Cities of Italy

San Marino - a city-state in Italy: how to get, attractions, shopping

Not everyone knows that in Italy there is not one "state in the state", but two. In addition to the Vatican, another dwarf state, surrounded on all sides by Italy, is San Marino. Its area is only 61 square meters. km This, by comparison, is slightly more than 20 times smaller than Rome, but even with such a modest size, the state of San Marino includes as many as nine commune cities, and almost every one of them has something to see for a sophisticated traveler.
Naples

Basilica of San Francesco di Paola in Naples

Hiking trails in Naples always begin with the Piazza del Plebiscito, where the San Francesco di Paola Church is located. Built in 1836, at the behest of King Ferdinand I Bourbon, the building faces the Royal Palace.
Culture

The original statue of Juliet in Verona will be replaced by a copy

The tradition of rubbing the bronze statue of Juliet in Verona pretty "patted" the monument, which caused an urgent need to replace it with a copy. Touching the three-dimensional image of one of the main characters of the Shakespearean play seeks all those who do not add up to a romantic relationship. However, over the years, after tens of thousands of tourists touched the statue of Capulet, it lost its former appearance and was removed from the courtyard of the house of Juliet (Casa di Giulietta) in Verona.
Inspiration

The most beautiful masks of the Venice Carnival

Carnival in Venice is a celebration with a history of almost a thousand years. True, from the beginning of the 20th century until 1979, the event was banned for political reasons and only thanks to the legendary Federico Fellini, who enlisted the support of Pope John Paul II, the masquerade tradition was restored.
Cities of Italy

Verona airport and how to get to the city

Verona - one of the most visited cities in Italy, not without reason it is called "Rome in miniature." Part of the tourists arrives in this city as part of group or independent tours by car or by rail, and part through Verona Airport, open all year round. That is why BlogoItaliano decided to ask a question: how is it faster and more profitable to get to the city center from the airport?
Sienna

Val d'Orcia Valley

Extending over 18,500 hectares, the Val d'Orcia Valley is an amazing, fabulous place in central Italy, recognized as one of the most picturesque corners of the planet. No wonder its landscape, preserving the pristine beauty in our days, inspired the Renaissance artists to create magnificent landscape paintings.

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Italy

Uffizi Gallery

The gallery presents the invaluable works of Leonardo "Adoration of the Magi" and "Annunciation"; Michelangelo's only significant painting is the tondo depicting the Holy Family. The Uffizi Museum has the world's most informative collection of paintings by Botticelli. Against the backdrop of the Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi), the Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) is the most famous Florentine museum of fine art.
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Apartments in Sicily Mario and Antonella | 2019
Hotel reviews

Apartments in Sicily Mario and Antonella

The question of where to stay in Sicily was resolved unambiguously thanks to the advice of my friend Seryozha Kondobarov. After listening to his stories about the atmosphere of the island and the beautiful Sicilian Mario and his wife Antonella, Yana and I did not even consider other options. The point is not to rent a hotel, but apartments in a villa, plus not just renting a house, but also imbued with the culture of Sicilians and chat with them.
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Murano glass | 2019
Venice

Murano glass

For many decades, one of the islands of the Venetian lagoon, the island of Murano, is famous for its unique glass art. Making stunning beauty of blown glass products, which are subsequently carefully crafted by artisans, has glorified a small island around the world.
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Italian: words that are most often used | 2019
Italian language

Italian: words that are most often used

Traveling the popular tourist routes of Italy, it is quite possible to do without knowledge of the language. In Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice, many Italians, especially young people, are quite fluent in English. But if you want to "dig" the country deeper and turn off the highway into the village, then knowledge of at least the basics of Italian will be very useful here.
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Pantheon dome secret revealed | 2019
Culture

Pantheon dome secret revealed

The Italian scientist Eugenio La Rocca proved that the oculus in the dome of the Pantheon was used by the emperor Augustus instead of a theater spotlight. Just imagine how impressed the audience was the picture of Emperor Augustus, illuminated by the sun's rays, like theatrical spotlights, exactly at the moment when he crossed the threshold of the temple!
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German sketches. Part X (story of Alexei) | 2019
Germany

