Italy Travel Notes presents: MICHIEL VAN KETS
Steeped in antiquity yet bursting with all that’s fashionably modern, Italy is the birthplace of La Dolce Vita – the sweet life that celebrates beauty and happiness.
Climate Winters are long and cold in the northern alps; the summers can be rainy with frequent storms. The far south is warm but often lashed by the sirocco – the hot and humid African wind that brings weeks of stifling heat to the areas south of Rome. Pleasant temperatures make spring and autumn the best times to visit Italy.
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Italy Travel Notes presents: ORSON JOHNSON
The modern city of Rome, as legend goes, was built on seven hills. A city that is accustomed to foreign influences, it is known for it architectural treasures. There is a lot more to Rome than we know. Here are some interesting facts to give you an insight into the Roman culture, its history and treasures.
1. The birth of the Eternal City, Rome, which was founded in 753BC, is celebrated every year by Romans on the 21st of April. Celebrations include fireworks, gladiator shows, traditional Roman banquets and parades.
2. The Pantheon which was built in 27 B.C. by Marcus Agrippa is the only monument belonging to ancient Rome that still remains intact. What is even lesser known, is that it entombs Italy’s king Vittorio Emanuele II, and his successor, Umberto I.
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Italy Travel Notes presents: By Levi Reiss
Via Veneto is in many ways the center of Rome. This fabulous street was immortalized in Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita (the sweet life). When you’re done shopping, people watching, eating, drinking, and simply enjoying La Dolce Vita on the Via Veneto there are several tourist sights worth visiting in this upscale neighborhood. Don’t miss the Seventeenth Century Palazzo Barberini now home to the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica (National Gallery of Ancient Art) and the Neoclassical Palazzo Margherita, which hosts the American Embassy. You should also visit some nearby historic fountains and churches. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
The Domus Pinciania is a new bed and breakfast located on the ground floor of a typical Roman palace. Unlike many other such lodgings, its reception area is open around the clock. This is a non-smoking property that includes a panoramic terrace. There are only four rooms so you better reserve early. The address is Via Campania, 61/a – 00187 – Rome.
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