Fano, the ancient Roman garrison, was called "Fanum Fortunae" because of the "Temple of Fortune" erected to witness the battle of Metauro where the Roman legions defeated the Carthaginian army.
The climax of the Roman presence was at its Augustus imperial period when the emperor Octavian Caesar Augustus built the wall around the city by elevating it to the status of colony.
The walls are still preserved today for about two-thirds of the original circuit; they were made of sandstone and an internal filling of mortar and shavings of processing.
Eight cylindrical towers remain today, but once the walls were interspersed at regular spaces by twelve towers.
The walls were opened through the doors and the most important was the Arch of Augustus, situated where the Via Flaminia entered the city.
A smaller door to the city still opens about half of the Roman walls.
It is called "Gate of the Herd" because in the past there were grazing herds.
In 1357 Fano c ...
Located at the center of the valley, 1,385 meters high Gressoney Sain-Jean is a true gem of the italian Alps.
Located in a unique scenery due to its view on the Lyskamm glacier and on the impressive Monte Rosa massif which is reflected in the emerald green waters of the small and picturesque Lago Gover.
Lake Gover is artificially formed and it is surrounded by pine and fir trees, beautifully positioned to admire the chain of Monte Rosa.
Immersed in the greenery of the woodland, in a panoramic locality called “Belvedere”, you will find Castle Savoia.
It was built during Queen Margherita’s reign in 1894 as her residence on her frequent holidays.
Also in Gressoney Saint Jean , as for Gressoney La Trinitè, the Walser architecture is the typical style for the woody houses.
Walser were people coming from Germany in the fourtheenth century.
They decided to live in the L ...
A well known tourist resort on the Adriatic coast, with its nine kilometers of fine white sand and a gently sloping sea, Cervia is one of the most famous and popular of the Adriatic Coast seaside
The Cervia's Salt Pans is a paradise for birdwatching lovers and nature photography.
From paths of few hours to those of half or full day, the Salt Pans is interesting for children, teens and adults.
Cervia has its roots in ancient times: the old town in fact stood in the middle of the salt and occupied an area of 20 hectares.
The old Cervia was demolished because of pressures by the inhabitants, who were decimated by malaria and unhealthy living conditions.
The new Cervia was built in the shape of a rectangle with a perimeter of about 800 meters: the outer part included 48 houses that could accommodate more than 150 families of salt workers, a small hospital, a barracks, a slaughterhouse and the theater.
Just outside the quadrilateral ...
We can start from the naval base at the Hydroelectric Power Station "Ludovico il Moro" in Vigevano .
Everywhere in the world there are more rivers "quiet", which in technical terms are classified as "Class 1".
The majestic and peaceful River Ticino, immersed in the homonymous nature park, established in 1974, belongs to these.
Rafting on Ticino means being able to enjoy the excitement of a river navigation adrenaline active.
The sports association "AqQua" that offers this unique experience called in Italian "Slow Rafting"
Birds of rare beauty that cross the majestic river Ticino, uninhabited islands, where to stop for a refreshing swim or a snack.
In river Ticino there are "amazonian" atmospheres that you can enjoy in the water tunnel completely covered by lush vegetation.
The river Ticino is navigable for 110 km from Lake Maggiore up to its confluence with the Po, after Pavia.
The routes propose ...
Situated in the middle of lake Iseo, it divides the lake in two parts, the bank of Brescia and the bank of Bergamo. Monte Isola has a perimeter of eleven kilometers and an ancient and historical tradition; many characteristic activities and food and wine handed down from generation to generation, in addition to the charming architecture and marine culture of its villages overlooking the water, remained intact over time.
This islanis inhabited by a little less than 2000 inhabitants; you can not use the car, so you can visit it on foot or by bicycle, perhaps renting a bike on the spot as I did.
In the island there are twelve small villages and quiet landscape in the countryside with spectacular views, including the islands of St. Paul, formerly the site of a Franciscan monastery, and Loreto, which housed the Poor Clares, both now privately owned and inaccessible.
The island's culture is strongly influenced by the cult of Our Lady of ...
42.5 metres in height, a 566 metre long track , a speed of almost 100 km/h, a vertical plunge descent - 87° of inclination - towards a mysterious space-time passage, tailspins and , head-over-heels upturns, 360° rotations: those are the first, effective key words to present Oblivion - The Black Hole, the new vertical plunge roller-coaster, the first in Italy and the longest ones in Europe!
The white colour of the track of Oblivion The Black Hole and the orange of its trains – designed and built to resemble space vehicles – stand tall over every other attraction of the Park, inside an area themed in NASA style. But it is mainly the Black Hole, the core of the Oblivion experience, that attracts the sights of Guests.
Besides the mouth of the tunnel one can spot some truly unusual elements, completely distorted and sucked in. It looks like they have been dragged inside the conduct, almost swallowed: part of the roof of a saloon, a windmill, a little cart, a water tank, 3 ...
When you arrive to Colorno, you can admire the big square just in front of the entrance of Ducal Palace where you can also take a rest looking the river just outside the Palace.
After the entrance, you can see the wonderful park, with a mix of French- and Italian-style landscape garden, which was further modified by Duchess Marie Louise.
Damaged during World War II, it has been recently returned to its antique splendour by a restoration.
The palace, at the beginning a medieval castle, was completely restored by Barbara Sanseverino, who trasformed it in a palace and made it a noble court with important paintings by Tiziano, Correggio, Mantegna e Raffaello.
After the beheading of Barbara Sanseverino, the Colorno Palace abecame a property of Farnese family.
The palace was the home of the defunct Enrichetta d'Este, widow of Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma.
In 1749 Duke Philip Borbone, dediced to dedicat the palace ...
Montappone is located a few kilometers away from the sea and Sibillini mountains; it is a small village in the hills of Fermo, and we have news about it since the year one thousand AD.
The legend has that once upon a time in Montappone lived a King...
The king was very wise and since his daughter was to be married, he established that her hand would go to the one who had brought the most beautiful thing.
A young poor farmer was in love with her and wanted to marry the princess, but he was afraid of being too poor to be worthy of the princess. Anyway the king said that "everyone is rich for what he has, and not for what he needs."
The farmer decided to fold ears of corn and the day after he came back to the castle with a crown made with braids straw sewn together, enhanced by a board that could shelter from sun or rain the beautiful face of the princess. The king, pleased by the entrepreneurship of the farmer, was happy to celebrate the marriage of t ...
Between Bardolino and Punta San Vigilio, you will find the small town of Garda, from which the largest lake in Italy got its name.
Military outpost during the barbarian invasions ("Warda", ie guard), Garda is still dominated by the fortress which is in the center of town.
Just above the Wellness & Spa Gardacquacenter soars with its stunning crystal dome.
Located in the middle of a garden of eight thousand square meters, the center - recently renovated - is able to provide the needs of all guests.
The selection of well-being offers many opportunities to spend a day of relaxation admiring the lake.
Sports enthusiasts, in addition to the gym with fitness machines, can swim in a pool dedicated to fun and to swimming lessons by qualified instructors, but there are also lanes for free swimming and acquagym.
The center is ideal for families with children: entertainment and fun are assured, th ...
The two famous lovers, whose love story was immortalized by Dante in his Divine Comedy, were killed by her husband in the late 1200 and they were the protagonists of one of the most tragic love affairs of the MIddle Ages: they were as famous as Romeo and Juliet, but they really existed.
Paolo and Francesca were young and beautiful, but the lovers were guilty of adultery, because Francesca was married to the nobleman Giovanni, Paolo's brother.
A love story became a symbol for lovers and still attracts thousands of visitors to the Gradara Caslte, in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, where the murder took place.
Gradara Castle is one of the best preserved examples of medieval fortification in Italy; the building is dated in the first half of the twelfth century. In Gradara the Malatesta Fortress is the heart of the village which can be accessed through the imposing Porta Firau.
The whole village is surrounded by the w ...
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Dear friends, discover the richness of a famous italian seaside in Emilia Romagna: Cervia
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