Empire’s Worth of History, Food, Civilization, and Catholicism. Italy’s capital is enormous, somet...
The French Embassy is housed in the elegant Palazzo Farnese, close to the Campo de Fiori. Unfortu...
Castel Sant'Angelo, the popes' refuge, was built on the site of Emperor Hadrian's (117-138 AD) cy...
The biggest arena of the ancient world, where gladiators did battle with wild animals. The Italian...
Amidst the now ruined temples, arches and basilica, Caesar and Cicero once trod the hallowed grou...
You're not even allowed to dip your little toe into Rome's most popular Baroque fountain, but eve...
A market for vegetables, clothes and bric a brac. Rome's most expensive market, but many Roman wom...
This Roman temple, designed in the 1st century BC, in the shape of a cylinder with a dome on top,...
2000 years ago, the Circus Maximus resounded to the cheers which urged on death-defying gladiator...
Rome's most attractive and most popular baroque square. Still the Romans' favourite meeting place....
The Spanish Steps, one of the world's most famous open-air staircases, is as big and lively as a ...
St. Peter's Square, which was completed in 1667, is a masterpiece - of optical illusions too. For...
Home to the Papal conclaves, as well as to Michelangelo's legendary Renaissance-style painted cei...
In the largest church in the world, the heart of Christendom beats under Michelangelo's dome. St. ...
They are the biggest museums in the world, with works of art in over 1400 rooms. There is everyth...
Rome's second-largest park is great for unwinding, either inline skating, cycling or taking a ric...
1000 works of art, countless sculptures by Bernini, and the dazzling nakedness of Paolina Borghes...
This large Renaissance piazza was the meeting place for everybody who came down Via Cassia or Via...
Michelangelo designed both the trapezoid Capitol Square and the façades of the surrounding buildi...
Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers is the centrepiece of the Piazza Navona. The gods ...
The luxurious Baths of Caracalla built by the emperor of the same name were destroyed 300 years l...
Famous antiques such as the Venus, the Roman she-wolf and lots of paintings. The Capitoline Museum...
The 12th century mosaics in the apse of the basilica alone are a gem, but the best is in the vaul...
In ancient times Tiber Island was dedicated to Asclepius, the god of healing. The Holy Roman Empe...
The subterranean tombs of prominent Romans. In the tufa stone hills along the arterial roads of an...
Pintuicchio painted the chambers of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI between 1492-1495. Cesare Borgia...
Manneristic architecture and baroque paintings. The palace built in 1540 is a masterpiece of Itali...
Every year on August 5th, the legend of this church's foundation is remembered. On this night in ...
The facade of the oldest Church of our Lady in Rome, dating from the 3rd century, rises up from b...
Triton sits high on the shell, held up by four delicate dolphins, spurting out a fountain of wate...
Rome's most beautiful bridge, the Ponte San Angelo, is for pedestrians only and leads directly fr...
The Augustinian church where Martin Luther celebrated mass with his fellow monks in 1510 is direc...
The Papal Egyptian Museum displays mummies and statues which were excavated in Egypt in the 19th ...
The relief-adorned Arch of Constantine was erected next to the Colosseum to mark Emperor Constant...
It is here that the foundation stone of the Roman Empire was laid. On the Palatine Hill is where ...
The Arch of Janus is the only quadrifrons triumphal arch preserved in Rome, across a crossroads i...
The round tomb, built in 27 BC, was intended not only for Augustus but for the entire Julio-Claud...
The dazzling whiteness of the 38 m high Trajan's Column (built in 113 AD), once the centrepiece o...
The birthplace of Saint Francis. Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the birthplace of Sa...
The birthplace of Saint Francis. Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the birthplace of Sai...
The embodiment of a medieval city. Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pu...
Perhaps the most beautiful piazza in Italy. In a country teeming with gorgeous public squares, it ...
This small village at a height of 274 m was established in 1203 as a Sienese bastion against Flor...
This Benedictine abbey, founded in 1001, was expanded in the 11th and 12th centuries. It got its ...
A Kaleidoscope of Art. While Rome entices with its majestic monuments and big city grandeur, Flore...
A stroll across the old bridge with its jewellery stores is particularly pleasant at sunset when ...
It is not just the fabulous art treasures that make a visit worthwhile - you can also enjoy a spl...
The pantheon of Florence. The Holy Cross Church is the main Franciscan church in Florence. With it...
Michelangelo's David. In the gallery, built in 1784, apart from the marble statue of David and oth...
The very centre of Florence. This square, dominated by the mighty Palazzo Vecchio, is one of the m...
Almost all roads lead to the Cathedral, the dome of which dominates the skyline and also offers a...
The city is governed from an 800-year old palazzo. The grand palace with battlements and a 94 m hi...
The city's biggest palazzo brings together seven museums under one roof. The Pitti merchant family...
The history of the city on church walls. The city's first Gothic structure, built in 1246, is clad...
Cosimo the Elder lived here with his family until his death in 1464. There are only a few rooms o...
The Cathedral square, with Cathedral, campanile and baptistry, was once the spiritual centre of t...
