• Italy
  • City of Verona – the city of Romeo and Juliet

    As the UNESCO comments: The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from […]

    City of Verona – the city of Romeo and Juliet was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Dong
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  • Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci

    As the UNESCO comments: The refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie forms an integral part of this architectural complex, begun in Milan in 1463 and reworked at the end of the 15th century by Bramante. On the north wall is The Last Supper, the unrivalled masterpiece painted between 1495 and 1497 by […]

    Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Dong
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  • Villa Valmarana ai Nani – a noble residence lavishly frescoed by the Tiepolo family

    In my previous three posts about Vicenza, I wrote about Palladio’s works not only in the historic center but also in the Veneto region (outside the city wall of Vicenza and in the municipality of Caldogno). Together with another 22 villas, all the works are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. In this post, […]

    Villa Valmarana ai Nani – a noble residence lavishly frescoed by the Tiepolo family was last modified: April 12th, 2018 by Dong
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  • Villa “La Rotonda” in Vicenza and Villa Caldogno in Comune di Caldogno

    This is my third post about Vicenza and this time we will go a bit away from the historic city center to explore two villas located in the heart of the Veneto region. If you have already read my previous two posts please click here to skip the general introduction and jump directly to chapter 2, […]

    Villa “La Rotonda” in Vicenza and Villa Caldogno in Comune di Caldogno was last modified: February 27th, 2018 by Dong
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  • City of Vicenza – A gem in architectural history of mankind (2/2)

    If you have already read my previous post about Vicenza please click here to skip the general introduction and jump directly to the main content of this post.  1. A general introduction to the city of Vicenza 1.1 Who is he that made Vicenza famous? What is Vicenza famous for? Well, this city is not […]

    City of Vicenza – A gem in architectural history of mankind (2/2) was last modified: February 11th, 2018 by Dong
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  • City of Vicenza – A gem in architectural history of mankind (1/2)

    1. Who is he that made Vicenza famous? What is Vicenza famous for? Well, this city is not famous for a specific building or monument. Instead, it’s famous for a person, who became the inspiration for a movement without parallel in architectural history. Now I’ll give you a brief introduction and you can try to guess […]

    City of Vicenza – A gem in architectural history of mankind (1/2) was last modified: February 1st, 2018 by Dong
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  • Milan – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & Porta Sempione

    Hello everyone! As I mentioned in my previous post, today I’m gonna take you to have a look at one of the world’s oldest shopping malls – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the landmark triumphal arch – Arco della Pace. First of all, a short introduction of Milan. (If you read my previous post about […]

    Milan – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & Porta Sempione was last modified: May 9th, 2017 by Dong
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  • Milan – Duomo & Museo del Duomo

    Hello everyone! Finally I’ve come write about one of the fashion capitals, Milan. I visited here at the beginning of this year so I’ll try to remember as much as possible and provide you as much useful information as I can. Milan Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region, and the most populous metropolitan area and the second most […]

    Milan – Duomo & Museo del Duomo was last modified: May 9th, 2017 by Dong
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  • Milan – Museums (Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Pinacoteca di Brera, Castello Sforzesco)

    Hello everyone! In this post I’m gonna introduce to you 5 museums in Milan and I believe each of them has some masterpieces that you’ve heard of and you wanna see. For example, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Atlantic Code”, “Portrait of a Musician”, Raffaella Sanzio’s original “Preparatory Cartoon of the Athens School” and Michelangelo Merisi’s “The Basket of Fruit” […]

    Milan – Museums (Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Pinacoteca di Brera, Castello Sforzesco) was last modified: January 17th, 2017 by Dong
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  • The Italian Riviera – Cinque Terre

    Hello everyone! Probably when I say Cinque Terre you are wondering: “whats that?” However, when you see the pictures with colorful house on the cliffs, you’ll soon realize: “Oh! That!” Actually, I’ve known the colorful houses on the cliffs for a long time. However, I didn’t come to realize that it’s called Cinque Terre until […]

    The Italian Riviera – Cinque Terre was last modified: September 30th, 2016 by Dong