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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.