An armchair tour of Italy

Ciao L'Italia!

It takes only one trip to Italy to become enamored with her culture, history, people and food. Here, SheKnows brings you a relaxing, enlightening and free tour of the country that's brought the world thousands of years worth of the finest art, architecture and food.

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Roman Coliseum

You've seen it a thousand times in pictures -- in movies and TV, on postcards and product packaging -- but those images still can't prepare you for the scope and beauty of the Roman Coliseum, or Colosseo, when you see it up close. Coliseum

An amazing feat of engineering and architecture both then and now, you can't help but to wonder what the structure looked like when it was completed back in 80 AD, long before it was plundered for its marble and fell into disrepair. (Hey, they don't call 'em ruins for nothing.)

While tourists are typically the ones most entranced by the former site of the gladiator "games" (which killed a reported half-million people -- and twice as many animals -- all in the name of sport), to most modern Romans, the Colosseo is just another thing to drive around as they go about their day.

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Joanne Fitzpatrick January 05, 2013 | 2:48 PM

I enjoyed looking through the pages on line of the "Armchair tour of Italy". I just recently visited Italy and your article very much depicted the attractions and countryside of Italy. My problem is - I would LOVE, LOVE to get a copy of this article for my 97 year old Italian Uncle - who at his age - still believes he will someday visit Italy and where is mother's family is from. He is not physically capable. Please tell me how I might attain this color article and allow him to travel from his "armchair". Thank you.

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