The Christmas holidays are a perfect time to organize a trip to Italy, visit ancient towns or go to the discovery of the most beautiful Christmas markets. The Christmas markets are in fact the most attractive proposal for those who want to spend Christmas day away from home and do not want to miss the magical atmosphere of this party.
The Roman people regarded their emperors as the equivalent of kings, even though the very first emperor Augustus the Great absolutely refused to be seen as a monarch. The age of the Roman Republic came to an end with the death of Julius Caesar, and Augustus marked the beginning of the Roman Empire that lasted from 27 BC to 476 AD.
The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.
Painting is an ancient medium and even with the introduction of photography, film and digital technology, it still has remained a persistent mode of expression. So many paintings have been limned over dozens of millennia that only a relatively small percentage of them could be construed as "timeless classics" that have become familiar to the public—and not coincidentally produced by some of the most famous artists of all time. We, of course, have our opinion of what makes the grade and we present them here in our list of the best paintings of all time.
As we all know, Europe is chock full of historic sites. From prehistoric England to Ancient Rome, there are a huge number of archaeological sites in Europe. Pretty much every country has a few, while some are simply dotted with them. There are many reasons to plan a European holiday—from beaches and nightlife to epic coasts and towering mountains—but the wealth of historical, cultural and archaeological sites in Europe makes a culture trip arguably the most popular. Nowhere else can you learn so much in so little time and so (relatively) small an area.
Renaissance in Italy started in the late 13th century and lasted until the 16th century. Since this age, its effect on other areas of Europe and the rest of the globe has been plainly obvious. In this post, we will examine some of the most renowned sculptures from the Italian Renaissance and discuss why they are regarded as some of the best pieces of art ever created.
Mosaics were very popular in the Roman Empire. From the colorful, marble (or glass cubes) squares various patterns were laid on the floors or walls. Many beautiful ancient compositions have been preserved to our day, which prove the craftsmanship of ancient craftsmen. Here are 10 places where we will see some of the most beautiful Roman mosaics.
Venice is a city of immense beauty and historical significance, but it is also unique and not like any other city in Italy. Today, it remains an important economic center and is one of the most popular cities for tourism in the world – Sights like St. Marks’s Basilica and the Grand Canal draw millions of visitors to this small group of islands on an annual basis.
Terraces with breathtaking views, from San Marco to Giudecca, from the Grand Canal to Murano. Where to eat becomes an exciting experience for the proposals on the plate, but also for the view.
When it comes to great Thanksgiving destinations in the US, there’s something for everyone. This means you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Charming small towns with seasonal activities are great for families with kids. Cosmopolitan destinations home to award-winning restaurants will please the most demanding travelers, while some resort cities are sure to get adventure-seekers ready for the ski season.