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Washington Mall

Everything is big in terms of grandeur and size but not in vertical: in Washington, in fact, there are no skyscrapers. Bizarre? No. It’s even better this way. For example the Washington Mall is incredibly vast and neat and amazing: start from the Lincoln Memorial (and admire all the others, such as the Korean, Viet Nam, World War II) to get to Capitol Hill and you’ll understand how huge it is

 

 
 

Smithsonian Museums

One day at the Smithsonian? Impossible. Add 3! Among the others, the National Gallery of Art has one of the most enormous collection in the world; National Air and Space Museum runs history of flying while the National Museum of American History is really fascinating with little (or big) pieces of the past

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Arlington Cemetery

Not many cities are able to enumerate a cemetery in their attraction list. Arlington is an exception: walk into its woods and discover the JFK tomb, multitudes of gravestones perfectly set in rows and Iwo Jima Memorial. From the Arlington House, on top of a hill, you can see the Pentagon (which is really huge)

 
 

Embassy Row and Holy Rood Cemetery

Nothing is small in this city and the Washington National Cathedral rates at first place in the Americas and at the second place in the entire-world contest. Then take a bus and go to Holy Rood to see some colourful and beautiful houses

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Connecticut Ave, K St and Dupont Circle

In Connecticut Ave – K Street there are the National Geographic and the Washington Post headquarters; instead in Dupont Circle you will find a chain of narrow houses, one close to the other, and the House of the Temple, seat of a Masonic lodge

 
 

Chinatown and North Capitol Street

This is an altogether different Chinatown in comparison with all the others in the USA: small and not many Chinese signs all around. Still charming , though. Here you can admire the International Spy Museum in Adams Building, the National Portrait Gallery and the Martin Luther King Library.
Union Station is an architectonical masterpiece in Washington: visit it in the late evening when almost nobody is hanging around to appreciate it. Its ceiling and its numerous columns really show the magnificence of this city

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Federal Triangle

Have you ever asked yourself how the FBI central office looks like? In Federal Triangle this and other administrative offices are there to remind visitors that this is the capital city of the USA, in the splendour of Greek and Roman architectonical styles

 
 

Georgetown

Small houses, in bright colours or in red bricks, the vast Wisconsin Ave to cut it through, great shops, trendy restaurants, the Cheasapeake and Ohio Canal in its southern part, students all around: this is Georgetown! A really charming part of Washington which deserves a thorough visit

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US Capitol and The White House

Capitol Hill is a triumphantly enormous, though harmoniously built: really impressive. The magnificent view to the Mall on its western side has its counterpart on the eastern with the extraordinary Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. The White House stands on the opposite side of the Mall and seems very small in comparison: nonetheless its shape is splendid (and try to look at the snipers on the roof)

 
 

Washington, DC Special Advices

There are three airports in Washington, DC area: Dulles, Ronald Reagan (for both of them, www.metwashairports.com) and Baltimore. The first is linked to Washington by a combination of bus and subway; the second by subway or buses; the third by trains. Taxis are available though expensive for any choice.
Public transportation is extensive and efficient: subways and buses network are designed to cover all major attractions and any need. Travel cards are permanent and rechargeable; tourist cards aren’t available.
Washington, DC is a quite safe city for tourists but be always careful in quarters where there are no federal or administrative buildings, especially at night

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