kinds of winter
Already in the XIV century, a large number of “rich villas, towers, courtyards and gardens” in the vicinity of Florence made a strong impression on travelers, according to Giovanni Villani, it seemed that the city was twice its size. The dome of Brunneleschi rises above the city, connoisseurs of art and wealthy people, noble Florentines and travelers, Muse fans and company leaders loved to stay here.
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Parks and gardens, kitchen gardens and vineyards – among them are the inherited villas, acquired Continue reading
… This is a real “parallel world”, which is under modern Naples. A quiet city where you can feel the breath of an ancient volcanic sandstone – tuff, and time seems to have stopped. Homer and Virgil accompany us through an incredible network of underground passages, caves and streets, as if taken from legends. A story that has not yet been written. A story waiting to be told. This is sottosuolo, or “bowels” – the underworld of Naples. Parallel world of Naples Ancient ritual crypts and underground sanctuaries – hypogee, ancient Greek caves, ancient Roman aqueducts, medieval tunnels, secret Bourbon tunnels and underground passages … All this is underground Naples, one of the largest urban dungeon systems in the world. Under the streets of the city there are spaces of millions of cubic meters, worked
out over almost three thousand years; moreover, as a rule, abandoned. This is the result of neglect by the Continue reading
Each region of Italy or even in a particular city has its own laws, which are better not to violate, but for this you should familiarize yourself with them in advance, for example, on the Internet. So, for example, in Venice it is forbidden to feed pigeons. Well, yes, there are more of them than necessary, maybe at least so their population will decline. In Rome, it is not customary to eat outside, even if you bought food in a fast food cafe. Therefore, absorb all burgers, sausages and shawarma on the spot, and do not pace around them with the city. The same applies to Venice – you will not be able to sit on the promenade near San Marco and have a light picnic – the guard will immediately appear. Absolutely everywhere in Italy it is not customary to drink coffee on the go. You may find Starbucks, but don’t wander around town with a paper cup – not comme il faut.
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