A small museum inside Santa Croce. In the museum to the right of the church, there are important w...
Mosaics, the like of which are not to be found anywhere else in Florence, glitter and shine in th...
The ultimate Florentine Renaissance palace, for which no fewer than 15 houses had to make way. In...
First a Roman forum, then a market and a ghetto, the refurbishment of the square was initiated du...
The campanile, built between 1334 and 1359, is beside the Cathedral. Because of its harmonious pr...
The small palazzo was acquired by Michelangelo and was given to the city by Cosimo Buonarroti in ...
Michelangelo's David was the first monumental statue of the High Renaissance and is considered to...
This medieval house is named after Dante Alighieri. The rooms display editions of his Divine Come...
The "Porta del Paradiso" is inside the San Giovanni Baptistry. It took 26 years for Lorenzo Ghibe...
The Cathedral with its mighty dome - designed by Brunelleschi - has long since defined the city's...
The remains of the early Christian Santa Reparata Church today form part of the Cathedral's found...
Vinci is a town and comune of Firenze province in the Italian region of Tuscany, at 26 m (85 ft) ...
Perfection is overrated in this little city. Pisa is a refined city with much more to offer than j...
The Campanile, the Leaning Tower, has become the symbol of Pisa. The construction of the 183-foot...
This large green field in Pisa contains the Duomo, Baptistero, and Campanille-the 'Leaning Tower'...
This large green field in Pisa contains the Duomo, Baptistero, and Campanille-the 'Leaning Tower'...
This small, inconspicuous plaza in the heart of Pisa is a real gem. During the day, traditional f...
This often-overlooked museum is housed in an old convent near the Leaning Tower and specializes i...
Aged like a fine wine, and only getting better. Once upon a time, Lucca was a Roman colony with mi...
An old amphitheatre turned piazza. Piazza Anfiteatro started out as a Roman amphitheatre in the fi...
Parete is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Caserta in the Italian region Campania, loca...
San Michele in Foro is a basilica church in Lucca. It was built over the former Roman forum. Unti...
An avenue of lime trees leads the way to the lake, formerly known as Lago di Massaciùccoli, but r...
This elegant city features some of the biggest attractions in northern Italy, e.g. the Romanesque...
The Parco Ducale is situated on the western side of the River Parma. The green oasis, which is co...
In Christian architecture the baptistery or baptistry (Latin baptisterium) is the separate centr...
Busseto is a commune in the province of Parma, in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy. It became hom...
Floods of Romance. The mere mention of Venice immediately conjures romantic images: quaint scenes ...
The "most beautiful salon in the world", built with masterful mosaic art. The 175 m long, slightly...
At St Mark's Cathedral: gold and silver, jewels and mosaics. This five-domed church, around 1000 y...
This famous bridge is the symbol of Venice's former economic power. This was the commercial centre...
Where the heart of Serenissima beat for 1000 years. The palace of palaces, the centre of power for...
On the one hand, the main square of the Dorsoduro district is one of the most traditional in Camp...
There is probably no more filigreed or delightful facade along the Grand Canal, or in fact in the...
You could almost persuade yourself that you could still here the protests of prisoners being led ...
For 150 years Armenian monks have been running a boarding school in this palace, built towards th...
Situated right behind Ca' Pesaro and the church of San Stae, this splendid palace dating from the...
The spiritual focal point of the rich Greek colony which once contained many thousands of people,...
A great opera, an evening of dance, or a concert in the city's oldest and legendary theatre, now ...
Baroque music, played by master musicians in a former church. On more than 200 days a year, the ch...
The ancient university town (220 000 Ew.) Eased in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance in It...
Founded in the 1st century B.C., Verona has played such an important role in history. Shakespeare...
Even those who are not accustomed to attending opera should make sure they visit the open-air spe...
A place of homage for romantics: countless lovers' wishes cover the walls of what is supposedly J...
The Loggia del Consiglio is beautiful early Renaissance. On the south side of the Palazzo della R...
In ancient Verona, the central forum was located here. Even today the life of the city takes plac...
Chic Central with old country manners. If all of the cities in Italy were sisters, Florence, Rome,...
Especially pleasant atmosphere. The accommodation features: restaurant in the hotel, meeting room...
The symbol of the city with a history stretching back 600 years. Milan Cathedral, the foundation s...
Residence, fortification, museum - and a model for the Kremlin. The castle of Milan's ruling famil...
Milan's most beautiful shop window: a place to see and be seen, to shop and to savour. Il salotto,...
A fascinating insight into the history of early Christianity. The three-naved church dedicated to ...
Milan's opera house: the stage of Rossini and Verdi, Caruso and Callas is a once in a lifetime ex...
Having returned to the recently restored surroundings of the Scala, this newly structured museum ...
A legendary shopping street with every luxury brand on the planet. On the Via Monte Napoleone and...
The world's highest density of exclusive fashion in a single square of streets. The selection - an...
Science (from the Latin scientia, 'knowledge'), is the effort to understand, or to understand be...