Hastings, England

Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex, England. With a population of 90,000 people (2012 estimate), it is one of the biggest towns in the county. More on Hastings Hastings is a coastal town facing the English Channel. The town is best known for the Battle of Hastings, where William the Conqueror defeated […]

Marche, Italy

Marche is a region facing the Adriatic Sea on the central eastern part of Italy. It covers 9,366 sq km (3,616 sq mi) and has a population of 1.6 million people (2012 estimate). Its capital is Ancona. More on Marche Geography of Marche Apart from the Adriatic Sea to the east, Marche is bordered by […]

Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell is a region in region in northeastern Switzerland. It comprises two half-cantons, Appenzell Ausserrhoden (Outer Rhoden) to the west and Appenzell Innerrhoden (Inner Rhoden) to the east. More on Appenzell Established in the 10th century, Appenzell was originally owned by the Abbey of St Gallen until 1403, when the people of Appenzell rebelled against […]

Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a region in north-eastern Italy. It is one of the twenty regions of Italy, and one of the five holding special autonomous status. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is the only region of Italy sharing an international border with Slovenia. It also borders Austria to the north. To the west is the Veneto region. Friuli-Venezia […]

Rome, Italy

Rome is the capital and largest city in Italy. It covers 1,285 sq km (496 sq mi) and has a population of over 2.7 million people (2011 estimate). It is a city on the Tiber River, in the Lazio Region, on the central-western part of the Italian Peninsula. Capitoline Hill, Rome Author: Pascal Reusch (Creative […]