Piazza Navona – The Most Beautiful Baroque Rome Piazza

Piazza Navona, Rome

Piazza Navona Is One of Rome’s Most Beautiful Baroque Piazzas: Although many visitors come to Rome to enjoy its many churches, museums, restaurants, theatres and other indoor attractions, Rome is very much an outdoor city.  Many of its piazzi are full of local life and colour and in these squares can also be found some […]

The Roman Forum or Forum Romanum

Roman Forum © Travel Signposts

Roman Forum Is One of the Foremost Archaeological Sites In the World: Located in a valley between Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum or Forum Romanum in Latin (Foro Romano in Italian) is one of the foremost archaeological sites in the world. Long before the first millennium the Forum was already the centre […]

The Colosseum – A Rome Icon of Colossal Proportion

Colosseum or Coliseum © Travel Signposts

The Colosseum or Coliseum Was A Roman Amphitheatre Where Gladiators Dared Tread: The Colosseum or Coliseum or Il Colosseo as the Romans refer to it, began life as the Flavian Amphitheatre, an enormous elliptical stadium capable of seating 50,000 spectators within its six acre domain. Millions of people come to visit the world’s most famous […]

Leaning Tower of Pisa – An Accidental Star of Pisa

Tower of Pisa © Travel Signposts

Visitors Can Climb The Leaning Tower of Pisa For an Aerial View of Pisa and its Surrounds: After over a decade of being strapped in steel cables and inaccessible to tourists, the Leaning Tower of Pisa or La Torre di Pisa (officially called the Torre Pendente di Pisa) is open once again. Nearly $30 million […]

Accademia di Santa Cecilia – Auditorium Parco Della Musica

Sala Santa Cecilia © LPLT/Wikipedia

An Evening with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in the Auditorium Parco Della Musica: For lovers of classical music, a concert with the orchestra and choir of the  Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (National Academy of St. Cecilia) is the icing on the cake on any Rome holiday.  For, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia […]

The Unsung Heroes of the Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore Mural

A Homage to the Unsung Heroes of Cinque Terre: In the centre of the Riomaggiore village, in front of the very modern Tourist Information Office, is a huge colourful mural by Silvio Benedetto. The mural tells the story of the men and women who over several generations and thousands of years built and maintained more […]

Uffizi Gallery – Florence

Uffizi by Night - Florence

Uffizi has the Unusual Problem of Having too Many Masterpieces: There are plenty of world-class art galleries in Italy but the Uffizi Gallery in Florence (Galleria degli Uffizi) has one of the finest treasure troves of art anywhere in the world. For art lovers, the Uffizi alone is a good enough reason to visit Florence. […]

Tintoretto Art at the Scuola Grande Di San Rocco – Venice

Scuola di San Rocco and Chiesa di San Rocco..

Scuola Grande Di San Rocco – The Best Place to See Tintoretto Paintings in Venice: Next door to the San Rocco Church in Campo San Rocco, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a highlight of the Venetian Renaissance. It was founded in honour of San Rocco (the protector against plague) and funded by wealthy […]

Gallerie dell'Accademia – Venice Fine Art Gallery

Canaletto's Return of the Bucintoro to the Molo

The Gallery of Fine Arts has some of Venice’s Finest Artistic Treasures: One of Venice’s foremost institutions of art, L’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia was founded in 1750 by the Venetian Senate. It contains some of the city’s finest artistic treasures and out of it evolved the gallery established by Napoleon in 1807 during […]

Teatro La Fenice – The Rise and Rise of the Phoenix

Teatro La Fenice in 1837

Teatro La Fenice – Venice’s World Famous Opera House: First constructed in the late 18th century, the Teatro La Fenice (“The Phoenix”) was so named because for the opera company responsible for its construction there was a sense of having “risen from the ashes” . Fire had destroyed the original Venice opera house and legal […]