Category Archives: Italy

Alta Badia, summer Rock and World cup screw-up.

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Have you heard of a place called Alta Badia in the Italian Alps? Do not worry, because neither had I. Not before I was lured up there by two friends and a Rock festival. It is years ago, but I … Continue reading

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Venice

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In front of the St Mark’s basilica in Venice St Mark’s basilica (Basilica di San Marco), often seen as the living testimony of Venice’s links with Byzantium; Doge’s Palace, once Venice’s political and judicial hub; and Torre dell’Orologio, a clock … Continue reading

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Spanish steps

You can go from each famous site to the next in the streets of Roma Curious to why it is called the spanish steps, I tried to find an answer: The Spanish Square (adjoining the Steps) got its name when … Continue reading

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St. Peters Churche in Roma

A sight that you will not easily forget. The church is built on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber river from the historic center of Rome. The location is highly symbolic: this was the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, … Continue reading

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