Located in central Tianjin, the Italian Style Town has over 200 elegant Mediterranean-style buildings. Strolling through feels like walking around a romantic European village.

Marco Polo Plaza is one of the iconic landmarks, with a central Collins-style pillar topped by the Statue of Peace holding an olive branch.

Blockbuster films like The Founding of a Republic and The Empress of China shot scenes here. Find familiar sights from the shows.

The former residences of political figures like Liang Qichao, Cao Kun, Yuan Shikai, Feng Guozhang and Cao Yu are located here.

Allow at least 3 hours to explore. Take bus 191, 324, 570, 639, 651, 672, 676, 901, 905, 961 or Commuter Bus 570 to Bei'an Bridge Stop. Or take Metro Line 2 to Jianguo Road Station, exit B.

Admission is free, but check with the site for details. Lose yourself amid Tianjin's Italian echoes at the Italian Style Town.