Hadrian became the Emperor in AD 117, followed by Trajan, his Mentor. After ascending the throne, he decided to tackle the military problems left open by his predecessor. He had the strategy of restraining his existing boundaries rather to fight battles to expand his Empire.
Basilica of Aquileia
In the year 181 BC, the Roman Senate wanted a strategic base for shipments to maintain control on all Alps. Hence Aquileia was established and than being a military base, it flourished through iron and gold mines of Norico.
Castel Del Monte
The 13th-century Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II. was a scholar and an architect .He influenced Italian Politics, Religion, Art, and Literature. He knew Arabic as well as Latin, and he was influenced by the crusade into the Arabic world.
Certosa Di Padula
This boasts to be the second largest monastery in Italy next to one in Parma. Its glory dates back to 13th century. A mighty nobleman, Tommaso Sanseverino, founded it and gave it to Carthusian monks.
Portovenere, Cinque Terre & the Islands (Palmaria, Tino & Tinetto)
Portovenere is considered the romantic fishing village on the Lingurian coast. It is more popularly known as Golfo dei poeti, the Poet’s Gulf. It is believed to have impressed many famous poets like Byron and Shelly.
The Trulli of Alberobello
Alberobello, the capital of "Trulli", has some 1500 examples of these unique dwellings. The history of this unusual town dates back to the second half of the XVI century, which then, was under the control of the Acquaviva family. It began to be filled up with farmers who turned the land fruitful.
Towns of Val Di Noto
The Country has its cultural, political and economic roots deep in 18th century. The country is called “one-hundred churches town”. It enjoyed the greatest prosperity under Spanish reign during 13th and 14th century. Under the successive Henriquez, Alvarez and Fits-Stuart dynasties, the County declined and lost its old privileges.
Rock Drawings of Valcamonica
Prehistoric art holds inimitable place in the common heritage of all the people of the world, regardless of their social, cultural, religious or economic status. Prehistoric art is the only record left of the intellectual capacities of our forefathers. Rock art also represents our earliest evidence of the development of systems of symbols.
Any Nation, with its Rich History; Heritage; Culture and Attractions interests’ people to Travel around, Learn, Enjoy and Relax and have a Great Vacation… Lets peep into the interesting history of the small nation, which is inhabited from prehistoric times…Republic of San Marino, an enclave in Central Italy
Eighteen kilometers of sheer rocky coastline in northern Italy, terraced hills and vineyards sloping steeply down to the sea. Among olive and chestnut groves on steep, rocky terrain overlooking the gulf of Genoa, the communities of Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza offer a glimpse into another time.
Renowned, crowded with people, business dealers and pleasure seeking. Pious with its numerous and various temples dedicated to the Capitoline triad of deities: Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, then to Venus, Apollo, Isis, Augusta Fortune, Hercules, and to the Lares, the guardian deities, who had saved the city during a terrible earthquake.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
The story begins on September 10, 1463, with a ground-breaking ceremony. Or maybe even a little earlier that same year, when one Gaspare Vimercati, a captain in Francesco Sforza’s army, donated a plot of land outside the walls of the city of Milan, Italy, to the Dominican order of monks.
History unfolded in this valley. It lies cradled in Tuscany, Italy. The flat plains with conical hills rising from them, merging into the grandeur of the Amiata mountain, the golden earth and the silver grey of the olive groves make the Val d’Orcia a place of breathtaking beauty.