Monthly Archives: July 2012

Momentous day for Rome’s most magnificent monument!

  After months of talks, the restoration of the Coliseum in Rome is set to begin tomorrow – 31st July, 2012. And just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, the Coliseum won’t be restored so quickly either. Each of … Continue reading

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Cutting Edges: Gardens in Florence, Tuscany

The term ‘guerrilla’ comes from the Spanish for ‘little war’. Historically it has been utilised to refer to partisan warfare, however new and much more pleasant uses have been blooming around the world, and Florence is no exception. There is Guerrilla … Continue reading

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St Mark’s, Venice: hip to be square

After meandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets and winding canals of Venice, stepping into the vast space of St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) is truly breathtaking. A large open area beautifully framed by splendid buildings, a palace and … Continue reading

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Com’era, dov’era – the rise and fall (and rise again) of St Mark’s Bell Tower

  The Campanile (bell tower) of St Mark’s Piazza in Venice is one of the city’s most iconic symbols. Towering over the stunning façade of St Mark’s Basilica, the bell tower was originally built in the 800’s to serve as … Continue reading

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