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I have come to appreciate Italy each time I visit. My favorite city in all of Italy is Verona. It reminds me of my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA in that it has character - it is big enough yet small enough.
Pittsburgh is considered one of the most livable cities in the United States, and hosted the E-20 Summit in the summer of 2009.
There were many who came to work in the factories and mills of Pittsburgh from Eastern and Western Europe. This city is a melting pot of those with different natural origins.
Pittsburgh has some 13 colleges and universities, and is well known for its medical prowess. Jonas Salk pioneered the polo vaccine, while Dr. Starzl became well known for his work with heart transplants.
Pittsburgh has three major league sports teams - the Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball, the Pittsburgh Steelers (football), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey). The Steelers were Super Bowl Champions in 2008-09, and the Penguins Stanley Cup Champions in 2008-09.
I encourage anyone who so desires to visit the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh is formed at the junction of three rivers. Pictured is Point State Park with its' magnificant fountain. Behind is the Golden Triangle, the heart of the downtown business district. Like Verona, this city has many bridges.
PNC Park is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a major league baseball team. One can find the baseball park and the football stadium on the North Shore, adjacent to each other. In the background of the park across the river is the downtown skyline.
Heinz Field and PNC Park are located on the North Shore. Along with Mellon Arena, home of the Professional Hockey team, the Pittburgh Penguins, the city is home to 3 professional sports teams. Football is dear to Pittsburgh, and every Steeler game every year is a sellout. The Steelers won Super Bowl XLII in 2008, the only NFL Team to win six World Championships.
Verona like Pittsburgh has an arena that serves as a cutural center for their cities. This is the opera Tosca being performed in the Arena of Verona on a beautiful summer night.
The similarities between the bridges of Verona and those of Pittsburgh are remarkable. The view from Castel San Pietro here mirrors the panoramic from Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh. While here one has to walk the steps to gain this vantage point in Verona, the incline can carry you to the top of the mountain in Pittsburgh.
The Churches of Verona are indeed magnificant. They are testaments to the faith of those that a hand in their building. Pittsburgh also has many important churches that reveal a number of ethnic communities and parishes.
The preparation of food is a way of life in Italy. They take great pride in making the highest quality possible whether it is cheese or wine. Pittsburgh has a Little Italy, and they are known for Italian products from Italy that can be purchased in cultural area known as the Strip District
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