Sightseeing

Top ten places to visit

World’s first Botanical Garden

World’s first Botanical Garden
History Gardens and the cultivation of plants have been around for thousands of years with the first examples dating to around 3000 years ago in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Romans were also keen gardeners and they were also aware of the medicinal properties of plants. Following on from the Romans in identifying the medicinal properties of plants were the monks. They also used the beauty of plants and flowers as a celebration of god. The first of these monastic gardens was created in the ... ...

Rock Drawings in Valcamonica

Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
UNESCO World Heritage Site The rock drawings in Valcamonica are the first of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, comprising one of the largest ... ...

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps
Location Spanish Steps is one of the most popular meeting places in Rome located on the Spanish Square (Piazza di Spagna). The long, ... ...

Doge’s Palace

Doge’s Palace
History The magnificent Doge’s Palace is one of the most important buildings in Venice. It was the center of power, from where the Venetian Republic ... ...

Tower of Pisa

Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous structures in the world due to its legendary tilt. Constructed as the bell tower to accompany the ... ...

Roman Forum

Roman Forum
The Forum Romanum was the center of life in Imperial Rome, evidenced by the many remains of triumphal arches, temples and basilicas. Nowadays this area is known as the Forum Romanum or Roman Forum and it looks like a disorderly collection of ruins. Remains of many buildings from different periods are visible here including temples, basilicas and triumphal arches. Three triumphal arches were built on the forum. They were used by emperors to commemorate their victories. The Arch of Titus ... ...

Pantheon

Pantheon
Built more than 1800 years ago, the magnificent Pantheon still stands as a reminder of the great Roman Empire. The name Pantheon refers to the ... ...

The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs
Location Located in Venice, famous Bridge of Sighs was designed by Antonio Contino and was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The ... ...

Colosseum

Colosseum
The Colosseum is probably the most impressive building of the Roman Empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building ... ...