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Oct. 5 -- An architectural marvel, Rome's 2,700 year-old history is on full display.

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Oct. 4 -- The new official Spalding NBA Basketball makes its presence known in downtown Treviso, outside the Benetton store.

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Oct. 3 -- A cyclist travels through Piazza Dei Signori to takes in the sights.

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Oct. 2 -- The Piazza Dei Signori is the hub of Treviso, surrounded by buildings, including the Bell Tower. Locals walk or ride their bikes down the 'Calmaggiore,' the street strewn with shops and cafes that winds into the Piazza.

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Oct. 1 -- Built on water, Venice attracts more than 20 million tourists every year, making it one of the most popular desinations in the world. Venice features more than 150 canals connected by approximately 409 bridges.

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Oct. 1 -- Shortly after noon, crowds spilled out onto the timeworn streets of Treviso as church services concluded. Not exactly sure what denomination these folks belong to, and not exactly sure that it matters, but then again it is October 1 and Halloween is only a mere 30 days away.

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Sept. 30 -- There is no place in the world quite like Venice. Gondolas have been a trademark of the city since the 11th century when they were used as private transport by the city's elite. However, due to their great maneuverability, they became the most important method of transportation for people both rich and poor. Today, the gondolas remain one of Venice's most beautiful attractions.

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Sept. 29 -- This is the Porta Santi Qvaranta (the Gate of 40 Saints) and is one of the more famous landmarks here in Treviso. That lion in the middle? It's a St. Mark's lion and it's a symbol of Venetian strength and influence throughout the region. (Venice is about 30 kilometers southeast of Treviso). Long ago, this popular tourist attraction once helped protect the city of Treviso.