Monthly Archives: December 2013

Porticos of Bologna

Bologna is an old university city in northern Italy known for its beauty, great cuisine, and its left-wing politics. Bologna has porticoed walkways and a compact, interesting medieval center with a large central square and medieval towers. Bologna is a unique landscape with it’s porticoes offering around 25 miles of covered walkways to discover and […]

Lover’s Island

Off the coast of Croatia can be witnessed an island which appears to be in the shape of the heart. This incredibly romantic island is also known as the Lover’s Island and is located between Italy and Croatia in the Adriatic Sea. There are ferries to take you from the Croatian coast to this island. […]

Skiing and Winter Sports

Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta are in the extreme northwest of Italy, fringed by the French and Swiss Alps and grooved with deep valleys in the country. Piemonte, which literally means “at the foot of the mountains”, is one of Italy’s wealthiest regions, known for its fine wines and food, and for being home to huge […]

The Gladiator Arena

The Flavius amphitheatre is the biggest and most imposing in the Roman world, but is also the most famous monument in Rome and is known as the “Colosseum” or “Coliseum”. It was started by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavia family, it was opened by his son Titus in 80 A.D. The highly ostentatious opening ceremony, […]