Above the grand alleys, the maze, the hidden squares and pavilions, the countless sculptures and numerous fountains, Schönbrunn Hill rises dominantly and is crowned by the Gloriette, the breakfast pavilion of the imperial family.
Continue reading Gloriette at the Schoenbrunn Castle in Vienna
Cordonata is the access ramp to the Piazza del Campidoglio. It was designed by Michelangelo.
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The most beautiful view of Rome can be enjoyed from this hill. However, Janiculum, just like the Pincio Hill near Piazza del Popolo, does not count as one of the seven Roman Hills.
Continue reading The most beautiful view of Rome – Gianicolo
The exhibition space of the Centrale Montemartini has a surreal quality due to the unexpected blend of industrial facilities with preserved machinery and antique sculptures.
Continue reading Statues from Roman gardens are now in the Boiler Room – Centrale Montemartini
Those who knew or suspected a conspiracy, warned Caesar not to come to the Senate that day. His wife specifically told him not to go to the Senate, because she had a disturbing dream. Continue reading Largo di Torre Argentina – The place where caesar was killed
Arch of Janus is the only arch in Rome that is open on all four sides. It was located on a very important intersection. Continue reading Arch of Janus in Rome
Villa Medici was built in 1544 on the remains of an old Roman villa. The villa was named after Cardinal Ferdinando I de’ Medici, who bought it in 1576. This is where Galileo Galilei was held captive in 1633. Continue reading Villa Medici with the beautiful rooftop view of Rome
Baths of Caracalla were built between 211 and 216 during emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla. The baths could fit 1,600 bathers. Apart from bathing, visitors had two public libraries at their disposal, one with Latin and the other one with Greek texts. Continue reading The most famous of all Roman baths – Baths of Caracalla
On the left side of the Stradun Promenade, when facing the clock tower, is the Jewish Quarter. The Synagogue, which is still standing, was built in 1408. This is the oldest, still active synagogue of Spanish Sephardic Judaism in the world. It is also, after the synagogue in Prague, the second oldest synagogue in Europe. On its floor lies the Moorish rug which the Spanish Queen Isabella, the benefactor of Columbus, gave her Jewish physician.
Continue reading A side streets in the Jewish Quarter of Dubrovnik
Over the gates of Fort Lovrijenac one can find yet another variation of the city’s ever present motto: “Non Bene Pro Toto Libertas Venditur Auro” or “Liberty is not well sold for all the gold”. Continue reading Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik