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Sardinia

Shining, wild and proud it adorns the center of the Mediterranean with its striking beauty. The second-largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, bathed in light, welcomes crowds of tourists all day long. It is said to derive its name from the plant 'Sardine' which, if eaten, causes muscular spasms in the person, hence the words 'sardonic smile' or 'sardonic'. The people are serious, hospitable and very proud.

Wonderful sandy beaches combined with steep cliffs create a theatrical setting. In the north, true jewelry hangs in its enclosed bays accessible by boat. The La Maddalena archipelago, Cala Luna, Baunei are some of them.

Sardinia is attractive all year round. Lovers of agrotourism, gastronomy, for friends of wine production and cultural events, discover a valuable destination on the island.

Rome 'Vatican'

Of course, you will not miss to visit the Vatican, the state in the city! The center of Roman Catholic Christians everywhere. The imposing, huge church of 'St. Peter's Basilica' was built in the 4th c. and rebuilt in the 16th century, will captivate you with its beauty in front of the magnificent square "Piazza San Pietro". Get your ticket online so you don't have to wait in line and the temple gates open in front of you.

To the right and in a vertical layout towards the axis of the square and the Basilica of St. Peter, dominates the huge 'Vatican Palace' whose northern end ends at the 'Belvedere Mansion' with the impressive panoramic view.

Between the huge palace and the Basilica of St. Petrou is also the chapel of 'Sistine Chapel'. In the chapel you will admire the famous creations of Michael Angelos who painted his roof (1508-1512) and the wall of the altar (1534-1541) but also with the contribution of other famous painters such as Sandro Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturiccio, Domenico Girlandagio and Cosimo Rosselli created a series of frescoes, depicting the Life of Moses on the left wall and the Life of Christ on the right.

The journey to the eternal city does not end here ... Besides, you have tossed a coin in the  'Fontana di Trevi'...

Rome 'Colosseum'

One of its most popular attractions, the largest Roman monument, the impressive 'Amphitheatrum Flavium' or 'Colosseum', began to be built during the reign of Vespasian in 72 AD. and was completed during the reign of Titus in 80 AD. Covered with white marble, adorned with columns and statues, it housed on its outer side the magnificent statue of the sun god. Built on four floors, it had numbered seats and accommodated 50,000 spectators. The memories of this are frightening and sad when sources report that at its inauguration, which lasted 100 days, 2,000 people were killed, 9,000 animals, of which 5,000 in one day. It was significantly destroyed in the earthquake of 1349 but fortunately, over the centuries, it was finally saved by Pope Benedict XVI in the 18th century (although earlier in the 15th century Pope Sixtus V wanted to demolish it). Today it can be visited by the public for a ticket.

The 'Roman Agora' is the next archeological site you must visit. It was for many centuries the center of the public life of Roman citizens. What is left of the ruins of the 'Palatine Hill', where Rome was born, the residence of the emperors, is a place worth seeing.

Rome 'Piazza di Spania'

From there, Piazza Navona in the center of the square, you will photograph the Fountain of the Four Rivers of Bernini and the fountain of Poseidon. An aperitivo, an espresso, or delicious spaghetti in one of the local restaurants or cafes will give you the strength to continue your tour.

A little further on, the picturesque Plaza de Fiori, which in the morning is filled with vegetable and fruit stalls, changes shape at night and welcomes its numerous guests offering drinks and coffee.

Within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Navona, it is well worth a walk on the banks of the Tiber to visit Castel Sant 'Angelo. Appointment, half an hour walk from the Roman market, in the beautiful 'Piazza di Spania', in one of the most famous squares of Rome.

See Trinita Dei Monti and go up to Skalinata, enjoy the unique view and take lots and lots of photos. Sit on its steps, admire in the center the "famous" baroque fountain of Fontana Della Barcaccia, marvel at the tourists who gather there, take a deep breath and continue ...

Via Condotti and Via Del Corso are close! Expensive fashion houses are concentrated in the alleys of Via Condotti and very nice shops with affordable prices in the alleys of Via del Corso. Stop at the famous 'Cafe Greco', the most historic cafe in Rome. You can continue for a visit to 'Piazza del Popolo' and Villa Borghese.

In the evening enjoy food or drink at Trastevere, located on the west bank of the Tiber and within walking distance of Piazza Navona.

Rome Fontana di Trevi

Every step, every breath in this wonderful city travels you unconsciously to its rich past. Tens of thousands of tourists gather for a photo, for a cafe next to the famous 'Fontana di Trevi'. Make a wish and toss a coin in the water with your back turned to the famous fountain and be sure to be back in the same place sometime in the future.

Walk the narrow streets and the road will take you to the Piazza de la Rotonda in front of you, the 'Temple of All Gods', the imposing Roman monument 'Pantheon'. Inside the Temple, the light that enters from the open dome will leave you speechless.

Rome

Home of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), Rome is also home to the headquarters of three United Nations agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IAD) and the IAD World Food Program (WFP).

Its warm Mediterranean climate, with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers, makes it attractive to the millions of tourists who visit it every year. The average annual temperature is above 20 ° C (68 ° F) during the day and 10 ° C (50 ° F) at night. With two airports the international 'Leonardo da Vinci or Fiumicino' which is the largest in passenger traffic, as well as the smaller Ciampino (mixed military and civilian) which serves charter flights and low-cost airlines.

Rome


Rome is the 'eternal city'!

A city museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital of the Roman Empire. Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and later, all in an area of ​​1,287.36 sq. Km and 2,874,605 ​​inhabitants. Rome is located in the center-west of the Italian peninsula, in Lazio, along the Tiber. According to mythology, Romulus founded Rome on the Palatine Hill on April 21, 753 BC. The center is about 24 kilometers from the sea, but the urban area reaches the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea. An independent state, the Vatican, the heart of Catholic Christianity, is within its borders.

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