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These people are on the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Can you guess why it leans like this?
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It was built on ground that was too soft, like a sponge. Watch what happens as someone builds a model of it!
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Italy has many steep, rugged coasts. Can you imagine how hard it would be to build a town here?
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Many seaside villages in Italy have stacked houses, or houses built straight up the sides of the cliffs!
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The “Blue Grotto” is a famous cave in Italy. Why do you think the water is glowing blue like that?
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An opening in the cave lets in sunlight underwater. It shines through the water, making the cave glow blue!
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The city of Venice has dozens of tiny islands next to each other. How do you think people get around the city?
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Venice is famous for canals. People mainly use boats instead of cars! There’s even traffic when it gets busy!
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Many people don’t realize that Italy has active volcanoes! Mount Etna, in southern Italy, erupts every few years.
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Mount Etna is near towns and doesn’t erupt too violently. But have you ever heard of Mt. Vesuvius?
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Mt. Vesuvius had one of the most famous eruptions ever. 2,000 years ago, it destroyed the town of Pompeii.
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People thought the town burned up. But later they found the town buried underneath hot ash from the volcano!
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This is an actual piece of 2,000-year-old bread found buried in the town. The eruption turned it to stone!
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