Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio _0603

IMG_4973

One of the most ancient churches in Milan, it was built by St. Ambrose in 379-386, in an area where numerous martyrs of the Roman persecutions had been buried. The first name of the church was in fact Basilica Martyrum.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

IMG_4975

 

From Milan, Italy
Travel from Sept 12 to Sept 25
Thanks Jc !

Advertisements

LAGO DI COMO _ 0600

IMG_4971

Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 square kilometres (56 sq mi), making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 metres (1,300 feet) deep, it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe, and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (660 ft) below sea-level.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4972

From Milan, Italy
Travel from Sept 12 to Sept 25
Thanks Jc !

BURANO _ 0517

IMG_4099

Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy; like Venice itself, it could more correctly be called an archipelago of four islands linked by bridges. It is situated near Torcello at the northern end of the Lagoon, and is known for its lacework and brightly coloured homes.
The island was probably settled by the Romans, and in the 6th century was occupied by people from Altino, who named it for one of the gates of their former city. Two stories are attributed to how the city obtained its name. One is that it was initially founded by the Buriana family, and another is that the first settlers of Burano came from the small island of Buranello, about 8 kilometres (5 miles) to the south.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4100

From Italy
Travel from May 6 to May 16
Thanks Anna !

MEDIEVAL CASTLE IN TURIN, TORINO, ITALY _ 0508

IMG_4067

The Medieval Castle in the Valentino Park. This complex, with its many-towered castle, drawbridge, porticoed houses, narrow streets and lively artisan shops was built for the 1884 International Exhibition of Turin. It is a faithful replica of a 15th Century Piedmontese Village. Nothing was invented but all was organically put together as the tesseras of a mosaic.
http://www.comune.torino.it

IMG_4068

From Milan, Italy
Travel from May 5 to May 13
Thanks Zana !

SICILY (SICILIA) _ 0506

IMG_4056

Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean. It extends from the tip of the Apennine peninsula, from which it is separated only by the narrow Strait of Messina, towards the North African coast. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, which, at 3,350 m (10,990 ft), is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4057

From Sardinia,Italy
Travel from May 5 to Mar 13
Thanks D’AMATO !

 

 

GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II _ 0500

IMG_4065

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4066

From Milan, Italy
Travel from May 5 to May 13
Thanks Zana !

CITY OF VERONA _ 0424

IMG_3713

The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance periods, and represents an outstanding example of a military stronghold.
http://whc.unesco.org/

IMG_3714

From Milan, Italy
Travel from Mar 28 to April 8
Thanks Jc !

Untitled-1

No.42 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

NAPLES (italy) _ 0405

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. As of 2012, around 960,000 people live within the city’s administrative limits. The Naples urban area has a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million, and is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union. Around 4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_3601

IMG_3602

From Naples, Italy
Travel from Mar 18 to Mar 27
Thanks Roberto !

VENICE _ 0324

Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’s greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.
http://whc.unesco.org

IMG_3379

IMG_3380

From Milan, Italy
Travel from Feb 25 to Mar 10
Thanks Jc !

Untitled-1

No.22 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

TLate Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto _ 0276

Grazie Nico !

THE CATHEDRAL OF SAN GIORGIO, MODICA

IMG_3214

IMG_3215
From Milan, Italy
Thanks Nico !

SIRACUSA _ 0005

Beautiful Scene from Siracusa, Italy

IMG_1880

IMG_1881

IMG_1882

IMG_1883

IMG_1884

From Italy
Thanks !