Planning a trip to Sicily but don't know where to begin? Look no further! This 8 day itinerary includes: Best way to travel around the island A visit to 5 UNESCO Heritage Sites What not to miss! Driving tips for the island This road trip takes in five UNESCO sites within around a weeks road trip! You can find info below on every site. My favourite site was the … [Read more...] about Sicily, The Ultimate Road Trip! Plus: Driving Tips for the Island
Pantheon History The current Pantheon is actually the third on this site. The first built by Marcus Agrippa was destroyed by a fire in AD 80. Replaced by Domitian, it then was struck by lightning in AD 110 and burned again. Hadrian did not dedicate the new Pantheon in his own name but that of the original architect, thus the bold inscription reads: M. AGRIPPA L. F. COS … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About the Pantheon, Rome
Featured in films such as The Talented Mr Ripley (1999), Piazza Navona is everything you would want from an idyllic Roman square. Look beyond it's modern day italian features and Piazza Navona actually has it's origins in ancient Greek traditions. The square was originally designed for athletic contests in the the nude Greek fashion. The stadium was officially opened before … [Read more...] about Piazza Navona: the 2,000 year old stadium
Ravenna is simply one of the most outstanding examples of Byzantine art in the world. Famous for its dazzling early Christian mosaics dating from 4th-6th century, it's truly a place you need to visit in person. No camera can convey their glistening vibrancy. Ravenna is a city on the east coast of Italy about an hour and a half from Bologna airport via train. You have probably … [Read more...] about Ravenna: The Perfect Weekend Trip for £200
The 11 columns which remain of this temple are built into a 19th century palazzo which now houses the Rome Stock Exchange. At 12.8m high, the columns are constructed entirely of marble from Marmara Island in Turkey(also used for Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.) Behind the railings, deep excavation exposes the original ground level 5 metres below the present square. Although both … [Read more...] about The Temple of Hadrian in Rome is Famous. But why?