German sketches. Part X (story of Alexei)

In this part of the German sketches, the story will focus on the most interesting pages in the history of Marburg and its two largest sights - Landgrave Castle and the University. Landgrave Castle in Marburg German sketches. Part I German sketches. Part II German sketches. Part III German sketches.
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The best 4 star hotels in Milan | 2019
Hotels in Milan

The best 4 star hotels in Milan

In 4-star hotels in Milan, you can safely count on a good breakfast, not just coffee with a croissant. There should also be no problems with the free Wi-Fi in the rooms. The cost of living in such hotels starts from 140 euros / day, and I recommend booking them at least 2-3 months in advance, since only the most expensive rooms remain closer to the desired date.
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Augustus Bridge | 2019
Germany

Augustus Bridge

Augustus Bridge is captured in a painting by Italian artist Bernardo Bellotto. Looking at it, you can compare how the city has changed over three centuries. Augustus Bridge (Augustusbrücke), photo webjoy Augustus Bridge (Augustusbrücke) in Dresden was built in the 13th century. In the years 1727-1731, by order of Elector Augustus the Strong, it was renewed.
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Shopping in Italy: what, where, when
Trip planning

Shopping in Italy: what, where, when

The concepts of “trip to the Apennines” and “shopping in Italy” are inseparable, and a rare tourist will return home without buying anything. But unlike many other countries where it is customary to buy trinkets in memory of the trip, quite practical things can be brought from Italy, and some even manage to completely update the wardrobe during a short vacation.
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What female and male Italian names are popular right now?
The most in Italy

What female and male Italian names are popular right now?

Once upon a time in sunny Italy, there was a tradition of calling newborns one of the "family" names. In those days, infants often received names in honor of deceased or most revered relatives. However, this custom is still preserved in some parts of the Apennine Peninsula. But every year, cheerful Italians, when choosing children's names, show all the great creativity and even a sense of humor.
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Church of St. Francis in Perugia
Perugia

Church of St. Francis in Perugia

In Perugia, the Church of St. Francis (Chiesa di San Francesco al Prato) appeared in the 13th century, thanks to the Franciscan monks. It should be noted that the neighboring city of Assisi was the birthplace of St. Francis and there is a religious building of the same name with many frescoes, including the work of Giotto.
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Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart. Cars as part of German history
Germany

Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart. Cars as part of German history

The Germans value the history of their automobile brands and know almost everything about them. The country has created several museums dedicated to cars. The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Sturgart is part of the huge Mercedes World complex. The nine-story building exhibited more than 1,500 exhibits. In the center of the complex is the "atrium" - a platform around which the exhibition rows are located.
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German sketches. Part I (Alexey's story)
Germany

German sketches. Part I (Alexey's story)

Tourism and travel - this is exactly what the expression “Better to see once than hear a hundred times” is most applicable. Cognitive trips to other countries not only broaden their horizons, but also help to destroy some erroneous judgments and stereotypes. German sketches Thank you very much for the travel stories sent to me by e-mail: venagid.
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The most beautiful masks of the Venice Carnival
Inspiration

The most beautiful masks of the Venice Carnival

Carnival in Venice is a celebration with a history of almost a thousand years. True, from the beginning of the 20th century until 1979, the event was banned for political reasons and only thanks to the legendary Federico Fellini, who enlisted the support of Pope John Paul II, the masquerade tradition was restored.
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The most unusual customs and traditions of Italy
Trip planning

The most unusual customs and traditions of Italy

For millennia, the Apennines have been inhabited by different peoples who have contributed to the formation of local culture, thanks to which the customs of modern Italy are an unusual mixture of different ethnic traditions regarding the family, religion, holidays and other areas of life of Italians. Despite the fact that some of the customs and traditions of Italy seem funny, and sometimes strange, it is worth getting acquainted with them, at least in order not to get into trouble on occasion.
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