was first celebrated in 1339, in occasion of the Whit Sunday festivity. It was originally intended to commemorate Noale’s annexation to Treviso’s possessions. The Palio still takes place annually in the month of June, over the Whit Sunday period, and sees the participation of different teams, coming form the surrounding areas as well
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Republic Of San Marino
San Marino
San Marino
(/sæn məˈriːnoʊ/ ( listen); Italian: [san maˈriːno]), officially the Republic
Republic
of San Marino[1][2] (Italian: Repubblica di San Marino), also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino[2] (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino), is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi), with a population of 33,562.[6] Its capital is the City of San Marino
City of San Marino
and its largest city is Serravalle. San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe. The country takes its name from Marinus, a stonemason originating from the Roman colony on the island of Rab, in modern-day Croatia
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Frazione
"Frazione" ([fratˈtsjoːne]; pl. frazioni [fratˈtsjoːni]) 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.[1] It is cognate to the English word fraction, but in practice is roughly equivalent to "parishes" or "wards" in other countries.Contents1 Description 2 History 3 Countries using the term 4 Officers 5 References 6 See alsoDescription[edit] Typically the term frazioni applies to the villages surrounding the principal town (the capoluogo) of a comune. Subdivision of a comune is optional; some comuni have no frazioni, but others have several dozen. The comune usually has the same name of the capoluogo, but not always. In practice, most frazioni are small villages or hamlets, occasionally a clump of houses. Not every hamlet is classified as a frazione; those that are not are often referred to as località, for example, in the telephone book
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Comune
The comune (IPA: [koˈmune]; plural: comuni, IPA: [koˈmuni]) is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.Contents1 Importance and function 2 Subdivisions 3 Homonymy 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksImportance and function[edit] The comune provides many of the basic civil functions: registry of births and deaths, registry of deeds, and contracting for local roads and public works. It is headed by a mayor (sindaco) assisted by a legislative body, the consiglio comunale (communal council), and an executive body, the giunta comunale (communal committee). The mayor and members of the consiglio comunale are elected together by resident citizens: the coalition of the elected mayor (who needs an absolute majority in the first or second round of voting) gains three fifths of the consiglio's seats
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Marche
Marche
Marche
(Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarke]), or the Marches[3][4][5] /ˈmɑːrtʃɪz/, is one of the twenty regions of Italy. The name of the region derives from the plural name of marca, originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona
Ancona
and nearby marches of Camerino
Camerino
and Fermo
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Sicily
Sicily
Sicily
(/ˈsɪsɪli/ SISS-i-lee; Italian: Sicilia [siˈtʃiːlja], Sicilian: Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, in Southern Italy
Italy
along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. Sicily
Sicily
is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe,[4] and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high
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Lombardy
Lombardy
Lombardy
(/ˈlɒmbərdi/ LOM-bər-dee; Italian: Lombardia [lombarˈdiːa]; Lombard: Lumbardia, pronounced: (Western Lombard) [lumbarˈdiːa], (Eastern Lombard) [lombarˈdeːa]) is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy, in the northwest of the country, with an area of 23,844 square kilometres (9,206 sq mi)
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City Of San Marino
The City
City
of San Marino
San Marino
(Italian: Città di San Marino), also known simply as San Marino
San Marino
or locally as Città, is the capital city of the Republic of San Marino, Southern Europe. The city has a population of 4,128. It is on the western slopes of San Marino's highest point, Monte Titano.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Parishes 4 Economy4.1 Landmarks4.1.1 Main sights4.2 Transport5 Sports 6 Photogallery 7 International relations7.1 Twin towns—Sister cities8 References 9 External linksGeography[edit] Although not the capital, most of the businesses are in Borgo Maggiore. It is the third largest city in the country, after Dogana and Borgo Maggiore
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Sestiere
A sestiere (plural: sestieri) is a subdivision of certain Italian towns and cities. The word is from sesto, or sixth; and is thus used only for towns divided into six districts. The best-known example is the sestieri of Venice, but Ascoli Piceno, Genoa, Milan
Milan
and Rapallo, for example, were also divided into sestieri. The medieval Lordship of Negroponte, on the island of Euboea, was also at times divided into six districts, each with a separate ruler, through the arbitration of Venice, which were known as sestieri
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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