Cities of the World: Rome, Kansas, Venice, Buenos Aires, Macao, Dallas, Florence
ROME: Italy's capital city is sprawling with up to 3,000 years of art, architecture, and culture that's visually arresting and food for the soul. Rome is home to the Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It is also where you'll find the Basilica of St. Peter, and the rest of the Vatican Museums, which feature the world class masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. KANSAS: Is a state in the Great Plains region of the United States. It is generally considered the center of the country. Kansas is known for it's rugged cowboy culture and sweeping prairies. Kansas also offers a rich Native American history, with several museums devoted to the American Indian tribes. VENICE: St. Mark's Square is certainly one of the most popular. The Grand Canal Tour is the best to see the city. It only has a few bridge crossings and taking a ride on one of the city's water-buses is definitely a must-try. BUENOS AIRES: One of the popular spots in Buenos Aires is the Recoleta. The Doge's Palace, which many consider as the second most important stop after the basilica. It is partly connected to, and stands almost right next to the basilica. It is called the Palazzo Ducale in Italian. MACAO: Is known as the city where Eastern and Western cultures meet. The city's charm rests in the contrast between old and new, antiques and fashion, traditional and modern. Macao also has a reputation for being Asia's largest destination for gambling. One of the top destinations in Macao is the Museum of Macao, the biggest one in the region. It's got superb collections of it's culture and history, dating back from the Neolithic period. DALLAS: One of the leading corporate destinations in the country. The Dallas Convention Center is one of the mostly expansive and highly-trafficked facilities of it's kind in the world because of the city's popularity as a business destination. Dallas is home to four teams from each of the major sports. FLORENCE: The capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is referred to as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence's architecture boasts an amazement that only the city can offer. The popular Duomo encompasses the city, especially with it's magnificent height and grandeur. The equally tall Campanile of the Duomo rings it's bell throughout the day. The palazzi, or the buildings, that are frequented in the city remain one of the must-sees. There's the Ponte Vecchio or the Old Bridge, which is the only bridge that remains intact and wasn't destroyed during the World War II.