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Uno degli esploratori italiani più famosi si chiama Marco Polo. Marco Polo nasce a Venezia nel 1254 e lavora con suo padre come mercante.

È uno dei primi europei e occidentali ad arrivare in Oriente, commerciando con vari paesi dell’Asia. Marco Polo va molte volte in Cina e incontra spesso il Kubilai Khan, la massima autorità cinese. I due uomini diventano molto amici, tanto che per 17 anni Marco Polo resta in Cina e lavora come consigliere del Khan.

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