The king of Naples, Umberto I, built this gallery at the end of the 19th century, with the help of architect Emanuele Rocco. The gallery impresses through a high octagonal glass dome, like other similar shopping galleries in Milan and Venice. Built in four years, the gallery has the shape […]

Inside the green gardens of Villa Borghese, very close to the zoo garden, the The Zoology Museum in Rome (Museo Civico din Zoologia) presents animals from a scientific point of view. The animals preserved in the museum help scholars and scientists to understand the species they represent and their habitat. […]

The conquest of Dacia by the Romans was such an important event for the empire, that Trajan payed for a nonstop party of 123 days at the Colosseum. Following the Latin motto “bread and circus”, the show was on a grandiose scale: 10.000 gladiators fought 11.000 wild animals during it. […]

A fortress was built in this spot starting 1279, at the orders of Charles I of Anjou by French architect Pierre de Chaule. Even closer to the see, in the Gulf of Naples, there already existed Castel dell Ovo, a smaller fortification with a panoramic view over the shore, and […]

Positano is a wonderful small city and resort on the Italian Amalfitana coast, washed by the Ionian see. Surrounded by vacation houses and lemon orchards there is a church built by a perish that is a thousand years old. On the outside, the Dome of Positano shows the influence of […]

Johann Wolfgang Goethe was not only the foremost German writer, but also a European spirit, who invented the concept of universal literature, due to his interest in foreign writings. Goethe stayed in Italy for two years in his 30′ and was greatly influenced by his experience throughout the peninsula. He […]

For some, Napoleon is one of the most brilliant men that ever lived, a legislator that was ahead of his time and an audacious conquerer. For others, the Corsican was just a ruthless tyrant, whose obsession with war and power has cost the lives of 6 millions. Not only the […]

Overlooking the picturesque island of Capri, this portion of the Mediterranean coast has sunny beaches and marvelous roads winding tightly among lemon orchards and terraces. The small cities are just as spectacular as the landscape on the road that links them. The houses are packed together on the mountain coast, […]

The king of Naples, Carlos Sebastian (Charles VII), wanted to underline his status as a descendant of Louis XIV (The Sun King) and ordered a palace that would compete with the famous French castle of Versailles. For this Charles VII picked a rural area 20 km away from Naples. The […]

Along with Piazza di Spagna, the Colosseum, the Vatican or Victor Emmanuel Palace, Fontana di Trevi is a major tourist attraction that is not to be missed when in the eternal city of Rome. The name of Fontana di Trevi does not come from a specific character as one might […]

The Biopark, or the Zoo Garden, is a fraction of the vast park called Villa Borghese, the second largest green area o Rome. The zoo garden was established a century ago and a decade ago was reinvented as a natural reservation with as little fences as securely possible. By a […]

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