Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) moved to Vienna in 1792. He also died in Vienna on March, 26 1827.
Fontana di Trevi is the most famous and largest fountain in a city of fountains. Continue reading Fontana di Trevi – Magic Fountains of Rome – (Part 2)
Even with well-known Italian dishes, there are special Roman varieties. Even though pizza is the most popular Italian dish, Pizza Romana is something completely different from Pizza Napolitana, and Pizza Bianca is such an authentic Roman dish, it’s hard to order it anywhere in Italy outside of Rome.
Rome is the city of fountains. With over 2000 fountains in all, Rome has more fountains than any city in the world. In Rome you will find some of the most famous, spectacular and artistic fountains.
Each fountain in Rome is not on a square, but there is not a square without a fountain. Square or ital. Piazza is the core of the social life of Rome. Continue reading Piazza Navona – Splendid Squares of Rome (Part 1)
Rome is the capital of fashion, next to Milan, New York and Paris. Almost every high fashion brand and fashion chain have at least one exclusive store in downtown Rome. Italian fashion brands compete against each other to have the best image. For example, Italian fashion brands put money into the restoration of the Colosseum and Fontana di Trevi.
Continue reading Shopping in Rome (Part 1)
The most important topics of conversation in Rome are not soccer, politics or personal life – it’s all about food and drink. Roman cuisine is part of the Italian cuisine, and special in many ways.
Continue reading Food & Drink in Rome (Part 1)
If you visit Rome in the summer or early fall, make sure to walk to the Tiber Island when it gets dark. Isola Tiberina is the only island on the Roman Tiber and the first hospital was built here in 289 BC.
Continue reading A walk along the Tiber
With its wide avenues, noble palais and imperial palaces Vienna is an open-air monument to the Habsburg Empire. Behind the walls of splendid imperial facades some of the most influential people of that time lived here with hole theirs extraordinary passions.
The well-known figures such as Gustav Klimt, Adolf Loos, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert, Antonio Vivaldi, Sigmund Freud, Otto Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein and many others were born in Vienna or lived here.
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