This was the second largest city in the entire world at the turn of the last millennium, second only to Constantinople(Istanbul).
We got a 24 hour pass for the "open-top double-decker" tour bus (€15)which allowed us to do the red route, one afternoon and the blue route the following morning. The bus is hop-on-hop-off, so you can see as much or as little as you wish.
We find it best to sit on the bus for a complete circuit and then decide where we want to get off on the next go around.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 17-May-2006
Teatro Politeama Garibaldi (Excursion)