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Want to see unique sights of Rome along with the major attractions in a fun and easy way? Try biking! You can get across the Eternal City faster than walking while avoiding car traffic and going to ...
Pompeii has attracted tourists from all over the world since its ruins were properly discovered in the 19th century. Once a vibrant port, full of wealthy Romans with a passion for theatre and ...
This year’s Open Monuments Weekend in Italy takes place on the 24th and 25th of March. If you’re in Italy at this time circle the dates in red in your diary. This is the one weekend in the year ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2011
If you have any interest in art history, then you must visit Padua and go to Cappella degli Scrovegni. The chapel was built by the wealthy Enrico Scrovegni for his father who was denied burial in an ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
Celebrating their 400th anniversary this year, the pharmacy at Santa Maria Novella church in Florence is clearly something special.
The first thing you notice when entering is the heavenly scent. ...
Venice has its typical souvenirs that everyone buys and every second shop sells: glass, lace, Carnivale masks. Another is paper – writing paper including little books with marbled covers, photo ...
In the early twelfth century an Italian architect made a mistake. He
built a tower on a piece of unstable soil. It was probably not totally
his fault – those commissioning the bell tower wanted it ...
Once one of Italy’s wealthy fiefdoms, Lucca retains all the beauty of art and architecture that you’d expect from northern Italy and Tuscany. Smaller than Florence, it gained its freedom from Rome ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Few mountains have the notorious reputation of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy. This is, after all, the volcano that laid waste to Pompeii 2,000 years ago – and which continues to threaten the area ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
The Count Ortessi built it, Napoleon’s sister desired it so much that he gave it to her after he invaded Tuscany , and, rumors flew that newlywed royals William and Kate were going to stay there ...
One of my all time favorite buildings in Rome is the Pantheon .
It’s not huge, it’s not flashy or complicated, it’s basically just one
big round room, but there is something about it that ...
Gracefully designed and good for a rest and people watching, I admit I was not overwhelmed by the Spanish Steps the first time I saw them. There seemed to be a lot of traffic, a lot of chaos, and ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, October 2011
Florence is known for its history of powerful rulers and political intrigues. Combining these both into one massive architectural show of power and secrecy is the Vasari Corridor. Editor's Note: ...
Written by Jessica, USA, March 2013
No visit to Rome is really complete without a trip to Vatican City, the smallest independent city-state on earth. But when the main attractions at the Vatican are its immense collection of art and ...
Written by Jessica, USA, January 2013
One of Rome ‘s most
recognizable monuments goes by many names – some official, some less so.
Its official moniker is the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, it’s more
commonly known simply as the ...
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