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A landscape dotted with the remnants of snow

Sigtuna is a town situated on Lake Mälaren, near Stockholm (1 hour approx.). It was founded over 980 years ago. It appears as if it is straight out of a children's story. It was in this city that was first coined currency in Sweden was made. You can get there by train, bus or boat from the center of Stockholm. Or alternatively, you can rent a car, as we did. It is the perfect idea if you have little time and a long list of places to visit. It´s a nice place to stroll around the lake or the streets, spend some time shopping and above all, enjoy the cafeterias. Here you can see some pictures that were taken during the spring of 2010. A landscape dotted with the remnants of snow. I had heard that the light of the Nordic countries is different. A very nice light and good for pictures.
Graella Meravella
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The oldest town in sweden

Sigtuna is generally considered the oldest city of Sweden. Was founded shortly before 1000, as the capital of a Viking kingdom. For this is a very popular destination among the Swedes, who year after year flocked to see it almost like a pilgrimage. Above is easily accessible from Stockholm, lying on the roads and railway to Uppsala, not far from Arlanda Airport. In reality, what there is to see is practically almost everything in these four photos: A church and the ruins of two or three. A road, Stora gatan, which is said to be as old as the city, lined with nineteenth-century wooden houses, most turned into souvenir shops. And the little town hall, which opened in 1744.

La città più antica della svezia

Sigtuna è considerata generalmente la più antica città di Svezia. Fu fondata poco prima del 1000, per essere la capitale di un regno vichingo. Per questo è una destinazione molto popolare tra gli svedesi, che anno dopo anno accorrono in massa a visitarla quasi come in un pellegrinaggio. Oltretutto è facilmente raggiungibile da Stoccolma, trovandosi sulle direttrici stradali e ferroviarie per Uppsala, poco distante dall'aeroporto di Arlanda. In realtà quello che c'è da vedere è praticamente tutto o quasi in queste quattro foto: Una chiesa e le rovine di altre due o tre. Una strada, Stora gatan, che si dice essere antica quanto la città, fiancheggiata da casette ottocentesche in legno, la maggior parte trasformate in negozi di souvenir. E il piccolo municipio, inaugurato nel 1744.
Marco Guizzardi
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